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Dick Guild is Stavatti’s Director of Military Aerospace. Dick has extensive military experience including executive experience as the Deputy Director of Special Programs, Office of Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition) and Vice President and Director of Technical Support Services for NSA, Inc. He was also a senior military analyst for SDS International. He is currently the President of Rampart Technologies, Inc., a professional services company supporting business development for RD&T advanced information and material technologies.

Dick holds an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering (Air Weapons) from the Air Force Institute of Technology and a B.S. from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is a graduate of the National War College and served 16 years as an operational pilot, instructor pilot, or operational test pilot in F-105, F-111, F-4, F-15, A-7 and A-10 aircraft.

Dick is an experienced study director and principal investigator for analyzing military requirements, technology and weapon systems development, and operational testing and evaluation, and distributed multi-echelon training systems. He is experienced in technical program management, operational employment of tactical forces, automated mission planning, and information support systems.

Dick’s analysis and technical management responsibilities have included studies for low observable technology development, defining characteristics needed for future weapon systems and providing guidance for early concept development of offensive and defensive tactical systems. Had early involvement with formulation of requirements of mission planning and support systems to support fielding new strategic and tactical weapon systems.

Study projects supporting the Department of Defense, the U. S. Air Force, and Air National Guard that Dick has been responsible for include:

Ballistic Missile Defense Multi-Echelon Training System (DMETS) 2007
T&E of Joint Mission Planning Segment (JMPS) – 2000
OT&E of Air Force Mission Planning System (AFMPS) – 1999
Warfare Area Assessments of OT&E Test Resources – 1997
Assessment of Pilot Situational Awareness and Radar Warning Receivers – 1996
OT&E of AMRAAM for Institute for Defense Analyses – 1994
Desert Storm Air-to-Air Performance Study for Institute for Defense Analysis – 1991
Air Warfare Weapons Assessment for Institute for Defense Analyses – 1990
F-15 Modification Plan for Air National Guard – 1989
F-16 Aircraft Modification Action Plan for ANG and Air Force Reserve – 1989
Mission Support/Planning Systems for ANG and AFRES – 1988
F-15 Avionics/Aircraft Evaluation and Plan for ANG – 1987
Special USAF study applying emerging technologies to early future air superiority/air defense systems concepts – 1986

Dick has served as consultant to a federally funded research development center performing assessments of tactical weapon system OT&E programs. He also served as a technical advisor to a national laboratory with involvement in technology transfer of engineering concepts and prototype projects. Dick has worked on a range of technical areas, including computer sciences and information systems, command, control, communications and intelligence, and data fusion technology, hyper/multi-spectral sensing, and environmental and waste management technologies.

Dick developed digital simulation models and analytical methodologies while serving four years as a study director in Office of Assistant Chief of Staff, Studies and Analysis. Within that arena, Dick has performed studies addressing fuel, armament, and performance trade-offs pertaining to fighter requirements.

Dick has had extensive involvement in ACEVAL/AIMVAL test and dissemination of test results as well as definition of joint service, and NATO, requirements for AMRAAM and ASRAAM missiles. Dick performed studies that ultimately led to Air Force decision to develop and procure the F-15C/D aircraft (F-15 PEP 2000) and directed early development of TAC BRAWLER air-to-air simulation model. Dick has also performed study of options for developing Distributed Multi-Echelon Training System for Ballistic Missile Defense System.

While engaged in Operational Testing and Tactics Development, Dick was the focal point for dissemination of fighter tactics and operational test results to tactical air forces worldwide while serving as the Deputy Commander, Tactics and Test, 57th FWW. Dick established the initial publication of the 13 volume Multi-Command Manual 3-1, Tactical Employment, which sets forth the basic tactical guidance for U.S. Air Force tactical operations.

Dick streamlined operational testing and tactics development from test design to test reporting increasing significantly the number of tests performed and completed on schedule. He built up an operations analysis organization, established an aircraft software configuration management organization, and developed a qualitative rating criteria for operational suitability evaluations. Lead E-3 AWACS/Fighter Integration employment doctrine development.

As Director of Test Operations, 4450th TG, Dick was the focal point for establishing operational test requirements and analysis of systems performance during early phases of F-117A development. Dick designed tests to evaluate qualities of a mission planning system and integrate operational testing against threat systems to verify development test data.


