Corgnati brings unmanned expertise to PAE joint venture

PAE's joint venture PAE ISR has hired unmanned systems expert Chris Corgnati to be the company's chief operating officer.

The PAE ISR joint venture has named Chris Corgnati as chief operating officer where he’ll bring his expertise in the development, acquisition and integration of unmanned systems.

The appointment reflects PAE’s commitment to the unmanned sector of the market, said Chico Moline, president of PAE’s National Security Solutions business unit. PAE ISR is a joint venture of PAE, American Operations Corp. and Battlespace Flight Services LLC. It works with U.S., NATO and international defense organizations.

Prior to joining PAE, Corgnati was vice president of NASA and Defense Department programs at Crown Consulting. He also was the director of ISR capabilities for the Chief of Naval Operations and headed the U.S. delegation for the NATO joint capability group on unmanned aerial systems. Another DOD position was director of homeland defense air and maritime policy for the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

He holds a bachelor of science in business administration and management from Villanova University and a master’s of science in IT management from Naval Postgraduate School.