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  • Founded in 1986 by Gurmej S. Sandhu, Ph.D., with a focus on providing systems engineering and technical assistance to the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) at Redstone Arsenal.
  • President: Tim Kirkpatrick
  • Services: Management, Technical, E-learning & Training Solutions
  • Serve customers in top major commands from Army & Air Force, Office of Personnel Management (OPM), MSFC NASA; Missile Defense Agency & Other Federal Organizations
  • Employees support over 20 customer locations worldwide
  • Primary NAICS code 541715 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
  • ISO 9001:2015 certified
  • Accounting System – DCMA approved
  • Contracting Purchasing System – DCMA approved
  • Property System – DCMA approved
  • ITAR Compliant
  • Graduated from U.S. Small Business Administration’s 8(a) program in 1999
Leadership - photo of staff meeting


Col. Mark Arn, USA, RetiredCOL. Mark Arn, USA, RETIRED

VP Space and Missile Defense Programs/
     OASIS Program Manager

Huntsville, Alabama


  • 27 years of U.S. Army and Missile Defense Agency Experience
  • Former Project Manager, Missile Defense Agency (MDA) X-Band Sensors, and Product Manager, Terminal High Area Altitude Defense (THAAD) Launcher Program
  • Leads Sigmatech business development efforts for Army Space and Missile Defense Programs
  • Sigmatech Program Manager for OASIS Contract in Small Business pools 4, 5a, 5b, and 6, and Unrestricted pool 6
  • Manages Sigmatech prime contracts and active tasks with MDA through TEAMS and SMDC through SETAC
  • Current member of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), Military Officers Association of American (MOAA), National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), and Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA).
  • Master’s in Engineering from the University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point

Don CarverDon carver

VP, Corporate Development

Huntsville, Alabama


  • 14 Years Government Experience with Missile and Space Intelligence Center and USA Space and Missile Defense Command
  • Member Army Acquisition Corp, Acquisition Level III Certified
  • 10  Years Program Management Experience supporting PEO STRI, USA SMDC, MDA, AMRDEC, AMC, PEO AVN and PEO M&S
  • Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering, University of Alabama

COL. David Deist, USMC, Retired COL. David Deist, USMC, RETIRED


Colorado Springs, Colorado


  • PM NSSI, 7 Years
  • Bachelors of Science in Aerospace Engineering USNA
  • Master of Science in Astronautical Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School
  • Master of Science in Strategic Studies, Army War College


SVP, Space and Cyber Operations

Colorado Springs, Colorado


  • Provides executive oversight for all Sigmatech Space and Cyber Operations
  • Provides expertise to Air Force Space Command, Directorate of Operations (HQ AFSPC A2/3/6) on space launch operations/maintenance, and launch vehicle, satellite, range activities and security concerns of the nation’s space launch capability.
  • 30+ years of spacelift experience
  • 20+ years as HQ level action officer at AFSPC/DOS
  • 20+ years of experience Launch Vehicle PEM
  • Operational Test Planning Experience

Deborah KittleDeborah Kittle

Dir. Administration and Facilities

Huntsville, Alabama


  • Provides oversight for corporate staff at headquarters in Huntsville
  • Interfaces with and assists executive management from all division offices
  • Negotiates leases for additional office space
  • Responsible for facilities management
  • 35 years experience in office management with government contractors

Jackie LanghoutJackie Langhout

VP, Software and Systems Integration

Huntsville, Alabama


  • Responsible for expanding Sigmatech’s current technical capabilities and developing opportunities for growth in systems engineering and technical programs
  • Over 30 years of Civil Service
  • Former Deputy Director of S3I, AMRDEC
  • Huntsville/Madison County Leadership graduate
  • Board member for the Tennessee Valley chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)
  • Masters of Systems Engineering from The University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Engineering from Auburn University
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Samford University

Phil RomanPhil Roman

VP, Security Cooperation/Security Assistance

Huntsville, Alabama


  • Oversees Security Cooperation (SC) contracts, task orders, and initiatives; assists with business development opportunities
  • Over 36 years of Civil Service (retired GS-15) and six years at Sigmatech
  • Former Director and Deputy Director, U.S. Central Command Regional Operations Directorate of the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command
  • Former International Cooperation Deputy Division Chief, Directorate for Logistics and Security Cooperation, U.S. European Command
  • Masters of Science in systems management from the University of Southern California
  • Bachelors of Art in public administration from the University of Maryland
  • Member of the Association of the US Army (AUSA), Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA), Huntsville Association of Small Businesses in Advanced Technology (HASBAT), Huntsville Aerospace Marketing Association (HAMA) and the North Alabama International Trade Association (NAITA)
  • Fund raiser/team member for the Huntsville/Madison Chapter of the Relay For Life of the American Cancer Society

