Meet our Leadership
Mr. Kuga is Chairman, CEO and majority shareholder of Envisioneering. Mr. Kuga actively supports defense and domestic first responder organizations, evaluates domestic industrial requirements and applications, and provides technology training. He has provided assessments and recommendations for quick reaction capabilities in response to critical needs during global conflicts and technologies to improve detection and identification of threats at desired standoff ranges. Mr. Kuga reviews technologies and develops plans to improve worldwide counter-terrorism/force protection capabilities and is involved in the research, test, and evaluation activities of directed energy technologies at contractor and government laboratories. He initiated the ongoing study efforts for the feasibility of a directed energy systems test center at a site in the Pacific region.
Born in Waipahu, HI, Mr. Kuga holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Ocean Engineering from California State University, Long Beach. He is a U.S. Navy veteran who served during the Viet Nam era. Mr. Kuga serves the community as an advisor for the Los Angeles Terrorism Early Warning Group and as the President of the Board of Directors for the South Coast Community Aquatic Center, a non-profit organization in Goleta, CA. He is a member and is actively involved in organizations to improve the interest of students in the fields of math and science, and supports the development of new engineering curricula for public schools using existing models.
Mr. Kuga is CEO and majority shareholder of Envisioneering, Inc., an engineering services company. He has over 40 years of technical, engineering, and management experience in the design, development, and assessment of defense and domestic technologies. Diversification and stability for the Company are key strategies for business development growth plans.
Mr. Lewis is responsible for the company's day-to-day operating activities and financial results, government compliance matters, and human resources and facilities management. Mr. Lewis joined Envisioneering after a fifteen-year career at the professional services firms SAIC, KPMG LLP, KPMG Consulting, and FTI Consulting, Inc., where he was a Director in the Public Contracts Group specializing in the field of contract disputes and financial liability. During this time, Mr. Lewis also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Resolve, Inc., a Washington, DC-based non-profit corporation. He remains involved in non-profit activities in the public policy and dispute mediation field. In total, Mr. Lewis has over twenty years of experience and expertise in financial management, pricing and government contracts. From 1986 to 1993, he served as a Supply Officer in the U.S. Navy both aboard nuclear submarines and in the Naval Reactors Program as a Contracting Officer.
A Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Lewis received his bachelor of business administration (B.B.A.) degree from The University of Iowa and a law degree (J.D.) from the Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh. He holds membership in the National Contract Management Association and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Mr. Anaya provides systems engineering and program management services for many of the U.S. Navy's advanced electronic warfare systems, providing his expertise to the Naval Sea Systems Command on next generation electronic warfare, research, development, test and evaluation, systems integration, production and fleet support. Mr. Anaya's work is an outgrowth of the successful engineering services company that he started in 1989 to assist the Navy with electronic warfare systems, program management of major Navy programs, systems engineering, in-plant engineering related to underwater towed systems, technical documentation and testing support in the development of communications equipment, and training and system safety programs related to special naval forces while working in-plant with prime system developers.
Mr. Anaya has 40 years of experience in systems engineering, program management, operations and engineering management. Mr. Anaya's career began at Fairchild Space and Electronics and Raytheon Corp while he obtained his Bachelor's degree in Electric Engineering from The George Washington University in 1972.
Mr. Capen currently leads the company's efforts in the area of strategic services and technological business development. He also has oversight of a team of technical and scientific experts responsible for developing and testing future technologies in several laboratories in the Washington, D.C. area and at range testing facilities designated by the Government sponsor. As the Director of Hawaii operations, he developed the operational concepts for the Navy's first maritime laser tests and led the execution of the test; the results of these tests is directly impacting the design of near-term fleet systems and affect the Navy's development of lethal and non-lethal directed energy technologies. Also in Hawaii, Mr. Capen directed not-for-profit STEM science shows for school children in Oahu and on the island of Kauai. He currently serves on the Defense Department (OSD-Policy) Red Team and has managed strategic communications contract work for the Navy and OSD.
Prior to coming to Envisioneering in 2009, Mr. Capen worked for two years as a senior analyst for a subsidiary of SAIC, focusing on national security issues as they are impacted by the People's Republic of China. During his military service in the U.S. Navy, he directly supported the Chief of Naval Operations, the Secretary of the Navy, and the Secretary of Defense. During those postings, he drafted hundreds of speeches, articles, and countless pages of testimony, including writing portions of the annual report to Congress on the Military Power of the People's Republic of China for seven years. He has been the sponsor or manager for several national-level intelligence and analysis programs dealing with the Asia-Pacific region, and served in planning, operations, and intelligence billets on a number of senior military staffs. He has been widely published in professional journals, produced a monthly column in the US Naval Academy's Shipmate magazine, and earned national awards for his writings, including Surface Navy author of the year and co-author of the year of the US Naval Institute Proceedings.
