I am a proven innovator with six patents, a Technical Achievement Award, and a Corporate Innovation Award. I have broad expertise in the areas of program/project management, proposal and grant writing, research and development, engineering, and business development. I spent most of his career in the defense and space industries, leading Integrated Product Teams to develop and produce complex products. I helped pioneer two advanced solid propulsion systems for the missile defense program and led a team that provided the propulsion for the first successful ejection seat sled test at speeds in excess of 700 knots. I also a co-founded an Internet company, and also worked at an automobile component supplier where I obtained a patent for a low cost component. I’ve been involved with corporate process improvement activities, creating “Program Management Plan” and “Lessons Learned” templates, while also working on a risk management process, a new quality system, an engineering development process, and  an ISO certification.  As a sidelight, I also wrote and published his first science fiction novel, Empire’s Passing, available on Amazon.