William J. Toti
President & CEO
Bill Toti has more than 30 years of experience in defense. Prior to joining Sparton in 2019, he was president of the Integrated Maritime Systems sector at L3 Technologies, a $1.2B business operating in over 30 locations in the U.S. and abroad. Prior to L3, Toti served as vice president of the defense segment of DXC Technology (subsequent to the merger of HPE and CSC into DXC); as vice president of Homeland Security and Defense for Hewlett Packard Enterprise (prior to that merger); as president of Cubic Global Defense; and as vice president of Mission Support Operations at Raytheon. In these capacities, Mr. Toti has served customers in all branches of U.S. Armed Forces, as well as over 20 allied militaries, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, the Department of Energy, NASA, and the Federal Aviation Administration.
Mr. Toti also served for more than 26 years in the U.S. Navy, including tours as commander of Fleet Antisubmarine Warfare Command Norfolk, as commodore of Submarine Squadron 3, and as commanding officer of the nuclear fast attack submarine USS Indianapolis (SSN 697). He also served for more than nine years in the Pentagon, including tours as special assistant to the Vice Chief of Naval Operations, as Navy representative to the Joint Requirements Oversight Council, and as deputy director of the Navy War Plans Cell, Deep Blue.
Mr. Toti holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from the U.S. Naval Academy, a master’s degree in spacecraft systems engineering, and the pre-doctoral Electrical Engineer degree from the Naval Postgraduate School. He served as a Federal Executive Fellow at the Brookings Institution and as a Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI Fellow in International Affairs. He has more than 30 published articles and op-ed pieces, and was the U.S. Naval Institute Author of the Year in 2001. In 2012, Toti was a member of the White House Roundtable on Military Credentialing and Information Technology in support of President Obama’s initiative to help service members receive civilian credentials and licenses.
Mr. Toti is a seven-time recipient of the Legion of Merit, a recipient of the “Wash 100” list of most influential leaders in the government contractor sector (2016), HP Executive of the Year (2013), the FedScoop 50 Industry Leadership Award (2012), and the Rear Admiral John J. Bergen Industry Award from the Navy League of the United States (2010). He is a lifetime member of the U.S. Naval Institute, the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association, the National Eagle Scouts Association, and as an adult leader was awarded the Honor Medal by the Boy Scouts of America (2002). He is an honorary survivor of the World War II cruiser USS Indianapolis (2005), and his narrative describing his experiences during the September 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon were incorporated into the book Operation Homecoming, published by Random House (2006). He has been featured in several global-release documentaries, including “9/11: Inside the Pentagon” (2016 PBS), “USS Indianapolis: Live from the Deep” (2017, PBS), “USS Indianapolis: Legacy Project” (2016, Tiny Horse Productions), and “USS Indianapolis: the Final Chapter” (2019, PBS).