Our corporate activities are based in excellence, as established by our Founders, Pierre Grand and Tom Ward, who believed—as we do—that all TechSource employees should work to achieve results that exceed our customer’s expectations. To that end, our management philosophy is based on the creation of sustainable growth through results-oriented activities, quality products, and outstanding client service. We believe true success is only possible by enduring investment in our people, by fostering an environment that demands innovative actions and ideas, and by continually seeking out and implementing new technological solutions. Each day we do our best to add value to our clients’ projects and programs using a prudent approach towards business, while at the same time being entrepreneurial, trustworthy, and diligent.
Mr. V. Brian D’Andrea is an entrepreneurial leader and senior executive with proven experience creating early profitability in a start-up, driving continued growth, and sustaining operations through strategic oversight. As the CEO and Chairman of the Board of TechSource, Inc., Mr. D’Andrea believes that people are as important as profit margins since people drive business success. His unique abilities in bridging technical and management requirements, creating agile management teams, and empowering his staff to create innovative and implementable solutions to complex problems result in consistent success.
Since joining TechSource, Mr. D’Andrea has lead corporate growth from $2M to over $34M per year while remaining debt-free and operating socially responsibly. His approach to corporate governance of high technology companies is grounded in decades of technical and management experience in aviation systems, nuclear sciences, accelerator technologies, non-proliferation, systems engineering and integration, and safety and security. His practical technical experience supports his performance of fiduciary and strategic oversight, including corporate strategy, planning, and execution; business transformation and restructuring; investment in emerging technologies; recruitment of key personnel; and strategic partnerships.
In addition to TechSource, Mr. D’Andrea has held leadership positions in Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and the U.S. Navy. His management experience spans major programs at the Navy, the Department of Energy, the National Nuclear Security Administration, national laboratories, and the Navajo Nation Public Safety Division.
Mr. D’Andrea has a Masters of Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, a Bachelors in General Engineering from the Naval Academy, and certification in Lean Manufacturing from the University of Michigan. He holds a Project Management Professional certification and numerous other qualifications/trainings in management, emergency preparedness, FEMA, and DOD.
He is a former Chairman of Leadership Los Alamos and a current board member of the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation. Mr. D’Andrea was also a Naval Flight Officer and holds his private pilot’s license. He lives in Los Alamos, NM with his wife Dana and their children, and enjoys spending his free time with them.
To learn more about Mr. D’Andrea, go to his LinkedIn page at https://www.linkedin.com/in/v-brian-d-andrea-8a8a6
Mr. Jeffrey E. Giangiuli is President and Chief Operating Officer of TechSource, Inc. Mr. Giangiuli is a dynamic, growth-oriented business strategist who has led and assisted small companies to become mid-market and large businesses by evolving technical capabilities and management systems and growing client base and revenue. Mr. Giangiuli also is a subject matter expert in the areas of nuclear facilities and operations as well as environmental clean-up programs and projects.
A leader of executives, Mr. Giangiuli is inspired by building up an organization’s people and processes to achieve a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. He believes that a business only grows through a robust vision, its mission achieved through developing its people, focusing its processes and procedures, and strong planning and execution of strategic business development opportunities.
For over 30 years, Mr. Giangiuli has been a key member of leadership and advisory teams in industry and government, including TechSource, CALIBRE Systems, and the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Energy. Mr. Giangiuli served as a nuclear power officer and submariner in the U.S. Navy. He is a nationally recognized subject matter expert in military base realignment and closure and related environmental and program management technical areas. Mr. Giangiuli’s teams have been awarded the Government Contractor of the Year twice, the DoD Nunn-Perry Award, and Inc. Magazine’s 500 Fastest Growing Companies.
Mr. Giangiuli serves as a Board Member for the Association of Defense Communities, is an Adjunct Professor in the Engineering Management Program at the Catholic University of America, has been named a Kuwait Embassy International Education Ambassador, and is a former member of the Engineering Advisory Board at the University of Mississippi. Mr. Giangiuli holds a M.S. in Engineering Management from Catholic University and a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy.
Mr. Giangiuli resides in Northern VA with his wife, Laura Giangiuli. When not at work, Mr. Giangiuli enjoys spending time with his family and pursuing his passion for fly fishing.
To learn more about Mr. Giangiuli, go to his LinkedIn page at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-giangiuli-43999643/
Mr. Donald Trost is an Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer of TechSource, Inc. In addition to his operations responsibility, Mr. Trost has been the catalyst in moving TechSource from a regional business to a national leader. His visionary skills, leadership, and reputation have made TechSource an indispensable national resource.
Mr. Trost has over 40 years of experience in program and project management of high-technology programs, nuclear facilities management, and federal real estate management. Mr. Trost currently provides advice and direction to the National Nuclear Security Administration and to the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Nuclear Energy and Strategic Petroleum Reserve programs.
