Barry L. Abrahams Announced as New Chief Executive Officer of GammaSight Technologies

GammaSight Technologies LLC, a Virginia based homeland defense company known for its product line which rapidly detects weapons of mass destruction in cargo containers, trucks and large containers via NIRIDS (Non Intrusive Rapid Detection and Inspection System), announced today that Barry L. Abrahams has been named to serve as the company’s chief executive officer and president. Mr. Abrahams, 62, previously served as senior vice president, business development for Raytheon Systems Co (NYSE: RTN) and Hughes Aircraft Company. As a recognized business leader, Abrahams brings more than 30 years of experience to GammaSight and was selected to assist GammaSight in expanding their product line to meet the growing need to protect ports, borders, airports and infrastructure.

Newport News, Virginia (PRWEB) September 7, 2005 -- GammaSight Technologies LLC, a Virginia based homeland defense company, announced today that Barry L. Abrahams has been named to serve as the company’s chief executive officer and president.

Abrahams, 62, has served as senior vice president, business development for Raytheon Systems Co (NYSE: RTN) and Hughes Aircraft Company. As a recognized business leader, Abrahams brings more than 30 years of engineering, management, operations, business development, strategic planning and executive experience to GammaSight.

Prior to his current responsibilities, he was Raytheon Systems Company’s senior vice president, responsible for overall business development, marketing and strategic planning. Previously, Abrahams served as senior vice president Mergers and Transition, for Hughes Aircraft Company and prior to that led the overall business development, marketing and strategic planning for the company. Abrahams has also held the position of corporate vice president for Hughes Aircraft - Missile Systems Division, Tucson, Arizona with responsibilities for overall business development, marketing and strategic planning. He was also a member of the policy board of Hughes Aircraft Company.

Jeffrey H. Ash, GammaSight’s executive vice president, said that GammaSight’s board unanimously selected Abrahams based on his track record of leading complex organizations, as well as his strong executive and personal qualities. "Our search for a powerful new leader to transport GammaSight to the next level of success has been focused and thorough," said Ash. “Barry came to our attention because of his strong execution skills, his proven ability to lead top performing teams and his track record of business success.”

Abrahams said, “GammaSight’s newest technology, NIRIDS ( Non Intrusive Rapid Inspection and Detection System ), is a major advance in homeland defense. Being a part of a company with a technology capable of rapidly detecting multiple forms of weapons of mass destruction without slowing down commerce is an exciting addition to my career. It’s an honor to join GammaSight’s leadership team and help direct its future.”

Abrahams will begin his duties on September 12th.

About GammaSight Technologies LLC

GammaSight was founded in 2002 in Newport News, Virginia by a team of physicists to develop disruptive technologies for homeland defense. GammaSight has continued to adhere to this philosophy and has partnered with governments, universities and private companies to push the boundaries of science for the benefit of all.

Contact:
GammaSight Technologies, LLC
(757) 320-4205
http://www.gammasight.com

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