Carl was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1975 where he worked as a Nuclear Welder and Nuclear Planner until his commissioning through the Limited Duty Officer program in 1986. He served in various positions as a Maintenance Officer, Planning Officer, and Damage Control/Engineering Officer on several ships and shore commands. He retired in 1994 and joined a local ship repair/government contracting company, QED Systems where he spent 12 years as the Director of Technical Services. Recruited by a local shipyard he started a small ship repair company Ocean Tech Services, where he served as the President beginning in July 2006 and left to start his own company in August of 2009. Since its inception his company, Advanced Integrated Technologies, and the staffing business he started in 2012, Surge Force, have grown to over 200 employees working throughout Hampton Roads and other areas, supporting the local shipyards and various government agencies in ship repair, modernization, and new technologies. He is a member of many trade organizations including the Virginia Ship Repair Association, American Society of Naval Engineers, Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, Virginia Port Authority, Virginia Maritime Association, National Ship Repair Council, Port of San Diego Ship Repair Association and he co-founded the American Maritime Modernization Association (AMMA). His charitable affiliations include President of the Southside Boys and Girls Club, Treasurer of Cerebral Palsy of Virginia, Treasurer of Hunt’s Pointe on the Elizabeth Homeowners Association, leadership council of the Hampton Roads United Way campaign, and founder of the Virginia Microboard Association.
Kerry T. Slane
Kerry has more than 30 years of experience in the management of engineering projects involving the maintenance, repair, testing, product improvement and alterations affiliated with U.S. Naval Ship and Submarine Hull, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic Systems. He generates bid proposals, conducts cash flow forecasts, develops and monitors annual budgets. Kerry also interacts with Contracts and Program Management to provide assessment of contract compliance, execute options and modifications, develop cost estimates, resolve contract funding issues and coordinate deliverables. Additionally, he manages the financial status of Prime contracts and monitors contracts for profitability and pricing consistency.
Planning & Estimating Manager
Jason Boyce serves as our Planning & Estimating Manager. Mr. Boyce is a third generation shipbuilder with 14 years’ experience in the shipbuilding industry. He graduated the Newport News Apprentice School with Academic Honors and completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Project Management Cum Laude. He is a monthly contributor to The Wayne Foundation, a charity that helps rehabilitate abused children. Some of my hobbies include fishing, reading, and making and selling modular origami at my personal business OrigamiOrBust.
With over 18 years of ship repair and ship building experience as a fitter, welder, electrician, safety representative, and manager specializing in HM&E on US Navy, MSC, Coast Guard, and Commercial vessels. John has a well-rounded skill set which gives him the knowledge and ability to excel at managing a wide variety of projects. His proven track record and waterfront reputation in the Hampton Roads area and around the country make John a valuable addition to the AIT Marine Team. While not at work, John is an avid fisherman, automotive mechanic, honey-do-list fulfiller, and enjoys spending time with his wife of 15 years and their three wonderful children, Morgan, Jessica and Mason.
Stuart “Randy” Carlson
Randy Carlson has been with the AIT Team since 2016 and works with Planning & Estimating and also in Receiving. Mr. Carlson has over 25 years of marine industry experience in purchasing, sourcing, and logistics for both the military and private sector. Besides enjoying downtime with his wife and family, Randy participates in 5K and 8K walk/runs for many cancer awareness groups and enjoys paddle-boarding, golf and mountain biking.
Larissa has been a Procurement Specialist at AIT since 2014 providing support to the Purchasing Department. She also plays a role in the Planning & Estimating Department in the areas of CFR Management, assisting with proposals and administrative support. Outside of work she enjoys painting and anything art related.
David McGarity, also known around the company as “Safety Dave”, is responsible for employee health and safety and safety compliance at AIT. As an OSHA 10 and 30-hour outreach trainer, he teaches employees how to work safely on the waterfront. David is responsible for analyzing, designing, and implementing policies and procedures to make a workplace safe for employees. This includes making the work environment more comfortable for employees by designing safe work spaces, ways to decrease absenteeism and injuries, how to increase employee productivity, inspecting work spaces and also machines in order to make sure they are working safely and properly, and inspecting procedures to make sure they are in compliance with state and federal laws. David works closely with employees gathering data on a specific procedure and then analyze this information to develop new ways to increase productivity, safety, and efficiency. David then presents this information to management and implements new procedures as necessary.
Vice President of Administration
Cheryl joined the AIT team more than 8 years ago, serving as the Executive Admin to the President, as well as our Vice President of Administration. Cheryl’s extensive background and expertise in operational planning, government procurement, organizational leadership, OSHA standards, security management and all aspects of corporate administration, especially focused in the ship repair industry, makes her a valuable and versatile employee of Advanced Integrated Technologies. Cheryl is a truly dedicated employee, who goes above and beyond expectations to provide the best quality service to customers and employees.
Human Resources Manager & Facility Security Officer
As HR Manager and Facility Security Officer Celestine develops, maintains and communicates HR and Security policies and procedures throughout the entire organization. She represents, helps, advises, and consults with employees/management/supervisors, while simultaneously keeping the overall best interests of the company in mind. Celestine also handles salary administration, employee orientations and separations, training, and company benefits tracking including 401K and EEOC Affirmative Action Plan. Additionally, Celestine heads the company’s industrial security program which includes Personnel Security Questionnaire forms SF86 / e-QIP, conducting security-related inspections, investigations and reporting evaluations, transmitting cleared and uncleared access requests and maintaining company JPAS account in accordance with NISPOM guidelines. Her goals are to ensure that all employees are informed, trained and managed to further their careers and the company’s goals; therefore making the company an asset to its customers.