M.S., Aerospace Engineering (Air Weapons), Air Force Institute of Technology – 1972
B.S., United States Air Force Academy – 1963
National War College – 1984
Armed Forces Staff College – 1974


Nov 1989-Present, President, Ramparts Technologies, Inc.
Dec 2004-Dec 2007, Senior Military Analyst, SDS International, Inc.
Jul 1987-Oct 1989, Vice President, Director Technical Support Services, NSA Inc.
Jun 1987-Jun 1987, Deputy Director for Special Programs (SAF/AQL)
Jun 1984-May 1986, Vice Commander, 57th Fighter Weapons Wing
Jun 1983-May 1984, Student, National War College
Sep 1981-May 1983, Deputy Commander, Tactics and Test, 57th Fighter Weapons Wing
Feb 1980-Aug 1981, Director of Test Operations, 4450th Tactical Group
July 1978-Jan 1980, Wing F-15 Project Officer, 33rd Tactical Fighter Wing
July 1974-Jun 1978, Analyst, Assistant Chief of Staff/Studies and Analysis
Nov 1973-Jun 1974, Student, Armed Forces Staff College
Jun 1972-Oct 1973, Flight Commander, F-4E, 555th Tactical Fighter Squadron
May 1970-May 1972, Student, School of Engineering, AF Institute of Technology
Jul 1968-Apr 1970, Standardization Officer, F-111A, 442 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron
Jun 1967-Jun 1968, Wing Tactical Operations Staff Officer, 347th Tactical Fighter Wing
Jun 1965-May 1967, Pilot Tactical Fighter, F-105, 35th Tactical Fighter Squadron
Sep 1964-May 1965, Pilot F-105, 4523rd Combat Crew Training Sq, Nellis AFB, NV
Aug 1963 1964-Aug 1964, Pilot Training, 3500 Pilot Training Wing, Reese AFB, TX

Professional Organizations and Affiliations

National Defense Industrial Association
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association
Military Operations Research Society
Air Force Association
U.S. Naval Institute
Order of Dadaelians
Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association
Association of Graduates, USAF Academy

SDS International, Inc.
Air Force Association
Red River Valley Association

Publish Date: May 2018
Contact Tel: (651) 238-5369
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Mr. Peer enjoyed an extensive professional career as an operational pilot/instructor pilot in the Israel Air Force between the years of 1961-1983, initially attaining positions of Deputy Squadron Commander for the first F-4 squadron in the IAF and Head of Instructor Pilot Training for the Air Force Academy. After graduating from the USAF Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB (class 74B) he became Chief Test Pilot and Commanding Officer of the Israeli Air Force Flight Test Center in 1976 having responsibility for extensive resources and personnel, while directing multi-program activity and personally participating in many flight- test programs, both in the fields of research and development and direct operational application. He held this position until his retirement in 1984. In this capacity, Mr. Peer also served as project pilot for development and subsequent OT&E of the Kfir attack/fighter. Mr. Peer also served as the IAF representative for the development and certification of the Arava (a twin engine utility and surveillance aircraft, developed by the Israel Aircraft Industries).

Mr. Peer’s background earned him the position of IAF Project Pilot for Control System Development in the Israel Aircraft Industries New Advanced Fly-by-Wire Fighter Program (LAVI), having direct responsibility for in-house simulation of both aircraft flight control system configuration and advanced HUD development.

After his retirement from the Israel Air Force in 1984, Mr. Peer served as Director of Flight Test Operations in the National Test Pilot School, based in Mojave, California. Mr. Peer taught the theoretical and practical aspects of a comprehensive test pilot school syllabus for both U.S. and foreign students.

Mr. Peer’s flying background spans over 45 years, 23 of which were as an operational military pilot, in over 30 types of aircraft, both of European and U.S. design. Among these aircraft are the Super Mystere, Mirage III, Kfir C-2, F-4E and F-15, all of which were flown in combat. He is credited with more than 5 confirmed kills and retained full operational status throughout, and including, his military test pilot career.

In 1985 Mr. Peer accepted a position with CALSPAN Corporation of Buffalo NY, serving as Engineering Test Pilot on many research projects, most concerned with flight control system development and integrated avionics systems testing, as well as instructing at the two U.S. Military Test Pilot Schools and in Europe in the field of aircraft flying qualities evaluations, flight control design and aircraft stability and control. He was the program manager for the Avionics Systems Test and Training Aircraft (ASTTA, based on the Convair 580), and for the Variable Stability Learjet. He holds a Commercial, MEL-I airman’s certificate with Learjet, Convair 340/440/580, L-39, CM-170 Fouga Magister and Civilian F-16 Type-Ratings and, until his separation from Calspan in 2005, was a qualified safety pilot in the USAF NC-131H Total In-Flight Simulator (TIFS), USAF NF-16D (VISTA), Calspan variable-stability Learjets and Beechcraft Bonanza upset-recovery-training aircraft. Mr. Peer also held a US Government SECRET clearance.

