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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Draper Names Mark Chapin to Lead Washington Office

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Mark Chapin joined Draper Laboratory’s Washington office on July 19, and will help the organization broaden its business with national security sponsors in the D.C. area.

Chapin, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, comes to Draper from Sarnoff Corp. in Arlington, Va., where he led business development efforts that resulted in early customer adoption of the company’s solutions for vision systems that enable unmanned ground and aerial vehicles as well as remote weapons stations. His previous experience includes managing the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s information technology operations, and serving as the agency’s Air Force director of national imagery requirements.

While Draper’s Washington operations will continue to focus on geospatial intelligence programs, Chapin will also help expand business with customers including the National Reconnaissance Office, Air Combat Command, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and the Office of Naval Research.

Chapin belongs to professional organizations including the Air Force Association, Association of the U.S. Army, National Military Intelligence Association, National Defense Industrial Association, and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association.

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