Leadership Team

Gerard Brohm
Senior Board Executive
Mary Williams
President and CEO
Greg Williams
Senior Vice President
George Ax
Vice President of Programs and Engineering

Gerard Brohm

Senior Board Executive

Major General (Ret.) Gerard Brohm serves on the Board of Advisors for MTEQ. General Brohm retired from the United States Army after more than 32 years on active duty. In his last assignment, General Brohm served as the Commanding General of the Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) and Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. In this position, he led the Army’s center for the development and support of all communications, command and control, automation, intelligence, electronic warfare and sensor systems used by the U.S. Army and International customers. Prior to his assignment at CECOM General Brohm served as the Director for Command, Control and Communications (J6) at United States Pacific Command (PACOM), Camp Smith, Hawaii. General Brohm also served as Deputy Commanding General of the US Army Signal Center and Fort Gordon; Director of Communications Information Systems, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers – Europe; Commander of the 93rd Signal Brigade, VII US Corps; and Commander, 143rd Signal Battalion, 3rd Armored Division. His combat tours include Vietnam and Desert Storm. His extensive overseas experience includes tours and deployments to Vietnam, Korea, Germany, Belgium, Kuwait, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia.

After retiring from the U.S. Army, General Brohm served as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Information Network Systems (INS), a member of The Sytex Group, Inc (TSGI). He was later promoted to President of INS and Senior Vice President of TSGI which eventually grew and sold to Lockheed Martin. General Brohm then worked for Lockheed Martin as a Vice President responsible for Lockheed’s Army and Navy professional services operating unit consisting of $450M in revenue and 3,000 employees. After leaving Lockheed Martin, General Brohm joined USfalcon, Inc. as the COO and eventually selected as the company President. In November of 2011, General Brohm retired from USfalcon, Inc. and established a private consulting firm which he now runs.

His education includes a B.A. from Seton Hall University, an M.S. from the University of Colorado, and executive military education from the US Army War College.

Mary Williams

President and CEO

Ms. Williams serves as the President and CEO of MTEQ. She has over 20 years of management and leadership experience in technology driven small businesses. Ms. Williams brings a focused, experience-based leadership to MTEQ with expertise in engineering, remote sensing, and prototype-manufacturing. She is a well-respected hyperspectral expert, engineer, and technical leader within the Department of Defense (DoD) research and development community for applied sensor technologies.

In 2005, Ms. Williams purchased MTEQ, a 12-employee, $1.5M company, and within six years transformed it into a 160-employee, full-service solutions provider of innovative engineering services, and complex hardware support. She has helped grow MTEQ as a woman-owned small business provider of technical and programmatic services to commercial and Government partners. This support includes technical and programmatic management of R&D efforts to transition advanced technical concepts into realizable products. MTEQ focuses on full-lifecycle product support from proof of concept and prototype development to design for manufacturing.

She holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic and State University and undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Math from James Madison University. Ms. Williams pursued post-graduate studies in Imagery Science at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Greg Williams

Senior Vice President

Mr. Greg Williams is an original principal of MTEQ and has over 20 years in management and leadership roles. Mr. Williams currently serves as Senior Vice President and Board of Director of MTEQ. In these roles, Mr Williams is responsible for establishing and executing MTEQ's Strategic and Annual Operating Plans.

He has held several executive and board level positions in companies supporting technical solutions for DoD and commercial customers. Prior to these leadership positions, Mr. Williams began his career as a CPA in Public Accounting and a US Army Officer in the Corps of Engineers. He holds a Bachelor and Master degrees from James Madison University.

George Ax

Vice President of Programs and Engineering

George Ax is Vice President, Programs and Engineering at MTEQ. Mr. Ax manages a portfolio of system and technology development programs encompassing electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) sensors and exploitation systems. He champions and oversees development of MTEQ’s Program Management discipline and career family, ensuring compliance to contractual requirements and industry best practices for managing complex development and high-technology services programs while offering professional program managers professional growth and recognition. Mr. Ax also shares responsibility for development and execution of a Company technology strategy and fostering of core competencies that provide sustainable competitive advantages in the aerospace and defense market for EO/IR systems.

Mr. Ax joined MTEQ after a 25-year career at a major aerospace company where he ran an EO/IR system and technology R&D and engineering center. His responsibilities included management of profit, revenue, and business acquisition; contract execution; internally funded technology and systems development projects; and site management of a laboratory and office complex. While in this organization he was three times selected to the honorarium position as a Technical Fellow, allowing Mr. Ax to participate in company-wide technology and strategy leadership forums.

Mr. Ax holds a Bachelor's Degree, and completed graduate courses, in Electrical Engineering at the University of Virginia. He has completed extensive management, program management, and leadership training, and holds one patent.

