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Management Team

Jerry Friedman, Chairman & CEO
President Marvin Land Systems

Jerry is Chairman and CEO of the Marvin Group, which he has led for 50 years. Its current consolidated group of companies include: Marvin Engineering Co., Inc. (MEC); Aerospace Dynamics Int’l. (ADI); Marvin Land Systems, Inc. (MLS); Marvin Test Solutions, Inc.(MTS); Clean Water Technologies (CWT); and Flyer Defense LLC.

Jerry holds a B.S. in Accounting (Summa Cum Laude) and a M.B.A., both from UCLA where he was also president of Beta Gamma Sigma (Business Honorary) and No. 1 in his graduating class. He is a veteran of the United States Army where he served as a 1st Lt. in the Artillery Corps.

A big sports enthusiast, Jerry has competed in the International Maccabiah Games representing the United States where he earned two Gold and one Silver Medal in tennis during 2005. He was also a member of the UCLA Men’s Basketball team under legendary coach John Wooden and locally was "All City" at Hollywood High in basketball.

Howard Gussman, President of The Marvin Group
Howard is the President of Marvin Engineering Co., Inc. and The Marvin Group. Mr. Gussman was appointed to his current position in November of 2008.

A 25-year Marvin Engineering Company veteran, Mr. Gussman has extensive experience overseeing business performance and strategic growth initiatives at the Los Angeles-based company as well as overseeing enterprise-wide efforts to continuously improve productivity and competitiveness of the business.

Steve Sargeant, CEO – Marvin Test Solutions
Steve was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Marvin Test Solutions (MTS) and Vice President for Strategic Development for The Marvin Group in June of 2012 after retiring from the U.S. Air Force with the rank of Major General. With over 20 years of senior executive experience in all aspects of military and commercial aerospace operations and operational testing in organizations ranging in size from 200 to 160,000 personnel, Sargeant’s experience and background is leading MTS’s growth as a global leader serving military, aerospace, and manufacturing organizations.

Oded Nechustan, President – Flyer Defense LLC
Oded has led Flyer Defense, LLC since its inception more than 10 years ago. Before coming to the United States, Oded served with a foreign military’s Special Forces for 15 years. During his service he developed a desire and expertise to build a superior military fighting vehicle.

Oded joined The Marvin Group in 1999 and since then has directed Flyer Defense in designing, building, testing, production and fielding of high-mobility, off-road vehicles. He is the driving force in vehicle modernization and upgrades and new business development.