Mike Dithurbide

Mike joined Allen-Vanguard as their Electronic Warfare Director in November 2004 after having served over 28 years in the Canadian Army, retiring as a senior officer in 2004. 

Mike spent the majority of his career in the fields of Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Electronic Warfare (EW).  Career highlights include Officer Commanding the Canadian Detachment at the National Security Agency at Ft George G. Meade in Maryland where he was employed in the Operations Directorate.   He also served at the Medina Regional Security Operations Center (MRSOC), San Antonio, Texas. In addition to his operational duties, he was a member of the Board of Directors of this 1800 plus organization that was responsible for strategic direction and planning for a multi-service organization that included Army, Marines, Airforce, Navy and civilian personnel.  

In 2002 Mike was selected for a tour in Afghanistan as the Officer-in-Charge of the multi-national Signals Intelligence Electronic Warfare Operations Center (SEWOC) and ECM/EW advisor to the Kabul Multi-National Brigade Commander and also served as the Senior Signals Intelligence officer for Canada. His last post within the Army was as Program Manager Electronic Warfare, responsible for the procurement and fielding of all Electronic Counter Measures equipment for the Canadian Department of National Defence.

While at Allen Vanguard, Mike was responsible for the negotiation and establishment of the Symphony Program contract with Lockheed Martin.  This program has been active since December of 2005 and supplies ECM equipment to select coalition and indigenous forces. The program (extended through 2019) has fielded more than 4500 systems, all of which contain Allen Vanguard ECM components.

Mike has served in a variety of positions at Allen Vanguard, including engineering team lead for the UK, ECM program director, ES Business Develop Lead, as well as his current role of President and General Manager.