Tom Johnson, vice president of engineering, AGI
Tom is responsible for special projects, customer advocacy, and mentoring and training AGI's system engineers. He also oversees the Center for Space Standards & Innovation (CSSI) in Colorado Springs, AGI's research and outreach arm. Tom joined AGI in 1995 as a systems engineer, later transitioning to a position in the development department where he was eventually promoted to vice president of development. In 2002 he was selected to start AGI's engineering department. He began his aerospace career in 1989 as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, Schriever AFB, CO, where he focused on the on-orbit operations of the DSCS III and NATO III satellite systems. From 1993 to 1995, he was a senior systems engineer at Lockheed Martin Astro Space in King of Prussia, PA. He earned his B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and his M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado. Tom is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA). He currently holds two patents and was recognized as the Philadelphia area AIAA Young Engineer of the Year in 1997.