Bernard Gruber, former GPS Program director, joins Spirent Federal Systems Board

April 5, 2019  - By
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Spirent Federal Systems, a provider of GPS/GNSS test equipment, announced that Col. (retired) Bernard Gruber, former program director of what is now the U.S. Air Force GPS Directorate, has joined the company’s board of directors as government security committee chairman. Also joining as the chairman of the board is Robert Lollini.

Spirent Federal President/CEO Ellen Hall stated, “We are happy to have retired Col. Gruber and Bob Lollini joining our dynamic company. We are leading the industry in innovation and quality products for the U.S. government and these two new leaders will help us continue that momentum.”

Col. Bernie Gruber in 2012. Photo: U.S. Air Force

Col. Bernie Gruber in 2012. (Photo: U.S. Air Force)

Bernard Gruber brings to the position the experience gained from a long and distinguished career in the government and military sector. Mr. Gruber has held several positions in important commands focused on navigation in space, including serving as the chief of Space and Global Integrated Intelligence at the Pentagon from 2009-2010, and director of the Global Positioning System (GPS) at the Los Angeles Air Force Base from 2010-2013. He is currently the director of Precision Guidance and Advanced Programs, Armament Systems at Northrop Grumman.

Robert Lollini is currently the chief executive officer and president of BioFire Defense LLC, a subsidiary and proxy company of bioMerieux. Lollini contributes to the board his broad understanding of strategic financial and executive management.

Spirent Federal Systems was formed in July 2001 by Spirent Communications as a wholly owned subsidiary and U.S. proxy company. Spirent Federal markets and sells Spirent Communications’ GNSS products in North America. The company also provides value-added features and ongoing customer support. Spirent Federal Systems is headquartered in Pleasant Grove, Utah, with support and sales offices throughout the U.S.

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Alan Cameron is editor-in-chief and publisher of GPS World magazine, where he has worked since 2000. He also writes the monthly GNSS Insights column for the weekly Navigate! e-newsletter.

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