AIRBOSS DEFENSE GROUP
ADG is an umbrella survivability group that provides military and tactical customers around the world with a growing and diverse portfolio of products that span the survivability spectrum.
From threat prevention to incident response, ADG’s combined product offering is an optimized mix of mission-critical consumables, durable major equipment, and deployed sustainment and service support.
From CSI providing over a thousand Husky vehicles in support of counter-insurgency operations to AirBoss delivering one hundred thousand state-of-the-art chemical protective masks, the combined enterprise has delivered billions of dollars of equipment to NATO members and regional allies resulting in countless lives saved. As NATO forces prepare for hybrid conflicts against near-peer adversaries, ADG divisions are busy upgrading fielded route clearance equipment and developing the next generation of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear protective gear to tackle the latest threats.
ADG Is Different
By sharing expert programmatic, business development, and strategic marketing resources across its divisions, ADG leverages each of its firm’s unique strengths, whether it be precision manufacturing, lifecycle sustainment, or rapid prototyping. ADG aggregates each division’s product offerings into a comprehensive threat mitigation and response portfolio, all while retaining the strength and international recognition of the individual brands. This enables ADG to manage a comprehensive value chain and maintain the financial stability of a large public defense firm while remaining as agile as our customers while they respond to both enduring and evolving threat environments.
The ADG leadership team brings together decades of commercial and defense sector experience. Each ADG executive has managed growth and expansion initiatives that has contributed to its current broad portfolio of survivability product and services.
Patrick has over 14 years of documented leadership experience and success in military, educational and business environments. For the past seven years Mr. Callahan has served in several senior management positions in the defense industry and has tremendous success in building business units, driving new business development and providing direction for program management. He has a wealth of experience in leadership, administration and management of personnel, fiscal management, scheduling/planning and problem solving. Mr. Callahan received his B.A. from Cornell University in Ithaca NY, M.A. and M.S. from Simmons College in Boston MA, and his M.B.A. from Babson College in Wellesley MA.
Along with his business experience, Patrick served as an Infantry officer in the United States Army (active and reserve) from 2002 to 2012. From October 2003 until December 2004 Mr. Callahan deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom with the US Army’s first Stryker Brigade Combat Team and served as a Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, and Company Commander in 1-23 Infantry “Tomahawks”. In addition to his service in Iraq, Patrick led an Escort Platoon and conducted over 300 burial and ceremonial missions in the military district of Washington DC and Arlington National Cemetery as a member of the oldest active Infantry Regiment in the US Army, 1-3 Infantry “The Old Guard”. Mr. Callahan finished his military career after a successful Company Command in the oldest reserve Infantry Battalion in the US Army, 1-181 Infantry.
In addition to his role as Chief Executive Officer at CSI, Patrick is currently serving on the Board of Directors of ADG, CSI, Red Triangle, LLC, and BlackBox Biometrics, Inc.
Heather recently returned to CSI from Afghanistan where she served in a Security Force Assistance role working for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization-led International Security Assistance Force in Kabul. In this capacity, she was the Director of Sustainment Strategic Initiatives. Her team was responsible for developing, supporting and facilitating Afghan-led initiatives focused on growing capability and capacity in sustainment and logistics.
Heather joined CSI from General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS), where she served as the Manager of Business Planning and Strategy reporting to the Vice President. Prior to GDLS, she served in various highly visible project management roles valued at up to one billion dollars in the Defense and Security Industry and directly supporting Urgent Operational Needs for two conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Heather holds a business degree from Wake Forest University in North Carolina. Her team’s efforts in Afghanistan were honored with a Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence in Maintenance Training, Advice and Assistance of Foreign Security Forces. Heather currently resides in Charleston, South Carolina.
During his career he has spearheaded turnarounds, completed multiple acquisitions and integrations, formed strategic alliances and led greenfield and major plant upgrade projects. Mr. Bitsakakis holds a BSc from Wilfrid Laurier University and an MBA from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario.
Mike is also a retired U.S. Army National Guard (ARNG) Officer with over thirty years of experience in the military. As a military officer, Mike has served at every level of command from Battery to Regimental Commander culminating as the Commander of the entire Massachusetts Army National Guard.
Mike is a 1984 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy (USMA) at West Point with a BS in Engineering. He has a Master's in Public Administration (MPA) from Suffolk University as well as a Master's in National Security (MS) from the National Defense University.