Dr. Joseph A. Resnick, President and CEO
Dr. Joseph A. Resnick functions as RMANNCO's CEO, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Dr. Resnick also functions in RMANNCO's Science and Technology Division as Senior Chief Scientist for Microencapsulation Technologies. Dr. Resnick is a graduate of Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Electro-Mechanical Engineering School Apprentice Program(s) and holds a B.A. Degree with double majors in the Social Sciences (Restorative Medicine and Clinical Psychology) from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Resnick holds a Master's Degree in Earth and Space Health Systems Management and was a NASA Scholar-in-Residence at the Military College of Vermont at Vermont College, Montpelier, Vermont. Dr. Resnick holds the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Environmental Studies with concentration in Bioremediation and Biodefense from The Union Institute and University at Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Resnick is the Chief Scientist for RMANNCO's Lenoir, NC Division and Director and Board Member for NxGenUSA Corporation of Pittsburgh, PA. At RMANNCO Dr. Resnick has oversight of the Future Soldier Systems Division, the Vehicle Up-Armor and Visual Mitigation Division, the Earth & Space Biodefense Divisions and the Materials Sciences R&D Laboratories (Pittsburgh, PA, Denver, CO, Ft. Myers, FL, Lenoir, NC). Dr. Resnick is an applied scientist and inventor holding numerous US and Foreign Patents concerning various technologies, e.g., low observables <stealth coatings>, speech restoration prostheses and training devices, environmental cleanup products, smart-textiles (ECM and ECCM Countermeasure Garments) and biodefense technologies (Countermeasure for CNB WMD's). Dr. Resnick has authored and co-authored numerous White Papers and collaborates as part of the ROC-team (Resnick-O'Neill-Cramer) commissioned to develop next- generation camouflage (smart textile systems integration) for the Kingdom of Jordan and UK/MOD. ROC-Team developed visual mitigation technologies and programs for US Department of Energy, the US Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management (Visual Mitigation 'Handbook'). Dr. Resnick leads RMANNCO's R&D Team efforts with the US Army PEO Soldier Group for several projects. Dr. Resnick possesses extensive lateral skill sets in biology, anatomy and physiology, medicine, electrical and mechanical engineering, robotics, earth and space systems architecture - component design, defense security programs, low observable technologies, global and space communication systems architectures engineering and Military/Homeland strategic defense theaters. Dr.Resnick holds five degrees of education in various scientific disciplines and has worked with NASA and other agencies in multiple capacities for both government and private industry for the past thirty years. Dr. Resnick is a Life Member of the National Defense Industrial Association, (NDIA.Org) Arlington, VA and serves as a Consultant and Member of the Steering Committee for the US Air Force Society for Developmental Engineers (SAFDE) Edwards AFB, CA. Dr. Resnick is a Member of the Aerospace Medical Society and a Founding Member of the Aerospace Medical Association's Human-Factors Engineering Branch. Dr. Resnick is a Founding Member of the Western Pennsylvania High Technology Council and two-time Awardee/Fellow of the Ben Franklin Partnership Foundation. Dr. Resnick is the Founding Director of the National Anti-Terrorism Technology Development and Training Center, Chantilly, VA; Founder of the National Eco-Counter Terrorism Institute, Alexandria, VA; Founder and Executive Director of VansForVets.Org, Pittsburgh, PA. He is the Founder of the Consortium of Southern States Biofuels Producers and Growers (see: http://consortiumofsouthernstates.weebly.com/ ). Dr. Resnick is an avid environmentalist and a Nominee for the Tyler Environmental Prize (2014-2016). He has various other interests including Luthiery and philanthropy through affiliation with the Syria Shrine of the Blue Lodge of Western Pennsylvania and the Grand Lodge of The Western Valley Pennsylvania. Dr. Resnick is a member of the Caldwell County and Watauga County Beekeepers Associations, and the North Carolina Beekeeper's Association. Dr. Resnick also serves as an Incident Command Leader for the Citizens Emergency Management Response Team ("CERT") of Caldwell County North Carolina. Dr. Resnick holds a Q-level Security Clearance.
