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2014 Board of Directors


Board of Director Officers, 2014

President Elect: Mr. George Anderson

AndersonGeorge W. Anderson has more than 40 years experience as a practicing Systems, Aeronautical, Mechanical and Human Factors Design Engineer. He has worked in the Aviation, Automotive, Defense Contracting and Intelligence Community domains and participated in product development, deployment and operations of complex systems ranging from aircraft and airline technical management to Information Technology systems. For the past 13 years he has served as a contractor in multiple systems engineering roles in the Intelligence Community (IC) supporting NSA and the Director of National Intelligence. He has worked for Camber/i2S Inc. as an Enterprise Architect and Assistant Program Line Manager, Titan, Inc. as a Systems Architect, and TASC, as a Process Engineer and Standards Development Lead. Prior to working in the IC, he served with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), as a member of the Major Aircraft Accident Investigation (Go) Team. He also completed a career in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot and engineer where he participated in the design, procurement and engineering support of the A-10, C-12, F-111, F-105, and F-100 aircraft. He flew combat missions in Viet Nam in the EC-47 Electronic Warfare aircraft and received the Distinguished Flying Cross for a mission flown in support of the Marines during the battle of Khe Sanh. He later served in Saudi Arabia where he commanded a C-12 aircraft operational unit. He earned his BS degree at the US Air Force Academy in 1964 and a MSAE from the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) School of Engineering in 1973. His personal awards also include IC and DoD citations for work with architecture development, process improvement, and contributions to improving network interoperability.

President: Erik DeVito, CSEP

DeVitoErik is a Senior Systems Engineering Manager with 16 years of professional experience, presently working for Serco North America. He specializes in working with Government agencies in the development and acquisition of cutting edge, intelligence collection, military defensive and information processing systems. Besides holding an MBA from the University of Maryland University College, Erik is a Certified Systems Engineering Professional with a Department of Defense Acquisition extension. He’s also a certified Six Sigma Green Belt. Notably he is a decorated veteran of the United States Air Force. During his service he provided direct threat warning to U.S. and allied aircraft conducting combat theater operations; including Bosnia (Joint Guard/Joint Forge), Kosovo and Yugoslavia (Operation Allied Force/Operation Noble Anvil) and Iraq (Southern Watch). Erik has been an active member of INCOSE since 2006.

Past President: Dr. William Ewald

EwaldBill Ewald has a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Emory University. He has been a management consultant for the past 35 years concentrating his work with the RDT&E community – primarily with the Federal government. He a full time faculty member for Johns Hopkins University. He served as a Board member of INCOSE for the last 14 years in a variety of positions. He is currently the CEO of the INCOSE Foundation and has worked to build the Chesapeake Chapter’s support of scholarships to engineering students in Maryland universities. He has been a member of the Chesapeake Chapter for more than a decade.

Treasurer: Kent deJong

deJongKent de Jong brings 25 years of professional experience in Software and Systems Engineering to Maryland from the Land of Enchantment on retiring from Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In his career at Sandia, Kent worked on satellites, security systems, simulations, and information systems supporting several government and commercial customers. Departments of Energy, Navy, and Air Force customer as well as the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences afforded opportunities to build cool software, hangout with fun electronics, do exciting analyses, and learn project management from really great people. As part of this experience, Kent developed and taught software engineering and software quality classes, adapted the Fagan software inspection methodology to the Laboratories, and applied that methodology to weapons systems requirements and design drawing inspections. Collaborations with these customers guided Kent toward research of requirements creation, elicitation, and management…areas he found compelling and strangely attractive. During this study of requirements and their association with systems, Kent discovered INCOSE, where he found kindred spirits who believed a holistic approach to engineering of systems yields better results for customers and the public. Before joining Sandia, Kent earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. To better serve his customers, Kent augmented his education with a Master’s Degree in Finance from the University of New Mexico. As a member of New Mexico’s Enchantment Chapter of INCOSE, Kent earned his Certified System Engineering Professional credential prior to transferring to the Chesapeake Chapter.

Secretary: Mr. Mark Kaczmarek

Mark Kaczmarek has over 35 years of professional experience as a Software Systems and Systems Engineer. He has 21 years of experience at Link Flight Simulation building Aerodynamic and Engine Mathematical Models for Aircraft Flight Simulator Trainers. Mark has an undergrad from Parks College of St. Louis University in Aeronautical Engineering. He has a MS degree in Applied Engineering from the Watson School of Engineering at Binghamton State University of New York. Mark has been in several Officer positions from 1986 to 1999 for the Southern Tier Section of the AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) in New York. Currently, Mark is employed by KEYW engineering firm in Hanover, Maryland. Mark has been an active Committee member of the Chesapeake Chapter since May 2010 and has supported the start-up of their Student Division.

Directors at Large

Programs: Dr. Alex Pavlak

PavlakDr. Alex Pavlak is currently an adjunct professor at UMBC and is the chair of the INCOSE Chesapeake Chapter Future of Energy Initiative. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and is a licensed Professional Engineer. He started his career in hypersonic boundary layer transition for ballistic missiles and shifted to environmental work in the 1970’s. He founded ConSuntrator Inc, a solar energy development company based on patented static concentrator technology. He was president for 8 years. In the 1980’s he shifted to submarine sonar research and development, leading a team that invented a new towed active sonar system that is in use by various navies around the world today. After spending time investigating the performance of Tiger Teams he shifted back to clean energy development in 2006. He holds 6 patents and has published 23 papers on modern tiger teams and clean energy development.

Communications: Mr. Oren Eisner, CSEP

OrenMr. Eisner has been a software and systems engineer for over 28 years.  Mr. Eisner holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University, an MS in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University, and an MS/Applied Scientist degree from the George Washington University.  He started his career with RCA developing complex software systems for the Trident class submarine.  Following his employment at RCA, Mr. Eisner worked at several start-up organizations specializing in Voice-Over-Packet (Voice over Frame Relay, Voice over ATM, and Voice over IP).  He was the company’s representative at the Frame Relay Forum and the ATM Forum.  Following his experience in the world of start-ups, Mr. Eisner joined Hekimian Laboratories where he developed several product lines for performing remote testing of the public switched telephone network (PSTN).  Subsequently, he joined Lockheed Martin Corporation.  At Lockheed Martin, Mr. Eisner worked on several large scale complex systems primarily for the Intelligence Community. He specializes in complex embedded and real-time software systems solutions.

Membership: Mr. Robert Lecorchick

LecorchickBob is a Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) with over 20 years of experience in the design, development, and manufacture of complex products. He was production manager for the Pioneer Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) and was on the development team for the Shadow 200 UAV. He is presently a member of the senior professional staff at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory where he supports a variety of U.S. government clients. His areas of focus are Model Based Systems Engineering, requirements engineering, conceptual design, risk and opportunity management, and testing. He earned a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University Of Maryland, an MS in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas, and an MS in Systems Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University. Bob also served as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. He has been a member of INCOSE since 2001.

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