HALO Announces Key Management Changes
NEWTON, N.H., April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — HALO Maritime Defense Systems (HALO), provider of advanced engineered solutions for the security needs of strategic maritime assets, announced today that Eric Johnson has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer and that David Tolly has joined as Chief Financial Officer.
Eric Johnson, formerly the Chief Operating Officer of HALO, is an experienced executive with an extensive background in manufacturing, tooling and production. Rear Admiral Jay Cohen, USN (Ret.), the Chairman of the Board of Directors at HALO, stated, “Eric Johnson embodies the engineering expertise and leadership qualities that will ensure Halo continues to build on its vision to protect the waterfront, enabling unmatched marine access control for both government and commercial clients.”
Johnson previously identified the numerous shortfalls in legacy barrier systems and was the main driver to engineer and develop the next generation of HALO barriers to meet and exceed U.S. Navy specifications. He developed the Sponsored Research Partnership with the University of New Hampshire, and most recently managed the installation of a Marine Barrier and Gate system in Abu Dhabi, the most advanced of its kind in the world. He is also the author and contributor of several patents assigned to HALO. Johnson started his career with Raytheon after graduating from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.