Leadership

3eTI's executive team is dedicated to providing 3eTI with a collective voice and purpose, while furthering the organization’s mission for innovative, secure, network-centric critical infrastructure solutions that customers trust and value. The team possess' a wealth of leadership and experience to this established organization. Additionally, each member plays a significant role in 3eTI’s day-to-day operations, offering a variety of skills and experience within the industry.


Olugbenga (Benga) Erinle
President

A co-founder of 3eTI, Mr. Erinle has more than 25 years of experience in aligning technology to the needs of business and in transforming technology concepts into sustained federal / military programs including extensive program management successes of 20 years. He has a track record of building new business segments, achieving revenue and profit growth, securing customer loyalties, shaping new business opportunities and transitioning such into repeatable business. He possesses extensive expertise in the area of cyber security that encompasses risk assessment strategies for Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP) and control systems networks as well as in Red Teaming of networked systems. He serves on NATO’s Civil-Military Planning and Support Section (CMPS) and the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC) as an electronics communications expert in CIIP. Prior to joining 3eTI, he led AEPCO Inc.’s Navy Networks division, where he developed a significant role for AEPCO in the Navy Smart Ship program. He has also managed network-centric programs with the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Energy, and Transportation. Mr. Erinle holds an MBA from the University of Maryland, a BS in Electrical Engineering from Howard University, and a BS in Mathematics from Bowie State University.

 

Paul Edwards
Vice President, Finance and Administration

Mr. Edwards brings nearly 20 years of financial and strategic management experience to 3eTI. In his instrumental role as Vice President of Finance & Administration, Mr. Edwards oversees 3eTI’s financial operations, HR, IT and facilities. Prior to joining 3eTI in November of 2013, Mr. Edwards served as CFO of General Dynamics, UK Limited, where he was a key member of the Executive Leadership Team and provided strategic direction to the business while leading a 50-person finance organization. While in that position, Mr. Edwards oversaw all aspects of the business financial operations, as well as ensuring specified financial targets were met. Mr. Edwards served as Director of Financial Planning & Analysis at General Dynamics Corporate Headquarters before rising to his position as CFO. Prior to that, Mr. Edwards held financial positions of increasing responsibility at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA), and a Bachelors of Science, Engineering & Management from Clarkson University.

 

John Fossaceca, Ph.D.
Vice President, Technology and Product Management

John Fossaceca brings more than 25 years of product development experience in the commercial, telecom and DoD sectors to 3eTI. In addition to growing 3eTI’s core business with military customers, Dr. Fossaceca’s current focus is on pursuing new technologies and developing product strategy to help 3eTI expand its reach into industrial and commercial applications for critical infrastructure protection. Prior to joining 3eTI, Dr. Fossaceca was Executive VP and COO at Comtech Mobile Datacom. He also served as the company's VP of Engineering leading efforts to modernize CMDC’s satellite-based Blue Force Tracking system. Dr. Fossaceca previously worked for 3eTI as VP of Engineering. While in that role, he and his team developed the first FIPS 140-2 and Common Criteria validated wireless products. He also served as the principal investigator on several SBIRs that resulted in many key products for 3eTI. Earlier in his career, Dr. Fossaceca was an Engineering Director with AT&T/ Lucent Technologies in Holmdel and Murray Hill, NJ, where he contributed to products ranging from consumer telephony to next-generation packet based systems. He also worked in research and development for Thomson Consumer Electronics and General Electric. He has conducted research in machine learning for network intrusion detection and has authored papers in several refereed technical journals. Dr. Fossaceca has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College, a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University, an MBA from Virginia Polytechnic University, and a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from George Washington University. He holds several patents in wireless detection and is a member of the IEEE and INCOSE.

 

Nick Khoubbieh
Vice President and General Manager, Integrated Cyber and Security Solutions

Mr. Khoubbieh is a results-driven senior executive with 27 years of experience aligning information technology with business needs and solving organizations’ complex business and mission-critical challenges. Prior to joining 3eTI, Mr. Khoubbieh was a Senior Vice President and General Manager with Digital Signal Corporation where he led the services and solutions organization. He spent 12 years at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) in several domestic and international leadership positions in management, operations and business development. During his tenure, Mr. Khoubbieh advised customers in the areas of C4I, cyber security, physical security and biometrics and also served as a member of SAIC Arabia’s board of directors. Prior to SAIC, Mr. Khoubbieh was with Accenture for 9 years providing consulting services within its communications and high-tech practice. Mr. Khoubbieh holds a Master's Degree in Computer Science from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and a Bachelor's degree with high distinction in Computer Science from Beirut University College. He also has a Bachelor’s in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the American University of Beirut.

 

Harinder Sood
Vice President, Engineering

Mr. Sood has more than 30 years of experience in managing and developing real-time embedded systems. He has held senior positions at Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and Innovative Concepts. Mr. Sood has managed multimillion dollar projects, including: Automatic landing system used on Aircraft Carrier, Submarine Sonar systems, Voice Communication Switches for FAA , C4I systems, Air Traffic Control System, Situational awareness and C3 systems for army helicopters, and wireless solutions for sensor networks and security systems including mesh networks. Mr. Sood has a BS in EE with Computer Science from University College, London and a masters in computer science from Johns Hopkins University. He is certified PMP and is currently a standing member of the Project Management Institute (PMI).

 

Brian N. Garcia
General Counsel and Vice President, Contracts

Mr. Garcia joined 3eTI after serving Ultra Electronics in multiple roles spanning a period of eight years. Prior to joining 3eTI in July 2015, Mr. Garcia was Chief Legal Counsel and Vice President, Contracts for Ultra Electronics, Special Operations Technology (SOTECH) while also serving as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for the Secure Intelligence System’s Board of Directors. He was also President of Ultra Electronics, Criticom, and before that served as Criticom’s General Counsel and Vice President, Contracts. Before joining Criticom in 1996, Brian practiced law at Piliero, Mazza in Washington, D.C., where he represented small businesses and minority-owned firms focusing on government contracts law and commercial litigation. He earned his JD from the Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America and a BA in Political Science from Seton Hall University. He is a member of the Maryland State bar, US District Court of Maryland, US Court of Federal Claims, and Maryland State Bar Association.


Experience Speaks for Itself

3eTI was founded in 1995 by experienced personnel who understand the stringent security and reliability demands of the US military. Bolstered by the expertise of Ultra Electronics, our experienced leadership team continues the tradition of meeting the needs of an expanding range of customers with diverse and ever-changing needs.
 

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