Todd Wiest

Director, Business Development

Summary: Todd started with Quantech in August 2019 after over 26 years in the United States Air Force (USAF).  Before retiring from Active Duty, Todd was the Senior Materiel Leader of the Strategic Warning and Surveillance Systems Division of Air Force Lifecycle Management Center’s Digital Directorate.  In this role, Todd led a 350+ person division ensuring operations and sustainment for seven large, ground-based, phased array radars and three command and control systems providing missile warning; missile defense; space situational awareness; nuclear command, control, and communications; and survivable, endurable command and control.  Todd led this team as the USAF began changing to more responsive acquisition receiving the Department of Defense (DoD) 2017 best System-level Performance Based Logistics and an Under Secretary of the Air Force, Acquisition, Technology & Logistics, Tailored 5000 Award for an innovative sustainment approach using Other Transaction Authority contracting.  Prior to that assignment, Todd received a Master’s degree from Air War College,  Air University preceded by a tour at the Air Force Materiel Command’s Inspector General (IG) office.  Before joining the IG team, Todd spent five years at Space and Missile System Center (SMC) as the Deputy Division Chief for the Space Based Infrared System Production Division; Commander, Counterspace Squadron; and Program Manager for the Integrated Space Situational Awareness program.  During that time at SMC, he deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan, and served as the Director of Staff for the 451st Air Expeditionary Wing.  Earlier in Todd’s career, he held numerous project and program manager positions providing space capabilities in space control and space command and control after receiving a U.S. Patent for a blue fiber laser design.

In his current duties, Todd identifies, shapes, and captures space-related opportunities for the company.  In this capacity, he works with numerous Government organizations across the space enterprise to best position the company for near- and long-term Government support opportunities.

Education:  Todd received his Bachelors of Science in Physics with a Math minor from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA.  In addition to his Master’s degree from Air War College, Todd also has a Master’s degree from Air Command and Staff College and a Master’s in Applied Physics, Lasers and Optics concentration from Air Force Institute of Technology.  Todd is an Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP) Level 3 certified in Program Management and completed the Executive Program Manager’s Course (PMT 402).

Professional Organizations: Air Force Association (AFA), Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association (AFCEA), Southern California Aerospace Professional Representatives, Sigma Pi Sigma

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