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career-icon Theresa Dougherty
HR Administrator & Facility Security Officer

Terry is responsible for human resources, facility security operations and purchasing for the company. She has been with GTS since 2OO2. Prior to joining GTS, Terry was a Contract Specialist where she solicited, negotiated, awarded and administered contracts for the procurement of acquisitions for defense systems at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey.

career-icon Kurt Kovach
Executive VP

Kurt has over 3O years experience in research, development, engineering, production, deployment and sustainment of Defense and National Security systems. He has a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering from Monmouth University and a Master of Science in Technology Management from the Stevens Institute of Technology. Responsible for transition of enabling hardware and software technologies for application in Government and commercial systems. Expertise in design and optimization of C4ISR architecture, applications and infrastructure. Experienced manager of large technical organizations (over 3OO technical professionals) with total cost, schedule, performance and P/L responsibility. Successfully captured and closed over $1.5B in Federal contracts. Eight-year member of the Army Science Board conducting in-depth technical and market analyses of existing and emerging technologies as they apply to Army and Joint operations. Accomplished entrepreneur in high technology transfer, venture start-up and capitalization. Published in numerous professional journals and conference proceedings. Several patents in the field of plasma physics awarded.

career-icon Jan Houck
On-site ARL Program Manager

Jan is On-site Program Manager at the Army Research Laboratory since 2O16. She’s responsible for managing GTS Scientists and Engineers across multiple disciplines and Government Branches. Jan has 2O years of experience managing projects and personnel. Prior to GTS, she worked as a consultant for the Johns Hopkins University, and as a CEO of the Garett Group.

career-icon Mark Robertson
Senior Program Manager

Mark is the Program Manager for GTS’ newly awarded US Soldier Tactical/Expeditionary Power and Energy Generation Services Contract, servicing the needs of the US Army CERDEC Power Division and its goal to advance power source and distribution network technologies for use by Army organizations in the field. Mark also develops teaming strategies, technical proposals, and pricing models as part of the company’s business growth plan. He has been with GTS since 2017.

Prior to joining GTS, Mark had progressive responsibilities as a systems engineer, program manager, line operations Vice President, and new business growth strategist for various DoD support firms. He has supported US Army C4ISR programs and associated organizations for over 37 years, and has led technical teams in the areas of systems design, testing, software life cycle maintenance, and fielding support to the Soldier. As a line manager, he has an accomplished track record of team building, finance management, and new business development. As a capture manager and proposal development lead, he led and/or supported various wins of large IDIQ and single-award services and system development contracts.

Mark holds a BSEE degree from the Rutgers University College of Engineering.

career-icon Lisa A. Carrick
Project Manager Finance

Lisa is responsible for project administration, project control and project budgeting. She has been with GTS since 2O15. Prior to joining GTS, Lisa worked for multiple Defense Contractors over her 3O-year career, in the area of project control and finance. She supported many CECOM Programs at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey and Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Monmouth University.

career-icon Jamie Lee Haney
Contract Administrator

Jamie is the Contracts Administrator of GTS. Jamie is responsible for administering various Work Order and Task Orders. Jamie has been working as a contracts administrator since 2OO5 and some of the tasks through her career have been managing competitive bidding and selection process for outside vendors, monitoring classified contracts for compliance with company policies, legal requirements, and specifications and advise project managers of contractual obligations. Jamie holds a Masters Certification in Contract Management from Villanova University and Bachelor’s degrees from PennState University.

career-icon Jim Fisher
Purchasing Agent, Assistant Facility Security Officer (FSO)

Jim is responsible for processing the purchasing for on-site GTS employees at the Army Research Lab in Adelphi, Maryland and off-site locations following the contract’s requirements. This includes contacting companies for lowest quote, seeking approval from contractual government authority, arranging shipping, submitting purchase orders to vendors, tracking shipments, and managing invoices for payment. He verifies GTS employee expense reports to ensure accuracy and completeness of expense reports. Jim also assists the FSO with the Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e-QIP) system and visit requests in the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS). Rowan University Bachelor’s Degree – Communications – 1998 – Cum Laude.

career-icon Jess Simms
Financial Analyst

Jessica is the Financial Analyst for the STEPS Power Contract at GTS and is responsible for providing financial support and analyses of task order. Assists management with developing plans, schedules and budgets that meet contractual and project requirements. Uses financial reporting tools to allocate Government modifications, monitor funding and financial data and tracks obligations and expenditures for assigned activity accounts on related budgetary forms, schedules, and reports. Processes payments, analyzes funding allocation, and enters new and revised cost proposal financial data.

Jessica has worked for Government Contractors over the last 8 years providing financial support on multiple IDIQ contracts. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Rowan University.

career-icon Ken Dettman

Ken, drawing on this 35+ years of experience, is currently responsible for the subcontract management of the DOTC and NSTIC contract efforts with ATI and the Government.  He also supports GTS as a financial analyst providing daily and monthly Costpoint and accounting functions. Finally, Ken assists with the company’s interface with Governmental agencies such as DCAA and DCMA in various audit functions.  Ken joined GTS in August 2019 and prior to that, he has worked in both large and small companies providing similar hands-on accounting support services in various roles ranging from Manager to Senior Director.  In his spare time, Ken has taken his passion for fitness and became a Certified Personal Trainer and participated in the Ironman Musselman 70.3 relay with other members of the GTS staff.  Finally, he enjoys spending time with family and traveling to his favorite vacation destination, Walt Disney World.

career-icon Edward Plichta

Ed has over 35 years’ experience in chemical engineering, material science, research and development, strategic technology planning, and management in the field of power and energy technologies, power management and environmental control systems.  A recognized scientific expert on lithium batteries, electrolytes and electrochemical technologies to include primary and rechargeable batteries, fuel cells and capacitors.  Ed has primary and co-authorship on over 50 scientific publications, over 40 US and international patents, two book chapters and served as contributing editor, panel member and chair on numerous government and international science board studies, technical working groups, and conferences within the power and energy community of interest across DoD, NASA, JPL and DoE.

Prior to joining GTS, Ed was the Chief Scientist for Power and Energy for the US Army Research Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM), Communications, Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC), Command Power and Integration Directorate (CP&I) at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.  He also served as Division Chief to the Army Power Division at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey and Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland managing and executing applied research and development on man-portable, mobile intelligent grid power, alternative and renewable energy technologies, and environmental control systems.

career-icon Mary Hendrickson
Senior Program Manager

Mary Hendrickson has over 25 years of experience in military Power & Energy technology development.  She is currently a Senior Program Manager at General Technical Service LLC supporting Army & Navy contracts developing power & energy solutions, thermal management technologies, charging systems, and materials studies.

Prior to joining GTS, she was the Chief Engineer for the Power Division at the US Army RDECOM Command, Control, Computers, Communications, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance Center (C5ISR) providing strategic direction and technical management for programs in advanced in soldier, portable, and mobile grid-based power systems to support future Army requirements.

Ms. Hendrickson has co-authored over 40 scientific publications, two book chapters, numerous patents with government, academic and industrial partners.  She has served as a Subject Matter Expert on various interagency technical committees, Technical Chair for the Power Sources Conference, and has received multiple Commanders Awards and Civilian Service Awards during her career as an engineer with the US Army.

career-icon Erin Gaidis


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