Leah Schmid

Director of Administration

Leah Schmid is the Director of Administration for MTEQ overseeing talent acquisition, employee relations, talent management, workforce planning, compensation and benefits, training and development, and organizational design and development, information technology management, as well as facilities, safety and security. Leah brings over 15 years of progressive human resources and strategic business partnering experience from a wide array of industries to MTEQ. Most recently she was the director of human resources at Blue Canopy Group, LLC, a high-tech information technology and cybersecurity organization, where she worked with the partners to create business-driven programs and process improvement in the areas of talent management, benefits administration and talent acquisition.

Prior to joining Blue Canopy Group, Leah was vice president of human resources for the Services and Solutions Group (SSG) at QinetiQ North America where she worked with the president of the organization to strategically align human resources and talent acquisition with the engineering, security, and information technology support business in the defense, intelligence, homeland security and space sectors. Leah spent seven years at ManTech International, where she served as vice president of human resources for the Emerging Markets Group (EMG), responsible for providing systems engineering and integration services to defense, intelligence, healthcare, and space sector customers. Earlier in her career, she held positions at Pearson Analytic Solutions, L-3 Communications GSI, University of Central Oklahoma Graduate Studies Office, and Armed Forces Bank.

Leah holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Washington and also holds a Senior Professional of Human Resources certification.

Bella Sydeman

Controller

Bella brings over thirteen years experience in the accounting world from multiple industries ranging from defense contractors, financial services, to a “big 4” public accounting firm. Bella comes to MTEQ from EY, where she was a senior manager in the transaction advisory practice. While at EY, Bella focused on financial due diligence and financial reporting for mergers and acquisitions for a myriad of companies ranging in size from $150M to $1.5B in sales.

Prior to her time at EY, Bella worked at Fannie Mae where she led a team responsible for accounting and reporting for the company’s multi-family segment as well as a number of other accounting and reporting initiatives. Prior to Fannie Mae, Bella held positions as a project controller and financial analyst/business manager at ManTech International and Northrop Grumman, respectively.

Bella has a Master of Business Administration in Finance from George Mason University and a Bachelor’s degree from Lees-McRae College. She is a CPA in Virginia and the District of Columbia and an active member of the AICPA.

Kumar Sangaran

Director of Manufacturing Operations

Kumar is an experienced and proven leader in the Manufacturing industry and brings over twenty years experience in contract manufacturing, production, quality, global sourcing, design/manufacturing and mechanical engineering, and management of electronics and electro-mechanical hardware in a systems integration technology environment.

Kumar joins us from CIS Secure Computing where as the VP of Manufacturing & Operations, he oversaw over 100 personnel in a just-in-time manufacturing environment that saw over 30% revenue growth during his tenure. Prior to CIS Secure Computing, Kumar worked in similar leadership positions at Imperium, Electronic Instrumentation and Technology (EIT) Inc, General Dynamics – Presidio, and Telos Corporation/C3/Tempest Technologies. Kumar is a degreed Electrical Engineer from Southern Illinois University.

Marc Sviland

Director of Government Services

Marc Sviland serves as the Director of Government Services at MTEQ with over 30 years of experience in electronics, computers, field collections, and testing with a strong, diverse leadership and program management background. He currently manages ten separate task orders and in excess of eighty personnel at U.S. Army Night Vision Laboratories and PEO Soldier Support activities. He also has in-depth experience in Test and Evaluation in the Research and Developmental test and Acquisition Programs Test and Evaluation. He also serves as MTEQs Senior Test Coordinator for field tests of the various MTEQ and government systems.

Marc retired from the U.S. Navy after serving for 20 years with 12 years as an electronics technician and 9 years as a Surface Warfare Officer. Mr. Sviland has spent 20 years post military retirement in the Government and support contractor arena. Marc holds a Bachelor of Science in Business with a minor in Information Systems.

Greg Demeo

General Manager

Greg Demeo is currently General Manager of PCB Operations in MTEQ’s Kilmarnock, VA location. Greg has been with MTEQ over seven years. In this current role he oversees all PCB Manufacturing in support of both Government and Commercial/Industrial Accounts. Previous to joining MTEQ, Greg was Operations Manager for six years at another Contract Manufacturing Business, Colonial Assembly & Design(CA&D). CA&D specializes in supplying PCB Assemblies, Cables & Box/System solutions. At CA&D, the organization worked on a wide variety of government, including Navy & other armed services projects, as well as many industrial programs. With over 30 years experience in high technology manufacturing, Greg has been instrumental in implementing several ISO9001 Quality Management Systems and various ERP software implementations. Currently, Greg is one of MTEQ’s Internal Quality Auditors under its AS9100 Rev C system.