In 1990, Mr. Peer was promoted to Chief Test Pilot and Safety Officer for the CALSPAN Flight Research Group, coordinating a staff of eight Engineering Test Pilots, and in 1993 assumed the position of Director of Flight Operations as well. In this capacity Mr. Peer developed a complex GFR approved Flight Operations program, including off-site flight operations, and coordinated the extensive Government oversight of CALSPAN’s flight operations and property management including safety of flight, pilot qualifications and currency and GFE accountability.

Specific programs in which Mr. Peer participated as lead engineering research pilot include the T-45 HUD evaluation, the SAAB JAS-39 flight system evaluation, and a study to define NASP hypersonic vehicle flying qualities criteria. He was a member of the Swedish International Advisory Board for Flight Control System Development and was the first US pilot to have flown and evaluated the JAS 39 Gripen. He has also flown the NASA F-18 High AOA Research Vehicle (HARV) as a guest evaluation pilot, and has participated in the development of the NASA High Speed Research Vehicle / High Speed Civil Transport. Until June 2005 he was the primary test pilot for the USAF variable stability NF-16D. He has over 9,900 flight hours, more than half in high performance fighters.

In August 2006, Mr. Peer accepted a position as Senior Experimental Test Pilot at Adam Aircraft Industries, Denver CO and was active in the planning, coordination and performance of developmental and FAA certification flight testing on the A500 and A700 aircraft. In this capacity Mr. Peer was the FAA delegated Test Pilot DER for many certification tests on the A500 and for the initial certification testing that was accomplished on the A700. As part of the initial reorganization of Adam Aircraft in December 2007, Mr. Peer was promoted to Chief Test Pilot and served in this role until the Adam Aircraft Company was closed in January, 2008.
When AAI Acquisition Inc. purchased the assets of Adam Aircraft in April of 2008, Jeff was asked to stay on as Chief Test Pilot and Company Safety Officer. In this capacity he was responsible for all company testing that was performed in anticipation of certifying the A700 VLJ. He was also part of the new company’s Senior Leadership Team.

A total aircraft design review was initiated and product specific changes were identified. Until the end of October, 2008 AAI Acquisition had completed significant verification and pre-certification testing and was well on its way to FAA certification flying within a realistic and achievable schedule. AAI Acquisition was forced to close in April, 2009.

Mr. Peer also holds a current FAA DER Certificate (Flight Test Pilot / Flight Analyst).

As a hobby, Mr. Peer has owned and flown a Pitts S-2B and an Extra 300L aircraft, practicing aerobatics and participating in air shows throughout the Northeastern US as a solo aerobatics performer with a low altitude waiver.

Mr. Peer’s wife Leah completed a Master of Music Degree from The Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY and performs as a concert pianist and choral director and was, for many years, the music director of a Buffalo private school. Their two children, Jonathan and Michal, are aged 19 and 15.

Aviation Ventures Profile

Publish Date: May 2018
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Stuart E. Cart is Stavatti’s Director of Innovation and Process Leadership. Formerly a master of salvaging programs which teetered on the brink of failure, Mr. Cart employs a ‘guided discovery’ approach which allows one to respond appropriately to his/her environment using internal capabilities rather than reacting to it fearfully. His is a way of commanding situations and allowing one to be in a present relationship with problems in a manner which brings resolution to them as a natural, free flowing processes, from one’s inner ability rather than force-fitting historical answers and knowledge.

Stuart Cart has is an electronics engineer who spent ten years recovering failed aerospace programs and twenty one years reverse engineering foreign equipment for air force intelligence. He has devised many systems that greatly enhanced engineering functions and their reliability that are used by government organizations like the National Security Agency (NSA) and commercial integrated circuit manufacturers. Stuart has invented several technologies and approaches which were instrumental in allowing the government to meet its challenging objectives. He has written twenty seven technical books describing sophisticated systems and their operation. He taught at Purdue University in Indiana for ten years where he designed an electronics course and laboratory and became the highest rated member of the teaching staff on the combined Purdue and Indiana Universities campuses.


1. Developed a concept of engineering and management which saved 35% of the man hours required from preliminary design through fabrication while increasing reliability. Later developed into Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) by Hewlett-Packard

2. Developed the management profile and conducted the design of a tri-service computer-based test set after several aerospace industries had failed. The program spawned the creation of two engineering design awards from the Department of the Navy (designed-in Reliability and Maintainability (R&M), and designed-in Human Engineering). A cost savings of 70% was realized while increasing the reliability and maintainability by 400%.

3. Lead a $4 million program to develop a state-of-the-art UHF telemetry transmitter after the designing company failed to produce a workable design. It was in design for eight years and manufacturing for three.

