Tom has 40+ years of experience in development, test, and integration of Department of Defense combat systems and over 14,000 flight hours. He has dedicated his last 26 years in support of SOF Warfighters’ operational capabilities and training systems. He served as project test pilot for the development of prototype helicopters and PM/PD on many DoD/USSOCOM weapon systems and several classified projects in support of DoD and other federal agencies.
Tom established the first Program Managers Office within PEO STRI focused solely on SOF Training Systems and was nominated twice for the Packard Award for Excellence in Acquisition Management by USSOCOM.
Tom is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and holds certifications in multiple areas including program management and Army acquisition, among others.
As a senior vice president of Nova Technologies, Bart meets regularly with executives and senior staff to discuss and establish company policies, as well as review company performance, financial results, and resources. In addition to his current role, Bart is the chief engineer for Nova Technologies' Orlando operations where he provides technical guidance and oversees the design, development, and maintenance of the JFPL-based systems.
Prior to joining Nova Technologies, Bart spent fourteen years with Hughes Training Incorporated (now L3 Communications) as a software engineer leading and contributing to various trainers and programs.
Bart holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical and computer engineering from Clarkson College and a Master of Science in computer engineering from Syracuse University.
Randy is one of the founders of Nova Technologies, and since its inception, has been a senior officer of the corporation and a member of the board of directors. As the chief executive officer, he provides continuous oversight and direction of corporate operations. He has also been an active systems and software engineer on several company programs.
Before co-founding Nova Technologies, he was a senior scientist with SAIC, prior to which he was an active duty Air Force officer serving in various capacities, such as a faculty member in the physics and electrical engineering departments at the USAF Academy, and as a high energy laser physicist at the Air Force Weapons Laboratory.
Randy holds a B.S. in physics from the University of South Carolina and a M.S. in engineering physics from the Air Force Institute of Technology with an emphasis in optics and high energy lasers.
As a founder of Nova Technologies, Buddy has served as the company's president since day one. He has over three decades of experience as a hands-on electronics engineer, test director, and technical manager. His forte is team building and problem solving in complex hardware and software-intensive system environments.
Buddy has an excellent balance of commercial and military experience. He also has a unique mixture of airborne and ground-based test experience, hands-on engineering experience, and technical management capabilities. Buddy has an extensive record of highly successful projects and programs. He is a licensed pilot with over 700 aircrew hours including almost 100 hours of combat time in the Middle East.
Buddy earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from The Citadel and a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from Clemson University.
Brittany joined Nova Technologies in 2010 as general counsel and in 2015 was also appointed as vice president of operations and finance. Brittany leads Nova Technologies’ corporate teams of legal, finance and accounting, human resources, security, marketing, and export compliance.
Brittany earned her bachelor’s degree in political science while minoring in physics at the University of Florida. She received her Master of Science in management from UF’s Warrington College of Business Administration and earned her juris doctorate from the Florida State University College of Law. Brittany volunteers at the Ronald McDonald house coordinating meals for families.
Dave is currently Nova Technologies’ chief technical officer and director of contracts as well as a founder of the company. Prior to taking on the company’s contracting responsibilities, his primary focus was design, development, integration, and radio communications testing, aural cueing, and real-time simulation modeling for various U.S. military flight training simulators.
Before joining Nova Technologies, Dave spent 10 years working with SAIC. Prior to that he served for 24 years in the U.S. Air Force as an assistant professor, as a senior weapons systems analyst, and as an optical computing engineer. He retired from military service at the rank of lieutenant colonel.
Dave holds B.S. degrees in physics and electrical engineering from the USAF Academy, a M.S. in electrical engineering from Purdue University, and a M.S. in biology from the University of Central Florida.
As president of Nova Technologies’ Services Division, Al is responsible for ensuring Nova Technologies’ engineering resources are properly allocated to provide expert scientific and technical service in the computer, information, and military industries. In addition to this, he serves on the board of directors establishing policies and objectives and reviewing company performance.