Over the years Greg has attended various training programs in Quality Management Systems, Leadership & Managerial seminars & Program Management training. At Lucas Control Systems in the 1980’s & 1990’s, he participated on a cross-functional management team to integrate 13 different Lucas subsidiaries into one corporate campus in Hampton, Virginia. In preparation for this effort, he did extensive international travel reviewing industry best practices at several manufacturing world leading organizations. In addition, prior to the integration, he received extensive training by Lucas Systems Engineering in Program Management, Lean Manufacturing and various techniques for optimization in Operations Management.

Greg holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management & Economics from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. In addition, after receiving his BSBA, he has taken additional college level courses in economics and science at the University of Massachusetts.

Shannon Thornton

Production Floor Supervisor

Shannon Thornton is currently the Production Floor Supervisor at MTEQ. Ms. Thornton manages the production of all printed circuit boards for commercial and government customers throughout the shop. This entails creating job routers, work packages, scheduling and assigning tasks to employees based on skills, abilities, and experience. She oversees the production and quality of our products throughout the manufacturing process so that our products are pleasing to our customers based on their requirements. Shannon also holds a role on the safety committee to ensure that the employees are always in a safe environment.

Shannon has been an employee at MTEQ for 14 years. Shannon is a native of the Northern Neck who started in 2000 when the company was located in Reedville, VA as an electronic assembler. After the company relocated to Kilmarnock, VA, she was tasked with role of being second in command for a few years until becoming supervisor. She is currently a Certified IPC Trainer in J-STD-001 and has used this certification to certify other employees that are currently employed at MTEQ. Being an electronic assembler and second in command helped her with knowing the processes throughout the production floor that are needed to be a supervisor.

Alix Saint-Franc

Director of Quality

Alix Saint-Franc is the Director of Quality for MTEQ overseeing the entire Quality Effort company-wide including, the Quality Management System (QMS) based on AS9100, the Quality Engineering including Inspections, the Supplier Quality Department, and the Management System & Internal Control activities. Over the last past year, Alix has developed and released a Dynamic Access Database which help collecting intelligent data which help the company to monitor live all ongoing activities on its production floor and to accurately calculating the Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ), monitoring the level of defect at all stages of production operations and eliminate 90% of paper quality records.

Alix Joined METQ in January, 2014 as a Quality Engineering Manager for the Kilmarnock Production Operations including PCB, Box and Cable Manufacturing activities. He previously was Sr. Quality Engineer IV for DRS Defense Solutions, Gentex; a Quality Manager for TWDIC Tech Services, a Reliability Manager for Tellabs and a Product Development Engineer for Cherry Semiconductor which was specialized in the design and Development of Pulse Wave Modulator (PWM) Integrated Circuits. Over the last 30 years Alix has worked as Product Development Engineer, Test Engineer, Component Engineer, Reliability Engineer and Quality Manager.

Alix holds a BS in Electronic Engineering from Johnson & Wales University and have some graduate studies at Roger William University. Alix is an ASQ Certified Manager of Quality /Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE). He is also a trained Six Sigma Black Belt Six Sigma and a Certified Internal Auditor & Process Owner as well a Certified Trainer for IPC-610 (IPC-CIT-610).

Paul Schiele

Director of Business Development

Paul Schiele serves as the Director of Business Development at MTEQ with over 35 years of experience in business development, program management, force protection, WMD/Counter WMD, NBC Defense. He has in depth experience in Acquisition Program, Logistics, Test & Evaluation supporting acquisition programs.

Paul comes to MTEQ with over 12 years of experience of doing Business Development at Camber Corporation targeting such government customers as the: The Joint Program Office for Chem-Bio Defense; Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Domestic Nuclear Detection; DHS Science and Technology Office (S&T); DHS BioWatch Office, DHS Customs and Border Patrol; The Defense Threat Reduction Agency; United States Marine Corps Systems Command; US Central Command and US Navy Sea Systems Command Indian Head Division and Dahlgren Division. During his time at Camber Paul help grow his business unit from annual revenues of $70M to over $114M per year.

Paul retired from the US Army after a career spanning 26 years in uniform. Paul has a Masters in Management from National Louis University and a BA in Political Science.

Sheryl Mulokey

Director of Contracts

Sherl Mulokey joins MTEQ as our Director of Contracts and is responsible for managing all aspects of contract and procurement activities across the company. Sheri has over 20 years of contracts and procurement experience with her most recent position as the Contracts Manager for Commonwealth Technology, Inc (CTI) for the past 10 years. While not a direct competitor of MTEQ, CTI was acquired by MacAulay-Brown in 2014 and operates in the sensor and surveillance integration, intrusion detection and anti-tamper detection world which parallels MTEQ’s core capabilities of design, engineering and rapid prototyping of sensors and sensor systems. Sheri also worked for Raytheon as a Contracts Manager and prior to that worked at SAIC for over 10 years in various increasing scope contracts/procurement positions.