4. Conceived and managed the redesign of an aircraft mission control computer reducing the weight from 1742 lbs to 22 lbs and the power from 5,200 watts to 33 watts. The new concept used older technology which helped to reduce the program cost from $4 million to $90,000 while increasing performance, quality and maintainability by 600%.

5. Spent nine years designing, developing, and facilitating courses in electronics, including laboratory equipment, for Purdue University and became the top rated staff of the combined Purdue and Indiana University campuses.

6. Developed and demonstrated, numerus times, an engineering approach to take failed aerospace programs (considered impossible), redesign them to be at least 10 times better than the best proposed product at no more than 1/10 the cost of the lowest bidder and reduce the time through production from up to 13 years to 1 year.

7. Conceived the high reliability electrical termination, junction and connection system now used exclusively in submarines, ships, commercial and military aircraft and spacecraft throughout the world.

8. Designed the world’s smallest hybrid (thickfilm) computer in 1983 which included processing of analog signals.

9. Devised and implemented the concept of “no operator training required.” Equipment cost was reduced by 93% while increasing the reliability and maintainability (R&M) by 800%. Implementation saved the tri-services over $1 billion.

10. Inspired the concept on the hybrid thickfilm, transformerless, synchro/digital converter and was first to use it in a system reducing the cost of the converter from $6,000 to $500. It was manufactured by CDC.

11. Devised the design standard, accepted by the Navy and the Department Of Defense (DOD), for developing, hardware, software and hardware/software integration.

12. Wrote the technical portion to the DoD’s Configuration Management for Software Configuration Management Specification (structured programming) which is the specification of how to write software for the Department of Defense.

13. Conceived the EMI filtering for pyrotechnic devices used in missile and space applications and has the highest reliability factor for an electrical assembly accepted by the government.

14. Headed the engineering team which developed and verified the modular design concept for electronic componentry used in Air Force and FAA avionics applications after an advanced research and development lab gave up.

15. Designed and developed the Surface Mount (SM) technology in the application of signal conditioners for space telemetry. The SM technology is now used in many applications like notebook and automotive computers.

16. Helped develop the integral panel switching now used on commercial and military avionics equipment, also reported to have been the source of automotive digital instrumentation panels and controls for home entertainment systems and remote controls .

17. Trained newly graduated engineers in adjusting to an industrial environment and enabled them to appreciate their role in the engineering discipline.

18. Served five years as president and chairman of the board of a church. During which time we retired much of the building debt and reorganized the constitution into a legislative and an administrative board to allow community members to participate in the opperation of church functions as a contribution to the community.

19. Designed an integrated circuit for implanting into the brain to monitor brain activity for researchers working on problems with space travel.

20. Conducted a seminar for high school students to invent microcircuit designs to be used for brain implantation by Matt Kabriski at the Air Force Institute of Technology.

21. Provided facilitation to organizations to advance their technologies. e.g. ITT, Howard Sams, developed a new process for microcircuit systems which allowed them to develop test and repair procedures for Sams PhotoFacts used by technicians to repair home appliances and entertainment systems.

22. Lead engineering teams, in a threatening environment, which performed exceptionally well compared to their colleagues. The program improvement was always over 10,000% while tardiness, complacency, and sickness disappeared.

23. Established the Command, Control and Communications (C4) Foreign Material Exploitation (FME) capability, acquired the test equipment and Computer Aided Design equipment.

24. Lead, what was considered to be, the largest Free World exploitation program which set standards for follow on programs. It was also considered to be the most complex, complicated and successful exploitation at a cost of $500,000 a day and was conducted in the shortest time – 6 months rather than the estimated 7 years.

25. Wrote the initial specification for the Foreign Technology Division of the air force’s FME laboratory.

26. Conducted an FME project at no cost in 2 hours that was estimated to require 17 man months and equipment costing $100,000.

27. Provided coaching for creativity and innovation in industry which revealed to professionals how to use their knowledge to produce a high degree of self-actualization and results similar to those above.

28. Made several trips overseas to exchange information with representatives and officials of foreign governments resulting in the resolution of technical and managerial problems.

29. I was informed that I was one of less than four people banned from the Soviet Union because, in part, of the unpredictable acquisition and use of scientific information.

30. Provided the tools and empowerment for an international consortium, which had given-up after four attempts, to successfully lobby Congress in changing their laws for incorporating ATLAS program language into airborne and military equipment using embedded computers saving the Government over a $1 billion.

31. Built a four place high performance experimental air plane.

32. Designed the system used by the National Security Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency to describe and disseminate information for digital data signals definition. The system is now used by semiconductor industries to describe their digital communication microcircuits used in cellular telephones, satellite communications, remote control, etc. This technique reduced the time required to get information to designers from over a year in many cases to one day, if required, while increasing the reliability by thirty points.

