Kay van der Horst Brings Expertise in National Security and Defense
KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MRIGlobal today announced that Kay van der Horst will join the company as Vice President, Business Development for National Security and Defense Programs, effective May 14, 2012.
Van der Horst comes to MRIGlobal from Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), where he has served as Vice President of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive Programs and Strategy. He previously worked in the company's Homeland Protection & Preparedness business unit.
Van der Horst has more than 20 years' experience in developing programs in defense and national security. He previously held executive positions at SPARTA Inc. and Battelle Memorial Institute.
"Kay is an internationally recognized expert in adapting scientific and technical innovations into solutions for security and defense," said John Stanley, Ph.D., Corporate Vice President, Business Development. "He will be an excellent addition to our team delivering solutions in biosurveillance, threat reduction, and national defense. We are delighted to welcome him to MRIGlobal."
Van der Horst has degrees in International Affairs & Security Studies from American University, and in Political Science from Ludwig-Max University in Munich, Germany.
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