Dr. Jason Gilliam
Dr. Jason Gilliam is a Vice President at Integration Innovation, Inc (i3), an 100% employee-owned defense contractor in Huntsville, AL. Dr. Gilliam leads the Engineering and Systems Integration (ESI) Portfolio at i3 and is responsible for the strategic direction and oversight of two Business Units consisting of over 150 team members.
Dr. Gilliam’s professional experience includes over 20 years of leading teams in defense systems research, development, prototyping, and integration. He began his career in the US Army Aviation and Missile Center (AvMC) on Redstone Arsenal, where he contributed to several key R&D programs as a warheads and lethality SME, advancing to the role of Systems and Warheads Function Chief, then Technology Development Directorate (formerly WDI) Associate Director overseeing the Propulsion and Structures Division. In 2015, Jason transitioned from government civilian service into industry and served six years as the Warheads and System Integration Department Manager at Dynetics, where he managed a team of engineers and technicians in the advancement and integration of weapon system technologies across multiple platforms. Dr. Gilliam transitioned to his current role at i3 in 2021.
Dr. Gilliam holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics from Murray State University, a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech, and a Ph.D. in Engineering Management from the University of Alabama Huntsville.