Sheri earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and also achieved Master Certificate in Government Contracts from George Washington University and ESI.

Gerard Brohm
Senior Board Executive

Major General (Ret.) Gerard Brohm serves on the Board of Advisors for MTEQ. General Brohm retired from the United States Army after more than 32 years on active duty. In his last assignment, General Brohm served as the Commanding General of the Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) and Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. In this position, he led the Army’s center for the development and support of all communications, command and control, automation, intelligence, electronic warfare and sensor systems used by the U.S. Army and International customers. Prior to his assignment at CECOM General Brohm served as the Director for Command, Control and Communications (J6) at United States Pacific Command (PACOM), Camp Smith, Hawaii. General Brohm also served as Deputy Commanding General of the US Army Signal Center and Fort Gordon; Director of Communications Information Systems, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers – Europe; Commander of the 93rd Signal Brigade, VII US Corps; and Commander, 143rd Signal Battalion, 3rd Armored Division. His combat tours include Vietnam and Desert Storm. His extensive overseas experience includes tours and deployments to Vietnam, Korea, Germany, Belgium, Kuwait, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia.

After retiring from the U.S. Army, General Brohm served as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Information Network Systems (INS), a member of The Sytex Group, Inc (TSGI). He was later promoted to President of INS and Senior Vice President of TSGI which eventually grew and sold to Lockheed Martin. General Brohm then worked for Lockheed Martin as a Vice President responsible for Lockheed’s Army and Navy professional services operating unit consisting of $450M in revenue and 3,000 employees. After leaving Lockheed Martin, General Brohm joined USfalcon, Inc. as the COO and eventually selected as the company President. In November of 2011, General Brohm retired from USfalcon, Inc. and established a private consulting firm which he now runs.

His education includes a B.A. from Seton Hall University, an M.S. from the University of Colorado, and executive military education from the US Army War College.

Mary Williams
President and CEO

Ms. Williams serves as the President and CEO of MTEQ. She has over 20 years of management and leadership experience in technology driven small businesses. Ms. Williams brings a focused, experience-based leadership to MTEQ with expertise in engineering, remote sensing, and prototype-manufacturing. She is a well-respected hyperspectral expert, engineer, and technical leader within the Department of Defense (DoD) research and development community for applied sensor technologies.

In 2005, Ms. Williams purchased MTEQ, a 12-employee, $1.5M company, and within six years transformed it into a 160-employee, full-service solutions provider of innovative engineering services, and complex hardware support. She has helped grow MTEQ as a woman-owned small business provider of technical and programmatic services to commercial and Government partners. This support includes technical and programmatic management of R&D efforts to transition advanced technical concepts into realizable products. MTEQ focuses on full-lifecycle product support from proof of concept and prototype development to design for manufacturing.

She holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic and State University and undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Math from James Madison University. Ms. Williams pursued post-graduate studies in Imagery Science at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Greg Williams
Senior Vice President

Mr. Greg Williams is an original principal of MTEQ and has over 20 years in management and leadership roles. Mr. Williams currently serves as Senior Vice President and Board of Director of MTEQ. In these roles, Mr Williams is responsible for establishing and executing MTEQ's Strategic and Annual Operating Plans.

He has held several executive and board level positions in companies supporting technical solutions for DoD and commercial customers. Prior to these leadership positions, Mr. Williams began his career as a CPA in Public Accounting and a US Army Officer in the Corps of Engineers. He holds a Bachelor and Master degrees from James Madison University.

George Ax
Vice President of Programs and Engineering

George Ax is Vice President, Programs and Engineering at MTEQ. Mr. Ax manages a portfolio of system and technology development programs encompassing electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) sensors and exploitation systems. He champions and oversees development of MTEQ’s Program Management discipline and career family, ensuring compliance to contractual requirements and industry best practices for managing complex development and high-technology services programs while offering professional program managers professional growth and recognition. Mr. Ax also shares responsibility for development and execution of a Company technology strategy and fostering of core competencies that provide sustainable competitive advantages in the aerospace and defense market for EO/IR systems.

Mr. Ax joined MTEQ after a 25-year career at a major aerospace company where he ran an EO/IR system and technology R&D and engineering center. His responsibilities included management of profit, revenue, and business acquisition; contract execution; internally funded technology and systems development projects; and site management of a laboratory and office complex. While in this organization he was three times selected to the honorarium position as a Technical Fellow, allowing Mr. Ax to participate in company-wide technology and strategy leadership forums.

Mr. Ax holds a Bachelor's Degree, and completed graduate courses, in Electrical Engineering at the University of Virginia. He has completed extensive management, program management, and leadership training, and holds one patent.