Mr. Capen is a 1989 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a major in Physics and Oceanography and has an advanced degree in Applied Physics from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He served as Chairman of the AFCEA Educational Committee, is a member of MENSA and is actively involved in various Navy associations.
As the Program Manager for Envisioneering at the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR), Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Ms. DelGiorno oversees day-to-day operations, plays a role in multi-year classified and unclassified programs, and maintains daily interaction with Government and military personnel. In addition to her capacity as Program Manager, she develops, evaluates, and submits all Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) documentation and Special Operations Community (SOCOM) specific Combat-Mission Need Statements (C-MNS), detailing operational deficiencies, newly required capabilities, and system modifications and/or upgrades to ensure timely transition to state-of-the-art systems. Furthermore, Ms. DelGiorno interprets and evaluates narrative and statistical material provided by Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), United States Army Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), and Army Special Operations Aviation Command (USASOC) in the Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution System (PPBES) as it relates to the Regimental materiel development and acquisition process. She then uses this information to assist the Regiment in managing its multi-year programs, ensuring there is no redundancy in programs and adhering to the Special Operations Aviation Master Plan.
Ms. DelGiorno attended Austin Peay State University and graduated with a degree in Management Technology.
As Chief Scientist and Director, NRL Operations, Dr. Girardi manages and oversees the technical efforts of 30 Envisioneering employees, interfaces with Government clients on both technical and administrative matters, and is responsible for staffing, assigning and monitoring project tasks for the Envisioneering Research and Development (R&D) contracts at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). He coordinates an administrative structure to assist Envisioneering's scientists to perform their technical tasks efficiently. In addition, as a practicing scientist, he performs directly on R&D assignments in support of research projects at NRL.
As Chief Scientist and Director, NRL Operations, Dr. Girardi is an advisor on scientific and technology issues to the Chief Executive Officer and President of Envisioneering by providing them with the necessary information for making strategic business decisions and for their applying company resources most profitably. He monitors new technologies and assesses their potential to become new products while promoting Envisioneering's technical capabilities and scientific product offerings to the customer community. Dr. Girardi also nurtures relationships with other technology companies that, if acquired, will strengthen Envisioneering's technical and business base.
Over the past 40 years, Dr. Girardi has performed and directed the research, and managed and provided technical direction of contracts in the technology areas of electronic warfare (EW), signal processing, fiber optics, and radar systems, as well as the application of Ultra Short Pulse Lasers (USPL) to laser-guided energy research. His experience includes: the theoretical and laboratory evaluation of GPS jam-resistant receivers, reverse engineering of foreign missile systems; the derivation of electronic countermeasures techniques and tactics; Electronic Attack (EA) system prototype development; EA system performance analysis; intelligence analysis of foreign weapons systems; and the computer simulation of missile-ship engagements in countermeasure environments. Additionally, Dr. Girardi offers experience in microwave engineering, RF communications, and signal processing in both laboratory experimentation and in computational modeling environments. He has authored or co-authored over 100 publications on radar, laser guided energy, and EA related topics.
Dr. Girardi received his BS, MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan. He began working at Hughes Aircraft Company in 1972 and joined TRW's Government Services Division in 1976. He came to Envisioneering in 1999.
Ms. Jones-Baker has worked for Envisioneering for five years, during which time she has diligently worked to upgrade and modernize the accounting operation. First as Accounting Manager and now as Controller, she has: consolidated two Deltek GCS Premier accounting systems; updated billing policies and procedures to be in compliance with the Defense Contracts Audit Agency requirements; initiated electronic timesheets and expense reports which interface with all Envisioneering accounting systems; expanded the payroll function to include interface between our accounting system and ADP, who provides external payroll and tax support to Envisioneering; established policies and procedure for prepaid credit card usage and processing; and activated MOCAS Data Sharing Initiative (MDSI), allowing access to details of the Defense Finance and Accounting System's payment allocation to Accounting Classification Reference Numbers (ACRN). Ms. Jones-Baker is knowledgeable of the Federal Accounting Regulations (FAR), specifically those clauses regarding allowable and unallowable costs, travel, and management of government property, and insists on applying the "reasonable test" to all financial transactions.
In her day-to-day supervision of the Accounting Department, Georgia-Dee: interfaces with Contracts regarding contract budgets and revenue computations; prepares end-of-month financial reports; prepares and submits quarterly GSA Funding Fee reports; prepares annual reports and documentation required for independent and government audits; manages government property control; and provides financial support to Human Resources, Program Managers, and the corporate officers.
Prior to joining Envisioneering, Ms. Jones-Baker was with ROH, Incorporated, a small government contractor. She also worked for the Seafarers International Union as an accountant and then as the Financial Manager at The Harry Lundberg School of Seamanship training facility. She has had extensive on-the-job training and coursework in the fields of federal regulatory compliance statutes, contract management, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, and federal auditing. Ms. Jones-Baker has completed coursework in Business Administration at the University of Maryland and Executive Accounting at ITT, in addition to attending certification programs at Deltek, Inc., the Government Contracting Institute, and the National Association of Credit Managers.
