Mr. Kavetsky spent 32 years as an engineer in the Department of the Navy, building and running hypersonic wind tunnels, as well as developing undersea weapons. He was appointed the first Warfare Center Liaison to the Office of Naval Research where he established the N-STAR program, a Navy-wide effort aimed at reinvigorating the science and technology community within the Navy’s Warfare Centers. Bob has co-authored 11 books on a wide variety of national defense-oriented topics. He is a proud graduate of Catholic University, where he obtained B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Administration.
Mr. Durant manages the Energetics Science and Technology program, which utilizes Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence techniques. The goal is to help the company become the lead information integrator across the Energetics community. His approach is to build a collaborative team that focuses on a development path. Will spent four years designing, building, and deploying cabled and un-cabled undersea electronic sensor systems for DARPA and the Navy. He became the technical project lead for ground-based and UAS platform EO/IR systems with onboard processing and multi-spectral threat detection. Mr. Durant has a BSEE from the University of South Alabama.
Mr. Martin manages all business operations of ETC. He brings a broad business background and local development expertise to our Fast FORWARD initiative, drawing technology-based economic development to Indian Head, Maryland. Matt started his career in public accounting, held several senior executive positions, and serves community organizations such as the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center and Charles County Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Martin has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Messiah College.
Director of Communications
Mr. Lobo is responsible for developing and implementing ETC's strategic communication plan and elevating our tactical messaging. He advises on branding, public relations, public affairs, and engagement. Luiz is the editor/designer of ETC's newsletter, our video executive producer, presentation coach, and director of web development. He has collaborated with dozens of companies worldwide, improving their strategic stakeholder communications, leadership skills, critical messaging, planning, and rollout of global events. Mr. Lobo has an Honors Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication and a Master of Arts Degree in Multimedia Design from the University of Iowa. He furthered his professional training in Design Thinking, Broadcast Journalism, Executive Production, and Global Affairs.
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Mr. Riordan retired from the US Army in March 2018, with 30 years of service. His final assignment was the Division Chief, Operational Contract Support for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS), Director of Logistics in an effort to reduce risk when incorporating commercial options into military operations. Matt received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Florida, a Master of Arts Degree in Procurement and Management from Webster University, St. Louis, MO, and a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University, Fort McNair, D.C.
Director of ARL Programs
Ms. To has more than 25 years of experience as a project manager for the Department of Defense (DoD) and the United States Army. Ginny led traditional and distributed academia, industry, and government research and development personnel teams. She has managed several complex technical and scientific programs, developed strategic plans and technical program roadmaps, established Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and workforce development programs, led proposal and grant teams resulting in successful awards, managed all aspects of program/project financials, schedules, and deadlines, and established lasting and strong relationships with academic, DoD, commercial, and government scientific partners. Ginny focuses on supporting ETC’s Partnership Intermediary Agreement with the Army Research Laboratory. She has a BA in Mathematics from Barnard College, NYC, and an MS in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.
Dr. Fischer joined ETC as a Principal Scientist to support the Department of Defense's energetic materials research and development. During his 36-year tenure with the Federal Government, he served as the Director of Department of Defense Laboratory Office, as Director of Homeland Security's Science and Technology, and as Director of Chemical-Biological Defense Division. He also worked as an energetics materials research chemist for the Navy at China Lake, California. Dr. Fischer has experience in many technical leadership positions on weapons-related chemistry and materials, including Advanced Technology Manager for the Tomahawk Cruise Missile Project Office. He was selected to the Senior Executive Service (SES) to lead Naval Aviation Science & Technology Office and Systems Engineering Department for Naval Air System Command. Dr. Fischer has a BA and Ph.D. degrees in Organic Chemistry along with a Post-Doctorate in Chemistry.