33. Received an award from the Inspector General (IG) of the air force for developmental work done on an On the Job Training (OJT) program. The award was based on initiative and met none of the five award criteria.

34. Designed the format for the Air Defense Data Systems (U) and the executive summary for it. The executive summary test case reduced an engineering analyst’s time to produce an answer from four days to thirty seconds for a manager while increasing the reliability of the answer.

35. Authored thirteen of the twenty five books of the Air Defense Data Systems.

36. Designed the basic format used by the Missile and Space Intelligence Center for their reporting.

37. Provided the foundation for the C4 system hierarchy and parameter tree, also used for CROSSBOWS.

38. Established the methodologies of defining the reverse engineering and designing missile related command, control, communication and intelligence systems. The Defense Intelligence Agency’s Missile and Space Intelligence Center established a thirteen person branch to continue and maintain the effort.

39. Was a member of a team which consolidated three air force intelligence agencies.

40. Was an examiner and team leader for the Dayton Quality Excellence Award which uses the Baldrige Criteria. He also appeared on a television talk program representing Quality Dayton.

41. Established a concept to recreate The Spirit of Dayton which has been accepted by US Congressman Tony Hall.

42. Established an international group of people who create new educational methods to focus their efforts on Dayton as the center of a national education reformation and establish a new school and a new system of education in Dayton based on high leverage accelerated learning techniques.

43. Responsible for education for Quality Dayton and the Barn Gang. The Barn Gang was the group which spawned inventions making Dayton the invention capitol of the world.

44. Provided input to the design of the virtual intelligence information warfare operation for the air force.

45. Wrote a proposal to transfer the Mounds and DESC facilities into the private sector, and designing an innovation center as a part of that effort. This is supported by members of the Dayton Chamber of Commerce, Quality Dayton, the Barn Gang, Affiliates Society Council, etc.

46. Redesigned the CROSSBOWS simulator validation program which includes policies and procedures, management directives and engineering design guide lines up through the executive committee appointed by congress.

47. Conducted design work for the Chief Scientists of the intelligence community for the Virtual Information Warfare system of the future.

48. Worked with the Chief Scientist of the National Air Intelligence Center in developing requirements and processes to align the organization with the Baldrige Quality Award criteria.

49. Provided a slight modification Esterline-Angus recorders for Central Soya to monitor and identify grain types after the manufacturer stated they could not design such a device let alone modify an existing one.

50. Designed radiation hardening for communication aircraft to protect radio receivers to withstand nuclear blast fields of 50,000 volts per meter.

Publish Date: May 2018
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Norman K. (Norm) Edwards is Stavatti’s Director of Finance. Norm had previously served as the Manager of Business Development for the Southwestern United States for Stavatti Corporation beginning in 2006. In addition to his role as a Director, Norm also participates in customer and Industry Team Member business development for California, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona as well as Texas and Oklahoma.

A 21 year veteran Command Pilot of the USAF, Norm retired at the rank of Lt. Colonel from the USAF/California Air National Guard in 1979. While serving with the USAF Norm accumulated over 3,700 flight hours flying military aircraft including the single engine T-34A, T-28A, T-33A, F-86D, F-86L and F-102. Norm also flew the multi-engine B-25, C-47, C-119, O-2 and U-3. As an FAA certified private pilot, Norm accumulated over 3,000 flight hours flying a host of general aviation aircraft ranging from Cessnas and Citabrias to Mooneys, Pipers and Beechcrafts. Norm has over 6,700 hours total flying time. At one point he had his own private aviation services company, Aviation Management Services, where he contracted with various smaller aviation related companies in their business planning and operations.

Since May 1994 Norm has also served as an independent business development consultant to various companies and projects working primarily in the areas of Management, Sales, Business Planning and Project Fund-Raising. These companies and projects included a low cost housing project for developing companies, a plastics injection-molding group to manufacture plastic pallets as a wood pallet substitute, Pre-IPO offerings in the communications as well as assisted living care fields. Norm also assisted in raising $10 million for an Internet company and $3 million for a twin-engine executive jet aircraft start-up. From 1996 to 1997 Norm assisted in the closing of three programs for Tiger Petroleum totaling over $8 million.

From 1991 to 1994 Norm was the Senior Vice President for Viking Resources Corporation of Cincinnati, OH. Viking Resources was a privately held oil and gas company based in Northeastern Ohio. Norm was responsible for marketing Viking’s Regulation D Private Placement Drilling programs and ensuring the participation of accredited investors. A total of $11 million was raised over three years.

From 1973 to 1994 Norm served as the Corporate Financial Officer and in various marketing positions with several Oil & Gas drilling and production companies located in Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma, California and Ohio. These positions included his service as the as Director of Corporate Development & Marketing for Strata Programs, Inc. of Laguna Niguel, CA in 1990. Norm’s Duties with Strata Programs included corporate development work, business planning and the designing, structuring, implementation and marketing of Regulation D private placement drilling programs. Over this 21 year period Norm served as the Western Region Vice President for Bogert Oil Company of Oklahoma City, OK; as the Regional Vice President and later Senior Vice President of Marketing for Parker and Parsley Petroleum, Co. of Midland, TX; as the Vice President of Investor Services for Red Eagle Exploration Company of Oklahoma City, OK; the President of Seneca Financial Services, Inc. a NASD subsidiary, as the Vice President of Corporate Development and Marketing for Bracken Exploration Company, Oklahoma City, OK; the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Seneca Oil Company of Oklahoma City, OK and the President of Tideway Financial Services, Inc-a NASD subsidiary of Tideway Oil Programs of Jackson, MS. During this tenure, total funds raised for the various programs exceeded $200,000,000 and he worked with two major NYSE firms, Smith Barney and Shearson as well as over 100 Regional NYSE and NASD firms in his fund raising efforts utilizing Private Placement Rule 146 and Public Registered Programs.

From 1961 to 1973 Norm was an NASD licensed Stockbroker with three different firms including two New York Stock Exchange Firms and on NASD firm specializing in overall financial planning. This experience launched Norm’s career in the Oil and Gas industry through his wholesaling and retailing of Oil & Limited Partnerships in 1968-69 when they first became popular with the investing public.

Between 1958 and 1961 Norm completed his B.S degree in Business Administration from California State Polytechical College in Pomona, CA.

From 1954 to 1958 Norm went through USAF Aviation Cadet Training and became a Jet Instructor Pilot. Norm received his wings and commission at Webb AFB, TX in June 1955. He attended Jet Pilot Instructor School at Craig AFB, AL and was then assigned to Webb AFB as an Instructor Pilot from November 1955 until January 1958. In 1960 Norm joined the California Air National Guard as a pilot and completed 21 years in the Guard and the Air Force Reserve, retiring as a Command Pilot with the rank of Lt. Colonel in 1979.

Norm attended Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS from 1952 until 1954 and graduated High School in 1952 from Clinton, MS. Born in Mississippi, Norm has been Married to his wife Elaine for 55 years and has three beautiful daughters.


B.S. in Business Administration, Cal Poly Pomona, CA 1961


NASD Series 22 and 63 (currently inactive status)
Instrument Rated Commercial Pilot with Single Engine and Multi-Engine Ratings with over 6,700 hours

Flight Ratings-Military Aviation

Graduated USAF Pilot Training Class 55-P, June 15, 1955. Graduated as and Aviation Cadet receiving Wings and 2nd Lt. Commission. Over the next 25 years served in the USAF, USAF Reserve and California ANG acquiring over 3700 flight hours. Flew the following military planes.:

(Single engine) T-34A, T-28A, T-33A, F-86D, F-86L, F-102

(Multi-engine) B-25, C-47, C-119, O-2 (Skymaster), U-3 (Blue Canoe-Cessna 310)

Flight Ratings- General Aviation

Norm formed a Flying Club in Southern California in 1960 and as Founder and President of it grew it to 21 airplanes operating out of six airports. Accumulated over 3000 flight hours civilian time. Norm Has flown the following civilian planes:

(Single engine) Aeronca, Citabria, Luscombe, Mooney Mite, Piper Colt, Tri-Pacer, 140, Comanche 260 (Ray Jay Turbo Charged), Cessna 120, 150, 172, 182, 205, 206, 210, Beech Debonair, V Tail Bonanza

(Twin engine) Piper Apache ( Ray Jay Turbo Charged), Aztec, Cessna 337 Skymaster, 310, 320 Skynight, Beech Travelair

Publish Date: May 2018
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Wendell Maddox is President and CEO of ION Corporation. Starting with no more than a dream in 1985, Mr. Maddox turned ION Corporation in 3 years into an engineering company with annual revenues of $13 million. ION Corporation has been recognized as a United States leader in the fabrication of spaceflight and aerospace hardware. Mr. Maddox’s vision has lead ION to expand its products and services from manufacturing, to design, engineering, and systems integration. In 2005, ION was presented NASA’s Special Recognition Award for its performance on NASA’s Deep Space Network Advanced Systems Program.

