Andy Lowery is co-founder and CEO of RealWear, makers of the HMT-1, the first industrial head-mounted tablet. He has served at the forefront of engineering and operational management in some of the world’s most demanding industrial, defense and manufacturing environment making him an authority on the application of technology in industry.
Prior to RealWear, Andy held the position of chief engineer for Raytheon’s Electronic Warfare Systems business where, under his leadership, he won the U.S. Navy’s Next Generation Jammer competition, a program worth an estimated $8 billion. While at Raytheon, Andy co-founded Daqri and served as President where he led their transformation into a world leading industrial augmented reality hardware and software corporation.
Before joining Raytheon, Andy served as general manager at M/A-COM Technology Solutions, where he led a commercial electronics product line. He is a retired Lieutenant Commander having served 26 years in the U.S. Navy in a variety of active and reserve roles. Andy graduated with Highest Honors from the University of Illinois with a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Prior to this, Lowery served as senior technical director over the Advanced Early Warning and Reconnaissance Systems portfolio. There, he led startup efforts for Raytheonâ€™s aircraft integration business; headed development and support activities for Airborne Reconnaissance and Early Warning Systems; and served in various capacities facilitating international exports, mergers and acquisitions and next-generation radar pursuits. Earlier roles include the Chief Engineer over a multi-billion dollar group of space programs and leading the design and manufacture of Raytheonâ€™s electronic products.
Before Raytheon, Lowery was General Manager over a commercial electronics product line at Tyco M/A-Com. In this role he was responsible for the profit and loss management of a $75 million per year business area. Earlier positions at Tyco included production management and several domestic and international business development leadership roles.
Lowery has served 23 years in the U.S. Navy, in both active duty and reserve units, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander. A qualified Naval Nuclear Engineer, he led groups responsible for the operation and maintenance of shipboard nuclear power plants. He was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal on three occasions for his exemplary service. He currently holds a technical consulting position in the U.S Navy reserves at SPAWAR, based in San Diego, CA.
Lowery earned a bachelorâ€™s degree in electrical engineering with highest honors from the University of Illinois. He has completed advanced training in engineering, program management and space hardware manufacturing. He is a certified lean six sigma black belt and design for six sigma expert.