Steve Perna

Steve Perna
Steve Perna

Steve Perna is the Executive Director of SRI International’s Products and Solutions Division. In this role, he oversees the development, transition, manufacturing, and sales of security and surveillance products for both defense and commercial markets. Over the past five years, the Products and Services Division has launched more than 15 products into the market, many of which have been recognized by the security industry for offering new, cutting-edge capabilities in surveillance and biometric identity authentication. Perna has more than 25 years of experience in domestic and international product development, strategic and business planning, operational management, staff development, and marketing. While part of SRI, he has contributed to the advancement of imaging technologies, situational awareness products, and multimodal biometric capabilities and products. Perna received his B.S. in mechanical engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the SPIE International Society of Optics and Photonics, the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), and the Association of the United States Army (AUSA).