Dru McKernan, Executive Vice President for Business and New Product Development
Dru McKernan serves as RMANNCO’s Executive Vice President for Business and New Product Development and is a Member of RMANNCO's Board of Directors. Among other duties, Dru is responsible for identifying new business opportunities in the microencapsulation sector that could benefit from use of RMANNCO’s encapsulation technology. Further, Dru is tasked with showcasing RMANNCO’s products to industry decision makers and is considered RMANNCO’s subject expert for microencapsulation sciences. Dru has extensive experience in leading technology acquisition, developing and maximizing business relationships and identifying marketing opportunities consistent with RMANNCO’s corporate values, vision and mission. Dru is an excellent communicator with proven ability to effectively handle business negotiations, to make top-level management decisions and when necessary make recommendations on human resources issues. Another of Dru’s responsibilities is to present RMANNCO as a strategic business partner and catalyst for technology transfers and new product roll-outs for global marketing initiatives. Dru is committed to addressing today’s business challenges by achieving revenue goals, controlling expenses, satisfying customers, and attracting/retaining top talent. Dru comes to RMANNCO from Merck Pharmaceutical Company in Baton Rouge, LA where she functioned as the Senior HR Specialist and HR Business Partner reporting to the Plant Director. While at Merck, Dru undertook BSBM Coursework at the University of Phoenix, Baton Rouge, LA, completed Merck’s Production System Executive Belt Program; the MEPOL Lean Manufacturing Program and the Pathways to Leadership Program.
Gary Topolosky, Esq., General Counsel
Mr. Gary Topolosky functions as General Counsel for RMANNCO and is tasked with administration of all legal matters on behalf of the Company. Attorney Topolosky received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh in 1981 and immediately proceeded to Pitt’s Law School where he was awarded his Juris Doctorate three years later. After graduating, Gary became associated with the Webb law firm, one of the region’s oldest specializing in patents, trademarks and copyrights. He joined the in-house patent staff for Alcoa two years later and served their various IP, government contract and export control needs for nearly twenty years before starting his own practice in the Pittsburgh South Hills in December 2005. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar, Allegheny and Washington County Bar Associations, Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Bar Association and has been licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office since 1985. In his 28 plus years focusing on intellectual property law, Gary has written and prosecuted over 155 U.S. patents, numerous international equivalent patents, and 60 Federal trademarks and service marks. Gary has lectured on intellectual property law fundamentals; new patent rules changes; the relative costs of acquiring, maintaining and enforcing one’s patents both here and abroad; and the role of IP in government contracting. He also taught numerous in-house courses on technology export control compliance while at Alcoa. He is currently serving his third term as a Director for the Brentwood School District and was a former councilman with Delmont Borough, Westmoreland County.
Professor Ronald Stewart, Vice President for Science and Optical Systems
Professor Ronald Stewart functions as RMANNCO's Vice President for Science and Optical Systems is engage in various scientific investigation and projects in collaboration with Dr. Resnick. Ron directs company projects as Liaison for DOD, US-Space Command, BLM, DOE and DAARPA. Ron also directs public and private programs for industry-specific initiatives. Ron has extensive experience as a City Manager, and holds advanced degrees of education in Arts, the Humanities, and Sciences as well as engineering disciplines and sub-disciplines. Ron also has considerable expertise in areas of Archaeology (Archaeology, Historical Archaeology, Near Eastern Archaeology), Astronomy- (Space Industry Research), Biological Sciences- (Wide and Varied), Bio-Fuels- (Fuel Emissions-Testing), Cosmology, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Energy- (Specialized), Geology, History, Imaging and Photography Sciences- (Wide and Varied), Law-Enforcement, Medical- (Minimal-Specialized), Paleontology- (Minimal), Physics, and New Product Development. In past employment postures Ron directed research projects and programs for private institutions and public universities in the field of Historical Archaeology. Ron's current research at RMANNCO concerns the development of an improvement to a proprietary imaging technology that can locate more fossil fuel deposits in the USA and abroad. From 2001-2005 Ron served as Senior VP for Marketing for Bell Products of Austin, TX. In that capacity Ron had oversight of marketing a wide variety of Bell's aerospace and defense-related product lines. From 1980-1983 Ron taught courses as a Subject Expert for ancient pictographic recognition methods and artifact retrieval methods to Turkish students and adult Learners with one of the worlds largest online universities. Ron has been a member of the faculty of many well know colleges and universities with experience in teaching Contemporary World History, History, Basic Biology, Comparative Biology, Basic Elemental Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Geology, Business Management, Basic Archaeology, and GED Preparation Classes.