- Harrison Freer, President, CEO and Board Member
President, CEO and Board Member
Mr. Freer assumed his current role in February of 2011, previously he was president of the VAA government services division. He has extensive space experience including command of the GPS Master Control Station squadron and duties in space surveillance, anti-satellite weapon development, and missile defense technology. He has held executive and management positions at Northrop Grumman Corporation and The Boeing Company where he was responsible for business development and advanced technology. This included identifying, assessing and advocating business and technology opportunities. He also had budget and execution responsibility for Research and Development funds. Mr. Freer completed a distinguished Air Force career, retiring in the rank of Colonel. His last active duty assignment was the Chief of Space and Reconnaissance Requirements, Deputy Chief of Staff Operations and Plans, Hq. USAF, the Pentagon. Mr. Freer is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and holds Masters Degrees in Organizational Management, Space Operations and National Resource Strategy.
- Nick Fowler, Chairman of the Board
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Fowler is a new business creation consultant, angel investor, and entrepreneur. He attended Stanford University where he earned a B.A. in Economics and an M.S. in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management. He is a high technology industry veteran; during a 25 year career at the Hewlett-Packard Company, he led the creation of several businesses including notebook computers, personal digital assistants, and internet sales and support; created new business models; and has managed large and complex organizations. He is the CEO of Perpetua Power Source Technologies, Inc. and serves on the board of directors for several companies, non-profits and volunteer organizations including Center Space Software and the Boy Scouts of America among others.
- John Niles Wanamaker, Vice Chairman
John Niles Wanamaker
Mr. Wanamaker has served as either Founder or CEO of companies from a wide range of industries, including: venture capital, wireless communication, aerospace launch vehicles, electronic monitored security, publishing, real estate development, and food service. His focus has been on the creation of value and the monetization of that value. Mr. Wanamaker is the former Chairman of the Board of Alaska Pacific University and continues to serve as a Trustee; he also served as a Trustee of the Alaska Pacific University Foundation. Currently Mr. Wanamaker serves as an Honorary Commander for the 477th Fighter Group at Elmendorf Air Force Base as well as on the Board of Totem Ocean Trailer Express' Community Advisory Board, and is a Co-Founder and Board Member of the Anchorage Schools Foundation.
- Mead Treadwell, Founder and Board Member
Founder and Board Member
Mr. Treadwell has worked independently and with former Alaska Governor Walter J. Hickel to invest in and support the development of new ventures, including Yukon Pacific Corporation and Digimarc Corporation. He is a director of Owner State Wireless/All Com JV LLC and BaltimoreDredges,LLC. Mr. Treadwell also served on NASA’s Lunar Base Working Group and provided support to the NASA Exploration Task Force. He has also served in various capacities, including as director, on a number of environmental and technological foundations including Alaska's Department of Environmental Conservation, the Alaska Science and Technology Foundation and the Prince William Sound Science Center. He received a presidential appointment to a four-year term on the U.S. Arctic Research Commission. Treadwell is an adjunct professor of business at Alaska Pacific University (APU) and serves as a Senior Fellow at the Institute of the North of APU. He serves on the Board of the Yale Library Associates, his undergraduate alma mater, and is Secretary of the Class of 1982 of the Harvard Graduate School of Business where he earned his MBA.
- Edmund Nowinski, Board Member
Mr. Nowinski is an accomplished systems engineer and manager with experience in a broad range of developments in satellite reconnaissance. He managed a diverse portfolio of R&D projects supporting space reconnaissance activities for the National Reconnaissance Program for the Central Intelligence Agency. He then led a team of government and industrial systems engineers in the design and execution of the country’s first real-time satellite imaging system. In 1993, he was designated the Director of the CIA’s Office of Development and Engineering and the NRO’s IMINT Directorate, positions he held until his retirement from the government. Subsequently, he served as the VP for Business Development with the Harris Corporation in Melbourne, FL. In 1998, he joined the Boeing Company in Seal Beach, CA as a Vice President and FIA Program Manager and served in that position until 2005.
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