25 years of experience in the Aerospace Defense business. Previous roles included Program Manager for Lockheed's Enhanced Polar Satellite System, responsible equipment engineer for Lockheed's Space Station Extravehicular Excursion Unit, and Principal Systems Engineer and Principal Spacecraft engineer on two classified national programs. With a broad base of experience across launch, spacecraft system engineering, on-orbit mission planning, and SCTS ground transport and launch integration. New business experience includes proposal management, and art direction.
DAE - July 2010 – Present
Consultant- Independent proposal reviews, including technical, programatic, and compliance elements. Panel member on color team reviews. Writing/Editing and art direction.
INTELLIGENCE SOLUTIONS - Nov 2009 - July 2010
Principal Spacecraft Engineer. SETA oversight to government customers on spacecraft design, requirements validation and verification. Chief advisor to government COTR.
LOCKHEED MARTIN – April 2007 – Aug 2009
Enhanced Polar Satellite System (EPS) Program Manager. Responsible for overall program integration and management of matrix team of engineers for EPS payload integration on Advance Extreme High Frequency (AEHF) space vehicle. Additionally, managed team of scientists, program managers, and engineers on various advance concept business development projects such as First Responder Reliable Link Project Manager. Previous to this position was responsible as a Business Development Analyst Senior Staff for proposal management and capture teaming for rapid prototyping of advance and destabilizing technologies and their insertion onto existing SV programs.
DEFENSE STRATEGIES AND SYSTEMS INC. September 2005 – April 2007
Vice President/New Business development Director. Coordinated the efforts of external consultants and recruited talent. Reviewed, major proposals on defense related procurements, from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Air Force Research Laboratory, Missile Defense Agency, and the Department of the Army.
THE JOHNS HOPKINS APPLIED PHYSICS LABORATORY June 2005 – September 2005
Space Advance Concept Development Director drafted the technology development roadmap for APL’s civilian space technology research and development efforts, IRAD, grant and new business acquisitions. Program manager for the Lunar Base and Discovery class proposal.
LOCKHEED MARTIN IS&S November 2003- May 2005
Chief of Staff for Joint Management Office, responsible for a team of 40 engineers reporting to the Program Manager on a classified national asset development program. Provided SETA oversight as contractor deputy staff to in-house customer.
DEFENSE STRATEGIES AND SYSTEMS INC. April 1992 – November 2003
Vice President/New Business development Director. Coordinated the efforts of external consultants. Reviewed, major proposals on defense related procurements, from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Air Force Research Laboratory, Missile Defense Agency, and the Department of the Army.
MARTIN MARIETTA ASTRONAUTICS GROUP April 1990 – April 1992
Systems Engineering Senior Staff Satellite Vehicle Mission Planner and certified load level engineer responsible for real-time vehicle tasking. Customer appointed IPT lead of vehicle control document.
LOCKHEED SPACE SYSTEMS DIVISION January 1985 – April 1990
Systems Engineer Senior Staff. Acting deputy to EVP of Space Systems Division, classified national asset space program. Final approval authority all design reviews from general systems of systems (GSS) specification through sub-component level specifications. IPT Lead of Lockheed Space Cargo Transport System (SCTS) ground transport and launch integration.
System Engineer classified Lockheed launch integration national asset program as IPT lead for several launch integration documents, interface control documents as well as managing a
Sub-team of integration engineers for a classified special payload integration. Other positions included: Responsible equipment engineer (REE) for SCTS Air Bearing specification, REE for Space Station Extravehicular Excursion Unit (EEU), and the EEU Flight Support Station (FSS). Provided proposal support for Navy Remote Ocean Sensing Satellite, Space Station, and other closed-door launch systems integration programs.
BS AEROSPACE ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN - Ann Arbor, MI
May 1981 – Dec. 1984
A five year curriculum specializing in flight and orbital mechanics and dynamics, fluid dynamics and mechanics, and boundary layer theory.
Honors: Department Chair Commendation
BA ADVERTISING / MARKETING, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN - Ann Arbor, MI
May 1976 – Dec. 1979
Obtained approval from the Board of Regents to design a unique curriculum which would integrate all aspects of marketing and advertising industry with a major in adult psychology, specializing in organizational and industrial behavior, marketing analysis and survey design, with a minor in journalism and communications classes, including video production and screenwriting,
Honors: Graduated with Distinction and with Board of Regents Special Recognition
ASSO ADVERTISING DESIGN, OAKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Farmington, MI
Sept. 1977 – Dec. 1979
A two year degree focusing on art direction and graphic design for commercial art industry. Graduated Summa Cum Laude. Received Communication Art and Technology Honors: Departmental Award and The Young and Rubicam Co-Op Intern Program Award
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