LocatorX Announces Chester Kennedy as Chief Executive Officer

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LocatorX, a company known for connecting business processes at the edge with the enterprise through its open IoT hardware and software platforms, today announced Chester Kennedy as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Atlanta-based company. Kennedy comes to LocatorX from Infleqtion, formerly known as ColdQuanta, and brings over 35 years of experience in the aerospace and commercial electronics industries. His previous experience includes leadership roles at companies including ColdQuanta, BRIDG, and Lockheed Martin. Kennedy has extensive experience leading companies through rapid technological evolution and expansion. Kennedy will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer as previous CEO, Scott Fletcher, transitions to the position of Chief Commercial Officer, continuing his leadership presence at the company.

Prior to joining LocatorX, Kennedy was appointed President of the Research and Security business unit at Infleqtion, where he developed the strategy and organization to move a wide range of quantum technology from successful lab demonstrations into meaningful and deployable quantum enabled capabilities. He continues to serve as an advisor to Infleqtion as they scale their domestic production infrastructure to support the rapidly expanding need for the unique components that enable quantum-based technology to solve some of the world’s most complex challenges.

During his 30-year career at Lockheed Martin, Kennedy’s progression of responsibilities took him from hands on engineering roles to executive levels covering every phase of product lifecycle from concept development through large system operational deployment. His time at Lockheed Martin included over 12 years at the Vice President level in assignments that spanned across multiple operating segments of the corporation.

“We are excited that Chester is joining the executive team at LocatorX,” said Michael Fauscette, Chairman, LocatorX. “Chester is an innovative and growth-focused leader with an extensive background in the technology industry. We are delighted to welcome him into this new role and know that his expertise will be an excellent addition to the leadership team.”

“I am honored to be joining LocatorX at a time when the team’s expertise will enable us to unlock value for our customers and partners by bringing the power of IoT devices coupled with state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques to extract knowledge from large multiple sourced product life cycle databases,” said Kennedy. “These technology foundations coupled with the reputation as a trusted partner that the team has established positions LocatorX for tremendous growth as we unlock multiple channels of value for our partners.”

Kennedy holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Florida Institute of Technology. In his spare time, Kennedy loves spending time both on the water and in the air. He is a dedicated general aviation pilot and a lifelong student of the intersections of technology, business growth, and economic impact.


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