A program management position where I can use my extensive experience, background and business development skills to help a company capture and execute complex design and production programs/projects
Mr. Stewart has over 45 years of technical and managerial experience in systems engineering, program management and business development. His special background includes nuclear survivability hardening and testing (e.g., radiation, blast/shock, electromagnetic pulse). He has participated in the development, production and testing of numerous hardened US military systems, including Minuteman II/III, Peacekeeper, Small ICBM, ALCS Phase III, and a host of high altitude electromagnetic pulse ( HEMP) hardened fixed and mobile-ground based command, control, communications, computer and intelligence (C4I) systems, including SBIRS, DSCS, AFSPC Thin Line, MILSTAR and the BMEWS and PAVE PAWS solid state phased array radar systems. He has a broad and extensive background developing and implementing HEMP hardening programs, including design, fabrication, installation, test and maintenance. He is versed in the implementation of MIL-STD-188-125 HEMP protection and testing. He also has excellent communications and writing skills, and has managed the development of numerous proposals throughout his career. He is a certified project management professional (PMP).
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE SUMMARY
Line of Business Manager, Colorado Springs, CO
06/12 – 11/14
Mr. Stewart is the HEMP Shielding Line of Business (LOB) Manager for L-3’s Applied Technologies Division. He oversees and manages the identification and capture of new business (currently has identified over $100M in near term new opportunities and is establishing capture managers/teams for pursuit) and the execution of existing HEMP design, installation and test business ($23.6M) for 12 different HEMP programs/customers. He also manages a team of 87 HEMP test/installation/maintenance personnel, 30 of whom are currently deployed to Romania constructing HEMP shielded facilities for the US Army Corps of Engineers under the Missile Defense Agency’s Aegis Ashore Romania Program.
Senior Program Manager, Colorado Springs, CO
07/08 – 06/12
Mr. Stewart was the Senior Program Manager for several programs: the Telecommunications HEMP Upgrade Program, a $30M+, multi-year task order contract to provide HEMP-hardened products for deployed telecommunications systems; the Daimler Truck Hardening Program; and the Aegis Ashore Program. The Telco Program included cost and schedule driven development, production, test and deployment of HEMP-protected internet equipment and HEMP-shielded network operations/data centers. As PM, Mr. Stewart regularly reported to senior management on cost, schedule and technical progress, to include: monthly EACs; quarterly short term forecasts; monthly PMRs; monthly Business area reviews. All of these require EVMS-type disciplines/skills. He was the company leader of an integrated project team (IPT) to ensure L-3 resources were applied effectively and efficiently to the various tasks. He also managed an array of major subcontractors (ranging from design A&E firms to electrical/HVAC installation contractors) who provided cost/schedule driven efforts to ensure success of the various task orders. He was the primary customer interface (both to the contract and government customers); as such, he met regularly with the customer to discuss program issues and provide monthly schedule, cost and technical progress reports. During his tenure, he grew the program from an initial $6.5M to over $30M.
Deputy Capture Manager, Colorado Springs, CO
10/06 – 07/08
Mr. Stewart led local capture efforts for a major AFSPC information technology and communications consolidation program (Uni-Comm; sales value >$500M). He coordinated and directed a corporate capture team, including 10 teammates and four L-3 Divisions, to develop proposal strategies, develop technical, management and pricing solutions, assess potential program risks and risk mitigation strategies, develop program transition plans, brief the government customer, brief corporate management on capture status, and develop the overall proposal. He also evaluated additional business opportunities that might arise from this program.
L-3 Titan Group
Program Manager, Colorado Springs, CO
02/05 – 10/06
Mr. Stewart managed L-3 Titan efforts in support of the Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) CAASETA Program. He assessed L-3 Titan capabilities and personnel relative to providing the best fit for individual CAASETA task orders and participated in all ID/IQ team discussions/deliberations. He was the capture manager for an upcoming $500M Air Force Enterprise Information Technology Program; and was also capture manager for three other pending DoD procurements. Mr. Stewart was the proposal manager for numerous business unit and division proposals, and developed/advocated potential business opportunities through the corporate gate review process. He also met with and helped determine potential teammates for upcoming procurements; and prepared and presented briefings to major customers and L-3 Titan corporate management.
