IAI North America is the U.S subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd., Israel’s largest aerospace and defense company.  IAI is a globally recognized technology and innovation leader specializing in developing and manufacturing advanced, state-of-the-art systems for air, space, sea, land, cyber and homeland security. Since 1953, the company has provided advanced technology solutions to government and commercial customers worldwide including: satellites, missiles, weapon systems and munitions, unmanned systems, robotic systems, electronics,  C4ISR , navigation systems and EO payloads.  IAI designs and manufactures business jets and aerostructures, performs overhaul and maintenance on commercial aircraft and converts passenger aircraft to refueling and cargo configurations.




Stark  located in Columbus, MS has a 120,000+ SF state of the art production facility which includes Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Sensors, Aerostructures and Engineering.


ELTA North America located in Annapolis Junction, MD designs, manufactures and supports innovative electronic systems for the U.S. Government. The company provides a wide range of proven, cost-effective solutions in the ground, maritime, airborne and security domains.




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Swami Iyer is the Chief Executive Officer of IAI North America

Swami is a leader with 20+ years of experience in aerospace, defense and cyber security. Most recently, he was the president of Ultra Electronics, 3eTI, where he developed M&A projects and substantially expanded profit margins. Prior to that he was Vice President, Defense & Space at Honeywell Aerospace, where he led multiple, multi-billion dollar international and domestic defense programs. As Chief, South Asia, Australia & Oceania, International Affairs for the USAF, he was responsible for formulating and integrating policy with respect to political-military relationships, security assistance, technology and information disclosure issues, military exchanges, and attaché affairs. Iyer was a Lt. Colonel in the USAF and logged over 3,500 hours (105 combat hours) of flight experience in 45+ aircraft across fighters, bomber, transport, rotary, trainers, and commercial aircraft.


Mr. Iyer holds a M.Sc. in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan.



Tom RonaldiTom Ronaldi is Chief Executive Officer of Stark

Tom has over 30 years experience in engineering and business operations. His experience includes several defense procurement programs. These programs include Program Management support for Trident and Fast Attack Class submarines, as well as Program Management, Design Development and Production for Electro-Optic infrared detectors used on missile program and land based target acquisition, primarily for the Army and Air Force. Tom also lead design, test, and production teams for counter-counter measure program for FLIR infrared sensors. In the commercial sector, Tom has lead business operations in six countries (US, Germany, The Netherlands, UK, France, and China).






Mr. Ronaldi holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Mississippi and a MBA in Operations Management from the University of Dallas.



About 2Greg Gudger is the President & Chief Executive Officer of ELTA North America

Greg is a professional business developer and senior technologist with more than 26 years of commercial and defense experience in business development, software and hardware engineering design and project management for large-scale technology companies.  Prior to joining ELTA NA June 1, 2015 Greg served as Director ISR Systems Solutions for Thales Defense & Security, Inc.(TDSI).  Greg ‘s previous experiences includes: Business Development Manager and Principal Engineer for L-3 Maritime Systems; LCS Integrated Platform Management System IPT Design Agent on the General Dynamics LCS Capture/Design Team; Principal Engineer of the Ship Controls Division of DRS; Senior Project Engineer with Newport News Shipbuilding; Senior Design Engineer with CIBA.






Mr. Gudger holds a B.S. in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering.