Web Master - Robert Crain (CSEP)
Mr. Crain is an INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP), a United States Navy Submariner veteran qualified in SSN and SSBN submarines and has over 30 years of Systems Engineering experience with 27 of those years working four major NASA programs (SpaceLab, The International Space Station (ISS), Constellation, and currently Exploration). During his tenure he has performed various functions including Systems Engineering, Project Management, Command and Data Handling (C&DH) Engineering, Integration Engineering, Requirements Management, Enterprise Architect, and Model Based Systems Engineering development. He was nominated for the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA) Stellar Award for MBSE methodology development. Mr. Crain was awarded a NASA Silver Snoopy Award for his efforts related to the development of the ISS Flight Emulator, which was used to test ISS Elements on the Ground prior to Flight. Additionally, he has instructed courses in AC/DC and Digital Electronic Theory. He is currently a Staff Engineer for MEI Technologies, Inc.
Conference Chair - Matthew Johnson
Mr. Johnson is the Senior Test Specialist at Baker Hughes, a GE company in support of the Drilling and Subsea divisions. He is assigned to the Advanced Technology Organization (ATO) Laboratory test facility. The work environment is split between lab test activities and new facility development for the most difficult challenges in the industry. Mr. Johnson provides Chief Engineer support of facility hardware that will provide superior capabilities for test systems.
Mr. Johnson has over 20 years experience in project/systems engineering and project management of a variety of aerospace systems with NASA involving the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. At Lockheed Martin, he led the successful design and fielding of the astronaut Wireless Video Helmet Camera and Helmet Mounted Lights. Prior to 1996, Mr. Johnson worked for several defense companies in Advanced Design groups on aircraft projects such as the F-22, B-2, A-12 and X-30.
Mr. Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at California State University and a Masters in Flight Sciences at the George Washington University. He has a Masters in Systems Engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology and is an INCOSE Certified Systems Engineer Professional (CSEP).
Conference Technical Chair - Tasha Penner