M.S., Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Cambridge, MA; Ocean Engineer Degree, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge,
MA; B.S., Electrical Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
President, Power & Control Systems
Mr. Reed is the President of Power and Control Systems Sector of the Marine & Power
Systems Group at L-3 Communications. This sector is comprised of the following L-3
companies: Power Paragon Inc. (Anaheim, CA), SPDES (Philadelphia, PA), Westwood (Tulsa,
OK), Maritime Systems (Leesburg, VA, Newburyport, MA, and New Orleans, LA), MAPPS
(Canada, UK, and India), and Dynamic Positioning & Control Systems (Poway, CA, Houston,
TX, and Brazil). The Sector provides advanced automation and electromechanical systems
for critical Marine & Power Systems applications to include: integrated electric power
conversion, distribution, and propulsion; command, control, communications, computing,
and navigation (C4N); vessel monitoring and sensing systems; dynamic positioning systems;
and, power plant simulators. His business areas of responsibility include U.S. Navy,
International Navies, and Offshore Commercial applications.
Prior to joining L-3, Mr. Reed was with General Atomics serving as a Senior Vice President
for the Advanced Technologies Group and the Survivability Group, and President & CEO
of GA Electronic Systems, Inc. His program and product areas at GA included: electromagnetic
aircraft launch & recovery system (EMALS), advanced arresting gear, railgun, other
advanced electric technology programs, advanced process systems, bio-fuels, thin-film
processing, aircraft systems support, advanced materials, advanced capacitors, radiation
monitoring systems, and synthetic aperture radar.
He retired from the U.S. Navy as an Engineering Duty officer having achieved the rank
of Captain. His active duty assignments included USS Saratoga (CV-60) and tours at
the Naval Sea Systems Command, Board of Inspection and Survey, and Supervisor of Shipbuilding
in Bath, ME, and Pascagoula, MS. He was the Director of Design for the Navy’s DDG-51
Class Aegis Destroyer Program and Navy Program Manager for a newly established Integrated
Electric Drive Program Office.
He holds an Ocean Engineer degree and a Master’s degree in Naval Architecture and
Marine Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s
degree in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University.
Mr. Reed was born in Greenville, SC, and was raised in central Iowa in the town of
New Sharon. He is married to Sheila Reed and they have five children.
- College of Engineering – Advisory Board