+ executive Profiles
Dr. Richard MacDonald, CEO & President
Dr. MacDonald co-founded RAM Laboratories, Inc. in 1997 and has been serving in the capacity of President and Chief Executive Officer since the company’s inception. With twenty years experience in high technology and defense businesses, Dr. MacDonald has overseen the strategic planning and growth of RAM Laboratories into a recognized defense technology leader with a national customer base spanning coast-to-coast, supporting multiple branches of the Department of Defense including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security. Under Dr. MacDonald’s leadership, the company has forged relationships with numerous Fortune 500 companies including Boeing, Lockheed-Martin, Northrop-Grumman, SAIC, CSC, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett Packard, Raytheon and IBM allowing RAM Laboratories to diversify their technological and service offerings while evolving to meet global challenges.
In addition to his role as CEO, Dr. MacDonald also serves on the Board of Directors for the Society of Modeling and Simulation International. Dr. MacDonald also is active in Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) and the National Defense Industry Association (NDIA).
Prior to starting RAM Laboratories, Dr. MacDonald held positions at Validity Corporation (a Titan company), TRW and NCR. During his previous employment, Dr. MacDonald worked in both technical and managerial positions on numerous defense and technology programs. These programs included the F-22 and Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft, satellite systems and communication/networking technology.
Dr. MacDonald earned both a Ph.D. and Masters of Science (M.S.) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia, and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Robert McGraw, VP, Chief Technology Officer
Dr. McGraw joined RAM Laboratories, Inc. in 1997 in the capacity of a co-founder and Vice-President of Research and Development. Dr. McGraw, now Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer, is responsible for the oversight and technical direction of RAM Laboratories’ applied research for information assurance, cyber technologies, modeling and simulation, decision sciences, and systems engineering efforts. Several of Dr. McGraw’s successful research and development programs include: RASAR, a real-time application security analyzer; VSS, a Virtualized Security Solution for providing forensic memory analysis; CARET, a Course of Action with Radio Effects Toolbox for providing signal planners with decision support and predictive capabilities for analyzing the QoS of their mobile ad hoc networks; and Distributed Information Management-related efforts for the Missile Defense Agency that are developing technologies to enhance the performance, QoS, and scalability of information management systems.
Dr. McGraw is involved with the Society for Modeling and Simulation International, where he has served as a past member of its Board of Directors as well as General Chair of its 2010 SpringSim Multiconference. In addition, Dr. McGraw has over 40 publications in the areas of information assurance, decision sciences, and modeling and simulation.
Prior to joining RAM Laboratories Dr. McGraw was a System Engineer at TRW, Inc. where he analyzed HW/SW components for distributed avionics platforms.
Dr. McGraw received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; and a B.S. in Electronics Engineering and a B.S. in Physics from the University of Scranton, Scranton, PA.