AirBoss Defense Group (ADG) is pleased to announce that it has added significant strength to its senior leadership team following a period of sustained growth. Since ADG’s founding in early 2020, the company has become the leading source for survivability solutions including high demand personal protective equipment (PPE) for the military, law enforcement, first responders, and health care providers. As a result, ADG is attracting top-tier industry talent and strengthening the executive team to continue building upon the company’s strong track record.
Mr. John Johns has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO) of AirBoss Defense Group. John joined ADG as the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) in October 2020 following senior executive assignments with the U.S. Government and industry, which included 10 years as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense. During his time as CSO, John’s focus has been on strategy, sales, operations, and merger and acquisition activity. Over the last year, he has been instrumental in ADG winning and executing key contracts, solidifying ADG as a leading domestic supplier of survivability and protective solutions. His performance has demonstrated the highest level of capability and professionalism and has enabled the growth of the organization.
Dr. Andrew Rogers has been hired to take over the role of Chief Strategy and Growth Officer. In Andrew’s most recent role, he served as Vice President, Strategic Initiatives Group at General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS), growing the Undersea Defense Systems business by sixty-five percent in three years, securing new work in both core offerings and adjacencies, and returning double-digit earnings. He has built and grown businesses, acted as an advisor to private equity firms, serves on non-profit and private company boards, and is the former president of QinetiQ North America (QNA), a high-tech leader in unmanned survivability robotics systems research and development (R&D) and production. Andrew will utilize his considerable skills and lead the company into the next phase of expansion.
Andrew received his Ph.D. in Applied Marine Physics/Ocean Engineering from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and has furthered his studies in management at the Harvard Business School, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School.
AirBoss Defense Group CEO Patrick Callahan said, “The addition of Dr. Andrew Rogers and the well-deserved promotion of John Johns will allow ADG to accelerate our rapid growth and puts in place the leadership necessary to assure our continued success. ADG’s results continue to attract the best talent with extensive industry experience. These actions will enable ADG to expand our reach, maximize our capability, and leverage the strongest and most creative people in this industry. We are always looking for top-tier talent to join our exceptional team as we meet and exceed our business goals.”
ADG is a growing survivability company that provides military, law enforcement, medical providers, industrial providers and first responders with a diverse portfolio of protective equipment that spans the entire survivability spectrum. AirBoss Defense, an ADG brand, is a recognized world leader in rapid deployment negative pressure isolation shelters, CBRNE protective equipment, medical protective equipment, and personal respiratory protective products. AirBoss Defense’s emergency response and personal protective equipment is utilized by the Department of Defense, U.S. Department of State, Office of Strategic Medical Preparedness, FEMA, CDC infectious disease treatment centers, other government agencies and private companies.