Huntsville, Ala. – Joseph M. Cosumano joins CFD Research Corporation (CFDRC) as president, effective Feb. 1, 2013. Cosumano’s military and civilian experience in key modernization efforts make him a perfect fit to lead CFDRC as it continues to make significant discoveries and applications.
Cosumano has always been at the forefront of efforts to ensure U.S. services are equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century throughout his 35-year career. He led the U.S. Army’s first Quadrennial Defense Review, initiated the Joint Program Office NMD/GMD, was the U.S. Army’s force modernizer, stood up the Future Combat Systems/Objective Force Office and culminated his service as the commanding general U.S. Space and Missile Defense Command during 9/11 and early stages of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Cosumano’s civilian career has ranged from senior vice president at ATK Thiokol, to senior vice president at KBR and lastly president and chief executive officer of Agility Defense and Government Services. In each assignment, he grew the company and provided excellent value to the customer.
Dr. Ashok Singhal, co-founder, outgoing president and current chairman of the board at CFDRC, said, “Mr. Cosumano’s leadership, management and business experiences are invaluable in our quest for making greater impact with our technologies and growing CFDRC to the next level. We are excited to have him lead our team.”
CFDRC, founded in 1987, is a leading research and development company, with numerous patents and IP rights in key technologies such as nano-technology, materials, propulsion, biomedical, simulation software, aerospace and energy.
CFD Research Corporation, founded in 1987, is a leading research and development company with numerous patents and IP rights in key technologies such as nano-technology, materials, propulsion, biomedical, simulation software, aerospace and energy. CFDRC is headquartered in Huntsville, Ala., inside HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology.