Ken Garber

Ken Garber

President and CEO, Del Rey Systems & Technology, Inc.

Ken Garber is the President and CEO of DEL REY Systems & Technology, Inc. (DEL REY). He has over 30 years of experience working in the San Diego defense industry. Prior to DEL REY he served as the Senior Vice President of PM Tech Inc. and as the Director of Navy Programs Division at Epsilon Systems, Inc. Ken has led numerous government contractor teams and supported direct engineering tasking for government customers including NAVWAR and PEO C4I. Ken is the current San Diego Chapter of the Navy Defense Industry Association (NDIA) Board Chair and served as the Chapter President 2019 – 2021. He is also the Program Chair for the Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs Gold Coast Program Conference.  Mr. Garber is a member the San Diego Military Advisory Committee (SDMAC) Foundation Board and is on the Board of Advisors and prior Chairman of the Board for Support the Enlisted Project (STEP). Mr. Garber is also the Industry Lead for the Naval Information Warfare Center’s Contracts Industry Council.

Ken began his career as a Navy Submarine officer in 1984. He spent his final three years of active duty assigned to the Naval Ocean Systems Center (which is now NIWC PAC). In 1992 he began his service in the Navy Reserves. His career in the Reserves included seven Commanding Officer tours and a two-year tour as the Forward Deployed Officer in Charge of a Joint Command before retiring as a Navy Captain in 2014. Mr. Garber has supported the Navy here since 1989 as a Navy officer, a defense contractor and as a leader in defense industry relations with the government. His small business acumen is recognized by all here in San Diego. He was specifically recruited to DEL REY to solidify their place in the market and to rejuvenate DEL REY as a strong provider of engineering services in the national Defense Industrial Base. Ken acquired ownership of DEL REY in September of 2022. Mr. Garber’s education includes an MBA degree at the UCLA Anderson School of Business and a BS degree in Electrical Engineering, University of the Pacific.

Mr. Garber supports three non-profit boards exemplifying his dedication on supporting the needs of our men and women serving our nation in the defense of our country:

  • Over 20 years as a member and 10 years on the NDIA San Diego Board of Directors with 2 years of service as the NDIA San Diego Chapter President 2019 – 2021 and as the current Board Chairman.
  • Over 10 years of non-profit board experience - Support the Enlisted Project (STEP), including 2 years STEP Board Chair and as one of the three founding members.
  • Over 15 years as a member of SDMAC serving on the NDIA/SDMAC Joint Liaison Committee. Ken is also a member of the SDMAC 501c.3 Foundation Board