CAE Defense and Security
Dan Gelston, Defense and Security Group President at CAE
Before the acquisition, Gelston served as president of L3Harris’ broadband communications systems sector for more than two years. As president, he led a team in Utah that had $1.5 billion in funding to produce secure broadband communications solutions for ground-based, mobile, satellite, surveillance and reconnaissance systems.
Gelston’s prior professional experience includes working for Smiths Detection and technology and services innovator Cobham. He spent almost two years at Smiths Detection as president and nearly three years at Cobham as leader of the company’s tactical communications and surveillance business in North America.
In 2002, Gelston joined joined BAE Systems as a counterterrorism analyst. Over the years, he was placed in positions of increasing leadership, finally serving as head of the counterterrorism directorate before leaving BAE in 2009.
He is also a former intelligence officer for the U.S. Army and the Defense Intelligence Agency.
The CAE executive holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and international strategic policy from Bucknell University and a master’s degree in strategic intelligence from the National Intelligence University.
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