As the former Director of Real Estate for the DOE and as the Former Deputy Director for the Office of Worker and Community Transition, Office of the Under Secretary of Energy, Mr. Trost has led numerous task forces and quality groups developing modern practices in real estate, business process re-engineering, and quality management. Mr. Trost is also a highly skilled negotiator and facilitator who has been involved in strategic planning for leaders in numerous Government organizations including DOE, DOD, DOI, the House of Representatives, and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
Mr. Trost grew up in Sacramento, CA; he attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he received a B.A. in political science. Mr. Trost has served in and been a member of numerous organizations including the Federal Real Property Association (serving as President); the Department of Justice Land Acquisition Conference; the Cabinet Council on Management and Administration; and the Association of Federal Appraisers. He is also a very active member of the Civil War Trust.
To learn more about Mr. Trost, go to his LinkedIn page at https://www.linkedin.com/in/don-trost-74703b12
In 1997 Dr. Ward co-founded TechSource with Pierre Grand. He currently serves as the company’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Scientist. In addition to his corporate duties, he also serves as a senior scientific and technical advisor to the DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy, Advanced Fuel Cycle Technologies.
Dr. Ward has authored/co-authored over 150 refereed scientific journal publications and the book: A Monograph on the Radiochemistry of Astatine, published by the National Academy of Science.
Dr. Ward has over 20 years of experience in Washington, D.C. providing independent scientific and technical advice to the Department of Energy (DOE) on accelerators, nuclear physics, special nuclear materials, radiation safety, space radiation effects, and related nuclear technology issues. He also possesses over 50 years of experimental and theoretical experience in nuclear physics and chemistry and extensive expertise in radiation monitoring and diagnostics, including radiation safety and environmental issues at nuclear facilities.
Dr. Ward has served as Senior Scientific Advisor to DOE’s Defense Programs Office of Reconfiguration, focusing on accelerator and nuclear physics issues relating to tritium production. In addition, while at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). Dr. Ward conducted numerous studies and reviews for the U.S. Government, including the U.S. Nuclear and Space Facilities Review and the Independent Assessment and Review of Russian Space Radiation Facilities. He has also chaired multiple interagency groups, most notably chairing the Interagency (DOE/NASA/DOD/DOC) working group assessing accelerator needs and requirements for U.S. space radiation research.
Dr. Ward’s postdoctoral work at BNL focused on the study of neutron-rich isotope production at intermediate energies, high-spin nuclear yrast states, and medium energy neutron induced reactions using the Chemistry Linac Irradiation Facility which he helped to design and build. Dr. Ward was a Staff Scientist in Physics and an Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Indiana University where he helped construct the 200 MeV isochronous cyclotron. Upon returning to BNL as a physicist he worked within the Strategic Defense Initiative (Star Wars) program as group leader of the neutron physics effort and manager of the radiation effects facility.
Dr. Ward grew up in Los Angeles, California and finished high school in Cameron, Oklahoma. He received his B.S. degree from Northeastern State College in Oklahoma majoring in Chemistry. He later received a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Nuclear Chemistry from the University of Arkansas.
Mr. Phil Calbos joined TechSource as a Board Member and Nuclear Security Enterprise (NSE) Subject Matter Expert. He has a proven ability to organize and lead large, multi-dimensional organizations with multiple constituencies advocating for competing objectives. His knowledge and expertise in strategic planning has enabled him to effectively translate long-range plans to policies, programs, and budgets that address top priorities, including advocating for and advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) in the workplace. He’s highly adept at distilling and tailoring complex information and communicating to diverse audiences in order to gain support, and he has a solid record of accomplishments balancing constrained resources—people and money—to meet the demands of continuously evolving requirements.
Phil served as Principal Assistant Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs at the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). His mission-driven leadership guided Defense Programs through its most transformative period since the end of the Cold War. His achievements included lasting benefits to the long-term health, safety, and security of the Nation's nuclear deterrent, as well as the organization tasked with maintaining the nuclear stockpile. He received multiple distinguished awards including the Presidential Rank Award for sustained extraordinary accomplishment, the Secretary’s Appreciation Award, and the Administrator’s Gold Service Award.
Prior to his work in NNSA, Phil served in the Office of Management and Budget as an analyst and Branch Chief for national security programs, and he served in the Army as an infantry officer.
He holds a Master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), a Master’s degree from the National War College, and a Bachelor's Degree from United States Military Academy at West Point.
In 2004 Mr. James Stout joined TechSource as a Member of the Board of Directors. Prior to joining TechSource, Mr. Stout served in the Department of Energy (DOE) for over 30 years, concluding with his appointment as Chief Counsel, Albuquerque Operations Office.
