Braintree, US: Ultra Maritime announces the appointment of Mark Kenny as Senior Vice President, Strategy & Business Development of Ultra Maritime.
In this new role, Mark will be responsible for the technical and business growth strategies to bring innovative and disruptive capabilities to the Naval warfighter.
Mark joins Ultra Maritime after serving as VP for Advanced Naval Systems and VP/GM of the Unmanned Maritime Division at L3Harris where he led the growth of unmanned maritime businesses and naval strategic development efforts. Prior to that he was CEO of Adaptive Methods, an undersea software business and was VP/GM of Special Mission Systems at Northrup Grumman.
He is a retired US Navy admiral, serving principally in submarine warfare, commanding at the submarine, squadron, and group levels during tours in the Pacific and Atlantic fleets. Mark served ashore within the Navy and Joint Staffs, including leading operational efforts in submarine and naval support of counterterrorism operations.
Mark will report to Carlo Zaffanella, President & CEO of Ultra Maritime and will be based in the Washington D.C. area.
“We are honored to welcome Mark to the Ultra Maritime team. He brings deep experience and energy from a career leading undersea and unmanned businesses and strategic growth efforts. His Naval service and reputation with current leadership will play a pivotal role in growing Ultra Maritime as we continue to deliver on our commitments to our customer,” commented Zaffanella.
Mark graduated from the United States Naval Academy and a has master’s degree from the Naval War College. He currently serves on the Advisory Council of both the Undersea Warfare Division of the NDIA and the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI).