Frontgrade Technologies Appoints Lorne Graves Chief Technology Officer

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – December 7, 2023 – Frontgrade Technologies (“Frontgrade”), a leading independent supplier of high-reliability, advanced electronic solutions for space and national security missions, announced today the appointment of Lorne Graves as Chief Technology Officer (CTO), effective immediately. 

Graves brings 25 years of experience as an engineering executive, working closely with customers to design and deliver mission processing, embedded computing, and radiofrequency (RF) solutions for key Electronic Warfare, SIGINT, and radar programs. Graves has served as CTO or Chief Technologist for the past decade at leading defense electronics manufacturers including Spectrum Control, Abaco Systems, and Mercury Systems.

“We are thrilled to welcome Lorne to Frontgrade’s management team as we embark on our next phase of growth,” said Mitch Stevison, President and Chief Executive Officer at Frontgrade. “Lorne’s reputation in the industry is unmatched, and his leadership will advance Frontgrade’s position in integrated, hi-rel processing, power, and propulsion solutions.”

“I am excited to join Frontgrade and contribute to the company’s mission of delivering innovative solutions to the U.S. and its allies to enable mission success in nature’s harshest environments,” said Graves. “The combination of Frontgrade’s one-of-a-kind product portfolio and experienced commercial and product leaders presents a unique growth opportunity in the vibrant space, aerospace, defense, medical, and industrial markets.”

Graves holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama, Huntsville.

About Frontgrade Technologies

Frontgrade Technologies is the leading provider of high-reliability (hi-rel), radiation-hardened (rad-hard) solutions for defense, intelligence, commercial, and civil applications. The Company has a complementary and integrated suite of mission-critical electronics. Key products include rad-hard components, mission processing subsystems, custom ASICs, high-power radio frequency (RF) amplifier modules and subsystems, motion control systems, waveguides, antennas, power management solutions, as well as cabling to help customers meet their mission-critical needs. For more information, visit


Liz Ryan Sax, Frontgrade Technologies