ABOUT US

Electro Optic Systems Pty Ltd (EOS) is a leading Australian technology company operating in the space and defence markets. Our products incorporate advanced electro-optic applications based on EOS core technologies in software, laser, electronics, optronics, gimbals, telescopes and beam directors, and precision mechanisms.

Formed in 1983 the EOS Group of companies became a publicly-traded company on the Australian Stock Exchange in 2002. In 2005 EOS formed a strategic alliance with Northrop Grumman (USA) for the further exploitation of common technologies in the space and military sectors.

EOS operates two research centres in Australia and has significant production facilities in both Australia and the United States. The Company also has a production support depot in Singapore and offices in Alabama, Arizona, Abu Dhabi and Germany.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

EOS, Electro Optic Systems, Defence and Space Technology Company

Electro Optic Systems Holdings Limited

EOS, Electro Optic Systems, Board of Directors, Fred Bart, Chairman

Fred Bart

Chairman

Fred Bart has been Chairman and Director of numerous public and private companies since 1980, specialising in manufacturing, property, technology and marketable securities. Mr Bart is Chairman of Immunovative Therapies Limited, a company involved in the manufacture of cancer vaccines for the treatment of most forms of cancer and he is a member of the Remuneration Committee. Appointed to the Board on 8 May 2000.

EOS, Electro Optic Systems, Board of Directors, Ben Greene, Group Chief Executive Officer

Ben Greene

Group Chief Executive Officer

Dr Ben Greene established the original laser space tracking capabilities and infrastructure across Australia. He was also the principle designer of the initial remote weapon stations programs for the US Army. Dr Greene is the CEO of EOS, holding the position from the company’s founding in 1983. He is widely published in science and technology, has authored numerous patents, and his work has been recognized by NASA and USAF awards. Dr Greene is a past member of Australia’s Prime Ministers Science, Engineering and Innovation Council (PMSEIC), Director of the CRC for Space Environment Management and Deputy Chair of the Western Pacific Laser Tracking Network (WPLTN). Appointed to the Board on 11 April 2002.

EOS, Electro Optic Systems, Board of Directors, Ian Dennis, Company Secretary

Ian Dennis

Company Secretary

Ian Dennis BA, C.A. is a Chartered Accountant with experience as director and secretary in various public listed companies and unlisted technology companies in Australia and overseas. He has been involved in the investment banking industry and stockbroking industry for the past twenty five years. Prior to that, he was with KPMG, Chartered Accountants in Sydney. Mr Dennis is a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee. Appointed to the Board on 8 May 2000.

Peter Leahy AC

Non-Executive Director

Peter Leahy AC retired from the Australian Army in July 2008 as a Lieutenant General in the position of Chief of Army. He holds a BA (Military Studies), a Master of Military Arts and Science and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is a Professor and the foundation Director of the National Security Institute at the University of Canberra. He is a Director of Codan Limited, Citadel Group Limited, a member of the Defence South Australia Advisory Board, Chairman of the Red Shield Appeal in the ACT and the charity Soldier On, and a Trustee of the Prince’s Charities Australia. Appointed to the Board on 4 May 2009.

EOS, Electro Optic Systems, Board of Directors, Geoff Brown, Non-Executive Director

Geoff Brown AO

Non-Executive Director

Geoff Brown AO, AM retired from the Royal Australian Air Force in May 2015 as Air Marshall in the position of Chief of Air Force. Among his qualifications he holds a BEng (Mech), a Master of Arts (Strategic Studies), Fellow of the Institute of Engineering Australia and is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. Geoff is a Director of Lockheed Martin (Australia) Pty Limited, Chairman of the Sir Richard Williams Foundation and Chairman of the Advisory Board of CAE Asia Pacific. Appointed to the Board on 21 April 2016.

EOS, Electro Optic Systems, Board of Directors, Kate Lundy, Non-Executive Director

Kate Lundy

Non-Executive Director

Having served as Senator in the Federal Parliament for nearly 20 years, Kate Lundy continues to focus her energy on technology and innovation. In 2017, the Australian National University awarded her a Doctor of Letters (honorary doctorate) for her “exceptional contributions to advocacy and policy for information communications and technology, for the ACT and nationally.” During her time as Senator for the ACT in the Federal Parliament in both Government and Opposition, Ms Lundy held several front bench and Ministerial portfolios, including IT, Innovation, Digital Economy, Manufacturing, Sport and Multicultural Affairs. Elected to the board on 23 March 2018.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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EOS Defense Systems USA, Inc

John Berry, Chair, EOS Defense Systems USA

John Berry

Chair

John Berry is a former US government official who was named President of the American Australian Association in 2016. He completed degrees at the University of Maryland, College Park and Syracuse University and worked in local government and as a legislative aide in state government from 1982 to 1985. From 1985 to 1994, Mr Berry worked as legislative director for U.S. Representative Steny Hoyer. He then held posts in the U.S. Treasury Department, the Smithsonian Institution, and the U.S. Department of the Interior until 2000, and worked as director of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the National Zoological Park until 2009, when he was nominated to be the director of the United States Office of Personnel Management. Mr Berry took office after being confirmed by the United States Senate in April 2009. In June 2013, President Obama nominated Berry to be the U.S. Ambassador to Australia. He was confirmed by unanimous consent of the U.S. Senate in August 2013.

