Peerless Technologies Corporation has promoted the director of its Omaha office — who helped bring millions of dollars of new business to the company — to Vice President of Operations.
Don Spain, who joined Peerless in April 2018 as director in the Innovation & Research group, will continue to report to Kurt Harendza, Senior Vice President, Innovation & Research.
“Don possesses the rare ability to both capture and execute work,” Harendza said. “His experience in the defense industry and his perspective as a former Air Force officer have proven invaluable.”
Spain was instrumental in expanding Peerless’ portfolio of programs won under the US Strategic Command Systems and Mission Support contract, including supporting the Standoff Munitions Application Center and 608th Air Operations Center, both at Barksdale AFB, LA.
Based in Bellevue, Neb. near Offutt AFB, Spain also oversees other Air Force Global Strike Command contracts as well as Air Mobility Command contracts. In the last month, Peerless — as part of a joint venture — was also awarded to back-to-back wins to support Bomber Squadron Operations as well as new work supporting efforts for the nation’s ICBM force. Both winning efforts were led by Spain.
After graduation from the University of Maryland with a degree in electrical engineering, Spain joined the US Air Force, where he served as an electronic warfare officer on a B-52 combat crew, an EWO instructor; Flight commander and other progressive responsibilities before retiring in 2007. Prior to joining Peerless, Spain worked as a senior engineer and program manager in the defense industry. A father of five, he lives in Nebraska with his wife and son.
“Don’s work for Peerless has been exemplary, demonstrating his ability to manage at a higher level of responsibility,” said Peerless President Andrea Kunk. “It’s also gratifying to expand our Leadership Team by promoting from within.”