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Mr. Yann brings to our team of experts decades of success in leading organizational performance at all levels through leadership excellence and continuous improvement. He has served MS Technologies as advisor since April 2016. His skillset and wealth of experience position him perfectly to provide strategic guidance to the next phase of MS Technology’s growing business.

Mr. Yann is currently a Business Consultant for 4KRG Management Advisors, where he assists businesses of all sizes by providing advisory services to senior and executive management. After 15 years of service to Alstom Power, Inc., he retired as Managing Director of the Americas, in which capacity he led global teams while fostering a cooperative culture that led to multiple leadership awards. He is a proud graduate of Temple University and Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

We welcome Mr. Yann to the MS Technology family in this exciting time, where our past innovative accomplishments have laid the foundation for our future ventures.

“I am excited to be joining the Board of Directors of MS Technology, a truly innovative and customer focused organization. I look forward to supporting them and helping to develop its strategies as we continue supporting our clients in getting the work done.”

Welcome Jim Yann!

7 October 2021

We are excited to announce the addition of Jim Yann to our Board of Directors.

Ms. Hunter brings over 30 years in such areas as program management, leadership, auditing, and client relations to our team of experts. She has served as business development consultant to MS Technologies since September 2016. Her career experiences, and especially her most recent endeavors, position her perfectly to provide strategic guidance to the next phase of MS Technology’s growing business.

Ms. Hunter is currently a Program Manager for Security Walls, where she leads a team of security professionals for multiple National Aeronautics and Space Administration sites. She worked with B&W Y-12 for almost 6 years prior to serving the National Nuclear Security Administration as liaison between the UK Atomic Weapons Establishment and the US Nuclear Weapons production plants. She kicked off her career with the Tennessee Valley Authority, becoming familiar with various power industries, including nuclear. She is a proud graduate of Alabama State University where she currently serves as President Pro Tempore of the Board of Trustees. She is also a proud Volunteer, as she received her Masters in Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Ms. Hunter’s passions are many and varied, and she looks forward to engaging and fostering those passions in MS Technology’s business, as well as on a personal level with the staff of the company. We welcome Ms. Hunter to the MS Technology family in this exciting time, where our past innovative accomplishments have laid the foundation for our future ventures.
 

“Quote from Brenda.”

Welcome Brenda Hunter!

20 September 2021

We are excited to announce the addition of Brenda Hunter to our Board of Directors.

Ms. Pace brings over 27 years in Information Technology and Cyber Security. She is a business focused Information Technology and Cybersecurity professional with in-depth experience in designing, implementing, and optimizing cost effective, secure solutions for measurable impact on both government and commercial companies. Her proven leadership skills, visionary mindset, and in-depth knowledge in fast paced innovative environments position her perfectly to provide domain leadership during the next phase of MS Technology’s growing business.

Ms. Pace comes to MS Technology from 7 years with Consolidated Nuclear Security, which runs both the NNSA’s Y-12 and Pantex plants, most recently as Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer. Prior to CNS, she spent 11 years at Lockheed Martin, culminating as Principal Information Assurance Engineer in the Chief Technology Office. Prior to that she served 10 years with Ratheon Systems Services Company as a Lead Systems Engineer. She launched this impressive career from the University of South Florida followed by the Stevens Institute of Technology where she graduated with a Master of Science degree.

Ms. Pace’s personal side is just as impressive as her professional career. She is an Advisory Board Member of the Cyber Defense Program at Roane State Community College and has previously served as both a Mentor for FIRST Robotics Science and Technology and Board of Directors Member, East TN Make-A-Wish Foundation. All that in addition to raising 2 children.

 

We welcome Ms. Pace to the MS Technology family in this exciting time, where our past innovative accomplishments have laid the foundation for our future ventures.

“I am pleased to join MS Technology Inc. at this exciting time. I genuinely look forward to leveraging my experience as a technologist to advance MSTI’s growth from a new innovative perspective.”

Welcome Patti Pace!

8 November 2021

We are excited to announce the addition of Patti Pace to our team of leaders as a Senior Consultant for Department of Energy Projects.

Randy Inklebarger, our President and CEO, spoke to an audience of 50 attending the November meeting of the Technical Society of Knoxville about the roles he had most enjoyed and were most influential in his career. He was invited by Mr. Jim Beavers, one of MS Technology's founders.

 

Mr. Inklebarger's talk spring boarded from one of his favorite quotes, "Your children will become what you are, so be what you want them to be," and then proceeded to show how that simple concept is embodied in five key aspects of leadership.

  • Project Management. He analyzed two Harvard Business Review articles in the context of consulting engineering today, then pivoted to digital twins and the impact this is having on projects globally.

  • Leadership. He defined leadership on several levels, exploring the nuances and overlap between leadership and management. 

  • A Project Delivery System. He emphasized the value of a strong and well-defined delivery system that is driven by good leadership.

  • The Abundance Model. He leveraged a case study from his experience working on the Boeing plant in Washington state to describe the Abundance Model, which was created as a process to rescue failing projects through a focus on a vision for success.

  • Project Leadership. He defined project leadership through his real-world experience as director of a massive project in Bohai, China.

The talked was bookended with great quotes, as Mr. Inklebarger brought the project leadership discussion to a close with this from Winston Churchill:

"To every person there  comes in life that special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered that chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified."

A leader is best when people barely
know they exists…Not so good when
people obey, worse when they despise.

 

A leader is perfect when upon
completion of the task the team says,
“We did it ourselves!"

Randy Inklebarger Speaks at Technical Society of Knoxville

28 December 2021

Our President and CEO Randy Inklebarger was a keynote speaker at the Technical Society of Knoxville monthly meeting focused on Leadership Training