Dallas, Texas – G Systems, an internationally recognized aerospace and defense systems integrator, promotes experienced executive Mark Krause in a planned leadership transition to Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective January 1, 2024.
Mark Krause, a proven organizational growth and corporate strategy leader, succeeds Lynda Harrell, who has served as CEO of G Systems since she founded the company 34 years ago. Harrell will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board and support G Systems operations and key strategic initiatives in a leadership function.
Krause’s decades of unique experience in business leadership, entrepreneurship, and strategic insight in the aerospace and defense industry led to his selection to join G Systems’ executive team in 2019 as Vice President of Sales and Marketing with a transition plan to CEO. Krause’s results driven sales leadership resulted in market expansion for G Systems engineering and production build services and double-digit revenue growth.
Founder Lynda Harrell said in a statement,
“Mark’s promotion to CEO is the culmination of a strategic leadership succession plan to ensure the long-term success of G Systems. With the recent expansion of the company to a new manufacturing facility and a growth strategy in place, I have complete confidence this is the right time to transition leadership to Mark, a proven leader and experienced executive. His commitment to our success, and his alignment with our culture and core values, make Mark a continued strong fit to build upon our vision and lead the company into the next phase of growth. We are fully aligned on the power of our team to create quality solutions for our customers to support the missions of the aerospace and defense industry, the importance of strong customer relationships and the steps needed to position the company to reach its potential.”
Krause’s vision for the company includes continued sustained growth with the addition of and diversification of products and services in the Aerospace and Defense market. G Systems is positioned to double in size yet again within the next three years under the leadership of Krause. “G Systems will expand our capacity to engineer state-of-the-art products to meet customer needs. We will continue to support our customers with modernized systems of the highest reliability and quality. We will maintain the small business culture that our employees enjoy. We will maintain the same flexibility, agility, and speed upon which our customers depend”, said Krause.
About Mark Krause
Krause is a graduate of Letourneau University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Science and Design Technology. Before promotion to CEO, Krause led G Systems strategic business development as Vice President of Sales and Marketing with decades of technical and strategic experience in the aerospace and defense industry for such companies as Leonardo DRS, Aircomm, and Meggitt Control Systems. He also holds an MBA, with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and Business Strategy from the University of Texas at Dallas. Mark is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps., and holds licenses with the Texas Real Estate Commission, as well as the Federal Aviation Administration in both aircraft airframe and powerplant capacity.
About G Systems
G Systems is an internationally recognized test and systems integrator specializing in the modernization of systems. G Systems is experienced in the design, integration, assembly, production, and maintenance of custom turnkey solutions that support our customers at all phases of a product’s maturity cycle. G Systems designs and manufactures systems to support aerospace and defense military programs such as the U.S. Navy’s Vertical Launching Systems (VLS), U.S. Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA), GMLRS, HIMARS, NLOS-LS, LRASM, JASSM, LRLAP, ATACMS and PAC-3. G Systems works either direct to the Government or as a subcontractor supporting primes such as Lockheed Martin, NASA, Leonardo DRS, Bell Helicopter, BAE, L3Harris and Northrop Grumman to name a few.
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