Keynote Speaker

Saturday, July 12

2:30 p.m.–3:15 p.m.

Billy Gililland

Billy Gililland

President, General Atomics Systems Integration, LLC

Billy Gililland is the president at General Atomics Systems Integration, LLC, an affiliated company of General Atomics, which is comprised of two divisions providing best value defense services for US and International customers. The Aero Services Division specializes as a full service solution to meet the persistent intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance challenges facing domestic and allied nation security missions. The Engineering Services Division is a leading edge expert in reliability, maintainability and sustainability improvement for U.S. aging aircraft systems.

Gililland has over 30 years' progressive experience in Aviation & Aerospace. In his experience, Gililland has held positions in most aspects of aerospace defense including business development, operations, and maintenance for US Department of Defense weapon systems integration, modification and upgrade, and sustainment.

Gililland’s work in Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Operations has led him to work with some of the most advanced sensor integrations and full mission services. His experience expands beyond our US borders with his 17 years' working on aviation programs in Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.