Brian SimmonsBrian Simmons, USA, SES RETIRED

Sr. VP DC/APG Operations

Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland


  • Responsible for business development, acquisition support, and RDTE consulting services to Government program managers
  • 33 years of US Army Civilian Service; 14 years as a member of the Senior Executive Service
  • Former Technical Director/Deputy to the Commander, US Army Test and Evaluation Command
  • Former Director, US Army Evaluation Center
  • Board member for the Army Alliance
  • Aberdeen High School Hall of Fame
  • Member of AUSA
  • Certified level III Army Acquisition professional
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

COL. Ray Woolery, USA RetiredCOL. Ray Woolery, USA, RETIRED


Huntsville, Alabama


  • Director, Aviation Programs
  • Program Manager for Sigmatech’s AMCOM EXPRESS Programmatic, Business and Analytical, and Logistics BPA Prime Contracts
  • Nearly 30 years of U.S. Army experience
  • Over 40 years of Aviation support
  • Senior Army Aviator
  • Former Project Manager for the Army’s Aviation RESET Project Office, AMCOM
  • AAAA VP for Operations Tennessee Valley Chapter
  • Current member of AUSA, AUVSI, AAAA, and PMI
  • Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Level III Program Manager and Level III Logistics Manager
  • Bachelor of Science in Agronomy and Soil Science

Frank BrownFrank Brown

Chief Financial Officer

Huntsville, Alabama


  • Oversees all of Sigmatech’s finance and accounting functions
  • Secretary of Sigmatech’s Board of Directors
  • Over 20 years of experience in both public and privately held corporations in all facets of financial management
  • Attended Officer Candidate School and served in the infantry
  • Graduate of Leadership Huntsville Management Academy
  • Certificate in Accounting from the University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Bachelor’s Degree in General Administration from McNeese State University

Jim CharltonJim Charlton

Sr. VP Engineering & Systems Integration

Huntsville, Alabama


  • Over 38 years of success leading and managing personnel, programs and operations in increasingly complex assignments in the military and industry
  • Program Manager for Sigmatech’s AMCOM EXPRESS Technical BPA Prime Contract
  • Currently serves as the PM for Sigmatech on the Engineering and Technical Support task order to the Army’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office. Also manages the Development, Operations, Maintenance and Support (DOMS) – Aviation Element contract for Sigmatech
  • Former Senior Director, Army Aviation & Missile Programs Division for MCR Federal, LLC, managing the largest division at MCR with over 130 personnel, and over $34M in annual revenue
  • Supported the Army’s UAS Project Office for over 22 years, serving as test manager/lead for multiple UAS platforms. Helped establish the Rapid Integration and Acceptance Center (RIAC) at Dugway Proving Ground, UT
  • Member of Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) (Life Member), Association of United States Army (AUSA), and Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) (currently Vice President of Pathfinder Chapter). Received the AUVSI Pathfinder Order of Prometheus Award for long-time service to the Pathfinder Chapter
  • Over 40-years with Boy Scouts of America, currently serving as District Commissioner for Talakto District (all of Madison County), and numerous other volunteer positions. Numerous Scouting awards, including the Heart of Eagle award for long-time volunteer service to Scouting in North Alabama. Vigil Honor in the Order of the Arrow (Scouting’s National Honor Society)
  • Master’s in Science in Contracts and Acquisition Management from Florida Institute of Technology - 1990
  • Bachelors of Science in Applied Science, United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point - 1979

COL. Jeff Flewelling, USAF, RetiredCOL. Jeff Flewelling, USAF, RETIRED

Manager, Sigmatech Space Operations Division

Colorado Springs, Colorado


  • Dir. Space and Cyber Operations
  • Oversees Sigmatech’s Space and Cyber contracts, task orders and initiatives
  • Over 25 years of U.S. Air Force experience
  • Former Inspector General, Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)
  • Master’s in National Security Studies from the National War College
  • Master’s of Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Jackie HicksJackie Hicks

VP, Business Operations

Huntsville, Alabama


  • 35 years of experience in contracts, pricing, procurement, program control, and export compliance
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Minor in Procurement from Athens State University, Dean’s List, Magma Cum Laude
  • Professional Designation in Advanced Contract Management, UAH/NCMA (May 1990)
  • Professional Designation in Contracts Management , UAH/NCMA  (Jan 1990)
  • Member of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) since 1983

COL. Ernie Rodriquez, USAF, RetiredCOL. ErnIE Rodriguez, USAF, RETIRED

Space and Cyber Systems Business Development

Colorado Springs, Colorado


  • 25 years of U.S. Air Force space and nuclear operations experience
  • Former Space Group Deputy Commander, leading 500+ technical and operational personnel performing experimentation, operational testing, and space range operations
  • Leads Sigmatech business development efforts for USAF Space, Cyber, Nuclear and Homeland Defense programs
  • Master’s in Technical Management from West Coast University
  • Bachelor’s in International Relations from the United States Air Force Academy

