About Us

Innovator. Developer. Integrator.

Performance Defense specializes in embedded software and hardware solutions to secure safety and mission critical systems in Aerospace and Defense, Energy, and Manufacturing. 

For more than 20 years, the Performance suite of companies has been trusted by major OEMs and top-tier suppliers to develop and deploy high-quality, low-cost solutions.  Performance Defense was created in 2018 with the goal of bringing its proven commercial solutions to the mission critical sectors, but with an emphasis on security. 

Performance Defense specializes in embedded software and hardware solutions to secure safety and mission critical systems in Aerospace and Defense, Energy, and Manufacturing. 

For more than 20 years, the Performance suite of companies has been trusted by major OEMs and top-tier suppliers to develop and deploy high-quality, low-cost solutions. 

Performance Defense was created in 2018 with the goal of bringing its proven commercial solutions to the mission critical sectors, but with an emphasis on security. 

Meet The Team

Darren Cummings | President

Darren Cummings

President

Darren is an experienced engineer, entrepreneur, innovator and leader with more than 20 years in developing leading-edge communications technologies for the government and commercial markets. He is a proven Subject Matter Expert (SME) in secure mobile communications with multiple patents in advanced telecommunications technologies and cryptographic applications. Darren strives to share his knowledge and experience through various publications, speaking engagements, and creating businesses to solve the industry’s pressing challenges. He is passionate about building partnerships and working collaboratively with his customers to produce reliable, high-quality results. 

Mike Johnson | Head of Products

Mike Johnson

Head of Products

A results-driven leader with over 15 years of experience in the aerospace industry, Mike has provided technical and program leadership on small- to large-scale development and test avionics programs across various aircrafts. Mike is currently responsible for overseeing the growth of Performance’s suite of products. He is excited to be a part of a small company with high growth aspirations and a focus on providing the highest value to customers where he could be an integral part of a team defining new technologies and products.

Power of Performance

When you partner with Performance Defense, the knowledge, expertise, and tools of the Performance suite of companies are within reach. 

24 years serving safety and mission critical industries

300+ combined top-tier professionals

500+ successful programs

7+ strategic worldwide locations

Power of Performance

When you partner with Performance Defense, the knowledge, expertise, and tools of the Performance suite of companies are within reach. 

24 years serving safety and mission critical industries

300+ combined top-tier professionals

500+ successful programs

7+ strategic worldwide locations

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