Mark Andersson joined Schafer Corporation as President and Chief Operating Officer on January 7, 2013. Mr. Andersson is a seasoned executive with a demonstrated track record of driving revenue, operating income and market share growth for providers of engineering and technical services to the federal government.
“We are pleased to welcome Mark to our leadership team,” said Michael Griffin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Schafer Corporation. “His expertise and experience with companies at a similar stage of development within our industry will be invaluable as we continue to grow our company. My colleagues and I will welcome his contributions as we work to help our clients across the U.S. federal government solve highly complex and critical problems.”
Mr. Andersson recently served as the Chief Operating Officer of Applied Signal Technology Inc. In that position, he helped lead Applied Signal through a period of strong growth and expansion, culminating in the sale of the company to Raytheon. Prior to Applied Signal, Mr. Andersson worked for over 26 years in various capacities at Harris Corporation. During his tenure there, he held increasingly senior-level positions within multiple government lines of business.
“Schafer Corporation is one of the leading participants in vitally important areas of our national security, and I am excited to be joining the team,” said Mr. Andersson. “This is an important time in the history of Schafer Corporation as the need for its services has perhaps never been greater. I am looking forward to helping my new colleagues meet the needs of our clients and grow our business well into the future.”
Mr. Andersson’s educational background includes a BS in electrical engineering with distinction from the University of Virginia and an MBA in marketing management from Georgia State University. He also participated in the Leadership Directions Program at the University of Virginia’s Darden Business School.