Dave RouthDave Routh

Sr. VP/PM, Security Assistance Programs

Huntsville, Alabama


  • Oversees all of Sigmatech’ s Security Cooperation (SC) and Security Assistance (SA)  contracts, task orders, and initiatives and business development
  • Over 40 years of experience in the SC, SA and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) arena  (30 years Civil Service and 10 years Sigmatech)
  • Four years of U.S. Air Force experience
  • Former Deputy Director, Security Assistance Management Directorate (SAMD), U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM)
  • Member of the Association of the US Army (AUSA), Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA), Huntsville Association of Small Businesses in Advanced Technology (HASBAT) and Huntsville Aerospace Marketing Association (HAMA) and the North Alabama International Trade Association (NAITA)
  • Masters of Business Administration, Webster University
  • Bachelor of Science Business, Colombia College

Sean SullivanSean Sullivan

Dir. Aberdeen Operations

Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland


  • 15 years’ experience; Focused on new market strategy and proposal/business development
  • Former ARMY Officer, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE); Bronze Star
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Webster University
  • Master of Science in Environmental Management from Webster University
  • Bachelor of Science of Chemical Engineering  from the University of Rochester
  • PMP certified
  • Eagle Scout
  • Leads several community outreach efforts for APG: STEM volunteer for Boys and Girls Club, Army Educational Outreach Program, Job Shadowing program for MD ARNG ChalleNGe Academy
Senior Leadership - image of Dr. Sandhu

Senior Leadership


Executive Vice President

Huntsville, Alabama


  • 35 years federal service
  • Level III professional certifications in contracting and program management
  • 25 years Army aviation program experience
  • Former Director AMCOM Acquisition Center, Deputy Program Officer Aviation and Army’s PEO for Aviation

Tim Kirkpatrick, PresidentTIM KIRKPATRICK

Huntsville, Alabama

  • Former president of Aviation & Missile Solutions, LLC
  • Former command ombudsman for the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) and acting director for the AMCOM Office of Small Business Programs
  • Former contracting officer acquiring Cargo Helicopters for domestic and foreign military sales customers, Chief of the AMCOM EXPRESS Office, a Division Chief at the US Army Corps of Engineers - Huntsville Center, a Branch Chief with the Program Executive Office for Aviation
  • Awarded the Civilian Service Award by the AMCOM Commanding General.

Gurmej Sandhu, Ph.D.GURMEJ S. SANDHU, Ph.D.,
Founder, Chairman & Chief Technical Advisor
Huntsville, Alabama

  • 35 years technical & management experience
  • Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command (AMCOM), Space & Missile Defense Command (SMDC), Research, Development & Engineering Center (RDEC) & Program Executive Offices (PEOs), NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
  • Career spans realms of research, industry & education
  • Over 100 technical publications on system science & signal processing
  • Inducted to the Distinguished Engineering Academy of the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2001 and was a recipient of the
    Distinguished Alumni Award, the university's highest honor, for the year 2004.
  • Board of Directors of the University of Alabama at Huntsville Foundation
  • Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
  • Diverse background ranging from executive leadership & program management to principal engineer & project lead for companies
    that include Boeing Aerospace, Teledyne Brown Engineering & General Research Corporation


Thank you for your interest in Sigmatech.


In 1986, Sigmatech was founded on the simple concept of providing excellent products and services to create value for our employees and customers. Today, this concept has never been more important. Building on this concept, we continue to evolve as a company and promote growth strategies to foster a high-performing organization. We are committed to be a quality-centered organization, dedicated to continuous improvement.


For our customers, we will work diligently to earn your business, and equally so for years to come. We will accomplish this by delivering value-added products and services that combine the best talents and experience of Sigmatech and our business partners. For our employees, we will provide a work environment where excellence, integrity and high ethical standards are encouraged, recognized and rewarded. We will achieve this by attracting and retaining highly qualified employees that share our vision of being a premiere small business of choice for our customers and team partners.


We are thankful for our team of employees, customers and partners. Through their support, Sigmatech is postured for continued growth and opportunities.



Gurmej S. Sandhu, Ph.D.

Founder & Chairman

Sigmatech, Inc.

