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Colonel (Ret.) Mike McKinney joins OBXtek as Chief Operating Officer

McLean, VA, October 30, 2020 – OBXtek Inc. has hired Mike McKinney as its Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this role, Mr. McKinney will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for managing all customer facing operational aspects of the company.

"I’m truly honored to be selected as Chief Operating Officer and I know I have big shoes to fill," said Mike McKinney. "My goal is to continue to advance our culture of being a customer- and mission-focused company that provides superior solutions and hires the best people to serve our customers. I’m confident my Air Force, Large System Integrator, Alaska Native 8a, and Small Business experience will help propel OBXtek to the next level." 

Prior to joining OBXtek, Mr. McKinney held multiple senior and executive level positions managing profit and loss business units in large and small businesses as well as overseeing the business winning efforts in an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) 8(a). Mr. McKinney, a retired Colonel, previously served in the U.S. Air Force for 26 years where he commanded at three levels, amassed over 3,200 hours in various fighters, and led the Air Force’s first Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Group. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas and a Master of Science, Management from Troy State University.

"Mike's strategic vision and experience will provide a unique perspective to our leadership team," said Dale Spencer, OBXtek president and chief executive officer. "Mike's success leading organizations in both the military and private sector along with his unique insight make him a valuable addition to our leadership team. We look forward to his contributions and welcome him to the OBXtek family."