Rockville MD – (10 September 2018) - Ultra Electronics, 3eTI, a leading cyber-physical technology company, today announced Dirk van der Vaart as the new president of the company. Van der Vaart’s influential background and extensive expertise is expected to drive profitability and organizational growth through new innovation and accountability. His track record of delivering growth internationally, for start-ups as well as established enterprises, spans two decades in the security, intelligence and special operations fields.
"I look forward to building on the excellent foundation of technical innovation that is solidly in place at 3eTI," Van der Vaart said. "We are well positioned to take our service offerings and market position to new heights, thanks in large part to the talent and dedication of this outstanding team."
Van der Vaart has over 25 years’ experience in the defense and securities industry, and has served in both operations and business development roles throughout his career, including extensive international experience. Most recently, he served as the chief operations officer (COO) at Gatekeeper Inc., a US-based security technology provider. Prior to that, Van der Vaart’s experience includes positions as president of GardaWorld Government Services, vice president of business development at GLOBAL Integrated Security LLC, business development executive at Raytheon (Global Security Solutions) and vice president of homeland security at ManTech. Prior to entering the defense industry, van der Vaart spent 11 years as a special operations officer in the intelligence community.
Van der Vaart has a B.A. degree in journalism and political science from Messiah College and an M.B.A. in international business from George Washington University. He is fluent in Italian, Dutch, French, German and Spanish, and is studying Hebrew and Arabic.
Sunny DeMattio, Marketing Director, Ultra Electronics, 3eTI
Ultra Electronics, 3eTI is a leading provider of military-grade secure communications that enable critical systems security, infrastructure security, and facilities management for the defense, government, utilities and industrial markets worldwide. 3eTI’s product portfolio includes net-centric and OEM products that enable comprehensive data protection for a wide range of defense and industrial applications such as secure wireless mesh networks, industrial sensor networks, cybersecurity, and perimeter security solutions approved for use by the most stringent and demanding customers, including the US military. For more information, visit ultra-3eti.com, and follow the company on Twitter and LinkedIn.