Vice President - Strategic Initiatives
Brian Byers is the Vice President of Penta Research responsible for leading the Executive Team in identifying opportunities for the company, ensuring customer relations are positive, and for ensuring teaming with other corporate partners are successful. Prior to joining Penta, Mr. Byers was the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Project Manager with the Missile Defense Agency. Mr. Byers has over 30 years of program management and leadership experience focused on the development and testing of missile defense, testing of improvised explosive devices (IEDs), robotics development, and combat vehicle design and development. Prior to leading THAAD, Mr. Byers was the Deputy Director AMRDEC, Program Manager Ground Vehicle Infantry Fighting Vehicle, and served on the senior Army staff in the Pentagon. Mr. Byers spent over 28 years as an Army Officer. Mr. Byers holds an MBA as well as an MS in Strategic Studies.