Technology >> CEO Interviews >> April 6, 2005

Gary Yancey – Applied Signal Technology Inc (apsg)

GARY YANCEY has been President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Applied Signal Technology, Inc., since co-founding the company in 1984. Applied Signal began with the charter of performing studies and building deliverable hardware for telecommunications-oriented customers in the US government. Mr. Yancey has guided Applied Signal into a prominent position among US contractors as a provider of digital signal processing equipment to collect and process telecommunications signals for signal reconnaissance defense communications systems, and certain industrial applications. Prior to co-founding Applied Signal, Mr. Yancey was employed at ARGOSystems, Inc. , a manufacturer of electronic reconnaissance systems. Starting as a senior member of the technical staff at ARGOSystems, he assumed the positions of program manager, department manager and finally Director of the Strategic Systems Division, in 1982. From 1967 to 1974, he was employed at GTE Sylvania, Inc., a defense electronics company. He holds an MSEE degree from San Jose State University and a BSEE from Oregon State University. Profile
TWST: Would you begin with a brief historical sketch of Applied Signal

and a picture of things as they are now?

Mr. Yancey: We founded the company in 1984. Our concentration has always

been on