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Jack E. Davis

Council Chair

Portland General Electric

 Jack Davis joined Arizona Public Service Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Company, as an engineer in the system planning department immediately following graduation from NMSU in 1973 with a B.S. degree in electrical engineering and a B.S. degree in medical technology in 1969. Davis was promoted through the ranks with management positions in power contracts, system development and power operations, fossil generation, transmission systems, customer service, and power marketing and trading at APS. He became president of energy delivery and sales for APS in 1998, and chief executive officer of APS in 2003, until retirement in 2008. Also, in 2000, Davis became chief operating officer for PWCC, was named president of PWCC and was elected to the PWCC board (2001), while retaining his positions with APS and also serving on that company’s board. At retirement in 2008, Davis was chief executive officer of APS (since 2003) and president, and chief operating officer (since 2003) and director (since 2001) of PWCC.

Davis is currently chairman of the board of Portland General Electric. He is also chairman of the board of the Arizona Community Foundation, and has previously served as chairman of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and the Arizona Theatre Company. Additionally, he is a member of NMSU College of Engineering Electrical Engineering Industry Advisory Committee and the Dean of Engineering’s Advisory Council at Arizona State University. Most recently became a full member of the College of Engineering Dean's Advisory Council at New Mexico State University.

 

 

Christopher Long

 Council Chair

Orbital ATK National Security Systems

Christopher Long’s 21-year career in space has been spent with Orbital ATK  and the heritage companies (Orbital Sciences Corporation, General Dynamics and Motorola Government Electronics), holding various engineering and management positions. In his current role, he oversees profit and loss responsibly all defense and intelligence programs with sales in excess of $200 million annually.

Before this position, Long spent two years as the vice president and general manager of Gilbert Operations where he oversaw roughly 350 employees and associated design and factory infrastructure. He also served as the director of advanced systems and as director of business development for Space Systems General Dynamics.

Long has been a member of the Leadership Innovation and Entrepreneur Program in Palo Alto, California for the past seven years. He is a member of Eta Kappa Nu, the international electrical and computer engineering honor society; Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association; National Defense Industrial Association, Association of Old Crows; and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Long has published multiple technical papers related to space communications systems. He has an MBA in high technology from the W.P. Carey Business School, Arizona State University, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering from New Mexico State University.

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Leonard Bloom

Western Refining

Leonard Bloom is a 1981 civil engineering graduate of NMSU. Upon graduation, he went to work as an engineer for Chevron in their coal mining company and then transferred into their refining company. He spent a total of 23 years with Chevron in various engineering assignments and joined Western Refining in 2003 upon the sale of the El Paso refinery to Western. He was the engineering manager with Western until he became the director of maintenance. El Paso is Western’s largest refinery and produces gasoline, diesel and jet fuels.

 

 

 

Debra Hicks

Pettigrew & Associates

Regent Debra P. Hicks graduated from NMSU with a bachelor of science in civil engineering. After serving on both the New Mexico Transportation Commission and the New Mexico Tech Board of Regents, she returned to her alma mater being appointed in early 2015 by Governor Susana Martinez. In 2013, she was named New Mexico Woman of Influence by Albuquerque Business First.

In 1990, Hicks bought Pettigrew & Associates and proceeded to become the CEO and president. During her career, Hicks has gained experience in a variety of areas, including mining, multi-family housing projects, small and large-scale subdivisions.

Hicks has been involved with community outreach programs such as The Boys and Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity, Leadership New Mexico, New Mexico Junior College, Palmer Drug Abuse Program and many others. Her community outreach focuses on organizations that support children, education and the arts.

Regent Hicks served as president for the Academy of Civil, Agricultural, and Geological Engineering at NMSU, providing feedback to the administrative team of the College of Engineering. As an NMSU Regent, she will serve on Regents’ Audit Committee, the Regents’ Real Estate Committee. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Aggie Development, Inc.

