NASHUA New Hampshire, August 20, 2018 — AQYR Technologies today announced the appointment of Virgil Russell as their new Director of Sales and Marketing. He will succeed Rory Eddings who is taking over as AQYR’s Manager of Commercial Sales.
As Director of Sales and Marketing, Mr. Russell will responsible for meeting company growth objectives. He will drive strategy development, establish and manage sales, marketing and business development processes and tools, oversee and directly contribute to capturing government orders, drive the full spectrum of AQYR’s marketing efforts, establish and mature critical partnerships and lead AQYR’s sales and marketing team.
Mr. Russell comes to AQYR from Data Device Corporation where he was a Regional Sales Manager supporting databus products, power solutions, and space capabilities. During the past 12 months he drove sales while building and leading a regionally focused team of Outside Sales Managers, Inside Sales Managers, Local Representatives, and Field Engineers.
Prior to DDC, Mr. Russell held business development and sales positions in Harris Corporation’s (NYSE: HRS) Electronic Systems and Communications Systems segments. After starting as an engineer in 2001 he moved into Business Development supporting Commercial, Civil, and Intelligence Community space opportunities. He then relocated to Harris’ EMEA office in 2006 to lead Harris’ expansion into non-US defense markets. In 2010 he opened a new office Abu Dhabi, UAE where he worked to establish a joint venture with a local company to grow Harris’ government systems business in the region. His final role at Harris was leading business development and sales for Harris’ Airborne Radio product family.
“I am excited to join AQYR during such important time in its growth trajectory. It is a privilege to join the ranks of its member owners, and I look forward to working with the company’s talented management team to build on the success it has achieved.”
Mr. Russell is an alumnus of Florida Institute of Technology where he received his Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering. He is also a graduate of the Harris Leadership Directions program the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business at Darden.