PRESIDENT AND CEO
Dr. Rolader has more than 28 years of engineering and program management experience. He is currently the President and CEO of Integrated Solutions for Systems. Prior to joining IS4S, Dr. Rolader was employed by SAIC. During that time, his responsibilities ranged from detailed technical problem solving to program management of multimillion-dollar research and development projects. His last assignment at SAIC was as the Program Manager for the Future Combat Systems (FCS) Autonomous Navigation System (ANS) program. In that role, he was responsible for managing the development of the perception sensors, route planning, position navigation, etc. for the Army’s future ground vehicle robotics. Dr. Rolader has worked closely with a diverse group of industry, government, and academic organizations. That experience has made him an expert in managing complex organizations. In addition, Dr. Rolader has a demonstrated understanding of - multidisciplinary technologies, management of diverse highly talented personnel, marketing of innovative ideas, financial management for complex programs, and formal program management including earned value, system engineering, and subcontract management. Dr. Rolader is an expert at using the Earned Value Management System (EVMS), He has assisted in EVMS process development, EVMS training, and in conducting Joint Surveillance's, Along-The-Way EVMS process reviews, and IBRs.
Dr. Rolader has more than thirty publications, including thirteen in refereed journals, and he has been invited to present his research at several conferences. In addition, Dr. Rolader has been selected six times to referee for open-literature journals, and he was invited to Chair sessions at major symposiums. In 2002, Dr. Rolader was one of only seven nominees for the prestigious DARPA Sustained Performance Award for his management of the Self Healing Minefield (SHM) program. In addition, Dr. Rolader was nominated for the 2004 DARPA Significant Accomplishment Award. Under Dr. Rolader’s management, Popular Science selected the SHM as one of the top 100 inventions of 2002. Dr. Rolader currently serves as President and CEO of IS4S.
Mr. Larson has more than 34 years of systems engineering and technical leadership experience in Defense and Space Systems development at Boeing and IS4S. Prior to moving to IS4S, Mr. Larson was an Associate Technical Fellow in systems engineering for Boeing. Key assignments included program manager for the Future Combat Systems (FCS) Armed Robotic Vehicle (ARV) and Integrated Product Team leader for the Active Rack Isolation System (ARIS) to develop and provide a microgravity environment for Space Station science payloads. Mr. Larson also spent more than 15 years as a senior systems engineer on software-intensive aircraft simulation programs including F-22, B-1B, and B-52 Weapon System Trainers with emphasis on navigation and weapon delivery simulations. In addition, Mr. Larson worked on a number of air defense and tactical missile IR&D and proposal efforts. Mr. Larson currently serves as the Vice President of Program Management at IS4S.
Mr. Martin has more than 33 years of experience in program management and engineering in Defense and Space Systems development. He has been Program Manager, Chief Engineer, Test Director, and System Engineer on a variety of Army, NASA, Navy, and Company IR&D programs for Unmanned Ground Vehicles, Air and Missile Defense, Smart Munitions, and Space Station. He was Chief Engineer on commercial business development with the Russian Space Company, Energia, to develop space-based facilities for supporting external Earth observation payloads on the Russian Space Station, Mir, and placed earth observation payloads on the Mir Space Station. Mr. Martin also served as the program manager for the Multifunctional Utility Logistics Equipment (MULE) Vehicle that integrated the Autonomous Navigation System (ANS) to provide autonomous operation. The MULE and ANS programs are an integral part of the U.S. Army Future Combat Systems effort to modernize the U. S. Military forces.
Most recently, Mr. Martin has applied his experience in support of Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) Technical Volume Proposal and Program Execution Planning; Proposal Manager for Ship to Shore Connector (SSC) which resulted in a total contract value win of +$2B for our customer; Test Director for Tactical Armored Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Durability (RAMD) at Nevada Automotive Test Center (NATC); and Lead Systems Engineer for Joint Battle Command - Platform Network Operations Center (JBC-P) Field Orders Capability.
Mr. Martin serves in the role of Secretary for the Boards of Directors and as Vice President of Systems Engineering at IS4S.
Mr. Henderson has over 25 years of engineering experience. He has been employed by E-Systems, Raytheon, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), and Integrated Solutions for Systems (IS4S). His professional focus has been on secure data links (VHF, UHF, 802.3/802.11, satellite), Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Unmanned Robotic Vehicles, remotely controlled equipment, and related hardware/software designs. Most recently, Mr. Henderson serves in the role of Vice President of Systems Integration at IS4S. He is responsible for the design and development of the patented Portable Autonomous Decontamination System for DHS/USDA, the Chemical Biological Aircraft Survivability Barrier (CASB) for the US Army, the Mass Personnel Decontamination System for the US Army, and the Autonomous Cargo Handling System (ACHS) robot for the US Navy/USMC.