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Colonel Art Hurtado

U.S. Army (Retired) Invertix Corporation

Art Hurtado is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Invertix Corporation, a small, veteran-owned, systems engineering and services company, headquartered in Annandale, Virginia. Hurtado is a seasoned executive with over thirty years of commercial and government technical and management experience. Before co-founding Invertix, Mr. Hurtado served as senior vice president, telecommunications for CACI, Inc. Hurtado previously served as vice president, systems applications for Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation. Hurtado was born in Taos, New Mexico. He began his undergraduate studies at Hardin Simmons University. He completed his bachelor's of scinece in chemistry at Missouri State University and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Infantry. Hurtado served with distinction as an officer in the U.S. Army. Among his medals and honors, he received a Purple Heart and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge while serving with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vietnam. In addition to numerous command positions he also served as the Project Manager for Electronic Warfare, and as a Program Manager in the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization. He was the first director of the Joint Precision Strike Demonstration Office. He also served as the Chief Scientist during the early stages of development of the Public Safety Wireless Network. He earned his MSEE at New Mexico State University, and is a member of the Eta Kappa Nu honorary society of electrical engineers. He is a graduate and research fellow of the National War College and a certified Project Management Professional. He is a member of the NMSU College of Engineering Dean’s Advisory Council and is also a member of the Klipsch Electrical & Computer Engineering Academy. He is an advisory board member for George Mason University’s Volgenau School of IT&E and for Missouri State University’s Department of Chemistry. He was recently appointed by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia to serve on the Board of Visitors of Virginia Commonwealth University. Art and his wife Dianna, currently reside in Fairfax, Virginia.

 

Richard Leza

EXAR Corporation

Richard Leza became a director of Exar in October 2005 and was elected chairman of the board in September 2006. After 10 years as chairman, he retired in June 2016. He was appointed interim chief executive officer and president of the company three times during his services.

Leza received the high honor in 2014 of being one of the Top 100 Elite Board of Directors by The National Association of Corporate Directors.

Leza was a dynamic business entrepreneur and venture capitalist who served as chairman and director in more than 12 corporations from 1980 to 2016. He was also a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies for seven years. Leza was a board member of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council for eight years. He is emeriti director of the New Mexico State University Foundation Board and a current member of the College of Engineering Dean’s Executive Committee and Dean’s Advisory Council. He was also the co-founder, past chairman and past president of Hispanic-Net, a nonprofit organization. In 1990, he was honored the NMSU Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award. In addition, Leza has established four scholarships at NMSU.

Leza was the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of AI Research Corporation from 1988 to 2007, an early stage venture capital firm specializing in the areas of business-to-business software, information technology, medical devices and medical analytical software applications. Leza was also the co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of CastaLink, Inc., a provider of a web-based supply chain collaboration solution. In addition, he served as co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of NucleoTech Corporation, an application software company focused on digital image-driven analytical DNA software solutions. From 1982 to 1988, he was co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of RMC Group, Inc.

Leza earned an AA from East Los Angeles City College, B.S. in civil engineering from New Mexico State University, MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and an Honorary Doctor of Laws from New Mexico State University.

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Manny Mora

General Dynamics Mission Systems

With over 35 years of experience in the industry, Manny was inspired to become an engineer after viewing the Moon Landing in 1969. Manuel “Manny” Mora earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from NMSU. Part of a Navy CoOp program, he spent half his time in Newport, Rhode Island working in a Navy research lab and the other half in Las Cruces studying.

Manny is currently on the College of Engineering Dean’s Council and the Physical Sciences Laboratory CREW (Classified Ready Employable Workforce) Program Council. He was previously Chair for the Electrical and Computer Engineering Academy at NMSU and still serves as a member. He travels to Las Cruces at least twice a year from the DC area to provide guidance, advice and mentorship to engineering students.

After graduation, Manny went on to work for Motorola as the company’s first Hispanic engineering section manager, overseeing the Joint Surveillance and Target Acquisition Radar System program. He later received Motorola’s Engineering Award, presented to less than 2% of their engineers and scientists. In recognition of his impact on the industry, Manny has also earned the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Award for Technical Contribution.

Manny is currently working as the Vice President and General Manager of Space and Intelligence Systems for General Dynamics Mission Systems in the National Capital Region, where he oversees strategy and solutions to advance the gathering, dissemination and exploitation of intelligence for the U.S. and its allies. He has been involved with the company at the forefront of GPS technology and its partnership with NASA for missions such as communications with the Hubble telescope and the Mars rovers, among other highly classified objectives.

An extraordinary philanthropist to NMSU, Manny has provided transformational support to the Dean’s critical needs for the College of Engineering.

Manny and his wife of 36 years, Alexandria, are passionate about encouraging and helping today’s youth achieve a college education, especially in the STEM fields. His parents immigrated to the United States from Mexico in 1959, and they were true advocates of the value of hard work and education.

 

Margaret "Peggy" Morse

  The Boeing Company (retired)

Peggy Morse was named the director of ICBM Systems in September 2006. This organization is a collection of development, production and sustainment programs for the nation’s ICBM fleet, some as a subcontractor to Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, and some as a direct contractor to the U.S. Air Force. The major sites for ICBM Systems are Anaheim, Ogden, Heath, El Paso, and Mesa, and consist of a staff of 1,300 people. Prior to that, Morse was a member of the IDS Program Management staff in Seal Beach, California. Morse was the director of strategy and business integration for Boeing Australia from January 2005 until February 2006, working in the Sydney office for the Boeing country vice president. Her job responsibilities included working with all the sites in Australia to better integrate with the U.S.-based business units, as well as coordinating and deploying the country strategy. Prior to that assignment, Morse was a program manager in space and intelligence systems for three sequential programs from 1999 until 2004. From 1997 until 1999 she was the director of sales operations in BCA, and managed the interface between sales and the airplane programs. From 1996 until 1997, she was the chief engineer of the inertial upper stage program, one of Boeing’s heritage rocket programs. She was a manager in business development in 1995, as well as a program manager of a series of classified programs from 1989 until 1994. She started with Boeing in 1981 as an engineer in the area of antenna design, and radar cross section measurement and software development. Morse attended New Mexico State University and graduated with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering in 1980. In 1986, she received a master of science in electrical engineering from the University of Washington. Morse was recently selected by Boeing to be submitted as their representative for the board of directors of the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce. She has been on the board of the Seward Park Art Studio, the chair of the Boeing Welliver Faculty Fellowship Program, and an associate member of the Corporate Council of the Arts in King County, Wash. Morse has one grown daughter, Jessica. She enjoys traveling, gardening, pottery and outdoor activities.

 

Randolph Rothschild

Raytheon

Randolph Rothschild is currently a Senior Engineering Manager for Raytheon in Tucson AZ. He began his career with Raytheon Missile Systems after graduating with Honors from New Mexico State University in 1988 with a BSEE. Rothschild has held roles as a System Integrator, Lead Designer, Chief Engineer, Department Manager, and Factory Technical Director. His experience spans the entire life cycle of hardware development which includes, proposals, numerous research and development projects, design and development activities, factory support, and field test. He is very active in the company and has received awards and honors for his service.

 

Albert M. Thomas

Bohannan-Huston, Inc.

Bert Thomas is senior vice president and manages BHI’s Traffic and Transportation group. His duties include contract administration as well as project management and engineering design on transportation-related projects. He has extensive experience in civil engineering and focuses his efforts in transportation planning, highway design and traffic engineering. Prior to managing the Traffic and Transportation group, Thomas served as a design engineer for civil site design, utility and drainage projects.

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Webster

EEA Consulting Engineers

Lisa Webster is employed with EEA Consulting Engineers. Her experience includes facilities for both the private and public sectors. She leads a team of architects, engineers and technicians in solving complex solutions and performing detailed designs for various project types. She utilizes a wide variety of building materials in the design of governmental facilities, including national laboratories, military installations, and state and local municipalities, as well as manufacturing plants, office buildings, and educational facilities. Webster has been involved with the National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors (NCEES) since 1997. She is Subcommittee Chair the Civil Engineering Exam Committee. This group meets 4-5 times annually to write and review the national civil exams for the NCEES. She was names a Women of Influence in New Mexico in 2012 by New Mexico Business Weekly, nominated by NMSU’s College of Engineering. She also served on the Construction Industries Commission from January 29, 2001 – December 31, 2003. Previously she was employed at Chavez-Grieves where she served as multi-discipline Program Manager at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and held a current “Q” Clearance. She was the Program Manager for Chavez-Grieves for a “Partnering” contract at Sandia National Laboratories. She has headed of the Rotary Club of Albuquerque’s 11th Annual Family FUN Fiesta Charitable Event which is her Club’s main fundraiser of the year. Webster served as the first woman President of the American Society of Civil Engineers, New Mexico Section and has held many leadership positions with that organization. She also served as the Structural Team Lead for the Architectural Surety Code Team with Lynne Behnfield-Thomas of Rebuild New Mexico. As a student at New Mexico State University in the early 1980s (graduating in 1984 with a bachelor’s of science degree in civil engineering), Webster received accolades from her peers and her instructors, and continues to receive praise and acknowledgment today, including Centennial Distinguished Alumnus, College of Engineering, October 1996 (100 alumni were chosen from the graduating classes of 1896-1996, member and secretary, CAGE (Civil Agricultural Geotechnical Engineering), Outstanding Alumni, October 1995.

