Mark Tucker

Dr Mark Tucker, Chief Scientific Officer, Decon7 Systems

Dr. Tucker recently retired from a 35-year career at Sandia National Laboratories where he was a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff. While at Sandia, his research focused on the development of technologies for the decontamination of CBW agents and other toxic chemical and biological materials. He is a co-inventor of the original DF-100 & the inventor of the modified and enhanced DF-200 formulation. He currently holds 18 U.S. patents related to decon and other technologies. Dr. Tucker also led or was a primary technical contributor on several large projects funded by DHSand/or the DoD that focused on the development/implementation of processes, procedures & technologies to rapidly restore critical infrastructure, critical assets, and urban areas following the release of a CBW agent o rother highly toxic materials. Dr. Tucker holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of New Mexico, an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of New Mexico, a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.S. in Engineering from Purdue University

Steve Reeves

Maj Gen (Ret), Consultant. 

Steve Reeves is a highly accomplished senior executive and an internationally recognized expert on Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense and Defense Acquisition. He has testified as an expert witness on multiple occasions before the U.S. Congress and been interviewed on numerous occasions by national and international print and television press and is a frequent speaker at both national and international defense and homeland security conferences. Experienced in leading and managing large, diverse, and global multi-billion-dollar organizations, he established, and for seven years led the first Department of Defense Joint Program Executive Office. Reeves was the U.S. Army’s Project Manager of the Year, is a two-time winner of the Department of Defense David Packard Award for Acquisition Excellence and received the U.S. Vice President’s Hammer Award for Innovation in Defense Contracting. He is level 3 acquisition certified and is a distinguished graduate of the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy. In2013, he was inducted into the Chemical Corps Hall of Fame.  Steve Reeves provides consulting services on strategic planning, management and system development, chemical and biological defense systems, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, and defense acquisition including program management, financial.


Samantha Ollerton

Senior Technical Director & Forensic Expert, Rapiscan Systems

Samantha Ollerton is the Senior Technical Director & Forensic Expert at Rapiscan Systems; Working as an innovative technology developer, subject matter expert and end user, drawing on extensive experience in the field of explosives and drugs detection to develop a new range of trace detection products at Rapiscan systems, which are deployed globally for counter terrorism efforts. Samantha is a world renowned forensic expert with over 18 years of experience in providing expert evidence in thousands of high profile criminal cases both in the UK and overseas. She has lead several international research and development projects, developing innovative detection technologies for the detection of explosives, illicit drugs and Chem Bio agents for a variety of Government Agencies.

Ross Harper

Business Development Manager, Chemical Detection, FLIR

Dr Ross Harper is the Business Development Manager for Chemical Detection at FLIR Systems, specializing in field  and mobile applications for Chemical, Explosive, and Narcotics detection and identification. Dr Harper joined FLIR Systems, then Nomadics Inc, in 2005 as a Senior Scientist and has also held positions as Applications Specialist and Product Manager before taking on his current role in 2015.

Dr Harper holds a PhD in Chemistry from Florida International University in Miami, FL, and a MSci in Forensic Chemistry from Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland.

Bill Guglielmo

CEO, ITL Solutions

Bill Guglielmo is CEO of ITL Solutions, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business specializing in equipment design, sales, and service for US Government and Department of Defense.  ITL Solutions features mission specific equipment to counter CBR threats such as the Modula S Ultra Efficient Anti-Microbial Ebola Treatment Unit using CuVerro® anti-microbial metals.  ITL Solutions is proud to be the US Distributor of the Cristanini line of CBR Decontamination equipment.

Mr. Guglielmo served as an Officer in the US Navy as a member of the Surface Warfare and Civil Engineering Corps communities.  His tours of duty include Navigator of USS GETTYSBURG (CG 64), staff in Expeditionary Strike Group FIVE, Security Force Assistance in the Maritime Civil Affairs and Security Training Command, Civil Affairs and Military Information Support Operations for Naval Special Warfare Unit 10, and as Task Group 56.2 Commander providing construction forces in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE to execute construction, engineering reconnaissance, and runway repairs.

During USS GETTYSBURG’s 2009 deployment to the Middle East, Bill led the ship’s Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure (VBSS) Team capturing 38 suspected pirates and numerous suspected pirate vessels including one mothership.

Bill was also an Instructor at the US Navy Nuclear Power Training Unit in Charleston, South Carolina on board the Moored Training Ship 635 (ex-USS SAM RAYBURN).

Mr. Guglielmo holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and a Master’s of Engineering Management from Old Dominion University.

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