In his capacity as Chief Counsel, Mr. Stout held a variety of roles related to the operation of the nuclear weapons complex including that of lead negotiator for the contracts for the operation of Lawrence Berkeley, Lawrence Livermore, and Los Alamos National Laboratories. He was also a senior advisor on contracts relating to the operation of Sandia National Laboratories.
Mr. Stout was a Special Advisor to the UK Ministry of Defense in the successful effort to convert from civilian to contractor operation and a member of the US Delegation to the highly successful Nuclear Testing Talks in Geneva. He was also a Special Assistant (DP3) to the Assistant Secretary for Defense Programs at the Headquarters of the DOE. Furthermore, he served as team leader responsible for performance of security assessments of nuclear sites in the United Arab Emirates.
In addition to these roles, Mr. Stout has also served as an advisor to the Strategic Advisory Committee of the Commander, U.S. Strategic Command, with an emphasis on global strategic issues including regional conflicts, nonproliferation, and deterrence in the post-Soviet era. He is also a former member of the LANL Director’s Senior Advisory Group and has held numerous blue-ribbon panel and congressional committee appointments related to realignment, safeguards and security, and certification.
Mr. Stout also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Sigma Labs, Inc. (a manufacturing and materials technologies corporation that develops solutions for first-tier integrators such as Boeing, Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney, and other commercial firms around the globe) and as Board Chairman for OnQueue Technologies, a start-up firm specializing in the development and marketing of mobile applications for a variety of mobile devices.
Mr. Stout grew up in Iowa and attended the University of Iowa where he received a B.S. in Business Administration. He was awarded a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Drake University, and is a member of the Bar in New Mexico and Iowa. He also served as a Judge Advocate in the United States Air Force.
In 2005, Dr. Beckner joined TechSource as a member of the Board of Directors. He began assisting with high-level support for Complex Transformation research and initiatives in areas such as the Pit Disassembly and Conversion Facility, the Chemistry and Metallurgy Replacement Nuclear Facility, and major environmental test facilities in 2006.
Dr. Beckner has over 55 years of broad experience in advanced nuclear fission, fusion, and waste management technologies; solar energy; and fossil energy; as well as in the management of large R&D programs. He also has experience in defense and defense technology issues, technology transfer programs, and nuclear safety programs.
Dr. Beckner began his career at Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) in Albuquerque as a technical staff member and rose through the ranks to become Vice President of Energy Programs in 1983 and Vice President of Defense Programs in 1986. In 1990, he moved to the U.S. Department of Energy as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Defense Programs.
He left government service for the post of Vice President of Technical Operations in the Energy and Environment Sector for Lockheed Martin Corporation; he then served as the Deputy Chief Executive for the Atomic Weapons Establishment in the United Kingdom. He returned to government service in 2002 as the Deputy Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration, responsible for all nuclear weapons activities.
Dr. Beckner grew up in Clayton, NM, and attended Baylor University where he received a B.S. in Physics. He was awarded his M.S. and Ph. D. in Physics from Rice University. He is a Fellow of American Physical Society and a member of Strategic Advisory Group, Strategic Command.
To learn more about Dr. Beckner, go to his LinkedIn page at https://www.linkedin.com/in/everet-beckner-159105.
Dr. Elizabeth “Betsy” Cantwell leads the University of Arizona’s Office for Research, Innovation and Impact, which includes the Corporate Engagement Program, Tech Launch Arizona, the Forge and the UArizona research parks.
She is responsible for expanding the university’s capacity for knowledge creation and discovery; integrating efforts by faculty, students, staff and executive leaders to move inventions and technologies to the marketplace; increasing the university’s connectivity with external collaborators; spearheading industry and public partnerships; and increasing total research funding.
Dr. Cantwell joined the University of Arizona after successfully serving as the CEO of Arizona State University Research Enterprise, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the university’s applied research and development. Previously she served as ASU’s vice president for research development. During her tenure in that role, annual research expenditures grew by more than $150 million to a total of $610 million.
Prior to ASU, Cantwell worked at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), where she was director for economic development. Prior to working at LLNL, she served in strategic leadership roles at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C.
She has a long career in space systems engineering, from satellite development to life support systems, and sits on the National Academies Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board. She holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
In 2016, Mr. Steve Henry joined the TechSource as an independent consultant on national security and executive management issues, with more than 40 years of experience in nuclear and homeland security programs.
As the Director of Global Security at the Nevada National Security Site from August 2012 to January 2016, Mr. Henry was responsible for managing and executing the nonproliferation, counter-proliferation, counter-terrorism, nuclear emergency response, cyber warfare and the Intelligence Community programs. Mr. Henry provided leadership and management of four divisions and facilities within the Global Security Directorate including facilities located in California, Nevada, New York, and Washington DC, and the deployment of personnel in over 26 other nations.