 

Allyson D. Yarbrough

The Aerospace Corporation

Allyson D. Yarbrough received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from New Mexico State University in1979 and a master's and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, in 1985 and 1988, respectively.

Dr. Yarbrough is now a principal engineer of the Electronics and Sensors Division for The Aerospace Corporation. She has been responsible for assisting in management of The Aerospace Corporation's support to protected satellite communications systems that will provide worldwide capability to strategic and tactical forces. She currently leads the organization's mission assurance effort that codifies and tracks the processes and disciplines for mission success. Dr. Yarbrough joined The Aerospace Corporation in 1989 and has held  positions at the Arecibo, Radio Puerto Rico Astronomy Observatory, Hewlett Packard, IBM, and on the faculty at the Electrical Engineering Department at California State University-Los Angeles.

Dr. Yarbrough holds five patents in the area of MEMs (microelectromechanical systems) and for a microwave transistor. She is a frequent contributor to corporate programs, committees and external interactions. Dr. Yarbrough is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, and the NMSU Electrical and Computer Engineering Academy, among others. She has earned awards and honors such as the President's Council of Cornell Women, Who's Who Among American Women, an Aerospace Corporation Woman of the Year, and the Women of Color Career Award.

Dr. Yarbrough is one of four family members who have attended NMSU. These include her parents, who enrolled as returning students during her undergraduate tenure.

 

Kevin Eades

PE: President and Chief Executive Officer 

As President and CEO of Molzen Corbin, Mr. Eades oversees all facets of the organization, focusing on client-relations, strategic growth, and overall performance. Having joined Molzen Corbin in 1994, he has dedicated his 28-year career to serving the com­munities of New Mexico. Most recently, he assisted in a company transition to a 100% employee-owned firm.

Kevin has extensive experience managing contracts, coordinat­ing projects and master plans, and working with communities to address current needs and plan for long-term sustainability and growth. He is adept at working with clients on a one-to-one basis to ensure that their technical organization­al needs are being met. In addition to coordinating, planning, and managing strategic projects, he has also designed numerous civil engineering projects throughout his career, including drainage, water improvement, sewer improvement, traffic coordi­nation, and road improvement projects. He was the project manager for the I-25/NM 14 (Cerrillos Road) Diverging Diamond Interchange, a $20-million, award-winning project that was completed in 2016 and was the first of its kind in New Mexico. He also assisted the Village of Los Lunas on a 20-year journey to visualize, plan, fund, and design the $188 million “Los Lunas Corridor” Project that will provide a new I-25 interchange and a 3.5-mile divided roadway from I-25 to NM 47, as well as a new bridge across the Rio Grande River.

Kevin is a proud Aggie, having received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from New Mexico State University in 1994. He is a member of the Amer­ican Society of Civil Engineers and is active in the New Mexico Society of Profes­sional Engineers, American Council of Engineering Companies, and the New Mexico State University Academy of Civil, Agricultural, and Geological Engineering, as well as the College of Engineering Advisory Council.

Kevin is married to Jenice Eades, a Lobo and home builder. They have three kids— John, Kyle, and Sami.

