Northern Virginia Entrepreneur Blog by Roy Wright - Wright’s career span has incorporated diverse disciplines from telecommunications to open-minded technologies including focus research practice in knowledge studies, development expertise and capability assignments from which successful product enterprise launches have been accomplished over the past several decades.
Wright works , time permitting, as community volunteer at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC as a Behind-the-Scenes Paleobiology – Mineral Science Staff Scientist; Washington Academy of Sciences as Middle and High School Science Fair judge; Web Curator for Alexandria Radio Club – W4HFH; and Whisk & Quill website on Food/Spirits/Travel/Theatre by Jordan Wright.
One research study in composite material science and ballistic technology involved many possible pathways to gather data and develop hypotheses through experimentation, comparison, and modeling approved for funding by DoD AFRL contractor, KDH Defense Systems. Project principal focus to source matter experts in optimizing protective composite armor material capable of mitigating IED and weaponry blast events. This contract assigned to IIMS.
Wright was educated at University of Virginia – School of Engineering Sciences and is a perpetual online student of scholarly disciplines produced at MIT, Stanford, Yale, and UC at Berkeley.
(2011) American Indian Technology Group – Business enterprise development team commissioned by IIMS to establish and administer government contract marketing enterprise for life protection, LED lighting and Thermal Energy-to-Power Coversion product design, development and manufacturing within sovereign American Indian Nations.
(2010) Twenty-Five Metals, Inc. – Alexandria, VA — Co-Founder & COO – a Virginia-based company formed to extract both harmful elements and valuable materials from the by-product of fossil coal combustion, familiarly known as ‘Coal Fly Ash, or CFA.’ The extraction technology project was originally funded by NASA and developed by Boeing and Rocketdyne Corporations as part of NASA Moon Colonization mission.
(2009) SunWalker WorldWide, Inc. – Alexandria, VA — Co-Founder & COO – Establishing American Indian tribe subsidiaries for job development missions in New Mexico and Virginia. One such mission is to fabricate Concentrated Photo-voltaic (CPV) solar power system capable of 100 megawatts output under joint IP sharing agreement.
(2007) Innovative Institute for Material Studies, Inc – Alexandria, VA — President & CEO – A material science think tank for augmenting composite material survivability to mitigate IED and munition ballistic and blast events to protect human occupants, as well as land-sea-air transport vehicles. This Composite Integral Armor Initiative: A research study to design, develop, test and optimize protective composite sintered material samples of minerals and ceramic elements is postulated on the theory of chaos cross-ply laminate order – disorder to increase toughness, stiffness and reduce mass weight.
(2005) Select Armor Inc – The Plains, VA – Sales and Technical Ballistic Armor Advisor – Developed marketing campaign for start-up Life Protection technologies customized for Fire-EMS, Military, Law Enforcement and Homeland Security markets with web presence at www.selectarmor.com
(2004) ArmorShield LLC – Charleroi, PA — Marketing and Sales Advisor – Created business development campaign for Lockheed Martin alliance partner with disciplines in force protection technologies customized for Military, Law Enforcement and Homeland Security marketplace. Designed, developed and published web presence content site at www.armorshield.net
(2000) Maryland Information Technology Center – Rockville, MD — Director of Development – Created Washington Metro high schools awareness campaign for FIRST Chesapeake Robotics Competition to inspire science and technology studies. Participated in forming MITC, U.S. Naval Academy and NASA collaboration and grant fundraiser. Developed event and web fundraising campaigns. Served from 2000 to 2005 Chesapeake Regional Competition Judge. Created and published marketing website at www.mitc.org
(2000) Incognito Software Inc – Alexandria, VA – Government Marketing Director – Increased marketing channels with Fortune 500 government solution providers. Created content for product campaign to launch new IP/DNS management tool. Increased yearly sales by 150%.
(1999) Trellis Networks Inc – Falls Church, VA – Southeast Regional Sales Director for government sales campaign for RIM Blackberry wireless devices, Incognito IP/DNS network tools, and Microsoft migration engineering services. Increased yearly sales by 70%.
(1998) Stanley Associates Inc – Alexandria, VA — Senior Systems Analyst – Tasked to develop strategic project plan to field COTS software updates for US Army and pilot web survey tool to collect National Guard site demographics for comprehensive user analysis. Member of operational management team.
(1990) International Systems Development Corporation – Rockville, MD – Global Trade Database Manager – Developed and administered 4 year U.S. SBA export trade counselors’ interactive fax-back and Internet web client capable of acquiring, dimensionally modeling and publishing international trade data reports for selected commodity or country criteria. Created and published marketing website at www.isdc.com.
(1983) Systems Management America, Inc – Arlington and Norfolk, VA – Military Business Development Manager – Positioned multi-million dollar SBA 8A US Navy systems integrator to prosecute government opportunities and win competitive bid contracts that included work share subcontracts. Member strategic planning team.
(1985) CARICOM Secretariat – Georgetown, Guyana – Conducted regional thirteen country members need assessment study to establish Uniform Trade Tariff Protocol Information System
(1969) The Wright Company – Gaithersburg, MD – Principal – Built independent sales company around emerging high technology clients in five mid-Atlantic markets. Identified and captured federal and military contractor opportunities with proactive sales team. Authored and directed sales order capture campaigns with enterprise CRM collaborative tools. Sales Engineer – suite sensors, instrumentation, and computer technologies promoted and contracted to military and contractor installations in Mid-Atlantic States.
