Kevin Schmidt

Vice President, Government Relations, Smiths Group

Schmidt joined Smiths Group in 2006 as Vice President, Government Relations, and has more than 20 years experience in government and industry. Kevin served as a professional staff member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) where he was the program monitor for the Department of Homeland Security among other duties. He later served as a presidential appointee to the Department of Homeland Security Office of Legislative Affairs with responsibility for supporting Intelligence and Operations. 

Paul Erhard

Director of Strategic Account Management, Leidos Security Detection & Automation

SMC Vice Chair Paul Erhard is the Director of Strategic Account Management with Leidos Security Detection & Automation (formerly L3Harris Security &Detection System). Mr. Erhard has worked at Security Detection & Automation division since 2003 providing oversight for the development of security screening technology as well as managing multiple TSA programs. His work with TSA includes the qualification and deployment of Checkpoint Passenger Screening and Carry-on Bag Scanning technologies, as well as Checked Baggage Explosive Detection Systems for use throughout the US.