 

Michael L. Johnson

Mr. Johnson is currently retired and serving in various consulting and advisory roles as well as collecting, judging, and displaying vintage Corvettes. Before retiring from his 28-year career with Conoco Inc. in late 2002, he served as senior vice president of Conoco Inc. and as chairman and CEO of Conoco Gas and Power, a division of Conoco Inc. This part of Conoco is an integrated, midstream portfolio of businesses that includes gas gathering and processing, gas storage, gas and power marketing, power generation, and natural gas liquids marketing, transportation and storage for North America and the Caribbean.

Mr. Johnson has a bachelor’s degree in geology from NMSU, a master’s in geochemistry and Ph.D. courses from Rice University, and a master’s in finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an honorary Ph.D. from NMSU. He was chosen as a NMSU Distinguished Alumnus in 1997, and is the past Chairman of the NMSU Foundation Board of Directors.

Mr. Johnson serves on the Rice University Owl Club Board of Directors. He is frequently called upon to testify before Congress regarding gas supply and gas economics, and is a frequent speaker to outside groups on the U.S. gas business and free enterprise as well as science topics paleoclimatology.

Mr. Johnson has been a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists since 1972. He also is a past chairman of the Natural Gas Supply Association, past vice chairman of the Texas Intrastate Pipeline Association, a member of ERCOT, and the past president of the Houston/Galveston-Stavanger Sister Cities Society. He was on the board and a member of the executive committee of the Gas Technology Institute. He was also a member of the Natural Gas Council of America.

A native of Roswell, N.M., Mr. Johnson now lives with his wife Judy, who is the former City Controller for the city of Houston and NMSU alumni, in Nambe, N.M.

 

Frank Seidel 

President and founder of Seidel Technologies

Frank Seidel, President, and founder of Seidel Technologies has over 37 years of experience working in the oil and gas industry. His introduction to working in the field began working summers as a roustabout engineer trainee for Amoco Production Company in West Texas. After receiving his Bachelor’s of Science in Chemical Engineering from New Mexico State University in January 1982, Frank was offered a full-time engineering position with Amoco in Hobbs, NM. It was in this position that he continued to gain experience in what is now one of the world’s largest oil fields.

While in Hobbs, Frank distinguished himself by winning a several special awards from Amoco for his critical thinking and problem-solving skills, resulting in him saving the company money. He has co-authored and presented papers to the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and has worked with Amoco on research, also co-authoring an internal Amoco Engineering Report on Solids Control Efficiency that was the basis for software used by companies today to model equipment efficiency.

In 1987, Frank was transferred to Houston, TX where he worked in Amoco’s Western Region office. While in Houston, he worked as part of an engineering team that pioneered some of the first horizontal drilling in the Austin Chalk Field. Frank received additional awards from Amoco for his efforts and continued to write a paper for SPE and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) on Horizontal Drilling that was published in SPE’s Journal of Petroleum Technology. In 1991, Frank was transferred to Denver, CO where he managed drilling operations in Oklahoma and New Mexico. He and his team were responsible for drilling the first horizontal wells for Amoco in both states. In Denver, Frank continued to win internal awards for technical excellence.

In 1994, Frank joined an independent operator, Burlington Resources, and was asked to work in their Farmington, NM office as the Drilling Engineering Team Leader, mentoring young engineers. While in Farmington, Frank’s team implemented innovative improvements in air and gas drilling techniques in New Mexico’s San Juan Basin. As the team leader, Frank was nominated for New Mexico’s Business Development “1999 Entrepreneur of the Year” for his work in Oil & Gas Air Drilling Optimization.

Still working for Burlington in 1999 when they purchased Poco Petroleum based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Frank was then named the Canadian Drilling Manager, becoming one of the company’s first expatriate employees in Canada. He built a distinguished team of engineers and operations personnel that drilled over eight hundred wells per year and over 1,000,000 meters of hole, establishing an industry record at the time. In 2001, Frank co-authored the “Air and Gas Drilling Manual” with Dr. Bill Lyons and Dr. Bayum Guo from New Mexico Institute for Mining and Technology. In 2005, when Burlington was purchased by Conoco Phillips, Frank joined the Canadian start-up Canetic Resources. In eighteen months, Frank’s operations department went from two employees to over 150, and managed a daily production of over 70,000 bopde. In 2007, Canetic was sold to Penn West Resources. At this point, having spent nearly eight years in Canada, Frank and his wife Jennifer decided to return to the U.S. Frank became Drilling Manager for El Paso E&P in Denver in December 2007. By 2008, Frank was promoted to Operations Manager for El Paso’s entire Western Region, achieving record production.

