David Pustai, PhD

Vice President, Science & Technology Service Line

David Pustai, PhD

Dr. David Pustai is the vice president of LMI’s science & technology (S&T) service line, focused on providing expert advisory and innovative support services to resolve critical scientific and technical challenges for national security. In this role, David supports customers with superior analysis as a trusted S&T integrator, driving innovation, and preventing technological surprise through data-driven horizon scanning to prepare for threats and assess and respond to CBRNE, CWMD, and health sciences missions and needs. 

David has over 25 years of aerospace and defense experience, developing capabilities in C4ISR, electronic warfare, RF electronics, photonics, quantum computing, data analytics, machine learning, and cybersecurity. Before LMI, David was the chief technology officer at Ultra Electronics Intelligence and Communications, leading a team of over 500 engineers and scientists in engineering operations and transformation, research and development (R&D), and the strategic direction of the engineering and research science organization.

Prior to Ultra Electronics, David spent 17 years at Lockheed Martin, most recently as the director of Technology Strategy, Intelligence and Analytics, heading the development of the corporation’s Joint All-Domain Command and Control and 21st Century Security strategies and implementing data analytics and machine learning solutions for generating actionable intelligence. He led numerous advanced R&D and innovation teams and portfolios, enabling over $1 billion in sales with the intelligence community, armed services, and service labs. He received numerous awards from customers for his contributions to S&T programs.

David has authored over 30 scientific publications and patents and has been a keynote and invited speaker on innovation and advanced R&D at Industrial Research Institute, IEEE, SPIE, Optical Society of America conferences. He received his doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of Delaware and his bachelor’s in physics from The College of New Jersey. He is a member of the IEEE and NDIA.