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Parry Labs Hires Dave Walsh as Vice President of Engineering

Dave Walsh,

Vice President,

Parry Labs

Parry Labs Hires Dave Walsh as Vice President of Engineering

Dave Walsh has taken the role of vice president of engineering at Parry Labs. In the said position, Walsh will be responsible for creating and implementing research, technology and product strategies and managing engineering teams and capability development. 

Aydin Mohtashamian, Parry Labs’ chief operating officer and a Potomac Officers Club member, believes Walsh’s “engineering and design skills, operational testing and safety and standardization will add tremendous capability to our Stellar Relay family of systems and other product lines.” Walsh previously served as director of open systems for military avionics and helicopters at Collins Aerospace, Parry Labs said.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Walsh also held the position of director for the Army’s future vertical lift and mission avionics systems at Collins Aerospace where he served for nearly two years.

His career includes time spent as unmanned aerial vehicle chief engineer at Leidos and as system integration lead for the MQ-1C Gray Eagle at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.

As UAS chief engineer at Leidos, Walsh established standardized engineering processes for software, mechanical, aeronautical engineering, cybersecurity, configuration management and data management. He also created a strategy for the corporate office to grow its core competency in model-based systems engineering and open architecture.

Walsh was previously a standardization instructor pilot in the U.S. Army. He was responsible for over 15,000 accident-free flight hours and the creation of the Aircrew Training Program for the first Gray Eagle UAS unit and all flight and training procedures for operations out of Fort Riley, Kansas, and Edwards Air Force Base, California.

Walsh holds a master’s degree in software engineering from Regis University and a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from Florida Atlantic University.

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