ArgonST: Making Sense of it All
About Argon ST
Meet Our Team

Argon ST’s leadership makes us a great company. We are led by some of the industry’s most respected executives—experts with decades of experience in the intelligence, reconnaissance, and surveillance fields.

Meet the Argon ST leaders who possess the breadth and depth of experience and customer commitment that will keep us at the forefront of the C5ISR industry.

Terry L. Collins, Ph.D.
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer
Kerry M. Rowe
President,
Chief Operating Officer
W. Joseph Carlin
Senior Vice President, Information Dominance
Stanford K. Harmon
Vice President, Operations Support
Michael J. Hettmann
Vice President, Reconnaissance Systems
James Ross
Vice President, National Programs
 
Robert S. Tamaru
Vice President, Technology and
Strategic Development
 
   
   


Terry L. Collins, Ph.D
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Dr. Collins is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He was one of the three original founders of Argon Engineering Associates, Inc. (Argon Engineering), in 1997. Dr. Collins served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Argon Engineering from its inception until its merger with SenSyTech in September 2004. From 1995 until 1997, he was the General Manager of the Falls Church division of Raytheon E-Systems. From 1989 until 1995, Dr. Collins was the President of Engineering Research Associates, a wholly owned subsidiary of E-Systems Corporation. He served as the senior member of the Engineering Management Team at Engineering Research Associates from 1979 until its acquisition by E-Systems Corporation in 1989. 

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Kerry M. Rowe

Mr. Rowe is the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Rowe joined Argon Engineering in 2000 and prior to the merger with Sensytech served as Vice President of Argon Engineering's C4ISR division, responsible for airborne and subsurface tactical communications intelligence programs. Mr. Rowe was promoted to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in August 2006 and then President and Chief Operating Officer of Argon ST in January 2009. Mr. Rowe joined E-Systems Corporation in 1984 and progressed to the position of Vice President for Remote Systems in the successor organization, Raytheon C3I (Falls Church). In this capacity, he was responsible for acquisition and management of Raytheon's programs developing the technology for the ground elements and payloads for manned and unmanned platforms.

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W. Joseph Carlin

Mr. Carlin is the Vice President of Information Dominance. He joined Argon Engineering in 1997, soon after its founding, and has recently served as Vice President of the company’s signal intelligence/electronics warfare division, responsible for the design, development, and deployment of systems in support of Argon ST’s international and strategic-business base. Before assuming this responsibility, Mr. Carlin led the Technology Management Group, which implemented the practices and processes that govern the company’s software and systems product-line development. From 1989 through 1997, Mr. Carlin was with the Falls Church division of Raytheon E-Systems, where he served as systems engineering manager, supporting all programs within the division. He has worked with the senior members of the Argon ST management team since he joined Engineering Research Associates in 1986, where he was a senior member of the engineering staff through 1989.

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Stanford K. Harmon

Stanford K. Harmon is the Vice President of Operations Support for Argon ST. Mr. Harmon has 29 years of experience in financial, process, and operations management in the defense contracting industry. Before he joined Argon ST in September of 2004, Mr. Harmon was the Division Vice President and General Manager of Raytheon Technical Services Engineering and Production Support Organization.  From 1988 through September 2004, Mr. Harmon worked with Hughes Aircraft/Raytheon Company as an Operations and General Manager. From 1979 through 1988, Mr. Harmon worked for the former TRW Company, now Northrop Grumman, as a Division Financial Controller. One of Mr. Harmon’s major focus areas is helping the company improve and streamline its Engineering, Financial, and Operational processes.

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Michael J. Hettmann

Mr. Hettmann is the Vice President of Reconnaissance Systems for the company. Before assuming his role as Vice President, he served as the Director for Airborne Systems and Ship Systems. Mr. Hettmann is responsible for Advanced Technology, Airborne Systems, Argon ST-Radix and Imaging Systems groups located in Virginia, California, Florida, Michigan, and Texas. Prior to joining Argon, Mr. Hettmann served in various program management positions at NGC TASC, Raytheon and the Department of the Army. Mr. Hettmann received his MSPM from George Washington University.

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James Ross

Mr. Ross is the Vice President of National Programs and Newington site executive.  From May 2000 until the merger with Argon Engineering in September 2004, Mr. Ross served as the Vice President for the Communications Group at SenSyTech.  Before serving as the Vice President for the Communications Group, Mr. Ross held various technical and management positions within SenSyTech and its predecessor company, S. T. Research.  Mr. Ross received a BSEE degree from Virginia Tech in 1984.

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Robert S. Tamaru

Mr. Tamaru is the Vice President of Technology and Strategic Development for the company. He joined Argon Engineering in 1997, soon after its founding, and has recently served as Vice President of the maritime systems division, responsible for Argon ST’s multi-year production programs for the design, development, and deployment of ship systems. Mr. Tamaru’s previous responsibilities included representing Argon ST to the United States Navy in support of the Maritime Cryptologic Architecture (MCA) technical view development. His efforts also included support for the pursuit, capture, and execution of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs across a wide range of technologies. From 1989 through 1997, Mr. Tamaru worked with the Falls Church division of Raytheon E-Systems, where he served as Director of Software Engineering. He has worked with the senior members of the Argon ST management team since he joined Engineering Research Associates in 1978, where he was a senior member of the engineering staff through 1989.

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