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Stellant Systems partners with civil, military, and commercial organizations to create technical foundations for a safer, more aware, and connected world.
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Stellant Systems partners with civil, military, and commercial organizations to create technical foundations for a safer, more aware, and connected world. With businesses that started as Charles Litton’s Engineering Laboratories in 1932 (San Carlos, CA) and Howard Hughes Microwave Tube division in 1959 (Torrance, CA), along with multiple acquisitions and consolidation of divisions that operated under larger organizations (Sylvania, Loral, GM Hughes, Sperry, GE, RCA Raytheon, L3Harris — to name a few), that heritage is preserved and continues as Stellant Systems.
We partner with our customers to understand where their missions are taking them in the future and connect them to the solutions that power that journey.
We deliver critical capabilities to reach the most extreme environments to provide our partners with the highest levels of performance and precision.
We’re building technology that endures beyond trends and powers connections across the globe while looking ahead to the future.
We go beyond technical specs and collaborate with academics, influencers, and customers to understand their needs and develop foundational solutions.
We are a premier manufacturer of critical spectrum and power amplification systems for defense, space, medical, scientific, and industrial customers worldwide. We serve a diverse array of customers, from defense industry leaders, to the US military and allied militaries, to the medical, scientific, and industrial communities.
Our dedication to your mission starts with the dedication of our team. Learn more about our executive leadership.
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Executive Vice President, Strategy & Business Development
Vice President & General Manager, Williamsport, PA Facility
General Manager, Folsom, CA Facility
Chief Human Resources Officer
Vice President, Operations & Supply Chain
Vice President, OneSat Program
Vice President, Quality, EH&S, Facilities & Security
Vice President, Information Technology
Vice President, Contracts & Compliance
Paul Russell is currently the CEO of Stellant Systems where he is responsible for leading a cutting RF Products business, supply RF Amplifiers and Passive RF products to support Space Communications, Radar, Secure Communications, Electronic Warfare and Medical applications.
Prior to this role, Paul served as the Vice President and General Manager of the L3Harris Electron Devices Division where he led the turnaround of the division to profitable growth and development of new products to support the high throughput communications satellite and electronic warfare markets.
Paul has over 35 years’ experience of general management, engineering and operations functions and has held executive roles with Northrop Grumman and Maxar Corporation. Over the past 15 years, he has had a successful track record of turning around struggling businesses in the RF Products, Signals Intelligence Products and Solar Power industries.
Paul holds a BA in Physics from Willamette University and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering Degree from Santa Clara University.
John Hahn is CFO for Stellant Systems. He has more than 35 years of executive, program, and financial management experience in the aerospace and defense industry. Before his current position, John served as Vice President of Finance for L3Harris’ Defense Electronics Systems where he supported several divisions including Interstate Electronics Corporation (Anaheim, Ca), Fuzing and Ordnance Systems (Cincinatti, Oh) and Space and Navigation Systems (Budd Lake, NJ).
Prior to his roles at L3Harris and Stellant Systems, John held leadership positions at GE Aviation Systems as the President of Landing Gear and Role Equipment in Santa Ana, Ca as well as the Vice President of Finance for Hydraulic Unit Inc. (Thrust Reverser Actuation System) in Duarte, Ca.
John holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from University of California, Los Angeles and a Master of Business Administration from California State University Long Beach.
Nick Gritti is Executive Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for Stellant Systems. He has more than 35 years of executive, program, and business development management experience in the defense industry. Before his current position, Gritti served as Vice President of Business Development for L3Harris Technologies, Inc. Aerospace Products Sector where he supported the turnaround of the sectors largest division to profitable growth and development of new products for Space and Secure communications, Radar, Electronic Warfare and Medical applications.
Prior to his roles at L3Harris and Stellant Systems, Nick served in several executive positions at Northrop Grumman Technology Services, Mission Systems and Aerospace Systems sectors, as well as leading ISR program development efforts at SAIC/Leidos. He played a key role in the turnaround of an underperforming business unit at Northrop Grumman and led innovative mission improvement efforts for the DoD.
Nick holds a Bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian university and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. He is a retired Air Force officer with over 1000 combat flight hours and is a graduate of the USAFs prestigious Weapons School.
In November 2020 Mr. Shpock was named the General Manager of the Williamsport Pennsylvania facility and has full P&L responsibility for an integrated engineering and manufacturing site that produces high power microwave vacuum-based devices that serve both the Defense and Commercial market sectors.
Previously from 2017 to 2020, he functioned as the L3Harris Aerospace Sector VP Engineering, VP Engineering of the Electron Devices Division and as the CTO for the Space and Power Sector of L3. The focus of those technology positions was developing new and innovative products that drove top line growth, increased market share along with margin expansion.
Prior to that, Steve was Division President for L3 Narda-MITEQ located in Hauppauge, New York from 2014 to 2017. In this capacity, he had total P&L responsibility for all Narda-MITEQ as well as Narda-ATM activities including six manufacturing facilities located in New York, Costa Rica, Germany and Italy. He fully integrated the family owned MITEQ into L3 Narda and was also primarily responsible for the acquisition of ATM and its integration into the Division.
Mr. Shpock has worked in the RF and Microwave business for over 35 years of his career holding positions of increasing technical and management responsibility with L3, Vitec Group, Thales, Cobham and CPI. As such, Steve has a very strong business background with extensive hands-on professional experience.
Mr. Shpock holds BE, ME and Doctorate level degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and the University of Utah respectively as well as an MBA from the University of Rochester.
