Dulles, Virginia — September 13, 2016
Technology Advancement Group®, Inc. (TAG®) appointed John Borden to the new position of Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr. Borden was hired in September 2013 as Product Director, GNSS Systems when TAG was awarded a contract to provide the Army Program of Record (PoR) Precise Positioning Service, Global Positioning System – Survey (PPS GPS-S). Mr. Borden was subsequently promoted to VP, Programs and Technologies in July 2014. Mr. Borden’s appointment as EVP/COO was effective September 1, 2016.
"Since arriving at TAG, John has taken on every challenge thrust on him with a positive attitude and has performed at the height of professionalism. He is truly an asset to our company. John McEwan and I are elated that John accepted this promotion.” said Jim McEwan, CEO of TAG. “Our future has never looked more promising and we are excited to have John at the helm as we take on this great journey. He is truly a team player, a member of the TAG family.
”Effective immediately, as EVP/COO Mr. Borden assumes responsibility for the day-to-day operations of TAG. Mr. Borden will be responsible for the alignment and prioritization of company investments and ensuring operational excellence across the organization as it continues to evolve and improve. Mr. Borden brings experience in in a wide variety of roles including Director of Business Development for a small high-tech firm, Program Manager of network operations at the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Technical Manager of an Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (ACTD) for DoD, Founder & CEO of a satellite communications company, and Project Manager of a physics experiment that flew on the Space Shuttle.
"TAG’s position within the GNSS/PNT market has never been more compelling with the delivery of PPS GPS-S, the only military GPS survey system that uses a SAASM-based receiver to achieve geodetic-grade accuracy, as well as an embedded radio with an approved spectrum allocation across all of DoD,” said Borden. "I feel incredibly lucky to have this opportunity to help lead the company to its next phase of success. We have a very bright future ahead.
"Since graduating from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 1980, Mr. Borden has continued his education throughout his professional career with courses in project management, proposal management, business development, Federal contract management, and technology transition. Additionally, Mr. Borden received certifications from the Project Management Institute, Association of Proposal Management Professionals, and FEMA Emergency Management Institute. He is a recipient of SBA’s Tibbetts Award and a NASA Space Act Award for his work in oceanographic data collection under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and is published in diverse topics including homeland security, satellite communications, and oceanography.
Mr. Borden’s leadership and expertise is an important addition to TAG’s leadership team as we continue to advance our strategic mission by developing military products that exceed all expectations.
TAG is a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) and a Small Disadvantaged (Hispanic) Business (SDB) that has served as a leading provider of ruggedized computing solutions to the Federal Government and to the commercial sector for 30 years. TAG’s mission is to rapidly develop customized, rugged mobile electronic systems for military and industrial customers based on its design expertise using state-of-the-art technology, best practice processes, and leveraging existing modules. TAG delivers world-class customer service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; Service MattersSM. For more information, visit TAG.com.©2014 Technology Advancement Group®, Inc. (TAG®). All rights reserved. The marks Technology Advancement Group, TAG, and Service Matters are trademarks and service marks of Technology Advancement Group, Inc.