CHELMSFORD, Mass., July 31, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mercury Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:MRCY) ( www.mrcy.com ), a leading provider of affordable, commercially developed, open sensor processing systems and services for critical commercial, defense and intelligence applications, announced the appointment of Brian Perry as President of its Mercury Defense Systems (MDS) subsidiary. Mr. Perry will lead key strategic electronic warfare (EW), electronic attack (EA), signals intelligence (SIGINT) and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) growth initiatives, provide overall business direction and lead the day-to-day operations of the Cypress, Calif.-based group. "Brian has seen firsthand the strategic value of the capabilities of MDS, the commitment of its team, and the opportunity for growth," said Mark Aslett, President and CEO of Mercury Systems. "His wealth of experience and proven success in leadership, strategic market management, product development and change management will provide a powerful foundation to drive future growth for the MDS business." Most recently, Mr. Perry served as Vice President and General Manager of Mercury's Services and Systems Integration (SSI) group. Prior to joining Mercury, he was the General Manager for Suntron Corporation's Northeast Express, which included responsibility for advanced prototyping, design services, and systems engineering and integration. Prior to Suntron, Mr. Perry served in various roles with Lockheed Martin and General Electric Aircraft Engines in the development of key engine and control technologies. Mr. Perry holds a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, an MBA in Management of Technology from Bentley College and is a graduate of Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program. Mercury Defense Systems provides deep domain expertise, pre-integrated, open, affordable EW, EA and electronic countermeasures (ECM) subsystems and significant capabilities in SIGINT and electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) technologies. These solutions are quickly deployed on behalf of defense prime contractors and the Department of Defense (DoD).