Rockledge, FL and Camarillo, CA (Oct. 7, 2019) – Saalex Corporation has announced the promotion of Garrison Thompson to the new position of Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, as well as the promotion of Robert Bezduch to Director of Programs. These role refinements are part of an ongoing growth strategy as Saalex transitions from a small to large company.
Prior to this promotion, Mr. Thompson served as Saalex’s Director of Process Improvement and Integration and was responsible for enterprise transformation initiatives. Mr. Thompson has over 30 years of experience in the aerospace/defense, systems development and commercial technology industries. He has led and planned infrastructure upgrades, software and hardware product deployments and strategic operations as a leader in Fortune 100 companies. Before joining Saalex, Mr. Thompson served as a program manager, vice president and business development leader, engaging with senior executives and flag officers as well as defining strategic solutions for technical services efforts. He has also served as Chief Engineer for numerous Army range training and Air Force space lift range systems modernization and sustainment contracts. In 2002, NASA awarded Mr. Thompson the agency’s highest recognition, the Space Flight Awareness Launch Honoree Award for STS 111. Mr. Thompson is a Project Management Professional, a Lean Six Sigma Certified Black Belt, ITILv3 Foundations Certified and a Cisco Certified Network Associate. He holds a B.S. (with Honors) in Aviation Management and an M.S. in Systems Management from the Florida Institute of Technology.
“I am excited to have Garrison in this role and utilize his 30-plus years of large prime experience in corporate operations,” said Travis Mack, Saalex President and CEO. “I look forward to his vision, guidance and insight on developing a first-rate large prime operating environment.”
As newly appointed Director of Programs, Robert (Bobby) Bezduch will bring his business acumen and 15 years of program management experience to this new role.
“Bobby’s ability to tackle hard problems, support his team’s efforts, and keep our customers happy is a calling card of his abilities,” Mr. Mack said.