Exemplary Leadership

ETEK’s leadership is committed to providing our employees with a work environment where candor, passion, curiosity, and respect are not only expected, but highly valued. These tenets are the pillars of our day-to-day operations. They are what guarantee the delivery of exceptional products, solutions, and services to our customers.

Management Team

Edgar Russell

Edgar Russell

President, CEO

Edgar Russell

President, CEO

Edgar D. Russell is the President and CEO of ETEK, LLC. Mr. Russell’s career spans more than 25 years in computer system engineering, integration, and administration. Mr. Russell is a passionate advocate for open source computing and is setting a new standard for how to implement robust computer systems that efficiently process large amounts of data. His commitment to open source is changing the way federal government customers handle computer network security while complying with federal government standards.

Mr. Russell has spent the majority of his career in federal government industry, gaining extensive experience in Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating systems, supercomputer design and implementation, and computer virtualization engineering, assembly, and maintenance.

Mr. Russell has received numerous awards for innovation and technical leadership and ingenuity, and has been honored with recognition for his contributions to the Ocean Color Virtualization Project at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

A native Marylander of 48 years, Mr. Russell resides with his wife and children in Glen Burnie, Maryland.

R. Gregory Freeland

R. Gregory Freeland

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer (COO)

R. Gregory Freeland

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Mr. Freeland is the Executive Vice President and COO of ETEK. Mr. Freeland’s distinguished 40-year career includes; former Chairman of the Board ATEK, Inc. (Mclean, Va.),  cofounder of RGII Technologies, Inc. (Annapolis, Md.) , with  a vast array of extensive experience in reporting Quarterly & Yearly Corporate financial forecasts/outlook guidance on the top & bottom lines, business development, M&A, sales pipeline development, portfolio fund raising. As a DoD Analyst he provided Planning, Programming, Budgeting, Justification  and Execution (PPBE) of major DoD/COCOMs, Intel Agencies,  Navy, Army , Air Force major systems acquisition (ACAT 1,2 &3) programs (ships, weapon systems, Aircraft, Satellites,  Cybersecurity, RDT&E, Information Technology  Capital Planning, Engineering, Science  and Intelligence) and Overseas Contingency Operations. Served as United States House & Senate Congressional Staffer on various committees through formulating requirements for various budget authorizations, and appropriations for NASA, FAA, NOAA, USCG, DOE, USDA, DoS, and HHS.

 Mr. Freeland oversees the daily operations of ETEK, which includes Top & Bottom Line Growth , tactical/strategic  planning  and key talent hiring recommendations to the CEO/President ,  that will increase/expand  ETEK’s  Science, Engineering, Technology & Professional services, solutions, capabilities , and product offerings to our CONUS/OCONUS existing and new customers. 

 Mr. Freeland holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland at College Park. His professional memberships include, but are not limited to, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), AFCEA, American Council for Technology/Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC),  Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and the American Investment Council (AIC)..

Fred Harding

Fred Harding

Program Manager, Software Development

Fred Harding

Program Manager, Software Development

Fred Harding is the Program Manager of Software Development at ETEK, LLC.  Fred has served the industry as an Embedded Software Engineer for over 25 years in fields like Aerospace, Radio Systems, Infrastructure and Application Development.  Fred’s broad skills and experience have served such customers as NASA while he worked as a team leader and member to deliver creative and technically flawless solutions.  His success has served within environments where demand for zero-defect excellence was required for projects like the International Space Station (ISS) and other ground-based and on-orbit vehicle solutions.  His passion for teams and process as well as technical excellence has been awarded and recognized by multiple companies and customers along the way.  Fred has also been a key team member in the developing, training, mentoring and establishing of certification criteria of organizations for process frameworks like Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), Lean, Agile and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).
Mr. Harding lives in Virginia with his wife and children, enjoying many creative and encouraging activities valuing his faith, family, artistic expression and community.

 

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