Mr. Newkirk has over four decades experience in technical systems engineering/analysis and management supporting the federal government. He recently was President and CEO of Carina Technology, Inc. an energy monitoring and control provider for the utility industry. Previously Mr. Newkirk had a distinguished career in computer based management information systems and applied mathematics in commercial and government aerospace technology field. He was the co-founder of Computer Systems Technology, Inc., an information technology support services company and was Director of Operations and managed Strategic Business Development. Mr. Newkirk serves on several Advisory Boards for emerging technology companies. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Lynchburg College and has completed graduate studies in mathematics and operations research at the University of Alabama, Huntsville.