Welding Program Manager
Bob is our Welding Program Manager/ NDT Level II / QA Inspector/NBPI Paint Inspector and Calibration Coordinator. He has more than 30 years of experience in the ship repair industry, including work as a boiler operator, shipfitter, and a welder. When he is not in the shipyard, Bob can be found golfing, fishing, or racing his car at the drag strip.
Logistics Site Manager
Ray is currently the Logistics Site Manager for AIT where he supports the MACHALT Program Office and contract proposals. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Ray attended Temple University and received an associate degree in Architecture in 1968 and then attended Penn State Suburban campus for Program Management. In 1968 Ray attended the Fort Bragg 82 Airborne boot camp and then onto special electronics training. While serving in Vietnam Ray received two Oak Leaf Clusters and a Bronze Star for valor while attached with the 11th Armor Calvary Division. Additionally, he received the Army Command Achievement Award. Next Ray was sent to Germany and served with the 3rd Armor Division where he was discharged June 1971. Ray went to work for the Pennsylvania Unemployment Office and then for Ogden Foods. Ray eventually accepted a position with Naval Ships System Engineering Station in 1979 and held many jobs, a few of which were Logistics Program Manager, and Logistics Operations Manager. Ray resides with his wife in Williamstown, NJ, has a daughter in Sewell, NJ, who has four girls and a son in Mantua, NJ who has three girls.
Ryan is a Quality Inspector with 10 years experience in the ship repair industry. A graduate of Newport News Shipyard’s Apprentice Program, his career focus has been Nondestructive Testing. Ryan is certified for Level III Visual Inspection (VT), Level II Liquid Penetrant Inspection (PT) and Level II Magnetic Particle Inspection (MT). Before hanging up his parachute to spend more time with his wife and child, Ryan was an avid skydiver.
Quality Assurance Manager
Matt Masciangelo has been a member of the AIT team for 4 years. He is part of the Quality Assurance Department and holds the position of Quality Assurance Manager. Aside from AIT he likes to spend his time fishing and officiating soccer at the collegiate and professional levels.
Benefits Administrator & Executive Assistant
Alexandria is our Benefits Administrator and Executive Assistant. She is an active member of the Virginia Air National Guard as a Medic. She has been a part of AIT for four years and is responsible for Human Resources and Benefits Administration. She is a certified CPR and First Aid instructor and assists with safety training.
Account Specialist/Human Resources Administrator
Chryssi joined our company in January 2015 and holds the position of Account Specialist/HR Administrator. She has extensive experience in accounting, payroll services, and office administration spanning over thirty years. Prior to joining our staff, Chryssi was the Payroll Supervisor at General Dynamics NASSCO Norfolk. Chryssi began her career at Metro Machine Corporation and held the positions of Planning Administrator, Executive Assistant to the President, and Payroll Supervisor. She researched and developed the Metro Machine Health Care Plan that was one of the first company-owned health care plans in the area. She served as the Program Manager for the employee Performance Based Testing Program (NOVASCAN). Chryssi was also the Director of the Employee Advisory Board as well as the company’s Orientation Program. Chryssi volunteers at her church activities and she is also involved in pet rescue and pet training.
Jeremy Roberts is a Quality Inspector with 8 years experience in repair and inspection of Navy and commercial ships. He is certified for Level II Visual Inspection (VT), Level II Liquid Penetrant Inspection (PT) and Level II Magnetic Particle Inspection (MT). A local to the Hampton Roads area, Jeremy spends his off time with his wife and 4-year-old son kayaking, swimming and surfing.
Bruce’s career began in the United States Submarine Force as a Fast Attack Fire Control Technician (Guns) over thirty years ago. In his professional experience in Project Management, he has overseen numerous installation, repair and refurbishment projects on U.S. Navy and Coast Guard vessels. He has also held positions in Quality Assurance, performing internal and external audits, conducting surveillances and inspections, and developing and implementing procedures. Bruce has also designed, planned and implemented a NAVSEA-certified Multi-Pin Copper Connector course, as well as a NAVSEA Cableway Installations and Inspection course. In his free time, Bruce plays the saxophone, MMORPG, and MMFPS games, and spends as much time as possible with his family.
Dwayne is one of our Project Managers on our Production Team. He has a long history in Management and extensive experience managing and supporting major ship alterations, maintaining Connector QA Qualifications, as well as electrical shipboard installations. He also holds Adult First Aid Certifications. During his non-managing hours, Dwayne can be found beachside or spending valuable time with his family.
Scott’s experience began with twenty-one years of active duty with the United States Navy serving as a Quality Assurance Inspector with assignments including three aircraft carriers, ships maintenance facility, instructor duty, and overseas tour at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba security detachment. His experience holds a broad range of supervisory positions with a great deal of focus on Quality Assurance and Project Management. US Naval Certifications also include but not limited to, VSRA Safety Qualifications, Shipboard Interior Communications Electrician, Safety Technician, Certified Navy Law Enforcement Specialist and Certified Navy Instructor. Scott’s non-working hours are often spent working on projects around the house and throwing darts with friends.
Alicia is the Account Specialist for our accounting department. She has a long history of Accounting that consists of accounts receivables, payables, and general ledger. She has an associates degree in business administration from Strayer University. She is a team player willing to help any way to get the job done. In her spare time, she enjoys attending church, shopping, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Elizabeth is our NMD Coordinator. A military contractor for most of her career, she has always had several managers at any given time. She is happiest when busy on the job! So, if you need assistance, you should go see her! Outside of work she enjoys cooking and gardening and spending time with family.