Randy Simpson

Chief Operating Officer

TechOpp, Inc.

Randy is one of those “rare birds” who is working within the field of his undergraduate degree many years later. Shortly after graduating he moved from a static test engineer and wind tunnel test conductor into project management, effectively abandoning all practical engineering skills to enter into the arena of motherhood (aka, program management).

Some years later, having managed teams to: design EUVE spacecraft for NASA, deliver a laser ranging system to JAXA, install Marine Armor kits in a war zone (earning the six sigma project of the year award from MCSC/Quantico), create a FCS logistics system, deliver thermal louvers for USAF spacecraft, deliver numerous proposals to NASA, USACE and DoD, connecting the dots between systems engineering and project management for customers of Vitech Corporation, Randy now enjoys working with small businesses in the SBIR/STTR arena to lead winning proposal teams and guide the project execution team through the commercialization of the technology.