The North Texas Chapter of INCOSE
2018 North Texas Chapter Officers
President – Yvonne Bijan
Bio: Yvonne Bijan has worked for Lockheed Martin for over seventeen years and has a Doctor of Philosophy in System Engineering from Southern Methodist University. She has worked on numerous aeronautic programs including F-35 and C-130J. Dr. Bijan has worked on the Space Based Infrared System. She is a Certified Enterprise Architect, Certified Systems Engineering Professional, Certified SysML Model Builder Advanced, and holds a QFD Greenbelt. She has a B.S. in Physics with a minor in Math and an M.S. in Computer Science with a concentration in Software Engineering.
Vice President of Chapter Development – Dr. Hilaire Kadjo
Bio: Hilaire Kadjo is a Lead Systems Engineer at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS). His assignments have consisted of general systems engineering tasks, including developing and implementing EO/IR algorithms and models, requirements development and management in DOORS. As an International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP), Hilaire has in-depth understanding of Systems Engineering Technical and Management processes going through all the stages and gates of system life cycle.
Hilaire’s formal education includes a PhD in Mathematics (Numerical Analysis) from the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), a Master of Systems Engineering from Texas Tech University, a Master of Science in Mathematics from UTA, and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science from UTA.
Treasurer – Jerome Forbes
Bio: Jerome Forbes is currently a Requirements and Architecture Engineer for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. He has over 12 years of electrical and systems engineering experience at Raytheon. His area of experience includes requirements analysis and development, CONOPS, verification and test, FPGA firmware design, production, technical training, radar systems, EOIR systems, digital image processing, system deployment and system security. He has held various other positions at various location during his career such as Software Requirements SE Lead, Systems Test Engineer, In-Country Engineering Lead, FPGA Firmware Designer, Production Support Engineer, SE Process Engineer and Project Coordinator.
Vice President of Technical Development – Timothy O’Conner
Bio: I’ve been married for 35 years and have 2 children and 3 grandchildren. I’ve been employed at Lockheed Martin for 40.25 years. I am presently working in Systems Engineering Integration and has been for the past 3.5 years on the F-35 Program. In my previous assignments I’ve worked as EW Technical Lead for Foreign Military Sales Customer(s) on the Integrated Fighter Group (IFG) Team. Prior to that I worked in Mission Systems and Avionics as the Deputy Senior Manager of Sensors and Weapons in the engineering core. I have also worked as a Test Program Set Microwave Depot Engineer and Reliability and Maintainability (R & M) prior to that. I currently hold the office of President of the Association of Old Crows Fort Worth Chapter, Marketing Chair of the 2017 IEEE MetroCon and former Past Section Chair, and Director of Wellness for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE).
Secretary – George Borovina
Bio: George Borovina has over 15 years' experience managing multiple projects in complex and rapidly changing environments. He has expertise in acquisition, sales, operations, logistics planning and information technology management, currently working as a Product Owner for Raytheon in Richardson. He is a trained Six Sigma Black Belt, a Certified Scrum Master and a Program Management Professional. After graduating with a BS in Computer Science from Texas A&M, he joined the US Navy where he served as a Naval Flight Officer. While in active service, he earned an MA from the Naval War College and an MBA from the University of Maryland.
Board Member, Far North Dallas – Barry Papke
Bio: Barry Papke is the Director of Professional Services for No Magic Inc. and actively teaches and consults worldwide on Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), system design with SysML and enterprise architecture development with DODAF/UPDM. Prior to joining No Magic, he spent thirty-two years as a systems engineer, operations analyst and program manager with L-3 Communication, Raytheon and Lockheed Martin. Barry is an active member of the INCOSE Agile and Security Working Groups and participates each year in the International Workshop and International Symposium. He also works with other INCOSE chapters around the US supporting/participating in local chapter workshops and events. Barry has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from Steven’s Institute of Technology.
Director at Large – Mike Dietz
Bio: Mike Dietz is the 2010 Past President of the INCOSE North Texas chapter and currently serves as a Director-at-Large. Under Mike's leadership, the North Texas Chapter received the Gold Circle Award for being an outstanding chapter. Mike has served on the board for several years and has helped get INCOSE involved in programs like Future City. He is a Systems Engineer at Raytheon with cost, schedule, and leadership of over $20M (annual) of program efforts. He is Program Management certified by Raytheon, and has worked there for 18 years at all levels of integration from chip level to mission level and everything in between across multiple disciplines and product lines. Mike currently works at the business unit and product line levels. Mike's primary expertise is in Requirements Engineering and customer engagement.
Director at Large – Don Boyer
Bio: Don was the NT Chapter President in 2006 and currently works with Keys to Effective Chapters for INCOSE. Don has over twenty-five years of successes in project and line roles as Engineering Manager and Systems Engineer on DoD projects. Retired from Raytheon, he served as a Six Sigma Expert and Champion. He has extensive experience in systems engineering, project management, proposals, planning, scheduling and earned value methodology, integrated product teams, and training/coaching in these areas. Currently consultant and coach for small businesses through his firm, Small Business Performance Improvement, which involves extensive strategic and operational planning as well as team building and process improvement.
Director at Large - Matt Holvey Bio:
Matt holds a master's degree in systems engineering from Penn State University and has worked in the military and aerospace industries for 13 years. In his current role as Quality Manager at Bell Helicopter Textron, Matt leverages software and hardware technology to lean and optimize quality processes.Matt previously served in the U.S. Navy and specialized in aviation electronics, jet engine test station repair and calibration laboratory management. Matt is a certified Six Sigma black belt, an avid runner and a recreational computer programmer.
2017 President – Long S. Dong
Bio: Long Dong has a PhD in Systems Engineering from Southern Methodist University (SMU). He conducts research in systems engineering with focuses in systems design maturity assessment, systems engineering capabilities maturity, program management and systems affordability and systems effectiveness. He has a Bachelor degree in Electronics Engineering and Technology, Master of Business Administration (MBA), and a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from SMU. He has worked at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics for 17 years. He served as Technical Development Vice President of INCOSE, North Texas Chapter in 2016.
A special thanks to everyone who has volunteered to host meetings at remote sites.
- Mark Henley, L-3- Greenville
- Jerome Forbes, Raytheon- McKinney
- Yvonne Bijan, Lockheed Martin Aero- Fort Worth
- Monique Jobe, Lockheed Martin MFC- Grand Prairie
- Matt Holvey, Bell Helicopter