After a 25 year career, Jack recently retired as President and Chief Operating Officer of Parsons, one of the world’s largest engineering and construction companies. In addition to major geographic and market expansion, Jack led Parsons’ expansion in services to include design-build of public transportation projects and military housing, public/private partnerships, systems engineering, defense intelligence projects, and bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities worldwide. Jack consistently maintained double-digit growth in both revenue and profitability. He also established Parsons as a leader in development and commercialization of technologies in the defense and nuclear markets.
Prior to joining Parsons, Jack had a successful 14-year career with the US Army Corps of Engineers and was a Program Manager for Chemical Demilitarization and Installation Restoration. He was responsible for the development of the technologies for both incineration and neutralization of chemical and biological warfare and hazardous materials. He played a key role in the design, construction, and operation of every major chemical weapons disposal facility in the world. He holds multiple patents on the processes to dispose of these agents, explosives, and their containers.
Gug Sresty, Executive Vice President
Gug has 30 years of diverse experience in strategic planning and execution, business and project management, business and talent development, with a focus on defense, energy, and environmental technologies and projects. He has developed and commercialized technologies for energy production and processing, and waste treatment.
Jim Osterloh, VP Chief Technology Officer
Jim has more than 20 years experience in technology development and large-scale technology integration project management. Before joining ast2, Jim was a Senior Vice President at Green Power, Inc., where he served as Chief Engineer of a forthcoming technology that converts solid hydrocarbon into liquid fuels and residual electric power. Prior to working at Green Power, Jim was a Vice President at Parsons Corporation, where he served as founding director of the Parsons Technology Complex, a fabrication shop specializing in first-of-its-kind technology development. A former navy nuclear engineer and submariner, Jim has a track record of managing projects that integrate development of emergent technologies with sales, marketing and job growth. He holds seven U.S. patents and has nine additional patents pending.
Bill Scott, Director Project Development
With 10 years of industry experience, Bill has a diverse background in project management, cost and schedule controls, business development, acquisition and integration, and claim forensics and pricing. Prior to joining ast2, Bill worked for Parsons Corporation where he managed a program to optimize project management best practices for a confidential client. Before making the transition to project work, Bill worked in business development at Parsons, with roles including integration of business development best practices into newly acquired companies, new market analysis and research, government relations, and solicitation identification and response development.
Dr. Ted Prociv, Commercialization Manager
Dr. Ted served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Army (Chemical Demilitarization), in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army, and as a vice president in leading technology organizations including Battelle and SAIC. He is former President and Chief Executive Officer of Versar Inc. He has extensive experience in development and commercialization of technologies in defense, energy and environment markets.
Eric Parker, Cyber Systems Manager
Eric worked at Bridgestone/Firestone for about 14 years as a software developer and lead architect until he co-founded Zethus software in 2003. There, he led the design team of Cumulus::Quorum, third generation loosely coupled, federated and scalable grid/cloud framework with autonomous, self-assembling, self-healing and emergent behaviors. Currently,in addition to his position at ast2, he is also the lead software architect for Cumulus Private Cloud technology, which provides grid/cloud data handling and storage solutions. He has received several awards and recognitions for his software development including as the finalist for the NorTech Innovation Award (2010), recipient of Edison Emerging Technology Award from Ohio Dept. of Development (2005), and three time winner of Bridgestone/Firestone President’s award for outstanding performance (1995, 1998, 2000).
Chris Gorence, Manager Contracts and Administration
After his retirement as a USAF chief enlisted manager for 24 years, Chris worked for the next 10 years as a Program Manager responsible for testing and evaluation of aircraft and weapon systems and a key member of the CSAF-directed fast-moving targets efforts. He was responsible for performing Operational Risk Management analysis on all projects, managed critical guided weapon tests from planning to execution with outstanding results-completed on time and under budget, and authored numerous test reports and fielding recommendations. He worked with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for emerging technologies testing.