Ms. Knight has provided Envisioneering with expert security administration and oversight as the corporate Facility Security Officer and the Contractor Program Security Officer for special projects since 1998. Ms. Knight has over 40 years of experience in Department of Defense security and has in-depth, up-to-the-minute knowledge of all aspects of security regulations and directives. She works with Envisioneering Program Managers and Government personnel in support of all Envisioneering projects, both classified and unclassified. Ms. Knight is responsible for developing and implementing all necessary security procedures for Envisioneering and for ensuring that the procedures are carefully followed by all personnel. She is also designated as the Communications Security Officer, COMSEC Custodian, for Envisioneering by the National Security Agency and has served as the point of contact for sharing technologies between branches of the Department of Defense. During her tenure at Envisioneering, her expertise in all aspects of security qualified her as the "go to" person to design and oversee the build-outs of the secure facilities Envisioneering has built across the country.
Ms. Knight honed her security knowledge and skills during her 28 years as a Government employee for the U.S. Navy at the Naval Research Lab (NRL) in Washington, D.C. During her tenure at NRL, she served as the Head, Special Project Unit from 1980 until retirement in 1998. In addition to her extensive on-the-job training through the Department of Defense and attendance at numerous security training conferences throughout her career, Ms. Knight has studied Business Management and Business Law at Prince Georges Community College in Maryland and the University of Virginia extension program.
As a Senior Program Manager for Envisioneering’s Naval Directed Energy programs, Mr. John Kurtz leads a team of scientists, engineers and technologists to develop and test cutting edge directed energy and electric weapon systems for the Naval Sea Systems Command and Office of Naval Research. Mr. Kurtz brings to Envisioneering clients his extensive experience and diverse background in military, government and corporate program management. Prior to joining Envisioneering, he retired with the rank of rank of Colonel from the U.S. Air Force, served as a Senior National Intelligence Service Tier 2 (SNIS-2), and held a variety of defense intelligence positions, most recently with the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USDI).
As a program manager, Mr. Kurtz has worked on programs such as the B-1B Lancer test and evaluation, Air Weapons test and evaluation, special access programs for Intelligence, Joint Service, and the National Security Council, and naval directed energy and electric weapons systems test and evaluation, including a history-making program to validate high-energy laser propagation and effects in a maritime environment against land, at-sea and airborne target sets.
Mr. Kurtz has been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, and the Meritorious Civilian Service Award. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the US Air Force Academy and a Master’s degree in Management and Supervision from Central Michigan University.
Dr. Moffett joined the Envisioneering team of engineers in 1999 after a 30 year career that included work at the Naval Research Lab in Washington, D.C., and with Raytheon Systems in the fields of electronic warfare, signal processing, RF design, and modeling and simulation. His expertise in the systems analysis , systems engineering, and program management has been instrumental in his work as the Envisioneering Chief Scientist and Manager of NSWC Operations, where he also works as Program Manager for multiple contract delivery orders at NSWC Dahlgren with a current staff of 25 on-site employees.
Dr. Moffett is currently providing technical support to the Electronic Warfare (EW) Integration Group at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWCDD) in Dahlgren, Virginia. His support includes: developing countermeasure analysis programs, developing EW system performance requirements, and characterizing the command, control and coordination of future softkill systems. Additionally, he has provided technical support for Directed Energy programs at NSWCDD, which included: engineering analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of multiple High Power Microwave (HPM) source technologies based on testing and modeling; performed research on IED detection/sensor technologies; led program efforts in Counter RF and served as the principle liaison between NRL and NSWCDD on these efforts.
His education includes a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri, his home state, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University
As the Director of Contracts, Mr. Secor is experienced in contracts, procurement, subcontracts, pricing, financial analysis, negotiation, business management and project management. Mr. Secor continually evaluates corporate business practices to determine whether they adversely affect contract performance, and provides executive and program management with recommendations for change and improvements in order to ensure both the company and contract(s) are in compliance with contract requirements and government regulations. Mr. Secor also is adept at interacting with Government contracting officers to negotiate price, schedule, terms and conditions of contracts, and to resolve contractual differences. He has in-depth knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations and Uniform Commercial Codes; he also is proficient in the necessary controls and practices required to manage and administer complex multi-million dollar Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ), Government Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs), Multiple Award Schedules (MAS), and sole-source acquisitions for supplies and services either as Prime Contractor or Subcontractor.
Mr. Secor attended Colorado Tech, where he earned his Executive MBA with a concentration in Project Management; his undergraduate degree is from the University of Florida, where he earned a B.S. in Business Economics from the Warrington College of Business. He is a Certified Federal Contracts Manager, Certified Professional Contracts Manager and has Professional Certifications in Change Management practices. Additionally, he is a proud member of the National Contracts Management Association, where he regularly participates in both the Pentagon Chapters and Washington D.C. Chapters for monthly meetings.