PRESENTATION OF QUALIFICATIONS
RONALD A. LAYTON
FOUNDING DIRECTOR, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, INTERNATIONAL TELECOMP ASSOCIATES, INCORPORATED DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS, GTE SPACENET CORPORATION WHITE HOUSE SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE VICE PRESIDENT, OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT WHITE HOUSE SENIOR POLICY ANALYST, EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OVER 25 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN KEY LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT, AND OPERATIONS POSITIONS IN THE WORLD'S LARGEST COMMAND, CONTROL AND COMMUNICATIONS PROGRAMS 1996 INTERNATIONAL WHO'S WHO OF PROFESSIONALS 1988 INDUCTEE INTO THE U. S. AIR FORCE AIR WEAPONS CONTROLLER HALL OF FAME FOR COMMAND, CONTROL AND COMMUNICATIONS CONTRIBUTIONS HIGHLY DECORATED COLONEL, U. S. AIR FORCE (RETIRED)
International Telecomp Associates, Inc.
12523 Browns Ferry Road
Lower Level, Suite 1
Herndon, VA 20170
Tel: (703) 421-1433
Fax: (703) 421-1434
Aggressively lead and successfully manage the founding and sustainment of an international telecommunications and computing (telecomp) company that builds and nurtures lasting business relationships that result in outstanding services at the most competitive prices for highly, satisfied customers.
Over 25 years experience in increasingly demanding positions in widely diverse organizations. Hands-on, in-depth experience in command, control and communications (C3) operations and personnel management. A career of decision-making, problem-solving positions at all levels of management and leadership. Well qualified in delivering positive multimillion dollar P & Ls. Consistently demonstrated resourcefulness, organizational ability, foresight, and understanding of people.
Majority owner, President and Chief Operating Officer of International Telecomp Associates, Inc. (I.T.A.), a U.S. wholesale exporter for the total spectrum of underwater, terrestrial-based and satellite-based telecomp equipment and services, providing high quality, and responsive "one-stop shopping" services for the international marketplace. Specifically, I.T.A.'s unique offerings include being the only company to potentially represent all major telecomp vendors' products and services internationally. Results: Business was profitable in first year with a significant backlog carryover.
EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE:
- As Director (GTE Spacenet), led a "lean" 11-person international program management staff that implemented/supported commercial satellite telecommunications systems for customers throughout the world with the newest "cutting-edge" technology. Results: Led organizational efforts that met or exceeded contractual requirements (costs, schedule, performance) while increasing annual revenues 5-fold (to nearly $60,000,000) in less than a year and that developed organizational structures/processes/procedures to ensure the quality of equipment/services fulfilled international customer expectations during a most turbulent period. Proven "team" builder. Results: Efforts led to outstanding project margins in a highly competitive business.
- As Senior Program Manager (and Deputy Director) at GTE Spacenet, provided day-to-day oversight of 153 personnel at 4 geographic locations nationwide that ensured international customer satisfaction with the spectrum of satellite telecommunications technologies. Results: Almost overnight, expand this international business entity into a highly profitable business with over $80 million annual revenues. Cited as key contributor to reorganization efforts.
- Excelled as White House Special Assistant to the Vice President as principal advisor for coordinating U.S. military support in counter-drug (CD) efforts and joint national/international planning for major drug interdiction operations, including 26 foreign countries and 32 Federal agencies, plus state/local law enforcement. Key assistant in developing drug interdiction policies/programs. Primary briefer to the Vice President, Cabinet and agency heads. Results: Lauded by all for presentation skills. Unprecedented levels of military support and drug seizures. Likewise, efforts resulted in a three-fold Congressional increase in the annual Federal CD budget (from $1 billion to $3.5 billion). Personally decorated by Vice President Bush.
- As White House Senior Policy Analyst, Executive Office of the President, key contributor in the initial cadre that established the Office of National Drug Control Policy and developed our Nation's first comprehensive CD strategy. Results: Congress quadrupled Federal funding (from $3.5 billion to $13 billion per year). Promoted three years early to Colonel.
- While directly responsible for support of the day-to-day operations as a senior executive at North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), oversaw operational integration of a $1.6 billion C3 upgrade program for the Cheyenne Mountain Complex. Results: Lauded for management actions; all areas inspected were rated "excellent-outstanding".
- Served as a key NORAD decision-maker for developing/implementing the tactical procedures used in Cheyenne Mountain for sending real-time "SCUD missile alertings" on launches against U.S. and Allied personnel deployed in theater during Operation DESERT STORM. Led crisis action team efforts that successfully alerted on every missile launch during the war. Results: Procedures worked very well and saved untold lives -- personally decorated for demonstrated C3 expertise, management and leadership.
- Established the initial U.S. Air Force (USAF) CD support program at the Pentagon. Results: The USAF plans were endorsed by the Office of Secretary of Defense and were copied as the "framework" by the other military services.
- Managed a $3.5 billion Pentagon program for strategic North American air defense C3 systems upgrades. Results: A joint $750 million USAF/Federal Aviation Administration radar replacement initiative paid for itself with operations and maintenance savings in less than 3 years.
- Executive assistant on personal staffs of senior Pentagon decision-makers for USAF operations. Successfully supported repeated deployment of forces to the largest number of peacetime crisis events worldwide ever demanded in US military history. Results: All these crisis were successfully met; USAF force readiness/sustainability vaulted to unprecedented levels; and USAF flying hour accident rates were at the lowest level ever and continued to decline.
- Commanded 85 personnel at a remote radar installation in Alaska that included contractor performance monitoring of a $6 million civilian maintenance support contract. Results: Of 13 major installations, his was the only one that remained within budget; management effectiveness was rated the best -- "excellent-outstanding" in all 26 major functional areas.
- Catalyst as a key C3 focal planner of the world's largest peacetime tactical military exercises as a very junior executive. Results: Key USAF C3 system management/procedural problems were addressed and resolved. The air campaign in Operation DESERT STORM validated our Nation's joint military C3 progress.
- Led efforts as a key planner (120-person team) and primary inspector of 60 mobile military C3 radar units to determine management and operation effectiveness. Results: Cited as the "best" planner/inspector by senior executives. Promoted early to Major.
- Supervised 125 personnel in "around-the-clock" C3 radar/communications operations. Results: Successfully "modeled" U.S efforts that were followed to revert U.S. military installations in Ryuku Islands (Okinawa) to Japan.
SENIOR HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE:
- Established personnel/training programs for the $10 billion USAF/$6 billion NATO E-3 (Airborne Warning and Control System) programs. Results: Changed these from "top USAF problems" to "top USAF programs".
- Developed and implemented a NORAD personnel plan that resolved "age-old" operational management problems. Results: Plan was adopted by senior executives as a "model". "Working-level" personnel were most pleased with results.
- Created a personnel plan that "turned around" reassignment turbulence/career promotions for the "worst" USAF officer career specialty, making it among the better. Results: Senior executives called this plan "outstanding" and intensely supported its implementation.
- Developed and implemented an improved training/career management plan from the Pentagon for over 7,000 USAF officer/enlisted C3 personnel worldwide. Results: USAF remains at the "cutting edge" as the best in the world.
- BS IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND AGRICULTURE, West Virginia University (WVU) (High Honors and Distinguished Military Graduate).
- MS IN RESEARCH ECONOMICS (LAND), WVU (First in Class).
- AIR WAR COLLEGE. intensive executive development, equivalent to a Masters Degree (Outstanding Graduate).
USAF active duty: 22+ years (Colonel-Retired). Security Clearance: TS/SCI (Current Feb. 91).
OTHER:Honored with following awards:
- 1996, International Who's Who of Professionals
- 1993, GTE Spacenet Presidential Key Contributor
- 1988, Inductee, U.S. Air Force Air Weapons Controller Hall of Fame for C3 contributions
- 1986, White House Vice Presidential Service Badge
- 1986 and 1992, DOD Defense Distinguished Service Medals (with oak leaf cluster (IOLC) for second award)
- U.S. Air Force Meritorious Service Medals (3OLC)
- U.S. Air Force Commendation Medals (2OLC)
- U.S. Air Force Combat Readiness Medal (3OLC)
- Vietnam Gallantry Cross
- Defense Readiness Medal.
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