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Profile: Tony Frederickson, Schafer CEO

Tony Frederickson is president and CEO of Schafer Corp. The 30-year industry veteran is responsible for Schafer’s overall strategy, including existing and new business growth and strategic acquisitions aligned with the company’s growth objectives.

Prior to joining Schafer, Frederickson was the general manager of Titan Corp.’s research and technology division. L-3 Communications acquired Titan in 2005 after which Frederickson led L-3’s defense services organization. In 1998, he created Titan’s applied technology sector and served as president.

Prior to his civilian career, Frederickson served as chief of the special projects division at the Defense Nuclear Agency. Schafer’s website says he was instrumental in redirecting the agency’s focus to better address national security issues in the post-Cold War era. While he was the director for Theater Missile Defense Lethality at DNA, his responsibilities included developing performance data and models in support of interceptor systems acquisition by the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization.

Before working in the government, Frederickson conducted research in areas of nuclear weapons effects, lethality and survivability of structures. He got his career start conducting numerical simulations and experiments to identify causes of air-craft in-flight failures as well as industrial accidents while working for Failure Analysis Associates.

He is a graduate of the Senior Officials on National Security program from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He has a master’s in mechanical engineering as well as a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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