EOS, Electro Optic Systems, Executive Officers, Phil Coker, President EOS Defence Systems USA

Phil Coker

Executive Director

Phil Coker served with the US Army in the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East as a Cavalry Officer and Analyst for 32 years, achieving the rank of Brigadier General. After retirement, he joined Northrop Grumman as a Director, ultimately managing four production facilities in the US and UK, building robots and command and control systems for the Department of Defense and Law Enforcement customers. Upon retirement in 2016 he formed a consulting company, and was then appointed as the President, EOS Defense Systems USA in February 2018. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, holds a master’s degree in Systems Management from USC and a graduate certificate in leadership coaching from the University of Texas in Dallas.

Joe Fitzgerald, Non-Executive Director, EOS Defense Systems USA

Dr Joe Fitzgerald

Non-Executive Director

Dr Joe Fitzgerald is the owner, Decision Sciences, a consulting firm founded in 1997 providing support for market development, strategic planning, and formulation of technical and business solutions for the Federal Government. The company’s primary focus is on support to the aerospace and defense community. Previously, Dr Fitzgerald was Vice President for Missile Systems Technology and for BDM International where he was responsible for BDM Federal activities in the Huntsville, Redstone, and the North Florida (Eglin AFB) areas. Since 2013 he has also served as the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for North Alabama, providing individual advice to the Secretary of the Army, the Chief of Staff of the Army and Commanders at all levels.

EOS, Electro Optic Systems, Board of Directors, Ben Greene, Group Chief Executive Officer

Dr Ben Greene

Executive Director

Dr Ben Greene established the original laser space tracking capabilities and infrastructure across Australia. He was also the principle designer of the initial remote weapon stations programs for the US Army. Dr Greene is the CEO of EOS, holding the position from the company’s founding in 1983. He is widely published in science and technology, has authored numerous patents, and his work has been recognized by NASA and USAF awards. Dr Greene is a past member of Australia’s Prime Ministers Science, Engineering and Innovation Council (PMSEIC), Director of the CRC for Space Environment Management and Deputy Chair of the Western Pacific Laser Tracking Network (WPLTN).

James R Myles

MG(R) James R Myles

Non-Executive Director

Major General (Ret) James R Myles served more than 36 years in the U.S. Army retiring at the rank of Major General. His final assignment was the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command and Redstone Arsenal, AL. In his career Myles served in key command and staff positions throughout the Army, to include Commanding General, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, Assistant Division Commander (Maneuver), 1st Cavalry Division, Commander, 17th Aviation Brigade, service on the Joint Staff, and key leadership positions in the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. From 2011-2015 Myles held senior leadership positions at DynCorp International culminating as Senior Vice President with P&L responsibility for its annual $1.2B aviation portfolio. He is currently the President and Founder of Myles Associates.

Pete Short, COO

Pete Short

Executive Director

Mr Short joined EOS in January 2016 as VP, Strategy and Business Development. He served in the Australian Army from 1984 to 2015 as an Infantry Officer, serving in Somalia, East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan (twice) and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for action in Iraq. His last appointments in the Army were as Director General, Land Development and Director General, Base & Customer Support Services. He has a Master of Arts (Strategic Studies), Bachelor of Social Sciences (Human Resources Management) and is a Thai linguist.

EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

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EOS, Electro Optic Systems, Executive Officers, Scott Lamond, Group Chief Financial Officer

Scott Lamond

Group Chief Financial Officer

Mr Lamond joined the EOS team in 2006 and was appointed CFO in 2012. He brought to the team a wide range of experience in SME manufacturing, particularly agricultural machinery. As a CPA, Scott has been able to support the group with the management of ERP systems used by the military business. He is well grounded in the commercial aspects of doing business after initially starting his career in insolvency and reconstruction. Prior to joining EOS, Mr Lamond has been Financial Controller for privately owned companies for 14 years.

