Peter is a seasoned senior executive bringing a unique mix of global policy expertise and large-scale business leadership experience to helping public, private and academic organizations develop and implement global strategies to grow their business and impact. Mr. Kant brings to Accion Systems tremendous experience in the security industry, and will be honing the company’s efforts on sales, market penetration, and strategic initiatives while continuing to produce state-of-the-art in-space propulsion technology. He was previously the CEO at Synapse Technology and Executive Vice President at Rapiscan Systems leading external relations including global sales, marketing, government affairs, business development, strategy, and M&A.
He spent 4 years as Vice President at SRI International, a renowned research institute that routinely spins out innovative technologies and develops cutting edge defense and national security technologies. Prior to joining SRI in 2014, Peter served as Executive Vice President at OSI Systems, Inc, a publicly-traded security and medical technology firm.
Peter started his career in government service working in political positions at the state and federal levels. He worked for Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy II; served as Policy Director for the Texas House of Representatives; and served as an appointee in President Clinton’s administration at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and on Vice President Gore’s Domestic Policy staff.