Sigma Defense Systems adds Jay Turner as Chief Operating Officer

Jay Turner - new Chief Operating Officer for Sigma

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Sigma Defense Systems, a provider of systems and services for Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), has announced the appointment of Jay Turner to its leadership team as the Chief Operating Officer (COO). 

According to the company, Turner will oversee operations and the business execution of the Sigma Defense portfolio focused on JADC2, DevSecOps and C5ISR.

Turner brings 30-years of leadership and experience spanning engineering, business development and operations. He will report to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Matt Jones and will lead the integration of multiple business units into a cohesive organization able to pursue and execute defense work aligned with the company’s mission and vision.

“Jay is a great addition to the Sigma Defense leadership team,” said Jones. “He not only has expansive knowledge of the C5ISR, signals intelligence, electronic warfare and cyber markets, he is a driven business leader who knows how to get great results. I am very excited to have him on our team.”

Turner joins Sigma Defense from Digital Receiver Technology (DRT) where he served as president for four years, overseeing operations and performance. Prior to DRT, he held various roles in engineering, program management and business development at Argon ST. He also led the business unit and had profit and loss responsibility for Argon’s contracts at NSA. 

Additionally, Turner holds an MBA and BS in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland.

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