GES is comprised of many passionate, caring, experienced and talented individuals who bring their energy and commitment to success to the job every day. Our management team embodies our commitment to excellence by guiding the delivery of Space Flight Solutions to our customers with integrity.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Robert has over thirty-five years experience in aerospace engineering with some of America’s leading high-tech companies. He founded Genesis in 1993 and has maintained a customer focus that has driven growth. Through his leadership Genesis provided solutions for all four servicing missions of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, the International Space Station, and James Webb Space Telescope. Robert’s passion to mentor the next generation includes serving on multiple boards of Universities with an eye to provide industry insight for the future generations of engineers and technologists. He also encourages young talent through internships and STEM outreach programs.
Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Dwight is an accomplished Aerospace Executive and Program Manager with a unique customer-focused blend of technological, financial and program management skills. He has over thirty years experience in leading Product Development and Customer hardware support teams from design to end-item delivery for NASA and DoD. As the NASA GSFC Electrical Systems Engineering Services Program Manager, Dwight managed over 400 multi-disciplined personnel and 30+ subcontractors. He also demonstrates tactical and strategic skills in capturing and growing new business, as well as in establishing partnerships for customer’s projects.
Executive Vice President of Programs
Mike oversees the advancement of programs for the benefit of our customers’ future systems. He brings over forty years of engineering and program management experience with spacecraft development. He knows the lifecycle of spacecraft systems and subsystems in the areas of requirements development, design, fabrication, integration, test, launch vehicle integration, and flight operations. He has managed multiple, high value spacecraft development programs for NASA and University Institutions including Goddard missions ICESat-2, TESS, and Landsat-8. He is an insightful partner and an advisory ally for many of our customers.
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Itsik is an experienced leader in overseeing government contracts and corporate financial management. He joined the Genesis team over ten years ago. He holds a master’s degree in accounting and management and is also a Certified Public Accountant. Prior to working at Genesis Itsik worked at Ernst and Young as an Auditor specializing in government contracts. At Genesis his responsibilities include oversight of the corporate finance, human resources, facilities, accounting, contracts and the procurement departments. Itsik’s leadership style is focused on efficiency, staff development, and customer satisfaction.
Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
Paul brings years of technology experience to the Genesis team. In addition to his leadership strengths, his astronaut role on STS-102 to the International Space Station (including over 6 EVA hours) brings firsthand flight insight to his teams. His NASA career includes leading teams and developing spaceflight hardware for the Hubble Servicing Missions, the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES-R Series), and the Laser Communication and Relay Demonstration (LCRD) Mission. Paul also served as a Program Executive at NASA HQ responsible for a portfolio of advanced technology development, including the function as NASA liaison for these technologies to other government agencies.
Human Resources Manager
Dollie serves as Genesis Engineering Solutions Human Resource Manager. She is responsible for the strategic development and senior management of Genesis human resources organization, leading recruitment and retention and expanding its corporate culture as the company ramps up for significant anticipated growth in the DOD sector. With over thirty years in the Human Resources field, Ms. White brings expertise in diversity, reward and recognition, talent acquisition management, and organizational and professional development to support Genesis growth and success. Since joining Genesis in 2015, Dollie has taken a leadership role in developing Genesis into a recognized employer of choice. Prior to working at Genesis, Dollie was a Human Resources Manager at QinetiQ North America. Dollie holds a Professional in Human Resource (PHR) certification from the HR Certificate Institute. Dollie is an active participant in the National Association of Professional Women and the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources.
Thermal Systems Specialist & Consultant
Jenny has over 10 years of expertise and knowledge of MLI design, construction, installation, test and launch support for spacecraft, payloads, instruments, telescopes, gimbals and robotics. She has been contracted by NASA to support thermally complex projects and quickly and efficiently solve thermal and integration issues. Her experience spans the entire life of a mission from design and development, through testing, launch operations, and in-orbit servicing. Jenny has a long history of supporting a variety of missions from low earth orbit Space Station payloads such as ELC and CATS, to lunar missions like LRO, along with planetary missions such as JUNO and MAVEN. Jenny was involved in the Hubble SM4 and has been instrumental in the build of JWST. Her Thermal expertise has been essential in the design, build, and integration of countless MLI systems at six NASA centers, Lawrence Livermore National Labs, Applied Physics Lab, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman.
Chief Information Officer & Project Engineer
Tim functions in leadership of the Quality Management System for ISO9001 and AS9100, and oversees the flow of information that is customer-related and also of proprietary nature. He joined the Genesis team over ten years ago, combining his engineering background with a teamwork emphasis. His project management support has included many of Genesis’ keystone mechanical engineering projects. Additionally, his versatility has bolstered the Configuration Management, Marketing, Information Technology, Procurement, and Quality Assurance departments.