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Dennis Andersh

President and Chief Executive Officer, Parallax Advanced Research Corporation

Dennis Andersh joined Parallax’s predecessor, the Wright State Research Institute in December 2013 as the Chief Operating Officer to direct the growth of its use-inspired and applied research portfolio. His leadership role is to connect the academia’s research to new markets, while also leveraging the Parallax’s existing commercial and healthcare business. Mr. Andersh was named Chief Executive Officer of the Wright State Applied Research Corporation within six months of joining the organization, and in 2015 he added the title Executive Director, Wright State Research Institute.  In October 2020, transitioned to Parallax Advanced Research, an independent non-profit research organization focused on linking academia, industry and the government research and development programs.  Mr. Andersh is the co-lead with Ohio State for the Ohio Federal Research Network that is being developed state-wide to focus academic research to better support Wright Patterson , NASA Glenn as well as other Federal and State Institutions state-wide.        

With more than 20 years of documented leadership, management, and technical innovative successes, Mr. Andersh’s expertise lies in basic research, laboratory research and development ( ), system concept development, system and platform development, and the fielding of air, ground and space mission critical systems. He is highly respected for building collaborative partnerships of academia, industry, government, commercial, congressional, and local entities to create strategic growth across multiple new markets in the federal, state, and local government.   

Before coming to Parallax, Mr. Andersh held several leadership positions at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). He led the Dayton region as Senior Vice President where he was responsible for SAIC’s business with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), Springfield Air National Guard, and the Dayton region. In this role, he increased revenue at the Dayton operation by 20 percent year-over-year and grew the employee base from 235 to 450. His other previous SAIC roles included reconnaissance and surveillance operation Senior Vice President in Arlington, Va., and Vice President and Associate Operations Manager in Champaign Illinois.  

Mr. Andersh earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona and his Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He is also an accomplished researcher, winning multiple awards from the Air Force when he directed radar research programs for the Air Force Research Laboratory ( ). In his spare time, Mr. Andersh has been a major supporter of STEM programs throughout the Dayton region. 

Dennis Andersh

Dennis Andersh joined Parallax’s predecessor, the Wright State Research Institute in December 2013 as the Chief Operating Officer to direct the growth of its use-inspired and applied research portfolio. His leadership role is to connect the academia’s research to new markets, while also leveraging the Parallax’s existing commercial and healthcare business. Mr. Andersh was named Chief Executive Officer of the Wright State Applied Research Corporation within six months of joining the organization, and in 2015 he added the title Executive Director, Wright State Research Institute.  In October 2020, transitioned to Parallax Advanced Research, an independent non-profit research organization focused on linking academia, industry and the government research and development programs.  Mr. Andersh is the co-lead with Ohio State for the Ohio Federal Research Network that is being developed state-wide to focus academic research to better support Wright Patterson , NASA Glenn as well as other Federal and State Institutions state-wide.        

With more than 20 years of documented leadership, management, and technical innovative successes, Mr. Andersh’s expertise lies in basic research, laboratory research and development ( ), system concept development, system and platform development, and the fielding of air, ground and space mission critical systems. He is highly respected for building collaborative partnerships of academia, industry, government, commercial, congressional, and local entities to create strategic growth across multiple new markets in the federal, state, and local government.   

Before coming to Parallax, Mr. Andersh held several leadership positions at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). He led the Dayton region as Senior Vice President where he was responsible for SAIC’s business with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), Springfield Air National Guard, and the Dayton region. In this role, he increased revenue at the Dayton operation by 20 percent year-over-year and grew the employee base from 235 to 450. His other previous SAIC roles included reconnaissance and surveillance operation Senior Vice President in Arlington, Va., and Vice President and Associate Operations Manager in Champaign Illinois.  

Mr. Andersh earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona and his Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He is also an accomplished researcher, winning multiple awards from the Air Force when he directed radar research programs for the Air Force Research Laboratory ( ). In his spare time, Mr. Andersh has been a major supporter of STEM programs throughout the Dayton region.