Wade Linger, President & CEO
Wade Linger is a high tech entrepreneur, a native of Charleston, West Virginia, and current Marion County resident. After serving in the Air Force, Mr. Linger began working as a defense contractor for ManTech International Corp., where he wrote and maintained computer software used by the U.S. Navy to track aircraft maintenance and parts and pilot flight hours. In 1992, he established ManTech's West Virginia operations in Fairmont. Trained as a computer programmer while serving in the U.S. Air Force, Mr. Linger spent much of his professional career in the fields of technology and research, including a stint as the first vice president of research for the West Virginia High Technology Consortium. He later established TMC Technologies, an information technology company which had grown to over 80 high tech employees when it was acquired in 2005. He also established the technology consulting business, Linger Enterprises, Inc., and created a restoration shop in Fairmont for collectable and classic cars known as Wade's Garage. Mr. Linger has been a community leader and volunteer. He is former chairman of the Marion County Chamber of Commerce and a former Boy Scout leader. He has served on the West Virginia University's College of Engineering Advisory Council. In 2008, Mr. Linger was appointed by Governor Joe Manchin III to a nine-year term on the West Virginia Board of Education. Mr. Linger holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business from St. Leo College, Florida. Mr. Linger and his wife, Jill, have one son in college. Linger also has three older children, a stepson, four grandchildren, and several step-grandchildren.
Randy Hefner, PMP, Vice President
Mr. Hefner joined TMC Technologies in September of 2009 as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Mr. Hefner brings 23+ years of engineering, project management, program management, business development, and organizational leadership experience to TMC. Mr. Hefner has supported numerous NASA, DoD, and Department of Energy (DOE) contracts during his career and has been a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2005. His 8 years of DoD experience included software engineering and software architect roles on the DoD B-2 Bomber flight simulation and M1A2 Tank 1553 bus communications systems. Mr. Hefner’s NASA experience spans over 10 years as a Space Station software engineer, Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) practitioner, IV&V Tools and Technologies Group Lead, and Earned Value Project Manager. Mr. Hefner was a NASA Career Achievement Stellar Award nominee in 2003. At DOE National Energy Technology Lab (NETL), Mr. Hefner served in Chief Technologist, Enterprise Engineering Service Area Manager, and Program Manager roles. Mr. Hefner has also performed weighted criteria based Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) market assessments and market evaluations to support NASA, FBI, United States Army Corps of Engineer(USACE), and DOE initiatives. Mr. Hefner has directed engineering projects and organizations ranging in size from small (5 to 20) person teams to larger teams (90+) where he has provided leadership and guidance from both operational and strategic perspectives. Mr. Hefner graduated with honors from West Virginia University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. Mr. Hefner developed the Rapid Application Prototyping and Incremental Development (RAPID) methodology and framework that he has matured since the mid 90’s in support of NASA and DOE programs. Mr. Hefner has co-authored a paper published in IEEE Internet Computing and has also presented at conference, engineering workshop, and NASA events. Mr. Hefner has actively participated in numerous process improvement initiatives where organizations have implemented mature Capabilities Maturity Model Integrated (CMMI), International Standards Organization (ISO), and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) processes.
Howard Beckwith, Vice President, Information Assurance Division Manager
Beyond Mr. Beckwith serving as the IA Division Manager and Vice President for TMC, he currently performs as Technical Lead for the FBI Justice Cloud Professional Services offering. He is the lead engineer responsible for integrating FBI and external DoJ component applications into the CJIS Datacenter, Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) services, and Justice Cloud Professional Services. Mr. Beckwith is responsible for interfacing with external DoJ entities and FBI Divisions to identify and meet technical requirements regarding the integration of FBI Datacenter, TIC, and Justice Cloud Professional Services. He has engineered numerous technical processes and solutions to help expedite and facilitate customers use of CJIS networking and virtualized platform services and is the program lead responsible for all customer focused technical planning, engineering coordination, and cutover to operations and maintenance in regards to the FBI CJIS Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering. Mr. Beckwith holds certifications including AITCP Cloud Professional, Cloud Architect, and SANS GIAC Security Leadership Certification (GSLC). Before coming to TMC Technologies, Mr. Beckwith worked for Sotera Defense Solutions, Noblis, and Lockheed Martin.
