HII’s Mission Technologies names new chief growth officer
Ahmed Ayad joins from ManTech
Huntington Ingalls Industries’ McLean-based Mission Technologies division has hired Ahmed Ayad to serve as chief growth officer.
Ayad joins the organization from Herndon-based ManTech, where he served as vice president and growth lead for the defense sector since 2019. In his new role, Ayad will be responsible for shaping and developing Mission Technologies’ growth strategy and driving solutions to meet customers’ national security challenges, the company said in a news release.
“Ahmed is an industry thought leader with nearly 20 years of experience supporting customers in the defense, federal/civilian and intelligence markets,” Andy Green, president of Mission Technologies and HII executive vice president, said in a statement. “He has extensive expertise in strategic growth and capture management, and deep knowledge in C5ISR (command, control, computers, communications, cyber, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance), cyber, intelligent system engineering, IT modernization, cloud migration and data analytics. With Ahmed onboard and our strong momentum, I’m confident Mission Technologies will continue to serve as a growth engine for HII, and I look forward to our bright future.”
Ayad earned a master’s degree in structural engineering at Baghdad University and a master’s degree in international economic development from Southern New Hampshire University.
Mission Technologies received a $1.3 billion task order in April to provide a large-scale network of medical, rotary and fixed-wing solutions to support U.S. Africa Command’s Warfighter Recovery Network. Also that month, the company received a $995 million contract to advise and assist the U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa.