Treble One’s team includes a mix of senior executives, technical experts, and seasoned business development professionals with over 300 years combined experience in aerospace technology development and acquisition.
Brian Bullerman is the Managing Partner of Treble One and has over 16 years’ experience in government business development, including significant experience in SBIR technology transition, Commercialization Readiness Program, Rapid Innovation Fund, and Broad Agency Announcements. Areas of experience include Propulsion, Advanced Materials and Manufacturing, Coatings, Energy Storage, Thermal Management, Composites, Modeling and Simulation and Testing.
Prior to joining Treble One, Brian served as an active duty Air Force officer. As a program manager for military satellite and aircraft propulsion systems, Brian was responsible for planning, budgeting and executing both new production and technology upgrades. Brian holds a BS in Economics from the United States Air Force Academy and an MBA from California State University. He is active in the local community, with contributions to STEM initiatives and is a past Communications Director for the DaytonDefense organization.
Owner, Managing Member
Hank Barnard has over 15 years’ experience in government business development, including government services, technical studies, facility support, SBIR, Commercialization Readiness Program, Rapid Innovation Fund, Broad Agency Announcements, and CRADAs. Areas of experience include Propulsion Instrumentation, ISR Capabilities, Advanced RF Sensing Systems, High Speed Data Processing, Remotely Piloted Vehicles, Propulsion Controls, Power Generation Systems, Small IC Engines and Electronic Warfare.
Prior to joining Treble One, Hank served as program lead for an on-site USAF intelligent controls facility at AFRL, as well as business development lead for the East Coast region for a small West Coast company. Hank holds a BS in Electronics Engineering from the University of Dayton, and is an avid Dayton Flyers supporter.
Owner, VP Strategy
Rick Wade has over 15 years’ experience at Treble One performing analysis, research and engineering support for advanced technologies. Rick serves as lead for Treble One’s government technical analysis programs, including UAS propulsion and power systems.
Rick also originates from the UK, and prior to joining Treble One served 21 years in the Royal Air Force. As an Aerosystems Engineer Officer, Rick managed operational and intermediate level maintenance, engineering authority for mission equipment, and support strategy for the Eurofighter Typhoon propulsion system. He also filled an exchange assignment at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson, before joining Treble One. Rick holds an MA in Engineering from the University of Cambridge, and an MSc in Thermal Power from Cranfield University, and is registered as a Chartered Engineer in the United Kingdom.
Owner, Operations Manager
James M. (“Buddy”) Kinlaw has more than 30 years of active duty and civil service experience in research, development, and test & evaluation across multiple Air Force and Department of Defense programs and technology initiatives. He has managed or supported weapons systems programs in various phases of acquisition. Specific experience includes 19 years at Eglin AFB in a variety of program office, AFRL, and central engineering positions. He spent 2 years in a HQ assignment at AFPC in San Antonio; 3 years at the OSD Office of the Deputy Under Secretary for Labs and Basic Sciences, and a year at ICAF (now Eisenhower School) in the National Defense University. He also spent 3 years as the AFRL technology liaison to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)—accumulating a total of 7 years of experience in the National Capital Region. Most recently, Mr. Kinlaw served 4 years in the AFRL Sensors Directorate at Wright-Patterson AFB.
“Buddy” holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering, an MBA, and an additional Master’s degree in National Resource Policy. He also has 4 Level III DAWIA certifications. He retired from the Air Force in August 2015 with primary expertise in technology development, transition and transfer. Specialty areas include Munitions and Intelligence, Reconnaissance and Surveillance (ISR).
Rob Klees is the Senior Consultant for Federal Contracting at Treble One.
Rob has over 31 years of experience in Federal Contracting including significant experience in Research and Development (R&D) Contracting, that SBIR Phase I, Phase II, and Phase II Contracts, and Broad Agency Announcements.
Prior to joining Treble One, Rob served 25 years as an Air Force Contracting professional, followed by Executive Leadership positions for Universal Technology Corporation, and the Wright Brothers Institute. Rob holds a BS in Procurement and Materials Management from Bowling Green State University and an MBA from REnsselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is active in the local community helping the Entrepreneurial ecosystem, and is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Uuniversity of Dayton Law School.
Theodore G Fecke is a retired member of the Senior Executive Service, last serving as the Technical Adviser, Propulsion, Engineering Directorate, Aeronautical Systems Center, Air Force Material Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The directorate provides leadership and support at senior government and industry levels in structural and aerodynamic design, propulsion safety, durability, airworthiness and engine certification. He was the propulsion airworthiness authority for the USAF. He led the USAF Propulsion Center of Excellence of over 450 people representing all engineering aspects.
