Gordon Kesting is the Vice President for Command and Control Systems and Homeland Security Solutions of the C4I Solutions Business Unit of Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a leading provider of innovative products and systems solutions for the defense, homeland security, commercial aviation and medical instrumentation markets.
Mr. Kesting has held his current position since 2009 and is responsible for providing command and control solutions to the military services and DoD prime contractors.
Mr. Kesting is also responsible for supporting the needs of the Department of Homeland Security through utilizing the breadth of Elbit’s security related technologies in areas such as border security, critical infrastructure protection, intelligence, training & simulation and communications, many of which have been developed and deployed in Israel and other countries.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Kesting was the Vice President of Border and Force Protection Systems at DRS Technologies where he led the company’s involvement in the SBInet program as the sensor integration partner. Mr. Kesting has worked in the national security industry for over 29 years at companies such as BAE Systems, Raytheon, DRS Technologies, and Northrop Grumman in roles ranging from system engineering, general/program management, business development, strategic planning, and mergers & acquisitions.
His experience includes developing electronic systems for a wide variety of national security needs including integrated surveillance systems for security and safety, radar and electro-optical sensors, and flight control and avionic systems for military and commercial aircraft.
Mr. Kesting holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles, and an MBA from Pepperdine University in Malibu California. He lives in northern Virginia with his wife and three sons.