Sidney E. Fuchs
Hall of Distinction Class of 2011-2012
Sid Fuchs is the President and Chief Executive Officer of MacAulay Brown, Inc. (MacB), a premier engineering and technical services company headquartered in Dayton, OH with over 2,000 employees worldwide that serves the US Defense and Intelligence communities. He is a leading executive with more than 25 years experience in Intelligence and National Security, Aerospace and Defense, Commercial IT Services, and Private Equity with an emphasis on the engineering, development, integration, and operations of mission-critical programs, systems, and technologies.
Prior to MacB, he was the Chief Operating Officer and later became the Chief Executive Officer and a director of ATS Corporation (NYSE Amex: ATSC). In 2007, he was recruited by John F. Lehman & Company (JFLCO), a leading mid market private equity firm, to be the president and CEO and a director of OAO Technology Solutions (OAOT), a global provider of Managed IT services in over 200 locations worldwide. In January 2010, OAOT was acquired by Platinum Equity, one of the largest private equity firms in the world with over $27B in aggregate portfolio company revenue.
Prior to OAOT, Mr. Fuchs was a corporate officer of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and held the position of president and CEO of TASC, Inc. (at the time a Northrop subsidiary providing systems engineering expertise to the Intelligence, Aerospace, and Defense markets) where under his leadership, the business unit grew organically from $450M to over $1.2B in annual revenue in four years. He was also president of Northrop Grumman Information Technology’s Civilian Agencies Group (a $1.4B unit delivering IT services to the Healthcare, Homeland Security, Public Safety, and Federal Civilian markets) and led that unit to post first time growth and new contract wins in several years.
Mr. Fuchs is a former Central Intelligence Agency officer, having served at domestic and foreign posts and on assignment with the US Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). His agency career included positions as an operations officer, intelligence analyst for foreign weapon and ballistic missile systems, and as a systems engineer and program manager for several large-scale, multi-billion dollar space and ground based collection, communications, and processing ISR systems. He is a graduate of the CIA Special Operations and Training School and has received commendations from the Director of Central Intelligence, the US Defense and Intelligence Community, and other government organizations in the US and abroad.
In 2011, he became a member of the Director of National Intelligence Strategic Studies Group. In 2010, Mr. Fuchs was given a commission by Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell to the Global Strategies Council. In 2008, the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence appointed Mr. Fuchs to the Defense Science Board as a member of the Intelligence Task Force. Upon nomination by the White House in 2002, he received an appointment by Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld to the Board of Visitors, National Defense University (NDU) and in 2003 was named an NDU Distinguished Visiting Fellow. He has been an active participant in planning and gaming exercises for the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community.
Mr. Fuchs is the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Tower Club Tyson’s Corner and is a member of the LSU Department of Mechanical Engineering Industrial Advisory Board. He is a former director of Camber Corporation, Applied Research Associates, Roam Secure, Inc., and Geocent, Inc. and over his career has advised several public and private corporations and private equity firms. He is a former board member of the CEO Panel for the Information Technology Association of America, AFCEA International, the NRO Senior Advisory Panel, Millennium Bank, the Joint Military Intelligence College Foundation, and the Fairfax County Public Library Foundation.
He earned BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University and has completed executive programs at the University of Virginia Darden School, the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, Harvard University, and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
A recognized thought leader, Mr. Fuchs is an internationally published author and speaker on Globalization, Government Markets, Information Technology, Intelligence and National Security, Homeland Security and Public Safety, Professional Development and Education, Leadership, Business Strategy and Operations, and Organizational Change.
Fuchs and his wife, Susan, also an LSU graduate, live in Oak Hill, VA and have three sons—Bill, a 2nd year at the University of Virginia studying mechanical engineering; Bobby, a soon to be freshman at Virginia Tech majoring in engineering; and Jim, a freshman at Oakton High School.