Verus Research announces the promotions of Fred Rahmer to senior director of its Sensors and Instrumentation Group, and Launi DeYoung to director of human resources. In his new role, Rahmer will lead the organization’s programs in applied electronics, space, autonomy, and electronic warfare. In her new role, DeYoung will manage the organization’s human resources division and will work across the company to identify and address topics ranging from human resources policy to cultural issues, and more.
“We are thrilled to promote Fred and Launi to help lead our award-winning team,” said Grady Patterson, chief executive officer of Verus Research. “Both individuals have rich backgrounds in their respective fields and will provide the type of leadership that we strive for at Verus Research. As a rapidly growing company, we always seek to provide an extraordinary work environment for our people and exceptional customer experience for our clients. These two professionals will help us continue to meet those expectations.”
Rahmer has more than 20 years of experience in the industry, including the design, development, and implementation of indoor and outdoor testing elements. Promoted from his position as technical director for directed energy test & evaluation at Verus Research, he was previously a program manager and team lead at SAIC and Leidos where he worked to plan and manage blast mitigation tests throughout the country. He also has experience with high-power microwave systems and was previously the deployment lead and program manager for the Air Force Research Laboratory’s MAXPOWER system. Rahmer received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Lemoyne College in Syracuse, New York.
DeYoung has more than 20 years of experience in human resources, organizational design, and leadership development. She has worked with a wide variety of clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 organizations. Prior to joining Verus Research in her previous role as human resources manager, she owned and operated her own consulting firm, OrgWorks LLC. Her firm worked with a variety of important clients including the U.S. Forest Service, the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Earlier, she spent nearly 15 years with Boeing Defense Systems working in human resources and leadership development roles. DeYoung holds a master of science degree in organizational development from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. She has previously served on the board of Human Resources Association of New Mexico as vice president of communications and was president of the Rio Grande/Northern New Mexico Industrial Liaison Group. DeYoung is also a Society for Human Resources Management Senior Certified Professional.