Mr. Maddox founded the Midwest Aerospace Consortium of Small Business, which has a membership to more than 300 small businesses located throughout 6 Midwestern states. Its Charter is to bring Midwest technology to the aerospace industry and the United States of America. Mr. Maddox also served as a director on the Board of the American’s for a Sustainable Economy. He served as Chairman to the White House Conference on Small Business from the State of Minnesota and has personally met with a number of Presidents including Ronald Reagan, George Bush Sr., Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush. Wendell has a deep sense of community responsibility serving on the MN State Board of Education, the Hopkins Rotary, and the Twin Cities Chamber of Commerce and chairing the Hopkins United Way campaign. He served as Director for Minnesota Project Outreach, Minnesota Youth at Risk.

After completing his service in the US Air Force, and acquiring his BSEE degree from the University of Minnesota, Mr. Maddox joined FMC Corporation. During his 20 year career, he held a variety of management positions and was the General Manager of Manufacturing, when he left to found ION. He currently resides with his wife Julia and youngest son Julian in Minnetonka, a suburb of Minneapolis, MN.


Minneapolis Central High School
Brown Institute – Electrical Engineering
Metropolitan Junior College – Electrical Engineering
University of Minnesota – Electrical Engineering
Dartmouth College – Amos Tuck School (Minority Business Executive Program)


Midwest Aerospace Consortium of Small Businesses (MACSB) – Founder
NASA Advisory Board (MBRAC)
Minnesota State Board of EducationHopkins Rotary
Twin West Chamber of Commerce
Hopkins Chairman – United Way
Minnesota Project Outreach Director
Minnesota Youth at Risk Director
White House Conference on Small Business-Chairman MN
Director for Hearing Aid of Minnesota
Minnesota People to Watch Director
Director for Americans for a Sustainable Economy Director
Twin Cities One to One mentoring partnership


FMC Corporation – 20 years, Manufacturing Manager
ION Corporation, President & CEO, founded in 1984


McDonnell Douglas Preferred Supplier Award
Honeywell Award of Excellence
SBA Award of Excellence
SBA Supplier of the Year
TRW Supplier of the Year
1995 Senator Nunn/Secretary of Defense Perry Award
Protégé of the Year
Alliant Tech Systems Preferred supplier


United States Air Force – 6 years

Publish Date: May 2018
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Dr. Adarsh Deepak is the Founder and President of Science and Technology Corporation (STC), an award winning high-technology small business, in operation since 1979, most of whose 280 employees, located at 15 offices, are involved in aerospace/aeronautics, atmospheric sciences, remote sensing, scientific data processing, field testing and evaluation, and public affairs support.

Adarsh has B.S. Honors and Masters degrees in Physics from Delhi University, India, and a Ph.D. (Aerospace Engineering) from University of Florida, Gainesville in 1969 for research on remote sensing of aerosol size distributions in dense fogs. He was awarded a National Research Council Research Associateship at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (1972–74), to do research on Laser Doppler Velocimetery methods for measurement of wind shears, clear air turbulence, and aircraft wake vortices

He taught Physics and History & Philosophy of Science at two colleges of Delhi University (1959–63) and at University of Florida (1965–68), and was a Research Associate Professor of Physics and Meteorology at Old Dominion University (1974–77), and Adjunct Professor of Physics at College of William and Mary (1979–81). After becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1978, he started STC. He is also the President of Institute for Remote Sensing and Atmospheric Optics (IFAORS), an independent not-for-profit organization he founded in 1977

He is the author/co-author of 100 technical papers, and editor/co-editor of 36 workshop and panel proceedings. He has chaired/co-chaired over 30 conferences and workshops, 8 “blue-ribbon” panels for peer review of NASA and Army programs, 3 international working groups on Global Aerosols; and over 10 technical short courses.

He is an active member of professional organizations, such as AIAA (1970–present, Associate Fellow), Am. Meteorological Society (1970-), and Contract Services Association (Board member, 1996-). He has actively participated in several AIAA Technical Committees, such as Atmospheric Environment (1979–82), Committee on Standards Laser Doppler Velocimetery methods for measurement of wind shears, clear air turbulence, and aircraft wake vortices.

Working Group on Global Aerosol Model (Chair, 1992–2001), and Management (1994–2000); Vice Chair, Programs Sub-committee, (1996–98) and of AIAA Hampton Roads Section Council (1989–92). He was a Member of New Mexico State University Physics Department Advisory Board (1986–89); DoD Lab Review Non-Government NBC Panel (1994); UCLA Atmospheric Sciences Council (1994–96), and Hampton University/Research Center for Optical Physics (RCOP) Advisory Board (1998). He continues to be active in community service activities, such as Third World Foundation of North America (Board Chairman, (1995–97); Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News, VA (Board Member 1994–2000, Vice President 1995–96, and President 1996–98, Board of Advisors 1998–2001); NASA Aeronautics Support Team (NAST) Executive Committee (1999–), Virginia Air & Space Center (VASC), Hampton, VA (Board Member, 2000–); Hindu Temple of Hampton Roads, Chesapeake, VA (Board Member, 2000–); and VASC Fund Raising Committee (2001–).