L-3 Titan Group/Jaycor Division
Principal Scientist/Program Manager/Business Development, Colorado Springs, CO
12/81 – 02/05
Mr. Stewart was the primary proposal development lead for the Division. He helped identify HEMP and radiation hardening business opportunities, developed win strategies, and managed numerous proposals. He also participated in numerous proposal reviews (Red, Blue, Gold teams). Mr. Stewart also managed and directed a number of complex systems engineering programs providing HEMP protection and testing for vital defense systems (SBIRS, DSCS, AFSPC Thin Line, BMEWS and PAVE PAWS Radars; CMC). He developed and implemented new HEMP design/test techniques; developed and acquired new business; managed/wrote proposals; interfaced with existing and new customers. Among his many projects, Mr. Stewart managed the design, construction, and verification testing of the Peterson AFB HEMP-hardened MILSTAR Terminal standby emergency power building and integrated it into the existing MILSTAR complex. He contributed to the design and fielding of Distant Zenith, the last and most complex underground nuclear effects test ever fielded by the United States. He led and directed two key nuclear weapon system safety assessments (electrical hazards) using probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) techniques on the Minuteman III ICBM and B-52 aircraft. He was the Deputy PM for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Testable Hardware Program to provide missile interceptor and satellite x-ray design and test protocols for DoD and system developers. Mr. Stewart was the Editor for DTRA’s EM-1 Chapter 22: Damage to Space Systems and a major contributor to L-3 Titan tests/analysis efforts on U.S. infrastructure elements in support of the congressional Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from EMP Attack. Finally, Mr. Stewart Managed the research and development of an electromagnetic pulse vehicle stopper for law enforcement use against fleeing vehicles; demonstrated a prototype for law enforcement agencies around the country, including Colorado State Police, California Highway Patrol, U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Customs Agency, and the Department of Justice.
Martin Marietta Corporation
Business Development Manager, Denver, CO
06/79 – 12/81
Mr. Stewart was responsible for articulating and addressing national issues associated with the Peacekeeper ICBM Program. He provided a key company interface with all DoD customers and ten associate contractor companies. He also provided engineering interface for arms control issues associated with the Peacekeeper system.
R&D Staff Officer, Washington, DC
02/77 – 05/79
Captain Stewart was the RD focal point for the Minuteman II/III ICBM system and the Mark 12A reentry system. He later served as the Peacekeeper Basing System PEM. In these capacities, he developed R&D and procurement budgets for all US ICBM systems and was the USAF technical focal point for SALT II matters associated with ICBMs. He also responded to numerous congressional and administration inquiries regarding these vital programs.
Minuteman System Program Office
Project Officer, Norton AFB, CA
01/74 – 02/77
Captain Stewart led the development and acquisition of the multi-million dollar, leading edge technology Minuteman Hardness Maintenance/Hardness Surveillance Program; the first of its kind in DoD, and successfully transitioned the program to Air Force Logistics Command.
Air Force Weapons Laboratory
Project Officer, Kirtland AFB, NM
09/68 – 05/72
Captain Stewart provided survivability engineering design, analysis and test support to the Minuteman SPO for transient radiation, electromagnetic pulse and blast and shock hardening of the Minuteman II/III ICBM weapon systems.
B.S., Engineering Sciences, U.S. Air Force Academy, 1968
M.S., Industrial Systems Engineering, Univ. of Florida, 1973
AWARDS / HONORS RECEIVED
Short Course Instructor, Hardened Electronics and Radiation Technology Conference, 1995
Distinguished Graduate, US Air Force Squadron Officers’ School, 1975
L-3 Communications Proposal Writing Course, July 2004
L-3 Communications Capture Management Course, December 2005
L-3 Communications Information Technology Service Management Training Seminar, September 2007
ITIL Foundations Certification, May 2008
PMP Certification, April 2012
Top Secret with current SSBI (granted by DISCO 04/09/2013)