CICERO, N.Y. — SRC, Inc. announced it has promoted Joseph Lauko to chief operating officer (COO) and executive VP of operations.
He assumes the duties that Kevin Hair, president and CEO of SRC, previously handled.
SRC is a nonprofit corporation headquartered in Cicero that focuses on areas that include defense, environment, and intelligence.
As COO, Lauko will be responsible for managing operations for SRC’s research and development organization, SRC said. In addition, he will monitor financial performance, execute the strategic plan, evaluate new initiatives, and develop key industry relationships.
In his previous role as senior VP, electronic warfare and services, Lauko led a team of engineers engaged in developing electronic warfare systems and information-technology applications, as well as a team of scientists supporting environmental and human health research.
“Joe’s background in technology and engineering, as well as his strong business acumen and customer relationships, has been paramount to our success,” Hair said in a statement. “Under his leadership, SRC has grown its regional offices and will continue to support our customers around the world with capabilities and solutions that help protect warfighters.”
Lauko has been with the company for more than 34 years, starting as an entry-level electrical engineer and working in roles of increasing responsibility for various business areas across the enterprise.
In addition to his most recent role of senior VP, electronic warfare and services, Lauko has been a key player in SRC’s growth internationally. He currently serves as president and chairman of the board of directors of SRC’s three international subsidiaries, SRC AUS, SRC CAN, and SRC UK, the company said.
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