Mike Sheehan, Chief Executive Officer and President
Michael (Mike) Sheehan joined Thales Communications in 2010 as CEO and President. A senior executive with more than 25 years of industry experience, Mr. Sheehan came to Thales from Cobham, where he was responsible for the operation and management of the company's Avionics Strategic Business Unit. Prior to Cobham, Mr. Sheehan served in executive management roles for DRS Technologies, Northrop Grumman, and BAE Systems, where he spent 18 years in various senior management positions in Engineering, Program Management, and Business Development. He has been involved in a number of tactical communications programs, including various JTRS and Link 16 programs. He began his career as an RF design engineer for the RCA Corporation, designing ground communications equipment.
Mr. Sheehan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University, a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University, and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University. He resides in Glenwood, Maryland with his wife and three children.
Todd Borkey, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
Todd Borkey joined Thales Communications in January of 2013 as Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. He is responsible for leading the management of a diverse portfolio of businesses and products, including Sonars, Ship Combat Management Systems, Helmet Mounted Displays, Cyber Security, Training and Simulation, and Radars. This includes identifying additional business areas for company expansion in the U.S. defense and security market and leading the company's initiatives to extend the scope and reach within U.S. markets for the products and systems of the global Thales organization.
Mr. Borkey is a proven business leader with extensive experience in general management, programs, and business development. He came to Thales from DRS Defense Solutions, where, as Chief Technology Officer since 2007, he led the strategic planning, innovation, and IR&D process for its diverse $1.3 billion defense business. Prior to DRS, Mr. Borkey served as Director of Business Development for Northrop Grumman's Government Systems Division. Earlier in his career, he held a range of engineering assignments at AT&T Bell Labs and Sandia Labs.
Mr. Borkey received a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from the Stevens Institute of Technology and an undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics.
Aaron Brosnan, Vice President of Business Development
Aaron Brosnan was appointed Vice President of Business Development in January 2013. He is responsible for developing and executing the company's business development strategies and growing the company's core business, including its next generation communications products.
Mr. Brosnan came to Thales from SCI Technologies, Inc., a Sanmina-SCI company, where, as Vice President of Business Development, he was responsible for leading its new business initiatives in the areas of aviation communications systems and avionics products, ground tactical vehicular and command post communications systems, radiation detection systems, tethered fiber optic systems, and engineering services. Prior to SCI, Mr. Brosnan spent eight years with Thales, where he served in several key business development positions, most recently as Director, Business Development for Army Programs. While at Thales, he successfully led the initiatives in capturing naval and maritime communications programs and broadening the company's product portfolio to include automated, integrated shipboard high frequency (HF) communication systems. He subsequently assumed responsibility for overseeing business in the areas of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) products and systems. Before joining Thales, Mr. Brosnan held senior management roles, both in engineering and business development, at Raytheon Systems in the US and the UK.
Mr. Brosnan is a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He enlisted and was subsequently commissioned as a Naval Flight Officer. He graduated, with honors, from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Ocean Engineering. He went on to receive a Masters of Engineering Management from The George Washington University.
Mr. Brosnan's awards include the Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.