Executive Profiles

Richard Danforth, CEO of Genasys

Richard Danforth,



Richard Danforth, CEO of Genasys

Richard Danforth is the CEO of San Diego-based mass communications company Genasys. He has over three decades of experience in the defense and aerospace industry.

Danforth oversees Genasys’ operations and efforts to deliver acoustic technology-based mass communication solutions to first responders and government clients. The executive’s experience includes positioning technologies creation, product development and manufacturing organization growth. He is also knowledgeable in strategy execution and technology deployment, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Danforth started his career in 1982 as a plant manager at Raytheon Aircraft Company. Raytheon Aircraft is the result of a merger between Beech Aircraft Corp. and Raytheon Corporate Jets. It currently operates as Beechcraft Aircraft, a Textron Aviation company. He moved to DRS Technologies in 2001, where he became CEO and president in 2008 and group president of the DRS Integrated Defense Systems & Services. DRS Technologies is now named Leonardo DRS. He moved to Genasys, then called LRAD Corp., in 2016.

The industry veteran holds a master’s degree in engineering management from Western New England University and a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Genasys, formerly known as LRAD Corp., offers a variety of mass communications technologies and solutions that support first responders. Its offerings range from mobile and computer applications for local and national emergency notifications to acoustic hailing solutions.

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