Adam Erskine is the interim General Manager of the Stellant Systems facility in Folsom, CA where he is responsible for the design, test and manufacture of RF linearizers, linearized channel amplifiers, up/down converters, and passive RF products. The Folsom facility supports military and commercial space communications, military aircraft RF systems, missile systems and ground applications. A Veteran of the US Marine Corps, Adam has over 25 years experience in management, program leadership and business development roles with Airborne Systems, Parker Aerospace and Meggitt. Adam holds BS degrees in Finance/Risk and Business Administration and an MBA.
Geri Brewster is currently the Director, Human Resources of Stellant Systems where she is responsible for leading the Human Resources and Organizational Development functions for all divisions.
Brewster is an experienced senior leader with a proven track record of combining expertise in operational, legal, human resources and organizational development leadership to drive and support profitable growth. She started her career as an attorney in private practice, then spent the next 20 years with Toyota and Lexus Financial Services where she held various positions including Vice President, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Head of Toyota Financial Savings Bank, Chief Information Office and Group Vice President and General Counsel. After Toyota and Lexus Financial Services, Brewster then held executive operations, human resources, legal and compliance leadership roles with a private equity owned logistics company and a financial investment technology start-up.
Brewster holds a BA in Political Science from West Virginia University and a Juris Doctorate from West Virginia University College of Law.
Benjamin Stoney is currently the Director of Operations of Stellant Systems where he is responsible for manufacturing strategy and operations execution of cutting-edge RF products supporting space, air, sea and ground communications, radar systems, secure communications, electronic warfare and medical applications across the space, defense and medical sectors.
Prior to this role, he served as the Global Business Transformation Leader at Eaton Aerospace where he led the planning and execution of an enterprise-wide business system transformation spanning 37 locations. Also with Eaton, Stoney led complex manufacturing operations as General/Plant Manager to achieve sustained profitable growth in both up and down cycles.
Stoney has over 17 years of experience in general management, manufacturing operations and supply chain functions and has held executive leadership roles with Eaton, as well as other roles with GE Aviation, Precision Castparts and Firth Rixson. Over the past 10 years, he has assembled a track record of building strong teams, delivering enhanced financial results and executing strategic manufacturing plans in low volume, high mix environments.
Stoney holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a Master’s in Supply Chain Management from the Pennsylvania State University.
Susan Sloan is the Director of Programs at Stellant Systems. She is responsible for the company’s portfolio of programs for RF Amplifiers and Passive RF products to support Space Communications, Radar, Secure Communications, Electronic Warfare and Medical applications.
With nearly four decades of experience in commercial and government aerospace arenas, Ms. Sloan has held various vice president and executive level positions for Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and Boeing, both domestically and internationally. In addition to her extensive aerospace experience, Ms. Sloan has worked in technology startups in aviation and automobiles, including founding her own company.
Ms. Sloan earned her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and MBA from the University of Southern California. She also completed executive leadership programs at Wharton, University of Chicago, St. Louis, and in Brazil, during her tenures and Raytheon and Boeing.
Charles Barakat is Director of Quality, EH&S, Facilities and Security, and manages multiple Stellant sites. He provides leadership, sets goals, monitor work, and evaluates results to ensure that departmental and organizational objectives and operating requirements are met and are in line with the needs and mission of the organization. Mr. Barakat is responsible for supporting the CEO and other Executive Leadership Team members in all aspects of strategic and operational planning guidance, and by ensuring that required infrastructure and support are in place. Charles provides overall direction and guidance to the Quality organization activities, with the objective of maximizing growth and profitability as well as day-to-day leadership and management to all company quality, EH&S, facilities and security functions.
Mr. Barakat has over 35 years experience in managing corporate business and integrated technologies to support operational, and Quality organizational requirements. Recognized for unique disciplined business skills in both military, and commercial industry practices. Mr. Barakat also held the position of VP of Quality Assurance at Ortel \ Agere \ Lucent technologies West coast Division. During this period, he was responsible for managing and establishing a Product Development framework to rapidly introduce design to production and deployment to meet market demand, cost, technology, Quality and reliability.
Before joining Lucent , Mr. Barakat was the Associate Division Head of Quality, Reliability & Manufacturing at the Naval Air Warfare Center, China Lake where he held several position with the DOD since he was hired in 1989 as a civil service. He managed the Product Assurance Division in support for various military systems.
His specialties are education and associations. Mr. Barakat holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronics from Pennsylvania State University (1985). Navy / DOD (1997), he is Certified level III System Planning, Research Development and Engineering.
Sashi Chandrasekharan is currently VP of IT with 26 years of industry experience in manufacturing organizations. He recently served as the Director of Digital & IT of the Aerospace Aftermarket business unit at Parker Hannifin and Leader of Digital CX and Data Analytics for Aerospace Group. Prior Mr. Chandrasekharan held several divisional IT leadership roles at Parker Hannifin supporting business units of increasing revenue. He has a consistent record of delivering tangible value by introducing IT solutions aligned with broader company goals.
Candace Lee is a seasoned Contracts professional from the aerospace & defense industry with 30 years of hands-on experience DOD, FAA and other international and commercial contracts. Prior to joining Stellant, Candace worked for Hughes Aircraft Company, Raytheon, L3 Harris and a privately held home health corporation. During her tenure at L3, Candace held positions of increasing responsibility in Contracts and Ethics at the Segment level. Candace earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and also participated in the University of California Irvine Professional Contract Management Program.
At Stellant Systems, we constantly strive to help our customers exceed their mission needs. Join our team of more than 800 employees across three domestic facilities and be part of making the world a safer, more connected place.
Our commitment to excellence is equal to our role as your partner in building lasting technical foundations.
Our three locations focus on product reliability and quality of partnerships and service - on time, every time.
Our products serve an ever-expanding variety of functions and markets that could also fulfill yet-to-be imagined or discovered needs.
Included but not limited to:
Air Force Association – AFA
Association of Old Crows – AOC
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – IEEE