Dr. Deepak has received several awards/honors, such as the 1990 Small Minority Business Man of the Year Award from SBA Richmond District, and the 2000 Delta Beta Lambda Community Service Award from the Hampton Chapter of the prestigious black fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha, founded in 1906.

He lives with his wife Patricia and their two sons in Poquoson, Virginia.

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Publish Date: May 2018
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Dr. Robert C. Sugarman is Stavatti’s Director of Human Factors Engineering and manager of Stavatti’s Western New York office. Dr. Sugarman has conducted research and development programs in instructional system development (ISD), perceptual processes, vehicle driving, human-computer interaction, equipment design and evaluation, and physiological processes. He has authored over 60 papers and publications, numerous training programs, and five patent disclosures (one US patent awarded), and is a contributor to the Human Factors Engineering Guidelines and Preferred Practices for the Design of Medical Devices, ANSI/AAMI HE48-1993, Human Factors Design Process for Medical Devices, ANSI/AAMI HE74:2001, and current revisions.

Dr. Sugarman’s projects have included an evaluation of a system to prevent drunken driving, an investigation of factors contributing to decreased alertness during long-duration low-event driving, studies of camouflage, the design of operator computer and operator/maintainer machine interfaces, and the design and evaluation of commercial products. He was selected by the international Human Factors and Ergonomics Society to participate in a program to develop a comprehensive human factors plan for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The project examined human engineering, procedures and operator aids, manpower and personnel, and training and training devices for all aspects of the nuclear power industry.

Dr. Sugarman supervised seven ISD programs (as prime or subcontractor) for aircrew and maintainer (Air Force B 1 and NGT, Navy E 2B/C, F 4J/N, F/A 18, LAMPS Mk III, and VTXTS) and other government and industrial operations, maintenance, and safety training programs. He developed a highly versatile, low cost procedures trainer to deliver computer-based training for military and industrial organizations.

Dr. Sugarman’s current work is the development of multimedia training programs for industrial operations, environmental health & safety, and maintenance and quality control for light to heavy industry. He also conducts classes on ergonomics for safety and ergonomics teams and was employed to manage quality for the start up of construction of the Buffalo Life Sciences Complex for Turner Construction Company. He has provided expert testimony in human factors engineering for civil and criminal trials for over 30 years.

Educational Background

1961 B.A., Physics (Math minor), University of Buffalo
1962 Graduate Studies, Solid State Physics and Math, Purdue University
(elected to Sigma Pi Sigma, Physics Honorary Society)
1963 M.S., Experimental Psychology (Physics minor), Purdue University
1965 S.M., Experimental Psychology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1967 Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, State University of New York at Buffalo (Departmental Honors)
Registered Professional Quality Engineer (California Certificate Number QU2821)


1967-1982 Calspan (formerly Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory)
1978-1982, Director, Human Factors and Training Center
1969-2006 State University of New York at Buffalo, State University College at Buffalo, and Empire State College, D’Youville College. Part time Lecturer/Instructor (psychology, ergonomics, industrial engineering., statistics)
1982 Present RCS Company, Training Systems and Ergonomics Divisions
1997 Present RCS Performance Systems, Inc., President
2003-2003 Parsons Brinckerhoff, Quality Control Manager

Other Professional Activities and Honors

Fellow, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Technical Groups: Forensics Professional (former chair), Training (former chair), Health Care.
International Ergonomics Association, Technical committee on Slips, Trips and Falls
American Psychological Association , member Division 21, Applied Experimental & Engineering Psych.
Western New York Chapter of the Human Factors Society, 1982 83, 1984-85 President
Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, Human Engineering Committee
Reserve Deputy, Sheriff of Erie County, Scientific Reserve Division (retired)
Western NY Science Congress, Inc., Board of Directors
SUNY at Buffalo, Res. Asst. Prof., Industry/University Center for Biosurfaces, Human Factors Coordinator
SUNY at Buffalo, Extreme Events, Human Factors group
Stavatti Corporation, Board of Directors, Director of Human Factors Engineering
Aero Club of Buffalo

RCS Performance Systems, Inc.

Human Factors & Ergonomics Society

University at Buffalo

Publish Date: May 2018
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