Pete Short, COO

Pete Short

Group Chief Operating Officer

Mr Short joined EOS in January 2016 as VP, Strategy and Business Development. He served in the Australian Army from 1984 to 2015 as an Infantry Officer, serving in Somalia, East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan (twice) and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for action in Iraq. His last appointments in the Army were as Director General, Land Development and Director General, Base & Customer Support Services. He has a Master of Arts (Strategic Studies), Bachelor of Social Sciences (Human Resources Management) and is a Thai linguist.

EOS, Electro Optic Systems, Executive Officers, Craig Smith, Chief Executive Officer Space Systems

Prof. Craig Smith

Chief Executive Officer, Space Systems

Prof. Smith joined EOS in 1998 and was appointed CEO of Space Systems in 2003. Previously he also held the positions of CEO of EOS Technologies and Head of Research and Development. Prior to joining EOS he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Defence Force Academy where he developed novel techniques for imaging-polarimetry and spectro-polarimetry at thermal IR wavelengths. Prof. Smith has lectured in Physics, Electronics and Military Ballistics and he has obtained Bachelors and PhD degrees from the University of Melbourne.

EOS, Electro Optic Systems, Executive Officers, Grant sanderson, Chief Executive Officer Defence Systems

Grant Sanderson

Chief Executive Officer, Defence Systems

Mr Sanderson joined EOS in January 2018 although he has worked on major EOS development activities as a consultant during 2016 and 2017. He is a military veteran of 25 years who prior to joining EOS was the Vice President Strategy and Business Development in Australia for the Israeli defence technology company Elbit Systems. Prior to joining Elbit, Mr Sanderson was the General Manager Strategy for the Thales Australia Land Division and was instrumental in the major product and manufacturing reforms that brought the Hawkei, Steyr F90 rifle and ammunition products to market including the international sales drive for the Bushmaster PMV.

EOS, Electro Optic Systems, Executive Officers, Warwick Holloway, President EOS Defence Systems Australia

Dr. Warwick Holloway

President, EOS Defence Systems, Australia

Dr. Holloway joined EOS in 2011 and was appointed as the CEO of Defence Systems in 2014. He is responsible for management of the business, control of manufacturing activities, coordination of programs and projects and business development activities. Dr. Holloway is listed as an inventor on six patents spanning across consumer electronic and telecommunications products and is named as an author on 12 academic papers. He holds a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Monash University. He also holds a PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Melbourne.

EOS, Electro Optic Systems, Executive Officers, Phil Coker, President EOS Defence Systems USA

Phil Coker

President, EOS Defence Systems, USA

Brigadier General (Retired) Phil Coker served with the US Army in the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East as a Cavalry Officer and Analyst for 32 years. After retirement, he joined the defense industry as a Director, ultimately managing four production facilities in the US and UK, building robots and command and control systems for the Department of Defense and Law Enforcement customers. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, holds a Master’s Degree in Systems Management from USC and is currently pursuing another Master’s from the University of Texas in Dallas.

EOS, Electro Optic Systems, Executive Officers, Henry Heng, President, EOS Advanced Technologies

AbdulRahman AlBlooshi

CEO, EOS Advanced Technologies, UAE

Mr AlBlooshi joined the EOS team in January 2018 bringing his strong project management and operational skills, having forged a solid career in the UAE Defence Industry. Prior to joining EOS he worked extensively with the Tawazun Group to help establish new defence companies. As Head of Operations at Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company he managed the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) family of events. Mr AlBlooshi is a Master in Business Administration, a Master in Project Management Program, and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Engineering Management).

EOS, Electro Optic Systems, Executive Officers, Henry Heng, President, EOS Defence Systems Pte Ltd, Asia-Pac

Henry Heng

President, EOS Defence Systems Pte Ltd, Asia-Pac

Mr Heng joined the EOS team in 2011. His career in the defence industry spans 30 years and he has an impressive track record for identifying business opportunities. Working at Barco Pte Ltd he increased company sales revenue by more than double. During his 17 year tenure at Singapore Technology Kinetics he worked on defence business and collaboration opportunities for Land Systems and Air Defence Weapon Systems. He was posted to Taiwan and United States in 1991 and 2001 respectively and was presented a US flag by the office of Honourable Soloman P. Ortix, Member of Congress, to signify their appreciation in 2003.

EOS, Electro Optic Systems, Executive Officers, Scott Hicks VP Strategy and Business Development

Scott Hicks CSC

VP, Strategy and Business Development

Mr Hicks joined the EOS team in 2017 and is a retired Brigadier with over 31 years’ experience in the Australian Army. He served in a broad range of logistic and strategic workforce appointments including leadership roles at various levels responsible for the delivery of logistic outcomes to deployed forces. During his service Mr Hicks deployed to the Sinai, Bougainville, East Timor and Afghanistan and was awarded the US Legion of Merit for his service in Afghanistan. He holds a Master of Defence Studies, a Master of Arts (Strategic Studies) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.