Vice President, Communication Systems
Gary Kidwell is the vice president of the Communication Systems business unit for Thales Defense & Security, Inc. (TDSI). In this role, Mr. Kidwell is responsible for all tactical, satellite communications, and electronic warfare business within the US DoD and export markets.
Mr. Kidwell also held key business development and account management positions within TDSI, most recently as the director of business development for US DoD programs. In this role, he developed solid growth strategies and led disciplined opportunity pursuits that resulted in consecutive strategic awards totaling over $100M annually, including contracts for the Army Leader Radio (ALR) Program of Record and the Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB).
Before joining TDSI, Mr. Kidwell held senior business development roles with SCI Technology, Inc. and RJ Corman Derailment Services. Additionally, he worked for DynCorp International providing protective security for international diplomats.
Mr. Kidwell is a recently retired and highly decorated member of the United States Marine Corps (USMC), where he served in both active and reserve duty for over 23 years and achieved the rank of Master Gunnery Sergeant.
Mr. Kidwell holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Columbia Southern University.