Robert Grabow, Vice President, PMP
Mr. Grabow joined TMC Technologies in March of 2016 as Vice President (VP). Mr. Grabow is a hands-on executive with more than 25+ years of program management experience managing major multimillion-dollar projects in excess of $25M from inception to deployment in both commercial and government environments. Mr. Grabow has supported major government agencies such as DoD, DOE, NASA, and DOJ with specific departments like Air Force, Navy, Army, Marine Corps, NETL, FBI, and US Marshals. Mr. Grabow has also supported major industries leaders such as GE, Boeing, Airbus, Pratt & Whitney, and Rolls-Royce where cost efficiencies are needed and defects are simply not acceptable. As a senior executive for over 14+ years, Mr. Grabow championed many major process improvement/quality initiatives such as ISO 9100/AS9100, CMMI/ITIL, and Lean Six Sigma. Mr. Grabow has championed over 30+ process improvement initiatives utilizing lean six sigma methodologies with teams ranging from just a few people to over 30. In two instances, the use of these lean six sigma methodologies lead to the development of two patents (Publication # 20130014865 & 20060016521) that have been granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Mr. Grabow has also trained and mentored program managers so they could receive their certification from the Program Management Institute (PMI). Mr. Grabow has supported the FBI’s Program Control Unit as a subject matter expert in earned value management to assist them in managing IT programs using Agile Development methodologies. Mr. Grabow holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, a certified Program Management Professional (PMI-PMP), Six Sigma Black Belt, and holds a Top Secret clearance.
Sandy Yocum, Recruiter, FSO
Sandy Yocum is TMC’s Recruiter and Facility Security Officer (FSO). She also handles TMC’s marketing and community involvement programs. She earned an Associate in Applied Science - Business Technology with a 4.0 GPA from Fairmont State University. Prior to joining TMC, Sandy worked for I3 and SAIC and was a small business owner for over 20 years. Sandy is a 2014 graduate of the Federal Acquisition Management Program at Pierpont Community and Technical College. She has been the Meeting Coordinator for The Teaming to Win Conference, and a Main Street Fairmont Board Member where she was recognized as leading the Outstanding Volunteer Committee for the state of WV. In her spare time, Sandy is an avid runner and triathlete having completed 2 Ironmans, 11 ultra marathons, 9 marathons (including The Boston Marathon twice) and countless other races over the last 26 years.
Scott Zemerick, Commercial Systems
Scott Zemerick leads TMC’s Commercial Systems Division and brings 15 years of commercial and government experience to TMC. Scott graduated magna cum laude from West Virginia University’s College of Engineering and Mineral Resources with a B.S. Computer Engineering and M.S. Electrical Engineering degrees. Prior to joining TMC, Scott has worked at NASA, GE Aircraft Engines, and a commercial startup company focusing on sensor integration. Scott’s areas of expertise include spacecraft and cubesats, embedded systems, middleware, modeling and simulation, and unmanned vehicles.
Ashley Maxey, HR Director, Office Manager
Ashley Maxey is TMC’s Director of Human Resources, Office Manager, and Alternate FSO. Ashley earned a Masters degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from American InterContinental University. Prior to joining TMC, Ashley worked for ManTech International Corporation for 10 years. Ashley serves as the Travel Coordinator on the Marion County Youth Soccer Association Board of Directors. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys helping with the Marion Futbol Club for her children’s travel soccer team.
Patricia Freeman, Finance Administrator
Patricia Freeman is the Finance Administrator for TMC. As Finance Administrator, Patricia is responsible for all accounting/finance functions for the company. Patricia also serves as Secretary for TMC’s Board of Directors. Prior to TMC, Patricia worked for seven years at L-3 Services, Inc. Patricia started out on a customer contract providing administrative support for the International Space Station IV&V program. Prior to leaving L-3, Patricia was a Project Accountant supporting eight government contracts. Patricia graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 2002 with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics and Engineering Physics. In 2009, Patricia graduated from Fairmont State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting.
Eric Mohan, Director of Business Operations
Mr. Mohan is the Director of Business Operations and handles contract management and supports program management for TMC. He graduated magna cum laude from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a bachelor’s degree and an M.B.A. degree and was recognized as his graduating class’s Most Outstanding MBA Graduate. He also earned a Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management from Fairmont State University. Mr. Mohan brings over 6 years of project/program management, business development, and analytical experience to TMC. He has supported contracts for the DoD and DOJ with agencies such as the FBI, DLA, U.S. Marshals, and U.S. Navy. He is a certified Project Management Professional and earned the ITIL Foundation Certificate. Currently, he serves as a board member for the West Virginia Independent Colleges and Universities (WVICU) whose mission is to champion independent higher education throughout the state of West Virginia.