Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) announced on January 31 the appointment of Greg Fortier as vice president of the company’s Fires, Aviation and Missile Defense business portfolio headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama – SAIC’s second largest business location. In his new role, Fortier is responsible for leading over 1,800 employees and is responsible for strategy, growth and program execution.
Prior to joining SAIC, Fortier served for 26 years as an operational Army officer, experimental test pilot and acquisition project manager. As an Army aviator, Fortier held a variety of command and staff positions, including two combat tours in both Afghanistan and Iraq. He has more than 15 years of experience in research, development, test, evaluation and major program acquisition. A longtime resident of Huntsville, Fortier serves on the Board of Directors for the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce.
“Greg’s distinguished record of service and the depth of knowledge of how technology assists the government to achieve its mission priorities uniquely positions SAIC to continue delivering value to our customers,” said Jon Rucker, senior vice president of SAIC’s Army Business Unit. “His stature as a leader in Huntsville aligns with SAIC’s tradition of service to the community in which we have operated for more than 50 years.”
Fortier holds a Bachelor of Science in Operations Research from the United States Military Academy at West Point, a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida, and a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Eisenhower School.
“As an Army veteran, I have long been aware of SAIC’s strong support to the government’s most important missions, its outstanding reputation as an employer of veterans, as well as a leader in the Huntsville community,” said Fortier. “I am excited to join the SAIC team and work with the skilled and talented SAIC employees in Huntsville to advance the missions of our customers.”
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