Mr. McCoy is a proven business leader with extensive corporate and managerial experience to contribute to organization strategic and tactical goals. He possesses excellent oral and written communication skills, broad business acumen, and demonstrated success in building and leading diverse program teams. Mr.McCoy is a driven performer passionate about successful outcomes, relationships, mentoring and teambuilding. Mr. McCoy is currently consulting with firms working within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Energy (DoE) markets to establish and advance their internal total life cycle management and systems engineering capabilities.
Most recently, Mr. Mazin has been working as a consultant to CNS specializing in Change Management and Requirements Management Tooling. In late 2019, Mr. Mazin took on the challenge of implementing a requirements change management workflow in DOORS using DOORS eXtended Language (DXL). This includes creating a user interface as well as database transaction processing scripts in DOORS. It is expected that this prototype will be the foundation for future interfaces with other CNS tools used by engineering such as Active Risk Management and SAP HANA. Mr. Mazin has also been a contributor to the Mission Engineering Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP), Requirements Engineering Management Plan (REMP) and the Requirements Management System Database Design Document (DBDD).
Sustainment Architect and Corporate Strategist
Mr. Genninger is a hands-on manager with a proven ability to grow logistics organizations, as well as senior and junior personnel into functional/program lead positions. Mr. Genninger has functional management skills along with Line of Business (LOB) commitment management, program planning and implementation (proven program management skills); results-oriented; excellent problem determination and resolution skills; he has excellent communication and presentation skills, is computer literate and interfaces comfortably at all customer technical and management levels.
Mr. Genninger has supported and/or written more than 50 proposals for various businesses across the corporation in Supportability and Technology Refresh/Technology Insertion. He was a technical writer in the development of a PBL Working Guide for a DoD corporation. He participated with various community of practices and supportability engineering groups, and served as one of the lead developers for a newly formed logistics and sustainment institute.
Mr. Genninger’s papers include Embedded Adaptive Training (1996). He was the speaker at numerous conferences throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, and the lead developer of several unique TOC trade space models.
Mr. Owens possesses more than 20 years of experience in foreign language course development and instruction. He has superior foreign language proficiency and provides hands-on instruction for AAC’s public sector clients.
As a linguistics expert, Mr. Owens manages course development for AAC’s foreign language sustainment program at the Defense Language Institute’s Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC). He also manages AAC’s Translation Team, providing diverse translations in more than 140 languages.
Mr. Owens is AAC's Program Manager for the Defense Language Institute's Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) Foreign Area Officer (FAO) and Global Language Online Support System (GLOSS) Programs. He leads AAC's Training Center, designing training courses on linguistic and intercultural competencies.
Mr. Owens holds an MA in Multicultural Education and Educational Theory from Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY. Additionally, he holds an MS in Computer Science from the State University of New York (SUNY) Polytechnic Institute. He holds a BA in Romance languages from Niagara University.
Systems Engineering and Acquisition, Civil and Electrical Engineering
Mr. DeFranco is currently supporting a range of studies for the DoD and DoE in the areas of systems engineering and logistics. He also develops advanced training courses for acquisition and logistics as well as systems engineering. He is an expert database developer for RAMC analyses. In this capacity he developed the RAMC analysis dashboard for the Army’s FLIR system under the Persistent Surveillance Systems – Ground (PSS-G) program. Mr. DeFranco was also involved in the preparation of the Logistics Demo and testing of troubleshooting procedures for SRCTec’s Lightweight Counter Mortar Radar (LCMR) V3 program.
Senior Instructional System Design Subject Matter Expert
Mr. Johnson possesses more than 30 years of experience in higher education leadership, intercultural communication, and Instructional Systems Design (ISD). He has worked and researched worldwide and has taught in several international settings, including the UK, Poland, and Japan.
As a recognized expert in Cross-Cultural Understanding, Mr. Johnson's skillset includes multi-regional expertise, supported by political, cultural, sociological, economic, and geographic awareness. He directly supports the Defense Language Institute's Foreign Area Officers (FAO) language development program engaged in regionally focused political-military operations to advise senior leaders and support deployed commanders throughout military operations.
Mr. Johnson is widely published, including five textbooks on teaching culture and language, and more than 30 publications in international academic journals. He is a sought-after presenter at many international conferences. He specializes in multiple Eastern and Romance languages.
Mr. Johnson holds an MA in Teaching and Education from the School for International Training, Brattleboro, Vermont. He also holds a BS in Sociology and Health Science from the State University of New York, Brockport, New York. In addition, Mr. Johnson was a tenured Professor at Ryukoku University, Faculty of Intercultural Communication in Kyoto, Japan.