(1965) Tek Rep/Qatron Corporation, Washington, DC – Sales Engineer/Manager: Product portfolio test and measuring instrumentation. First independent manufacturers’ representative to IPO SUCCESSFULLY
(2003) Learning Skills Teacher – SkillSmith Institute Alexandria, VA – Taught Reading and Phonological Awareness, Academic Study Skills, Memory, Oral Note Taking, Organization and Time Management, Reading and Reading Comprehension, and Word Study skills to middle and high school students one-on-one and in classroom settings including math and science tutoring. Created and published marketing website at www.skillsmith.com.
(1991) IT Assistant Instructor – Johns Hopkins International School, Washington DC
(1992) IT Assistant Instructor – Washington International Academy of Law
(1979) Junior Achievement Consultant – Montgomery Village Middle School – Gaithersburg, MD – dedicated to educating young people about business, economics, and free enterprise through programs spanning grades K-12.
RESEARCH AND TRAINING
(2006) 21st Century Think Tank NGO — Market Research Team Member focused on Database Criteria for Experts Analyst Center. Global corporate community member-funded econometric portfolio project to establish distinctive core strategic database engine for short-and-long term business enterprise planning decision models. This program is intended to mitigate threats of business model collapse and to illuminate corporate captain’s business compasses. The NGOs objective is to apply social science to decision-making model projects. Projects will involve sustainable milestones relating to model examples such as — Crumb Rubber Processing Mechanism for scrape tire refuse sites, FICA funding Model to enhance human lifestyle; Evolving Technologies for Planning Future Communities of Cities and Villages.
(1992-1996) Project Development Contract Director and Administrator for global trade database funded by four-year grant from U.S. Small Business Administration, International Trade Office, Washington, DC. Purpose develop and deploy a fax-back-to-Internet web client system capable of acquiring, dimensionally modeling and publishing international trade data reports for any selected commodity or country criteria. http://www.sba.gov/sbatlas – Contractor: International System Services Corporation of Columbus, OH.
(1964) Continuing Engineering Student of University of Virginia satellite campus at NASA Wallops Island, VA while employed as NASA contractor project engineer for Litton Amecon and tasked with design and development of transportable Aeronomy module for French Guinea European Space Agency (ESA) site.
(1960) Studied Engineering Science at University of Virginia VA, Charlottesville, VA and intern technician at Research Laboratories for Engineering Sciences fabricating instrumentation and test systems for U235 gas centrifuge and thermal diffusion energy conversion projects.
Galax High School 1955-59
Radio & Television Training Academy 1959-60
University of Virginia School of Engineering Science 1960-1964
Towson State University 1965-67 Business Law and Communications
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore Campus 1967-68 Sales Administration
University of Maryland College Park Campus 1969-70 Business Psychology
Montgomery College 1973-1976 Information Science Systems
Smithsonian Institute 2007 Paleobiology Volunteer Certification
Stanford University 2008 Strength & Life of Composite Materials Certification
1976 National Convention – Electronic Representative Association (ERA)
“Training Field Sales and Service Engineers”
1996 US Small Business Administration International Trade Office for Outstanding SBAtlas Service to Export, SCORE and SBDC Counselors
1980 First Year CONSULTANT Junior Achievement of Washington DC
1978 Listed in Who’s Who in Business and Commerce
2005 FIRST Chesapeake Robotics Competition Volunteer Excellence – Five Years
“Training Electronic Field Sales and Service Engineers” Published by Electronic Representative Association 1975
Washington Academy of Science, SWANA, ACS, IEEE, AFCEA, OCW, NSBA, ICPA, ASIS, AOPA, ERA, ACM, NOS, BSW, Toastmasters of Alexandria
CERTIFICATIONS & INTERESTS
Atomic Energy Commission (DOE) “Q” (inactive)
DOD Secret (inactive)
Smithsonian Paleobiology Department Staff Volunteer (2007) – Fossil Leaf Digitizing Images task of 20,000+ taxonomy leaves sandwiched between glass plates to become Internet accessible for paleontologist community.
FAA licensed Private Aircraft Pilot (1967), FCC General Class Amateur Radio license K4AXQ (1954), FCC First Class Commercial Radio and Television Broadcast license, Red Cross Certified Canoeist, UDT Certified Scuba Diver.
Volunteer Web Curator (2005) – Commissioned by Art Resource Foundation for Del Ray Artisans, Alexandria, VA to establish web presence and publish to digital newsletter for community event announcements. http://www.thedelrayartisans.org
Volunteer Web Curator – City of Alexandria – Chinquapin Garden Advisory Board authorized establishing web presence for 133 public leased garden plots – periodic event newsletter. www.chinquapingardens.org
Volunteer Web Curator – Appointed by Alexandria Amateur Radio Club to host and design www.W4HFH.ORG web presence of update content.
Computer Programming Skills
Proficient web developer using Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Fireworks, Final Cut Pro and Flash tools.
Knowledgeable in customizing Open Source Web Applications: Content Management Systems – Joomia, Drupal, PHPFusion, WordPress. Discussion Boards – SMF, phpBB, E-Commerce – OSCommerce, Image Galleries – Coppermine, Gallery V2, Wiki’s MediaWiki, DokuWiki