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Mack Barber Joins Daystar Team


June 17, 2021

Seasoned executive brings expertise in business development, process implementation, and consulting

NEWINGTON—Daystar, a managed IT services provider, today announced that Mack Barber has joined its team of IT professionals to meet the increasing technology needs of businesses across New Hampshire, northern Massachusetts, and southern Maine. Barber’s focus will be on helping organizations address business challenges with technology solutions and managed IT support. He will lead Daystar’s new business development efforts.

“We are excited to welcome Mack to our growing team,” said Daystar CEO Keith Bamford. “His background as a CEO gives him a unique understanding into the challenges and concerns of business owners and leaders. Likewise, his expertise in manufacturing and technology complement the process-driven model Daystar uses to serve our clients’ needs. I have the utmost confidence he will serve businesses with the integrity and commitment our clients expect from Daystar.”

Barber has more than 30 years’ experience in an executive capacity in defense and commercial related industries, and twenty years of senior leadership in business development in technology markets. In addition, he has strong experience in manufacturing of technology both domestically and internationally. He has held the position of chief executive in five technology companies in the United States and United Kingdom.

Most recently, Barber served as the CEO of SFT Global, a technology startup in the Boston area focused on technology related to the baby boomer generation. Prior to this he was the CEO for iXblue Defense Systems, Inc. in Lincoln, RI, responsible for expanding the commercial-based French parent into the defense markets. During 2019, the operation grew by 40%. iXblue is a world leader in providing high technology navigation and positioning systems.

Prior to this role, he was the president/CEO of HDT Expeditionary Systems, the largest producer of rapidly deployable defense and homeland security shelter systems in the industry. Barber was responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive growth plan centered around international market expansion.

Barber is the former president and CEO of REMOTEC, Inc. a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, the world’s leader in providing Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) for use in hazardous-duty operations. Under his leadership, REMOTEC quadrupled its growth, and has delivered more than 2,000 robotic vehicles worldwide.

Barber holds a BA degree in Natural Sciences from the University of South Florida, and an
MBA degree from Loyola University of Maryland.

About Daystar, Inc.

Daystar is a managed services provider and technology alignment integrator for small to midsized businesses. Because all businesses deserve smart, secure, and reliable technology support and guidance, the company developed a business-aligned IT support platform, Daystar Direct. Its service helps businesses grow, create new efficiencies, and reduce cyber security risks.

Daystar exists to help small to mid-sized businesses succeed. After two decades in the technology industry, it understands the dynamics of change. It embraces it and hopes to help others in their journey as well.

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