Mr. Lorenz earned a bachelors degree in mechanical aeronautical engineering from Clarkson University, located Potsdam, NY. He is currently in the process of earning his masters degree in analytics, with a focus on business analytics from the Georgia Institute of Technology, located in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Lorenz has relevant coursework experience in financial modeling, data visualization, regression, machine learning, time-series modeling and optimization.
Past Experience: From 2017 to 2020, Mr. Lorenz served as a Mechanical Engineer for Pratt & Whitney, located in Middletown, CT. In this role, he obtained systems-level engineering insights through the engineering development program as a static structures, kinematic design and rotating structures engineer for the A320 NEO PIP High Pressure Compressor (HPC) commercial aircraft engine. He integrated innovative solutions through design, structural analysis and engine program reviews for the HPC Split Case, Stator Vane Actuation System, and three stages of integrally bladed rotors. He ensured parts met program requirements while also minimizing the weight through design iterations to hit key durability metrics. Mr. Lorenz created automation routines for structural analyses using ANSYS Parametric Design Language (APDL) and MATLAB to improve solution turnaround times as much as 80 percent. He developed a tool for the preliminary design phase using Python which reduces the iterative design feedback loop as much as 50 percent, while sacrificing about 10 percent in accuracy, for faster parts development, Additionally, Mr. Lorenz oversaw, mentored and aligned engineers as a team lead to ensure deadlines were met.
In the fall of 2014 and the summer of 2015, Mr. Lorenz served as Product Engineer Co-Op for Moog Space and Defense, located in East Aurora, NY. In this role, he designed, fabricated and assembled an orbital weld purge gas delivery stand and a hot water flush system, to progress the manufacturing capabilities of space products, He also conducted failure prevention via fault tree analysis for the EM Hellfire Missile and aided in failure investigations for critical space hardware.
Additionally, from 2019 to the present time, as an extracurricular activity, Mr. Lorenz has been working on a business valuation and screener tool. He developed web scraping tools to pull financial data from all S&P 500 companies back to their inception. He also implemented valuation strategies such as discounted cash flow analysis by using regression and exponential smoothing models to determine probable long-term growth rates.
Senior Leadership Consultant
Mr. Nichols serves AAC as a senior consultant for a variety of projects. He brings more than 30 years of proven leadership and management experience in a variety of military and civilian roles.
Mr. Nichols worked more than 25 years in industry in various leadership roles within maintenance and operations organizations where he was a certified reliability engineer. He worked to improve asset reliability through asset strategy implementations and predictive and preventative maintenance measures. Mr. Nichols served as the operational excellence leader, where he led manufacturing excellence initiatives. His results earned him a reputation as an inspirational leader known and trusted for achieving excellent results, building cohesive teams, and affecting positive organizational change.
Building upon his leadership experience in military, civilian, maintenance, and operations, Mr. Nichols now serves as a Vice President for an educational non-profit organization where he teaches the language, literature, and lands of the Bible. He is an internationally known speaker on topics related to the Bible, and his popular talks are streamed on social media to a growing global audience. He frequently travels to Israel and leads several Holy Land Tours each year. Mr. Nichols is also a show host for Israel News Talk Radio. He is knowledgeable of the modern-day realities involved in past and present pursuits for peace in the Middle East. Mr. Nichols recently attended a course in Israel on Counterterrorism and Cyber Security and is actively engaged in countering antisemitism in every form.
Small Arms SME and NRA Certified Teacher and tactics Expert
Mr. Sutphin supports the business development efforts of Advanced Automation Corporation (AAC) and performs research in to a wide variety of technical subject matter in support of proposal creation. He is an experienced technical writer and aptly expresses his knowledge of many years working as a military officer in the acquisition fields of systems engineering and program management.
Mr. Sutphin has an extensive background in all aspects of firearms; firearms support technology, and explosives. Mr. Sutphin is an adjunct law enforcement training officer with the local sheriff’s office. Mr. Sutphin is certified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a first responder instructor in counter-terrorism/counter-improvised explosive device (IED) and radiation HAZMAT awareness, and is certified as an emergency management, firearms and explosives training facilitator by local and federal public safety agencies.
Senior Software Engineer
Mr. Dooley is a Senior Software Engineer primarily focused on Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) Advanced Language Enhancement Course (ALEC) programs. Mr. Dooley is the main contributor for engineering a full-stack application for managing and reviewing courseware content. Mr. Dooley also contributes heavily to the engineering and architecture of the current courseware’s Sharable Content Objects (SCO) framework for DLIFLC ALEC courses. Additionally, Mr. Dooley manages a team of software developers and multimedia artists supporting the DLIFLC ALEC program.