Michael C. Bridges was appointed to the Wright State University Board of Trustees for a term ending June 30, 2021, replacing Robert Nevin.
Bridges is president of Peerless Technologies Corp., a high-tech, military-focused research and consulting company.
Bridges graduated from Wright State University in 1981 in systems engineering, mechanical options. He embarked on a 20-year career in defense contracting, working for firms from San Diego to Washington, D.C., before returning home and then starting his own company in 2000.
Peerless was three times voted one of the Best Places to Work in the Dayton area; received an Edison Emerging Technology Award from the governor of Ohio; and was the first tenant and graduate of The Entrepreneurs Center, an Ohio Edison Technology Center.
Bridges has served on a board at Aileron and the board at The Entrepreneurs Center. He is also on a congressional National Security Advisory Committee.
Michael and his wife, Marcia, reside in nearby Yellow Springs.
Term ends 2021.