Where dedication & innovation meet
The Charon (Kair-uhn) development philosophy begins with small teams that tackle problems based on a set of top-level goals that allow us to consider new and unconventional approaches. This period of experimentation and discovery on every effort rapidly targets the most promising concepts and is followed by a heads-down development effort to realize a prototype, test the systems, and get our products into our users’ hands in time to meet mission requirements.
The company’s dedication to innovative development has led to successful development and deployment of a wide range of commercial and governmental-focused products for mobile, data, and internet security.
The right tools for the job
Charon prides itself on its advanced in-house capabilities to design, develop, fabricate, and test using our top-notch electronics assembly line. We not only build prototypes in our Northern Virginia facility, we have the technical staff to do full production runs keeping all designs, parts, and software under our oversight. This allows for consistency, high quality, and absolute security during all stages of development and production.
Meet our management
Mr. Mozeleski has 19 years of experience in engineering and leadership roles in the intelligence, defense, and commercial arenas. He has spent his career forming and leading small, focused teams to meet unique customer mission needs. He believes in providing end-to-end solutions that include requirements, design, development, manufacturing, and support under the control of a single company. He has expertise in communications systems, security and cryptography, and signals analysis.
Mr. Mozeleski received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia and Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech.
Mr. Walch has spent his 26-year career in design and systems engineering as a principle engineer and team leader in the private sector and the intelligence and Department of Defense communities. He has extensive experience providing end-to-end solutions that meet unique customer needs and has taken products through all stages of development, including requirements-gathering, design, development, manufacturing, and support. He has expertise in communications systems, security and cryptography, test and validation, high-volume manufacturing practices, and management of manufacturing facilities.
Mr. Walch received his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University.
Vice President, Strategic Programs
Mr. Aken has 15 years of experience in information technology and security, product management, and cyber and business strategy. He has held leadership roles in the federal government, defense contracting, and commercial Internet communities. He is a recognized expert in cyber operations and has spoken at numerous government and commercial cyber conferences. His expertise has been quoted in publications including The New York Times, Huffington Post, and Dark Reading. In his current position as senior director of strategic programs for Charon, he is responsible for establishing the vision, goals, and business objectives for major program strategies and then designing and executing them.
Mr. Aken is a graduate of General Electric’s Technical Leadership Program and received his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from The Ohio State University.
Manager, Communications Development
Mr. Swanchara has 22 years of experience in systems engineering, product development, and technical leadership for commercial and government markets. His expertise includes the design and manufacture of test and measurement, communications, cryptography, and signals analysis products. As an experienced team leader, he specializes in providing and supporting turnkey solutions that meet a customer’s unique and unusual requirements.
Mr. Swanchara received his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech.