COMPANY OVERVIEW

Management Team

Mark Aslett    

MARK ASLETT

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mark Aslett is Mercury's President and Chief Executive Officer, and is a member of its Board of Directors. He brings in-depth experience that spans the technology industry, across a variety of markets that include telecommunications, data networking, security, defense, and life sciences. Within these areas, Mr. Aslett has held strategic-level positions in or has been responsible for engineering, operations, marketing, business development, portfolio management, and general executive management.

Prior to joining Mercury, Mr. Aslett was President and Chief Executive Officer of Enterasys, and held various positions with Marconi plc and its affiliated companies, including Executive Vice President of Marketing, Vice President of Portfolio Management for Marconi Capital, and President of Marconi Communications - North America. Mr. Aslett has also held positions at GEC Plessey Telecommunications, and other telecommunications-related technology firms. He started his career at British Telecommunications plc as a software engineer.

A native of the United Kingdom and a naturalized United States citizen, Mr. Aslett has an extensive background in global business. Mr. Aslett has a master's degree in business administration from Harvard Business School and a First Honors bachelor’s degree in digital systems engineering.

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Gerry M. Haines II 

GERALD M. HAINES, II

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Mr. Haines is responsible for the company's financial and treasury functions. He has extensive experience in corporate finance, strategic planning and execution, investor relations, and mergers and acquisitions, and has held senior executive positions in publicly traded companies spanning industries from technology and telecommunications to alternative energy and manufacturing. He also oversees Mercury’s corporate development, legal, security, and various compliance and risk management functions.

Mr. Haines joined Mercury in 2010 as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. Prior to Mercury, he served as Executive Vice President at Verenium Corporation, a publicly traded company engaged in the development and commercialization of biofuels and high-performance specialty enzymes, where he played a key role in various corporate development, corporate finance and joint venturing activities. Previously, Mr. Haines served as Executive Vice President of Strategic Affairs of Enterasys Networks, Inc., a publicly traded network communications company, Senior Vice President of Cabletron Systems, Inc., the predecessor of Enterasys Networks, and Vice President of Applied Extrusion Technologies, a large manufacturer of plastic films and packaging. He began his career at J.P. Morgan.
  
Mr. Haines holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from Boston University, and a law degree from Cornell Law School.  

 

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Didier M.C. Thibaud  

DIDIER M.C. THIBAUD

President, Mercury Commercial Electronics

Mr. Thibaud is President of Mercury Commercial Electronics (MCE), where he is responsible for sales, product engineering, operations and other duties.

Prior to his position with MCE, Mr. Thibaud managed the company’s Advanced Computing Solutions (ACS) group. He also headed up its international subsidiaries. Before joining Mercury in 1995, Mr. Thibaud was Technical Director and Account Manager for Horizon Technologies, where he specialized in the development of Services and System Integrations for European Defense and Commercial businesses. Previously, at ONERA, the French National Research Center for Aerospace, Mr. Thibaud spent several years managing research and development of DSP applications in medical and defense electronics, and was the engineering manager for multiprocessor systems that were used for tracking and surveillance radar. Mr. Thibaud started his career with CHU Lille hospital's center for medical signal processing research.

Mr. Thibaud graduated from the Hautes Etudes Industrielles in Lille, France, with a degree in information technology. He also earned a D.E.A. (Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies) in signal and image processing.

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Michael Ruppert 

Michael Ruppert

Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development

Mr. Ruppert is responsible for Mercury’s corporate development activities, including strategy, planning and mergers and acquisitions. He brings a wealth of investment banking experience spanning mergers and acquisitions, capital formation, strategy development and execution, as well as transaction execution for a wide range of companies in the aerospace and defense markets. Over his career, he has provided strategic guidance and consultation on many marquee public company transactions in the defense industry in addition to advising public and private companies and investors on transactions of all types and sizes.

Prior to joining Mercury, Mr. Ruppert was the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of RSPartners, LLC, a boutique M&A advisory firm focused on the aerospace and defense industries. Previously, Mr. Ruppert was a Managing Director at UBS Securities where he led the Defense and Government IT effort from 2011 to 2013. Before that he focused on aerospace and defense mergers & acquisitions at both Lehman Brothers and Lazard.

Mr. Ruppert holds a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business.

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Charles A. Speicher  

CHARLES A. SPEICHER

Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer

Charles A. Speicher, joined Mercury in 2010 as Vice President, Controller, and Chief Accounting Officer. 

Prior to joining Mercury, Mr. Speicher held various positions at Virtusa Corporation, a publicly-traded global IT services company, including Vice President of Global Accounting Operations and Corporate Controller from 2001 to 2009. Mr. Speicher was Corporate Controller at Cerulean Technologies Inc., a private software product company, from 1996 to 2000 prior to its sale to Aether Systems Inc. where he served as Division Controller of Aether Mobile Government from 2000 to 2001. Prior to joining Cerulean Technology, Mr. Speicher held positions with Wyman-Gordon Company, Wang Laboratories and Arthur Andersen & Company, LLP.

Mr. Speicher holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Scranton and is a CPA licensed in Massachusetts.

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MARK ASLETT
President and Chief Executive Officer

GERALD M. HAINES, II
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

DIDIER M.C. THIBAUD
President, Mercury Commercial Electronics (MCE)

CHARLES A. SPEICHER
Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer