LEADERSHIP

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PRESIDENT AND CEO

Chris Van Metre

Mr. Van Metre was named the third President of Advanced Technology International in May 2012. In this role, he oversees the strategic direction of ATI, a $420M not-for-profit firm with the mission of minimizing the burden of government by helping industry, federal agencies and universities collaborate to rapidly commercialize applied research. ATI-led consortia covers a broad spectrum of fields that includes automotive, aerospace, shipbuilding, ordnance, advanced materials, defense supply chains, interagency operations centers, signals intelligence, advanced manufacturing and weapons system sustainment. Building multi-disciplinary teams from the private sector (Fortune 500 competitors to small businesses), federal agencies and universities in the form of innovative business models is a prominent feature of these ventures.
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CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Robert Tuohy

Mr. Robert Tuohy serves as ATI’s Chief Operating Officer. Before his move to ATI, Mr. Tuohy served as corporate Vice President for Special Projects where he was responsible for coordinating the company’s effort to identify and vet strategic-level opportunities to expand ANSER’s not-for-profit public service mission. Prior to his appointment as Vice President for Special Projects, Mr. Tuohy served as Vice President of Marketing & Business Development, where he was responsible for the oversight of efforts to expand ANSER’s impact across the government in support of the corporation’s public service charter. He supervised the development and implementation of outreach, marketing and business development strategies.
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CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Julia Martin

Ms. Martin is the Chief Financial Officer of ATI. In this role, she works with ATI’s leadership team and its Board of Directors to develop strategy for the organization. She provides financial leadership, serves as liaison for financial reporting to federal agencies, external auditors and company stakeholders and provides supervision and management of the day-to-day financial operations of ATI. She directs banking and credit activities, ensures the development of the Annual Operating Plan, and maintains appropriate capital structure to support the plan. Ms. Martin ensures regulatory compliance and establishes appropriate internal controls for the business in order to manage and reduce risk, and oversees the estimating, pricing and rate development for federal contracts. She also serves as primary interface with corporate legal counsel for financial and tax issues. As CFO, she serves on the Ethics and Compliance Committee and the Retirement Plan Committee. She currently supervises the Accounting and Finance Department.
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CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

Buddy McAlister, CISSP©, GSEC©, PMP©

Mr. McAlister serves as ATI’s Chief Information Officer.  In this role, he is responsible for executive oversight of all aspects of Information Technology and the strategic direction of ATI’s Information Systems. Mr. McAlister​ uses his leadership, programmatic and technical skills to bring together the technical experts, domain experts and support staff to successfully develop and deliver secure technology solutions that address client’s strategic needs.
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SR. VICE PRESIDENT, MEDICAL AND SOFTWARE SERVICES DIVISION LEAD

Russ Keller

Mr. Keller serves as the ATI managing executive for the company’s Medical and Software Services division, a portfolio of programs that encompasses the health sciences, homeland security, public safety and e-commerce technology domains.
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SR. VICE PRESIDENT, PROGRAM MANAGEMENT OFFICE LEAD

Dolly Pelto

Ms. Pelto leads ATI’s Program Management Office with strategic and operational responsibility for all program areas. Her principal responsibilities include process improvement, knowledge management, monitoring and evaluation, communications and network development, and liaison with key internal and external stakeholders. Ms. Pelto is responsible for leading improvement initiatives and is the driving force for managing improvement initiatives across teams to deliver business results. She plays a key role in influencing change within and across ATI divisions and will build capability through knowledge sharing and coaching; engage effectively with stakeholders; and deploy appropriate methodologies and toolsets.
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EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, CONTRACTS AND PROCUREMENT

Scott Savoie

Mr. Savoie is the Executive Vice President of the Contracts and Procurement Department for ATI. He has over thirty years’ experience in federal contract management and procurement. He is responsible for business operations for ATI including contract and grant management, proposal support, budget and revenue plans, business development, and marketing support.
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VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS

Brian Piedfort

Brian currently serves as Vice President, Business Development and Communications for ATI. For his internal customers, Brian provides oversight of business development activities, tracking and trending of proposals and assists with business development efforts across ATI. He is also well-versed in R&D consortia design, development, and execution. He provides counsel to senior government and industry leaders in a wide variety of consortium models, including Other Transaction Agreement (OTA)-based enterprises
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VICE PRESIDENT, NAVAL TECHNOLOGIES DIVISION LEAD

Marty Ryan

Mr. Ryan is a Vice President of ATI, Naval Technologies Division Lead, and the Executive Director of ATI’s three Navy ManTech Centers of Excellence. He is responsible for four major Navy programs including; the Naval Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP), the Composites Manufacturing Technology Center (CMTC), The Naval Shipbuilding and Advanced Manufacturing Center (NSAM), and the Center for Naval Metalworking (CNM). In his capacity as Executive Director for the three Navy Centers, he is responsible for overall center operations including the Center’s role in the Navy’s needs identification process, the project formulation process, the portfolio of technical projects (currently 50 active projects with 30 more in development), and technology transfer.
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VICE PRESIDENT, ARMAMENT TECHNOLOGIES DIVISION LEAD

Shawn Gore

Mr. Gore is Vice President of the Armament Technologies Division at ATI. Mr. Gore leads the coordination and execution of solicitation processes and single-point contracting efforts for three programs, to include the largest program managed by ATI, the Department of Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium (DOTC). DOTC is an integration of Government, Industry, and Academia into a single enterprise executing joint and co-funded initiatives; sharing and developing goals and objectives, resources and assets; and utilizing existing personnel, facilities and equipment. He also supports the overall management of the National Armaments Consortium (NAC) which includes over 700 companies and academic institutions brought together to enhance warfighter lethality and survivability.
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VICE PRESIDENT, MANUFACTURING AND THREAT COUNTERMEASURES DIVISION LEAD

Thornton White

Mr. White manages ATI’s Manufacturing and Threat Countermeasures Division, which includes research and development programs in casting, forging, manufacturing, and threat countermeasures. He is the Program Manager for the American Metalcasting Consortium’s (AMC) Casting Solutions for Readiness (CSR) Program, leading the development of new metalcasting technologies and processes for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) that are producing higher-quality, cost-effective castings while reducing the lead times for new and replacement parts in weapons systems. He has over thirty-three years’ experience leading and working with government and commercial clients in a number of areas, including project management and control, financial budgeting and analyses, material acquisition and management, activity‑based cost (ABC) analyses, predictive and preventive maintenance programs, and engineering and chemical analyses.
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VICE PRESIDENT, SEA, SPACE AND AIR DIVISION LEAD

Mike Atkinson

Mr. Atkinson has a passion for providing US warfighters with the innovative technologies needed to ensure the United States remains ahead of our adversaries—a passion rooted in his 20-year Naval career. Today, Mr. Atkinson pursues that passion as a Vice President of the Sea, Air and Space Division, where he oversees the management of five Other Transaction (OT) consortia and a DARPA-funded consortium established for satellite standards development. With more than a decade of experience at ATI, Mr. Atkinson has previously served as the Program Manager for the National Spectrum Consortium (NSC) and the Vertical Lift Consortium (VLC) Program Manager. He also led the stand-up of the Undersea Technology Innovation Consortium (UTIC) and the Information Warfare Research Project Consortium (IWRP), and he currently oversees the operations of all four and the Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC). Under Mr. Atkinson’s leadership, each of these five OT consortia develops cutting-edge technologies that advance warfighter capabilities and enhance national security.
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VICE PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES AND COMPLIANCE

Kelly Cusanelli

Mr. Cusanelli manages the day-to-day activities of both the Human Resources and Compliance Departments. He supervises team members, provides guidance, focuses on development and set priorities of work.
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