ADVISORY BOARD

Gary J. Gray – Founder, Chairman, CEO and President

Over 40-year career in government and industry: DoD Systems Acquisition and Engineering and Corporate Development
Last 10 years: Government Contractor Consultant, Program Director, Corporate Development
Extensive experience taking Major Systems through the Defense Acquisition Process and into the field
Certified Level III Acquisition Professional for Program Management

Spiros Pallas, PhD – CTO and Advisory Board Member

Over 40-year career in government and industry: DoD and DHS Systems Acquisition and Engineering experience
Last 10 years: Systems Engineering Consulting to DoD and DHS
Former Director, Defense Systems, Director Air Warfare, Science Advisor, Chief Engineer (now Systems Engineer)
Extensive experience taking Major Systems through the Defense Acquisition Process and into the field
Certified Level III Acquisition Professional for Program Management and Systems Engineering

Joe Pona – Principal and Advisory Board Member

Over 40 years of experience in aerospace design supporting space, military & commercial product lines
Last 10 years Senior Technical Manager over multiple global and domestic aerospace engineering design teams
Former engineering liaison to B-1B, B-2 and B-52 business development teams
Former research and development project manager for missiles and military aircraft flight controls
Extensive experience designing, developing, integrating, and testing solutions for defense and space systems
Lean Six Sigma black belt

Jack Hughes– Advisory Board Member

Over 30 years of senior corporate leadership experience with a record of progressive management experience in fast growth organizations.
Prior to his current roles, he helped found a major consulting firm providing advisory and assistance services to the Federal Government and served as Executive Vice President and CFO
Specialty areas include strategic planning, financial planning, merger and acquisition planning, and executive and leadership coaching

Philip T. Mahoney –Advisory Board Member

Over 30-years of experience spanning the professional technical services industries supporting a broad range of private and public-sector clients with their critical infrastructure, energy solutions and built environment.
Versatile business unit professional with extensive experience managing regional, national and international teams: setting strategic and operational vision and delivering sales and profit and loss goals while effectively coordinating multiple business lines/services and transforming under-performing programs.
Strong blend of commercial, industrial, federal, design-build-operate-maintain, and outsourcing with global program expertise where sustainability and high reliability are foundational requirements: data centers, critical infrastructure and facilities.

Tony Melita –Advisory Board Member

Over 40-year career in government and industry: DoD Systems Acquisition and Engineering and Corporate Development
Former Deputy Director for Land Warfare and Munitions
Extensive experience taking Major Systems through the Defense Acquisition Process and into the field
Certified Level III Acquisition Professional for Program Management

SOLUTIONS
ASA is a recognized, valued, preferred provider of professional support to get game changing effective capabilities into the field and in the hands of the user as efficiently as possible. 

FOR THE GOVERNMENT
We provide objective, comprehensive Professional, Engineering, Technical, Scientific and Program Management Services.

ACQUISITION SYSTEM ASSOCIATES
Gary Gray, President
703-966-3786

corp@acqsys.com