Jerry WohletzVice President, General Manager at BAE Systems FAST LabsTM
Dr. Wohletz is vice president and general manager of the Electronic Combat Solutions business area within BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems sector. Electronic Combat Solutions (ECS) provides advanced electronic warfare capabilities to a broad portfolio that includes B-2, C-130, F-15, F-22, F-35, and the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile. Electronic Combat Solutions is comprised of more than 3,300 employees operating in New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Texas. Prior to his ECS role, Dr. Wohletz was vice president and general manager of FAST Labs™– the advanced technologies organization that underpins the products and services for BAE Systems Inc.
With Dr. Wohletz’s 28 years of aerospace and defense experience, he lead profit and loss responsibilities for complex organizations spanning multiple geographic locations, which also included capturing, developing, producing, and sustaining large-scale programs. Prior to BAE Systems, Dr. Wohletz was a Director at ALPHATECH Inc., a MIT startup acquired by BAE Systems, where he pioneered autonomy for defense applications that led to the development of the Multi-vehicle Mission Control System (M2CS®) product. Prior to ALPHATECH Inc., he was a research scientist at the Air Force Research Laboratory and at NASA’s Dryden
Flight Research Center. Dr. Wohletz began his advanced career as an aeronautics engineer with McDonnell Douglas working on the F/A-18E/F aircraft design.
Dr. Wohletz holds a bachelor’s of science degree with highest distinction in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Kansas; a MS in Engineering focused on Aeronautics and Astronauts from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); and a Ph.D. in Estimation and Control, also from MIT. Dr. Wohletz received BAE Systems highest award for his leadership in reversing the EC-130H cancellation and vision for the new EC-37B weapon system. Dr. Wohletz has been recognized for his contributions to our Nation’s Defense, and was honored to be selected to serve on the United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. Finally, Dr. Wohletz is privileged to serve on the MassChallenge Board of Advisors for both the Boston and Texas programs.