Mr. Fecke holds a Master's in Material Science from the University of Dayton. He has more than 36 years of experience developing, promoting and applying: advanced materials, life prediction and structural integrity design methods to aircraft engines. Mr. Fecke has led teams of engineers and scientists in solving critical problems that have ensured the safety of turbine engines. He is recognized as a leader for his structural integrity expertise in the areas of: advanced materials (TiAl, Composites and DSE), HCF (high cycle fatigue), probabilistic design and life prediction. Mr. Fecke has provided technical support to a myriad of DOD weapon systems programs. He has helped pioneer the insertion of multiple engine companies’ designs into a common engine, resulting in the acceleration of technology evaluation through the CAESAR (Component and Engine Structural Assessment Research) demonstrator engine program.
Patrick Gillette is a Senior Consultant with Treble One, bringing 20 years of DOD weapons systems research, development, test, and production experience. Patrick has managed and supported weapons systems programs across the acquisition life cycle spectrum. As a USAF acquisition officer, he led planning, programing, budgeting, and execution phases for new production and technology upgrades supporting multiple Air Force weapons systems programs. Specific acquisition experiences include aircraft corrosion control & coatings integration, munitions development, weapons system software, operational flight testing, manned ISR platforms, as well as aircraft egress & survival systems.
Patrick served 30 years in the United States Air Force, enlisting as a supply specialist and subsequently commissioning within the Acquisition Corps, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. Patrick’s broad educational background includes a BS from Wayland Baptist University (Texas); an MS from the University of LaVerne (California); and a MS in Military Operational Science from the Air Command and Staff College.
Randy Kosinski is a senior consultant with Treble One LLC bringing 37 years of experience in DOD weapon system research, development, test and production, as well as in defense industry business development. A 25-year Air Force veteran, Randy has served across the depth and breadth of the DOD acquisition system with multiple tours of duty in AF fighter, bomber and ISR product and logistics program offices, acquisition Center, MAJCOM headquarters, and in Pentagon assignments within the AF Secretariat for Acquisition as well as the AF Program Executive Office for Fighter/Bombers. A retired colonel, he has since 2007 led industry teams in USAF business development, strategic planning, marketing, and opportunity capture at director thru Vice Presidential levels in small, mid-size and large businesses for both DOD services and product markets.
Randy has defended Pentagon budgets to Congress as part of the DOD Planning, Programming, Budgeting & Execution (PPBE) system and has a deep history of teaming with AF MAJCOM weapon system requirements houses in support of DOD Joint Capabilities and Integration Development System (JCIDS) processes. A professional engineer, Randy holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering, an MBA and a Master of Strategic Studies degree from the Air War College. He is an avid lecturer, facilitator and teacher of defense acquisition, strategic planning, and business development at corporate, national, and international venues.
Brian Mauntel is a senior consultant with Treble One LLC bringing 15 years of experience in program management, contract execution, aircraft and space systems development, as well as intelligence and space operations. A 13-year Air Force veteran, Brian has served across a wide range of DoD missions including Air Force Space Command, the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s (AFLCMC’s) Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Special Operations Forces (SOF) Directorate. At the ISR & SOF Directorate he led the ISR & SOF Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) program. Brian later worked at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).
From 2018, Brian was a Senior Program Manager at GE Aviation Systems, leading its Inertial Navigation Systems portfolio, integrating his technologies with AFLCMC and AFRL, as well as the Naval Research Laboratory and the Army’s Assured Position, Navigation and Timing (A-PNT) Core Functional Team.
Brian has a MS in R&D Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology and BA in Business Administration from the University of Kentucky. He was DAWIA certified acquisition professional in Program Management Level 3, Science and Technology Management Level 2, and Test and Evaluation Level 2.
Dr. Sayangdev (Sayan) Naha is a Senior Aerospace Consultant at Treble One. Sayan has over 12 years of experience in technical business development focused on transition of technologies for DoD and commercial applications. Sayan received his PhD in Engineering Mechanics from Virginia Tech and MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and has a strong technical background in thermal management of electronics, lithium-ion battery safety, combustion, nanomaterials and advanced anti-counterfeit technologies.
Prior to joining Treble One, Sayan served in senior management and Vice President roles at two different small businesses, excelling in technology ideation, incubation and maturation through SBIRs, STTRs, BAAs and RIFs. He has a strong history of agile technology integration and product development in aerospace, space and Defense industries. Sayan has extensive experience in working closely with DoD stakeholders (DLA, Army, Navy, AF), National Labs, Universities, FAA, CDC/NIOSH, NIH, NSF as well as OEMs and commercial electronics industries to bring early-stage technologies to market.