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Lt. Gen. Ron Hite, USA, Retired Lt. Gen. Ron Hite, USA, Retired

  • Past Chairman & CEO Cypress International
  • Former Military Deputy to Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research, Development & Acquisition
  • U.S. Army 33 years

Maj. Gen. Jim Myles, USA, RetiredMaj. Gen. Jim Myles, USA, Retired

  • President of Myles Associates, LLC
  • Former Sr. V.P of DynCorp International
  • Over 36 years in the U.S. Army
  • Final assignment, Commanding General of U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command
  • Master's Degree in Business Administration from Webster University

Lt. Gen. Jay Garner, USA, Retired Lt. Gen. Jay Garner, USA, Retired

  • Former president of SY Technology, Inc. & SY Coleman
  • Organized & directed Office of Reconstruction & Humanitarian Assistance for post-war Iraq
  • Former Assistant Vice Chief of Staff of the Army

Brig. Gen. Bob Drolet, USA, RetiredBrig. Gen. Bob Drolet, USA, Retired

  • 40 years technical & management experience with Air Force Space Command, AMCOM, SMDC, RDEC & PEOs
  • Former senior executive Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
  • Army officer 29 years
  • Former PEO, acquisition executive, Army Air Defense Systems
  • Managed over $3B multi-system portfolio
  • Chairman, Veterans Memorial Foundation
  • Board & Past President Advisory, AUSA
  • YMCA Service to Veterans Board
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Vision: To be the premiere small business choice for our customers and team partners.


Mission:  Provide cost effective, value-added management, technical, e-learning and training services and products to our customers by integrating the best talent and experience of Sigmatech and our business partners.

Core Values:


To do the right thing speaks to our ethical principles and courage to make hard decisions based on what we know is right. Once we have made a commitment and a decision, we stay focused on that direction and do what we say.



In creating an environment of loyalty we start with each other and the establishment of trust in which we back each other up and are prepared to sacrifice our time and effort knowing that the Corporation will return that trust and loyalty. Given this environment, loyalty to our partners is an accepted standard practice.



Respect is an attribute of professionals and is given to everyone regardless of their rank or position.



Excellence is the foundation for success. We should expect no less in everything we do, by every team member no matter how small the role.



Success is not achieved by individuals, but by a team of individuals using a common playbook, understanding their roles, and executing in harmony.



Passion is the energy that takes us to new levels of achievement, enables the attainment of goals, and most importantly accomplishes the mission.



Customer satisfaction is our ultimate goal. It is sustained only when all these Values are instilled in our daily practices.


Ethics & Integrity: Our success as a company depends on delivery of high quality services to our customers while maintaining our commitment to high ethical standards and integrity. Sigmatech employees have a shared responsibility to maintain the highest standard of integrity and to uphold corporate values. Sigmatech’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct provides guidance on our expectations for employees, subcontractors, consultants, board members and others when representing or acting for Sigmatech. This code encompasses the company’s policy and standards for Ethical Behavior, Regulatory Compliance, Financial Responsibility and Obeying the Law.



Our customers ask us to deliver and we do. In government circles, our reputation for performance is excellent. An experienced prime contractor, Sigmatech’s management philosophy and approach are built on a commitment to open communication, ethical practices, quality, performance management, effective teaming and outstanding customer support.



Sigmatech is ISO 9001:2015 certified and provides quality products and services that ensure Customer Satisfaction while maintaining our high standards of integrity and ethics. Click here to view our full quality policy.



Sigmatech implemented a Quality Management System as a means of achieving the following quality goals:

  • Total customer satisfaction. Investigate and develop initial corrective actions within one business day. Resolve issues within 5 business days or as soon as practical.
  • Achievement of customer satisfaction higher than 3.5 on a scale from 1 to 5
  • Quantity of nonconforming services maximum 1%

Sigmatech uses its Quality Management System to continually improve our processes.

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Sigmatech’s Headquarters is located in Cummings Research Park, one of the world’s leading science and technology parks.


Huntsville office:

Don Carver

4901-C Corporate Drive

Huntsville, AL 35805

(256) 319-9206

Aberdeen office:

Brian Simmons

4694 Millennium Drive, Suite 510B

Belcamp, MD 21017

(410) 306-6608

Colorado office:

Jeff Flewelling

5030 Edison Ave., Ste 100

Colorado Springs, CO 80915

(719) 630-8300


From Huntsville International Airport: proceed north on Glenn Hearn Blvd SW toward International Way, merge onto I-565 E/US-72 alt E toward Huntsville, merge onto Research Park Blvd NW/ALl-255 N via exit.


Take the Bradford Drive East exit. Merge onto Bradford Drive East. At the traffic light, take a left on Wynn Drive. The second street on the left is Corporate Drive. Turn left into Corporate Drive.


Sigmatech's corporate headquarters is the second building on the left.

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Company Profile - Group photo of Sigmatech leadership
Leadership - photo of staff meeting
Senior Leadership - image of Dr. Sandhu
Advisory Board - Image of Dr Sandhu and Gen Bob Drolet
Company Culture - Image of employee working
Awards - Image of Torch Award
US Map of Sigmatech offices
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