David "Heat" Lyons

Vice President, Business Development

David “Heat” Lyons is Vice President of Business Development. He leads the go-to-market team by overseeing efforts to identify and execute target market opportunities in the Products Division in line with corporate strategic objectives. Mr. Lyons brings a long and distinguished record of success through 30 years of experience in the defense and aerospace industries.

Mr. Lyons is a retired United States Air Force Colonel who commanded at the squadron, group, and installation level, in and out of combat. As an F-16 Fighter Pilot, he is a graduate of and later returned as an instructor to the United States Air Force Weapons School. He served in staff assignments at Checkmate – Headquarters Air Force, Sub-Unified Combatant Command, and the Joint Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation level at DARPA. Prior to Scientific Systems, he served as the Growth Lead for Spectrum Systems, Mercury Systems, where he opened a new $200M product line by repurposing existing technology to fill a critical government requirement.

Mr. Lyons holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the United States Air Force Academy, an MBA from TUI University, and a Master of Arts from the Naval War College. He is a graduate of the Maritime Advanced Warfighting School and was a National Defense Fellow at The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University.