Senior Business Development Executive Joins MRIGlobal
Kay van der Horst Brings Expertise in National Security and Defense
(Kansas City, MO) April 30, 2012 – MRIGlobal today announced that Kay van der Horst will join the company as Vice President, Business Development for National Security and Defense Programs, effective May 14, 2012.
Van der Horst comes to MRIGlobal from Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), where he has served as Vice President of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive Programs and Strategy. He previously worked in the company’s Homeland Protection & Preparedness business unit.
Van der Horst has more than 20 years’ experience in developing programs in defense and national security. He previously held executive positions at SPARTA Inc. and Battelle Memorial Institute.
“Kay is an internationally recognized expert in adapting scientific and technical innovations into solutions for security and defense,” said John Stanley, Ph.D., Corporate Vice President, Business Development. “He will be an excellent addition to our team delivering solutions in biosurveillance, threat reduction, and national defense. We are delighted to welcome him to MRIGlobal.”
Van der Horst has degrees in International Affairs & Security Studies from American University, and in Political Science from Ludwig-Max University in Munich, Germany.
MRIGlobal, a not-for-profit research and development organization, delivers global solutions in national security and defense, energy and environment, life and animal sciences, agriculture and food safety, and transportation. The organization performs scientific research, advanced engineering and program integration and management for clients in government, industry and academia. Established in 1944 as Midwest Research Institute, MRIGlobal is based in Kansas City, Mo., operates in nine states and Washington, D.C., and manages more than 3,300 employees.
MRIGlobal is one of two partners in the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, which manages and operates the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo., for the U.S. Department of Energy.
For more information, visit www.mriglobal.org.