Gary Connor and Matt Rogers Join Torch Technologies’ Board of Directors

Huntsville, AL (August 26, 2010)

Torch Technologies announced today that Gary Connor and Matt Rogers have been elected to Torch Technologies’ board of directors.

Brig. Gen. (USAF, Ret.) Gary Connor joins the board after a distinguished 31-year Air Force career, most recently serving as the deputy program manager for the Ballistic Missile Defense System at the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in Huntsville. He brings over 20 years of senior executive management experience leading multi-billion dollar enterprises and thousands of individuals to develop and field fighter, missile defense, command and control, and intelligence/surveillance/reconnaissance systems for the U.S. and NATO and their allies.

Other notable senior leadership positions were as follows: director of Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) at the MDA; deputy chief of staff for Communications, Multi-National Force, Iraq; commander, Command & Control (C2) Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) and Battle Management Systems Wings, Hanscom AFB, Mass.; and director of the Reconnaissance Systems Program Office, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio.

After his retirement from the Air Force in September 2009, Gen. Connor started his own consulting company, Connor Group, LLC, supporting a diverse array of federal, defense and commercial technology endeavors.

Gen. Connor earned both his B.S. in electrical engineering and his M.S. in computer engineering from the University of Lowell, Lowell, Mass.

Matthew Rogers served as an executive in the Intelligence Solutions Division of General Dynamics Information Technology from March 2003 until May 2010. There he established a rapidly growing business unit providing technical services to the intelligence community.

Before joining General Dynamics, Rogers served 29 years in the U.S. Navy. He was the director of the National Reconnaissance Office’s Low-Earth-Orbit Systems Program Office; the senior naval officer to establish the office of the Department of Defense’s Space Architect; director of engineering and investment strategies for satellite communications and command and control for the Department of Defense and NASA; and program manager of the Navy’s Global Command and Control Systems.

Rogers earned an M.S. in electrical engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School and a B.S. in electrical engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy.

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