From 2003 to 2012, Mr. Henry served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Matters (DASD/NM) in the Department of Defense. As the DASD, he was the point person for all things nuclear, including United States policy directives (on safety, security, use control, weapon effectiveness, logistics, accountability), and building international partnerships. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Henry served as the Deputy Division Chief for Nuclear Weapons in the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, D.C.
From 1995 to 2000, Mr. Henry was the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Weapons Management at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in Washington, D.C. While at DOE, he was responsible for the creation and development of the Stockpile Life Extension Program, a groundbreaking new framework for refurbishing the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile.
Mr. Henry laid the foundation for his distinguished civil service career by serving over 21 years in the U.S. Army as a Field Artillery and a Nuclear Operations/Research and Development officer. Mr. Henry holds numerous educational degrees and certificates, including a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oklahoma, a Master of Science from the University of Southern California, and a Master of Arts from the U.S. Naval War College.
Mr. Henry has twice been awarded the National Nuclear Security Administration Award of Excellence. To learn more about Mr. Henry, go to his LinkedIn page at https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-henry-17872057
In 2017 Dr. Raymond Juzaitis joined TechSource as a Member of its Board of Directors. Dr. Juzaitis is an accomplished scientist/engineer, manager, and educator with more than 40 years of experience in the management and execution of nuclear weapons, nuclear non-proliferation, intelligence, counter terrorism, homeland security and related research and development programs. His extensive experience spans computational physics, uranium enrichment, nuclear science and engineering, nuclear materials, nuclear testing and experimentation, arms control and verification, nuclear proliferation, and nuclear engineering education.
Prior to joining TechSource Dr. Juzaitis was the President of National Security Technologies, LLC in Las Vegas, Nevada. At the time NSTec was the M&O contractor to the National Nuclear Security Administration for operation of the 1,360 square-mile Nevada National Security Site. Before that, Dr. Juzaitis served as Professor and Department Head of the Texas A&M Nuclear Engineering Department where he oversaw academic and administrative operations of the largest Nuclear Engineering Department in the United States.
Dr. Juzaitis’s early career focus in computational physics paved the way for a broadly based technical career that included nuclear weapons design, development, testing and evaluation. Career assignments included senior advisory positions for the U.S. Government at the Pentagon, as well as in Defense Programs at the Department of Energy.
Over the last two decades, Dr. Juzaitis served in technical and line management positions with increasing levels of responsibility, and covering the full breadth of nuclear weapon technology activities. In the 1990s, as X-Division Leader at Los Alamos he led the transition in the technical culture of nuclear weapons design from a nuclear testing based paradigm to a simulation based paradigm (Science Based Stockpile Stewardship). Dr. Juzaitis served in senior management positions at both U.S. nuclear weapon physics laboratories, including serving as Associate Director for Weapons Physics at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Associate Director for Non-Proliferation, Homeland, and International Security (NHI) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories (LLNL).
His continuing research and consulting effort involves technology and policy elements of proliferation risk, focusing on nuclear weapons latency inherent in global nuclear energy capabilities and infrastructure.
Dr. Juzaitis grew up outside of Philadelphia, PA, and attended Princeton University where he received a B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering. He later earned an M.E. and Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Virginia. He has been married to Helen for forty-one years and has two grown children living in Washington, DC.T
To learn more about Dr. Juzaitis, go to his LinkedIn page at https://www.linkedin.com/in/raymond-juzaitis-584b18120.
In 2013, Mr. James Rhone was named a Vice President of TechSource, Inc. Mr. Rhone’s addition to the TechSource Senior Management Team was a critical component in the company’s goal of expanding its technical presence throughout the Washington, D.C. region. In addition to this new role, Mr. Rhone serves as Deputy Director, Washington Operations and supports several contracts as Senior Program Manager—E-TESA Technical, Engineering, and Programmatic Support Services; Argonne National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Office of Nuclear Energy contracts.
Prior to joining TechSource, Mr. Rhone was a Vice President at Parallax Corporation where he oversaw the company’s technical presence at DOE/ NNSA Headquarters; NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, and; U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Information and Technology.
Mr. Rhone has over 42 years of technical and managerial experience in the DOE/NNSA enterprise and the commercial nuclear power industry. He specializes in project and contract management emergency management (plans, procedures, and scenarios), nuclear chemistry, training, and environmental radiological surveillance. For commercial nuclear power plants, he provided U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensing support for chemistry- and health physics-related issues and developed training materials and instruction in the disciplines of chemistry, emergency management, environmental surveillance, and aquatic biology.
Mr. Rhone has published numerous scientific studies and technical papers concerning aquatic biology, paleontology, organic chemistry, and environmental radiological surveillance.
Mr. Rhone grew up in Oklahoma City, OK; Tuskegee, AL; Colorado Springs, CO, and; finally settled down in Omaha, NE, where he started his science career and received his B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Nebraska.
To learn more about Mr. Rhone, go to his LinkedIn page at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-rhone-b16b2519.