Peter L. Smith

President & CEO


Mr. Smith began his AMERICAN SYSTEMS career in August 1980 and has been instrumental in aligning the company’s business development and delivery of strategic offerings with customer needs. Mr. Smith held a number of roles with increased responsibility within the company before being named President and Chief Executive Officer in 2014.

Mr. Smith previously served as the Company's Chief Operating Officer; Executive Vice President and General Manager; Vice President and Executive Director; Vice President of Engineering; Vice President and Director; Program Manager; and Systems Engineer.

In addition to his role as AMERICAN SYSTEMS’ President and CEO, he is Vice Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Smith also serves/has served in several industry leadership roles including the TechAmerica Public Sector Board of Directors and the Professional Services Council Board of Directors as well as other industry and community organizations. In January, 2015, and again in January, 2017, Mr. Smith was named to the Wash100 list of influential leaders in the Government Contracting community by GovCon Executive.

Mr. Smith received a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University.

Peter L. Smith