Modus Operandi Appoints Richard McNeight President
February 7, 2012
Modus Operandi, a leading provider of software technology solutions for unstructured data analytics and engineering services to defense and intelligence programs, has appointed Richard McNeight president of the company. He succeeds Peter Dyson, who will continue in his current role of chief executive officer.
As president, Mr. McNeight will draw upon his entrepreneurial and leadership experience of high-tech companies to lead Modus Operandi to the forefront of the government and military software technology market. He will represent and promote the company to current and potential customers, partners and stakeholders.
Mr. McNeight has been serving as a Modus Operandi board member since 2007. Most recently, he has been president of Federal Systems LLC. As the founder of Paravant Computer Systems in 1982, he led the company through its successful initial public offering in 1996 and its acquisition by DRS Technologies in 2002. He subsequently served as president of DRS Tactical Systems, significantly growing the business and establishing DRS as the worldwide leader in design and production of rugged portable computers for military systems.
Mr. McNeight holds a bachelor’s degree in applied science and engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and a master’s degree in computer information and control engineering from the University of Michigan.
He has served on numerous business, education and charitable boards, including the Florida Institute of Technology Board of Trustees, Technological Research and Development Authority (TRDA) Board, the Astronaut Memorial Foundation (AMF) Board, the Brevard County Workforce Development Board and the Space Coast Early Intervention Center Board.
“Rick is a proven leader with a passion for applying technology to serve customers in the defense and intelligence sectors,” said Peter Dyson, CEO, Modus Operandi. “He brings the combination of a people-oriented, entrepreneurial spirit and the business acumen gained from leading high growth, successful technology companies. We are excited to have him move from his role on the board into this strategic leadership position, and I am confident Rick can help expand our market position within the government and prime contractor arena.”