AIRBOSS DEFENSE GROUP

ADG Is Survivability

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.

Our Brands

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.

CSI

THE LEADER In Route Clearance. From equipping the world’s most advanced militaries to training developing security forces, CSI’s tailored investment in our customers allows us to deliver best-in-class clearance and counter-IED solutions to forces confronting this ever-evolving threat.

AirBoss Defense

AirBoss of America Corp. develops, manufactures and markets high-quality, proprietary rubber-based products to various industries, including automotive, heavy industry, construction and infrastructure, oil & gas, and defense.
Leveraged Expertise

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.

ADG Leadership

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 Callahan

Patrick Callahan

Chief Executive Officer

Patrick Callahan is Chief Executive Officer of AirBoss Defense Group and serves on the company’s Board of Directors. From 2013 to 2019, Patrick served as Critical Solutions International's CEO and remains a member of CSI’s Board of Directors. For three years prior, Patrick served as CSI’s Chief Strategic Officer, responsible for CSI’s strategic growth, business development and research and development operations. Before joining CSI, Patrick was the Director of Business Development for the Survivability Division of QinetiQ North America where he was responsible for managing contracts, proposals and sales totaling over $800 million.

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.

Chris Bitsakakis

Chris Bitsakakis

Chief Operating Officer

Chris Bitsakakis is Chief Operating Officer of AirBoss Defense Group and serves as a member of Critical Solutions International’s Board of Directors. Chris has nearly 30 years of operational management experience in the advanced manufacturing space, spanning the rubber, automotive, industrial and aerospace industries. Prior to joining AirBoss in 2017, he held progressively senior roles with Cooper Standard, Magna International, Royal Building Products and PCC Aerostructures (a Berkshire Hathaway Company). His core responsibilities included oversight of North American and international manufacturing operations, implementation of “lean”, “5S” and other strategic initiatives, as well as the development of systems focused on improving efficiency, driving improved financial performance and reducing waste.

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.

Michael McCormack

Executive Vice President, Business Development

Mike McCormack has over 30 years of experience as a defense contractor having previously worked as a Program manager for General Dynamics (GD), formerly GTE Government Systems, managing the Support Engineering and Depot Support Services for the Army's Mobile Subscriber Equipment (MSE) program for 12 years. After GD, he managed a wide range of R&D and production programs for QinetiQ North America (QNA), formerly Foster-Miller, Inc., with full P&L authority for operations. Holder of multiple patents related to survivability technology. During his decade of service, he helped grow the business from $30M in R&D sales to over $600M in products and services. Mike was the CEO of Critical Solutions International (CSI), a mine protected vehicle and sensor platform company. At CSI, Mike was responsible for translating a Private Equity (PE) firm's investment thesis into a strategic plan centered on capitalizing on the unaddressed demand for CSI's Husky vehicle to coalition partners culminating in foreign sales to several countries. Prior to joining AirBoss Defense Group, Mike was a minority owner of Mission Solutions Group (MSG) and Executive Vice President responsible for Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions (M&As). This includes spending over a year successfully serving as the President of Marshall Communications, a small business focused on satellite communications in the competitive IT defense market, MSG's initial acquisition.

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.