In 2009, El Paso announced closure of their Denver office and Frank was inspired to create Seidel Technologies, LLC, an oil & gas engineering consultation firm centered in Denver, CO. Frank, and the team he built continued to develop and apply new drilling techniques to in order to improve efficiency. One such process is the horizontal drilling in coal bed methane seams, eliminating the need for fracing and creating development activity by companies such as British Petroleum and Exxon (XTO) in the San Juan Basin. Seidel Technologies grew rapidly, achieving $15 million in revenue by 2015, with approximately sixty contract employees. To date, Seidel Tech. has helped its clients achieve over $30 billion in realized value.

Frank has continued to support NMSU by serving NMSU’s Foundation Board and the NMSU Department of Chemical Engineering Advisory Board. Frank and Jennifer have provided funding for “Entrepreneur Encounters” at Arrowhead Center, the Frank Seidel Scholarship for Chemical Engineering Students, and the Seidel Brew Lab in the Chemical Engineering Department. Frank was honored in 2017 with the top NMSU Alumni Award the “James F. Cole Memorial Award for Service.”

In April 2019, Frank served as National Chairman of the American Association of Drilling Engineers National Technical Conference and Exhibition and received a national service award for his efforts. Frank continues to serve on the Executive Board of the Denver Chapter.

Frank and Jennifer, a NMSU alumna, in June 1982, have three daughters: Hailey, Caroline and Rosalind.

 

 

Joseph Patrick Garcia (J. Patrick)

Civilian

Mr. Garcia has over 30 years of service (Mechanical Engineering/Technical & Organizational Leadership/Program Management) with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Over 27 of those years have been in direct support of Stockpile Stewardship.

Mr. Garcia is the Senior Director of the Non-Nuclear Production Office. He stood up this office and has oversight of over 200 technical and professional staff and $120M in funding for program and research activities. He is responsible for deliverables being met while overseeing organizations conducting detonator production including high explosive operations and prototype fabrication/machining including hazardous materials. He is responsible for strategic planning of the Office to meet Laboratory needs. Previously, he was the Directed Stockpile Work (DSW) Integration Program Director also standing up that Program Integration Office. He was responsible for process improvements including business practices, cross-portfolio integration, planning, estimating, equipment investments, risk assessments and reporting. Prior to that position, he was LANL’s Weapon Systems Engineering Division Leader with oversight and direction responsibilities for scope development ($200M) and work scope for over 240 technical and professional staff.

He provided programmatic/technical direction for groups within the division to include: Stockpile Systems, Dynamic testing assembly, Production Liaison, Design Agency Surveillance, Weapons Response, Military Liaison, Engineering Analysis and Nuclear Explosive Safety. Prior to that role, he had the technical and programmatic responsibilities for the W76 and W88 systems for LANL simultaneously, serving as the LANL representative to each (Mk4/Mk4A, Mk5) Project Officer’s Group (POG) interfacing with the US Navy and the LANL Joint Re-Entry System Working Group (JRSWG) member for the UK Trident Program. He has multiple years of experience working with national and international officials. He has held multiple roles as the LANL technical and programmatic lead for design agency surveillance. He has experience with assembly/disassembly and inspection of LANL designed nuclear explosive packages (NEPs) for all reentry systems and gravity bombs and their major components.

He has prior experience in many systems-related activities to include: qualification testing production/assembly (component and system), resolution of production upsets/problems. He has presented technical and program information to senior government officials and generated reports and other documentation for senior government officials and offices. Prior to weapons-related work, he served as a Technical Staff Member within LANL’s Waste Management organization converting a pilot waste treatment process to a production operation. Prior to his service at LANL, he served two roles for American Rolling Mill Company (ARMCO) Steel in Kansas City, MO as a mechanical engineer and a production engineer for Rod Mill operations.

Mr. Garcia was born and raised in Los Alamos and is married to Teresa (19 Years) with a blended family of a son and four step-daughters.