Mr. Daniel has over 40 years of program management and engineering development experience in Military and Space Systems development. He has managed engineering organizations as Chief Engineer and as Program Manager for Army, Air Force, Navy, and Company IR&D programs for advanced tactical missile, smart munitions, UAV, and UGV programs. He was a program manager on commercial business development with the Russian Space Company, Energia, to place payloads on the Mir Space Station. He was program manager for the Enhanced Fiber Optic Missile Concept development program. He was guidance and control manager for the Seek Spinner, and Pave Tiger Unmanned Air Vehicle programs. He was chief engineer of Boeing’s Technology Applications organization where he led the team on the Joint AF/Navy program (IGTD) to integrate GPS with low-cost inertial measurement units to control modified “dumb bombs”. The JDAM program was derived from this successful program. He was the recipient of a NASA top 10 new technology awards and was selected as the Boeing Aerospace Co. employee of the year. He is involved in numerous community and civic activities. Mr. Daniel has three technical publications and two patents.
VICE PRESIDENT OF IS4S
Dr. L. Bruce Simpson is Vice President for Integrated Solutions for Systems (IS4S), and site lead for the Niceville, Fl. office. In this role, he is responsible for approximately 28 personnel and the execution of over $40M in programs. His major interest area is in the demonstration of the efficiency of small, integrated engineering teams as applied to system development and test. He is currently demonstrating the concept of using a small team as the design agent for the government to design, build and test the BLU-136/B area weapon system.
Prior to his retirement from DAF, Dr. Simpson was a member of the Senior Executive Service, and Executive Director, Air Armament Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fl. The center's air armament programs represented the leading edge of weapons technology, including the development of the next generation of precision-guided munitions, air superiority missiles, and range and combat support systems. These programs included the Joint Direct Attack Munition, Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile, Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile, High-speed Anti-radiation Missile Targeting System, Small Diameter Bomb, Common Range Integrated Instrumentation System, and other programs with total acquisition annual budgets of more than $6 billion. He led technology transition, acquisition, and workforce development, and operations management.
Dr. Simpson has served most of his career at Eglin AFB, including Deputy Manager of the Armament Product Group, and Director of the Special Projects System Program Office at the Air Armament Center. He did serve for more than three years with the Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland AFB, N.M., as the Director, Directed Energy Directorate. He led 600 personnel and managed a $130 million annual budget providing pervasive, world-class directed energy and imaging research and technologies for users across the Air Force and the Department of Defense. He returned to Eglin AFB in 2006 as Director of the 308th Armament Systems Wing where he executed a portfolio of programs valued at more than $46 billion. He was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2003.
Dr. Lindsey Thornhill is a Vice President and Division Manager at Integrated Solutions for Systems (IS4S) where he also serves on the Board of Directors. Since joining IS4S, in July of 2015, Lindsey has been engaged in new business development efforts and in managing a team of scientists and engineers in the development and demonstration of a novel prototype technology for the Department of Defense (DoD). Prior to joining IS4S, Lindsey was an Assistant Vice President and Manager of the Advanced Concepts Division at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). The Advanced Concepts Division captured and successfully executed technology development programs across a broad spectrum of the engineering sciences. These programs advanced technology across a diverse set of applications, including chemical and biological agent defeat, autonomous robotic systems, hybrid power systems, and algal biofuel systems, for customers including DARPA, DTRA, AFRL, ARL, TARDEC, and others.
Lindsey earned B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech, where he was awarded the Sigma Xi Research Award for his M.S. thesis research. More recently, he served for six years on the Woodruff School External Advisory Board, serving as Chair for the last three of those years. He also served three years on the College of Engineering Advisory Board at Georgia Tech. Lindsey has authored more than 50 publications, served as a reviewer for peer-reviewed journals, and delivered invited talks at international conferences and before the JASON Panel of the DoD. He has served on dissertation reading committees, co-founded and directed student paper competitions at Georgia Tech and at Clark Atlanta University, and he has served as a volunteer mentor for students from a local magnet high school for the sciences.
Over 45 years of experience in the oil industry having held executive management positions in the U.S. and internationally. His roles include serving as the President of Koch Nitrogen Company, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, and multiple corporate-wide leadership roles in the areas of finance, enterprise risk management, tax, insurance, marine, credit, and global trading within Phillips Petroleum Company and CITGO Petroleum Corporation.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management in 1971 from Auburn University and has been an active participant in professional and civic organizations throughout his career as well as holding elected office, serving from 1990-1994 as a member of the Bartlesville, Oklahoma school board, and as its' President in 1994. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma State School Board Association. He has also served on Auburn University's College of Business Advisory Council and as a member of the University of Arkansas' Information Technology Advisory Council.