Our Leadership

Tracy Howard
Vice President & General Manager

Tracy Howard is the Vice President and General Manager for L3 Adaptive Methods. In this role, he continues Adaptive Methods’ industry-leading acoustic processing role in direct support of the U.S. Navy’s … View Profile

Walt Allensworth
Vice President Technology

Walt Allensworth joined Adaptive Methods as its 5th employee in 1981, and currently serves as the Vice President Technology. He has 35+ years’ experience supporting US Navy Anti-Submarine Warfare activities.  View Profile

Mark Meister
Vice President Operations

Mark Meister joined Adaptive Methods (then Applied Hydro-Acoustics Research) in 1989 after six years as a civilian engineer for the US Navy and private industry. In total he has over 35 years experience supporting R&D efforts for the US Navy… View Profile

David Goffe
Vice President Sensor Systems

David W. Goffe serves as Vice President Sensor Systems, leading a team of talented software developers, engineers and scientists focused on the design, development and testing of advanced sonar signal processing technologies. View Profile

John Heaton
Director of Mission Systems

John Heaton currently serves as Director of Mission Systems, and is responsible for designing, developing, and delivering state-of-the-art Command and Control (C2), Situation Awareness … View Profile



Jim Bouthillier
Director of Undersea Systems

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