BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Liberty Defense Holdings Announces Hiring Of 2 Industry Leaders

Below is a press release from Wilmington-based Liberty Defense Holdings:

WILMINGTON, MA — Liberty Defense Holdings Ltd., a leading technology provider of concealed weapons and threat detection solutions, is pleased to announce that it has attracted two recognized industry leaders to its team: Ajay Subramanian and Jeffrey S. Gordon.

Subramanian and Gordon will be based in the Company’s newly designed headquarters in Wilmington, MA, just north of Boston, and will be working on the Company’s High Definition Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) body scanner and airport shoe screener, both of which are licensed exclusively to Liberty Defense, funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Both technologies have the potential to transform checkpoint screening at the airport to make it safer and more efficient.

“As airports and event venues begin to welcome back larger crowds, it will be imperative to ensure that these guests feel safe,” said Bill Frain, CEO of Liberty Defense. “Easing people’s apprehension that is driven by the pandemic and high levels of social unrest can be achieved with technologies that enable no-contact and high-throughput screening to reduce lines and wait times. Further, if guests can be confident that dangerous items are kept out of these places, we can significantly improve their experience.”

Subramanian and Gordon will also serve as key members of the technology team that is responsible for driving the successful development and deployment of HEXWAVE™, the Company’s flagship product. HEXWAVE offers physically distant screening that rapidly scans individuals using low-power radar technology to create 3D images that are readable by artificial intelligence, which analyzes them to detect both metal and nonmetal weapons, as well as explosives, or other items of interest.

Jeffrey Gordon, who will serve as Liberty Defense’s VP of Engineering, is an accomplished engineering professional with over 35 years’ experience leading the development of ground breaking sensing products for the military, medical, industrial, and commercial markets, including the ubiquitous Personnel Body Scanner Systems (Provision™) that were developed by L3-Harris (now Leidos) and can be seen deployed across most U.S. and EU airport checkpoints. Gordon also spent five years at General Electric Global Research developing roadmaps for imaging and sensor technologies. He holds a BS from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, an MS in Experimental Physics from UC Los Angeles, and a PhD from UC Berkeley. He has particular expertise in technology strategy for advanced Radio-Frequency RF and infrared (IR) sensing and AI / machine learning techniques.

Ajay Subramanian joins Liberty Defense’s as its principal RF Design Engineer. For the last 12 years, Subramanian served as a senior-level engineer at Raytheon, a major U.S. defense contractor and with core manufacturing concentrations in weapons and military, as well as commercial electronics. Besides his focus on RF design, including MMIC’s and mixed signal/RFIC designs, he served as the company’s liaison with DARPA and authored several conference papers and patents in the area of Wideband High Frequency. Ajay holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Florida State University, an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Central Florida and is in the process of completing his PhD from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

“We are fortunate and excited that both Jeffrey and Ajay have decided to join the Liberty team. They are best-in-class talents who believe in our mission and want the opportunity to develop our cutting-edge HD-AIT and HEXWAVE people screening solutions,” said Michael Lanzaro, President and CTO of Liberty Defense. “We look forward to working with Jeff and Ajay to bring these new technologies to market.”

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