Al has over four decades of experience in flight and armor training systems simulation. He has hands-on experience with system design, development, installation, integration, test, and system sell-off. Al's extensive job experience includes the roles of test director, lead systems engineer, and project engineer for numerous aerospace programs.
Al received his B.S. in business from Golden Gate University and his M.S. in systems management from the University of Arkansas.
John joined Nova technologies in 2004 as a project engineer, then served as program manager for the SOF RAPTOR II program overseeing over 30 subcontractors as well as internal capabilities. As head of Nova Technologies' business development group, John integrates with industry partners, lends guidance on business opportunities to senior management, and provides customer relationship management.
John has more than 40 years of experience in the training and simulation field. He has served as program manager and lead engineer on numerous Department of Defense weapon systems simulation programs in addition to his experience with Nova Technologies.
As vice president of simulation and training, Chuck leads Nova Technologies’ efforts in the design and development of new training products. Chuck has extensive program management experience ranging from program development to operations and engineering management. Additionally, he has over 30 years’ experience in the design, development, implementation, testing, and maintenance of full flight, weapon systems, and maintenance training devices.
Chuck brings a strong engineering background and over 15 years of management within the simulation field to Nova Technologies. Prior to his time in the simulation and engineering fields, Chuck served for eight years active duty in the U.S. Navy.
Bob joined Nova Technologies in July 2011 as an Army aviation subject matter expert and he was rapidly promoted to program manager for Combined Armed Training Strategy (CATS) and Army training programs. He currently manages a number of contracts and personnel including employees and subcontractors.
Bob has over 30 years' extensive experience in Army aviation, training, leadership, and problem resolution at all organizational levels. He has a proven ability to craft strategies to influence decisions and policies that affect an organization. In addition to his career with Nova Technologies, he is a member of several national and regional boards.
Sherry has over 30 years of combined experienced in software engineering, systems integration, networking, simulation technology, encryption systems, database design, data reduction and analysis, instrumentation systems, and documentation processes. Over the course of her career, she has been directly involved in the software development life cycle support of numerous real-time software systems and provides engineering support to various DoD programs in development of simulation training systems. She currently applies her project leadership, team facilitation, and management skills to direct and orchestrate multiple proposal team efforts as needed to support Nova Technologies' sustained growth.
Sherry holds a B.S in computer and information science and a M.A. in computer resources and information management. After 22 years in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Air Force Reserves, Sherry retired at the rank of chief master sergeant.
Vanna leads the Nova Technologies information assurance and computer security group. Vanna's career encompasses research, development and practical implementation of solutions for modeling and simulation, mission planning, IT-management and computer security across both DoD and commercial initiatives.
Prior to her role at Nova Technologies Vanna was key to the engineering objectives at SAIC, IBM, Mitre, Xerox, and Boeing as well as numerous small businesses. She has authored numerous publications and conference presentations.
Glen joined Nova Technologies in 2008 as the principal mission planning support engineer supporting the 160th SOAR(A). Since 2011 he has been the program manager/operations manager for the SOF TEAMS & SOF TEAMS II contracts providing maintenance and engineering support for five unique special operations aviation helicopter simulators located at Fort Campbell, KY. He oversees employees and subcontractors with a variety of skills including logistics, simulator technician abilities, and engineering.
Glen is a retired Army special operations instructor pilot who brings more than 20 years of special operations experience to Nova Technologies.
Guy is currently responsible for development of Nova Technologies’ cost proposals for on-going programs and business opportunities. Guy applies his comprehensive work history that blends engineering, technical, acquisitions, management, and capture expertise to these efforts.
Before joining Nova Technologies in 2009, Guy spent 33 years working for the Department of Defense in engineering and management positions supporting numerous U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, U.S. Army, and U.S. Special Operations Command simulation and training programs. Prior to that he served for four years in the U.S. Air Force. He retired from PEO STRI as the Chief Engineer for PM STS.
Guy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology. He is also certified DAWIA Level III in system planning, research, development and engineering.