One-on-one sessions

with Navy Program Manager

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Ryan Shealy

Ryan Shealy

NAVSEA SBIR/STTR Programs Deputy Program Manager

Ryan Shealy is the Deputy Program Manager of NAVSEA’s SBIR/STTR Program and the Technology Manager for the Directorates and HQ. He has been working with the Navy since September 2011. He started as a Project Manager for the OHIO Replacement Program’s Design for Affordability group where he led over 125 initiatives totaling $1B+ in potential savings for the class. He joined the SBIR/STTR Program in July of 2014 and is responsible for topic generation and review, budget execution, and assisting the Program Manager in his daily duties.Mr. Shealy graduated from Virginia Military Institute in the Spring of 2004 where he majored in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He began his career in the private sector as an Electrical Projects Engineer where he designed controls software for nuclear power and manufacturing plants.

Douglas Marker

Douglas Marker

PEO Integrated Warfare Systems

Mr. Douglas L. Marker is the Technology Manager of the Navy Program Executive Office, Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS). Currently, he manages PEO IWS activities in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR), Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF), and Automatic Test and Analysis (ATA) programs.  At the NAVSEA SYSCOM level he is serving as the RIF Execution Manager.At the Joint level, he served as a Charter Member of the BMDO (now MDA) Joint Technology Board (JTB) which assisted BMDO in developing its first Master Technology Plan. Other multi-service assignments include Chairman of the Carbon Fiber Tri-Service Risk Analysis Committee, Test Engineer for Tri-Service Quick Response Effort during the Iranian Hostage Crisis, and member of the Tri-Service Chaff Committee.

John Vlattas

John Vlattas

Director, Undersea Technology

 John Vlattas serves as Director, Undersea Technology (Program Manager, International TPO, and Deputy USW CTO) in SEA073, a position he accepted in September 2015.  In May 2010, he reported to his final military position as Program Manager, Advanced Submarine Systems Development (SEA073R) responsible for advanced submarine research and development and international programs.  He retired in APR 2013 and went to work in industry for two years as the IRAD manager for a mid-sized defense firm (QinetiQ North America) before returning to government service in 2015 to lead and an Emergent Submarine Signatures Program at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division.John Vlattas is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (1991), earning a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.  Following nuclear power and basic submarine training, he served as the Electrical Officer, Main Propulsion Assistant, and Sonar/Assistant Weapons Officer on USS PORTSMOUTH (SSN 707) from 1993 to 1996.  While onboard, he completed two deployments to the Western Pacific.

From 1996 to 1998, John Vlattas attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, earning a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering. Following advanced submarine training, he served as Navigation/Operations Officer from 1998 to 2002 on USS SALT LAKE CITY (SSN 716).  The ship conducted a Western Pacific deployment in 2000, and a Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2001-02.

Daniel Goodwin

Daniel Goodwin

PEO Carriers

Mr. Daniel Goodwin is the Deputy Chief Technology Officer PEO Aircraft Carriers. Currently, he manages PEO CVN activities in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR).  Mr. Goodwin has an 18 year career with the Navy and has served as a Research and Development Program Manager at NSWC Carderock supporting internally funded research and development efforts; a field engineer field engineer supporting all active classes in-service submarines; and as a customer advocate for Carderock Aviation and Networked Systems efforts.  Mr. Goodwin holds a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Science in Physics.

Shreyansh Shah

Shreyansh Shah

PEO Littoral Combat Ships

Shreyansh Shah is the SBIR Technology Manager for Program Executive Office Littoral Combat Ship (PEO LCS).  In this role, Shrey is responsible for the execution of the SBIR program within PEO LCS, providing guidance to program offices within the PEO, identifying capability gaps, and working with Small Businesses to identify technology and capabilities of interest to PEO LCS.  PEO LCS develops and acquires the LCS and FFG(x) class ships, unmanned maritime systems, and modular mission systems to support PEO LCS missions.  In addition to managing the SBIR program for PEO LCS, Shrey is also responsible for autonomy and unmanned surface vehicles.

Emily Novak

Emily Novak

Technology Coordinator Team Ships

Emily Novak is currently the Small Business innovation Research (SBIR) Program Coordinator for the Team Ships Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate. She advises Program Offices within Program Executive Office (PEO) Ships and Navy Sea Systems Command  (SEA 21) on the practices and procedures required to maximize the use of small business innovation within their programs. Prior to this experience, Ms. Novak provided direct support to the NAVSEA Chief Technology Office (SEA 05T) evaluating and transitioning select Naval Research and Development (R&D) projects into the US Naval Fleet and shipyards.

Heather Audet-Aux

Heather Audet-Aux

NAVSUP

Ms. Audet-Aux is the Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Headquarters Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation program Manager Working in the Strategy and Innovation Office, she is responsible for managing R&D programs within the Enterprise and oversees the Logistics Innovation Cell (LocIC) Program. She is currently in the process of working with Leadership to build a program that involves promoting innovation and generating innovative ideas from both the military and civilian workforce. Over the past two years she has worked diligently to increase the R&D requirements for the Enterprise to support the Fleet and Warfighter. She is the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Manager for the Command and assists the Assistant Commands (ACOMs) with identifying ACOM R&D needs and understanding program requirements. She has successfully doubled the NAVSUP SBIR funding need and introduced an outreach program to showcase new Small Businesses efforts to NAVSUP.