OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
INNOPLEX, LLC Appoints Kenneth Russell as Vice President of Intelligence
Columbia, Maryland (January 23, 2023) – Air Force Veteran and Industry Management Expert Ken Russell Joins INNOPLEX Leadership as Vice President of Intelligence
With the hiring of Kenneth (Ken) Russell, INNOPLEX is putting its growth strategy into action. As V.P. of Intelligence, Mr. Russell will implement program management best practices and ensure customer outcomes are met across a portfolio of prime contracts in the Intel Mission Services Division.
Ken Russell brings over 30 years of expertise in program and personnel management in the Intelligence Community to lead the rapidly expanding Program Management Team. His years of experience working with our customer, strong mission insight, and numerous relationships within the Government and Industry enhances INNOPLEX’s strong leadership team.
His background in providing strategic development and leadership to industry businesses - paired with his past success in guiding teams of software engineers, systems engineers, intelligence analysts, and other technical experts in this industry - positioned Mr. Russell as a prime candidate for the V.P. of Intelligence role. Ken’s compatibility with both the position and the company culture of innovation made him a clear choice.
Founder and President of INNOPLEX, Phil Green, is excited for the future of the company with Mr. Russell on board, stating that “The addition of Ken to our incredible team of leaders provides additional management-level expertise to enable our continued upward trajectory within the Intelligence and DoD market.”
As a veteran of the United States Air Force and a 30+ year professional in supporting Business Development, Operations, Program Management, and MFT contracts with the Maryland Procurement Office, Mr. Russell is already proving himself to be a highly skilled and valuable asset to INNOPLEX’s leadership team.
“Ken’s industry reputation and his commitment to people, relationships and the mission made him an obvious choice to add to the INNOPLEX leadership team as we strive to be the best company in the Intelligence market,” says C.O.O. Chris Hawthorne.“Ken exudes all the qualities that we value in our leaders and is a perfect complement to our employee-focused culture.”
As INNOPLEX continues to scale its Intel Portfolio, Mr. Russell will aid the growth by translating his years of customer understanding into actionable strategies to expand newly awarded prime programs. This growth strategy will capitalize on INNOPLEX’s enhanced capabilities in the areas of High-Performance Computing, IT Operations, and Signals Analysis.
Mr. Russell is excited to begin his journey with the company and shared his thoughts with us stating “I really appreciate the opportunity to work with Phil, Chris, and the outstanding people at INNOPLEX. Their reputation as a small-business mission partner offering employees outstanding job opportunities, exceptional benefits, and the feeling of being part of a family is second to none.”
He has followed the company’s journey and success since its entrance into the industry in 2005, and shared that “It’s been fun to watch INNOPLEX grow into a leader amongst small businesses in this community over the last 15-plus years. I’m proud to [now] be a member of the family!”
About INNOPLEX, LLC
INNOPLEX, LLC is a mission-focused and family-oriented company supporting global customers in the intel and defense community. Established in 2005, we have over 150 employees with the majority having a rich military service history. Our headquarters are in Columbia MD with employees delivering mission results across the US. INNOPLEX provides innovative solutions in the areas of high-performance software engineering, IT operations, cloud infrastructure, national to tactical systems engineering, and cyber and signals analysis.