Meet some of the best and brightest minds in the world at AGI.

 

 

Leaders

Paul L. Graziani

Paul L. Graziani

Chief Executive Officer; Co-Founder

Paul Graziani is our chief executive officer and co-founder. For more than 20 years, Paul has championed the use of commercial software in the national security and space industries and, today, our flagship product, STK, is used in more than 50,000 worldwide installations by aerospace, defense and intelligence professionals. From AGI’s early start in Paul’s living room in 1989 through today’s 80,000 square foot headquarters, Paul has spearheaded work practices that have earned AGI local, state and national recognition for its innovative work environment and game-changing software. and has been nominated for and received a number of entrepreneurial excellence awards at both local and national levels. Paul currently sits on the boards of directors of Passur Aerospace, the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) and Federation of Galaxy Explorers (FOGE). He is a former member of the boards of governors for the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) and of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA). He formerly served on the Advisory Board for Penn State Great Valley and is an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). After fulfilling his board tenure, he was recently elected to the honorary position of life director of The Space Foundation. Interestingly, Paul earned a B.S. in biology from LaSalle College, but quickly pivoted his career by leveraging his software skills with a job at the General Electric Space Division in 1980. Paul is a serial early adopter of all technology, an avid woodworker, and sports car enthusiast. Paul does not enjoy golf.

Scott Reynolds

Scott Reynolds

Chief Software Architect; Co-Founder

Scott Reynolds is the chief software architect and vice president of AGI. As the original designer and developer of the STK and its architecture, Scott is now responsible for the architectural oversight of all of AGI’s software offerings with particular expertise on the development and maintenance of the 2-D and 3-D graphics.Like Paul Graziani, Scott also started his career at General Electric (Space Division), where he served as a senior software engineer developing then state-of-the-art software for classified real-time satellite command and control systems. Along with his fellow co-founder, Scott was named the regional winner in the technology category of Ernst & Young's 2005 Entrepreneur of the Year contest as well as regional finalist in the 1998, 2000, and 2002 competitions. Scott earned his bachelor's of science degree in computer and information science from the University of Florida. Scott enjoys hitting golf balls in his free time.

Joseph Sheehan

Joseph Sheehan

President

Joe Sheehan joined AGI as president in the spring of 2009, after serving as president of True Position. Joe guides the company’s business development, financial strategic planning and organizational development activities and has brought significant new business opportunities to AGI by creating AGI solutions division and leading over $25M of new business in space situational awareness solutions. Prior to his career at TruePosition, Joe held various engineering roles at SAIC in Los Angeles. Joe is an inventor and co-inventor on 10 U.S. patents and sits on the Board of Advisors for Illume Software, Inc. and is a member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization. He holds a B.S. in computer science from Washington University in St. Louis where he also participated on the baseball team, and like Bill Broderick and Scott Reynolds, Joe enjoys golfing, and rooting for sports teams from Chicago.

Francesco Linsalata

Francesco Linsalata

General Manager & Officer

Frank oversees AGI’s marketing, product management, research and development, and overall facility and security controls. Frank joined AGI in 1991 as a software engineer and has since served many roles at AGI including vice president of technical services and vice president of marketing. He began his professional career in 1986 with Stanford Telecommunications, Inc. of Reston, VA, as part of the System Engineering Division’s Advanced Programs team. Frank is on the advisory board of American Aerospace Technologies, Inc., and he received his B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from Johns Hopkins University in 1985. Frank likes to build or remodel anything that he can get his hands on. Frank also does not enjoy golf.

William Broderick

William Broderick

Chief Financial Officer

Bill has served as AGI’s chief financial officer (CFO) since July 1996. In this role, he has executive management responsibility for the finance, accounting, legal, human resources, government relations and administrative operations of AGI. From 1990 to 1996, Broderick, a Certified Public Accountant, was the owner of a public accounting firm that provided management advisory, finance, accounting and tax services to clients in information technology, manufacturing and professional services industries. Broderick received his B.S. in business administration/accounting with a minor in economics from Bloomsburg University in 1984. He is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants. Like Scott and Joe, Bill enjoys golf and often represents AGI in charity and fund-raising golf events.

 
 

Experts

Dr. Salvatore Alfano

Dr. Salvatore Alfano

Sal has been with the AGI team for over 12 years. He's used his degrees in Astronautical, Electrical, and Computer Engineering to address many problems to enhance and improve space operation awareness and support. As a major contributor to the space operations community, he has received numerous awards and 5 U.S. patents. In Sal's free time he enjoys soccer, woodworking, and auto tinkering.

Dr. Doug Cather

Dr. Doug Cather

Doug serves as the space operations technical director for AGI, bringing over thirty three years of experience in all phases of space operations, mission and systems analysis, and application development. Doug spent twenty five years with TRW/Northrop Grumman, working on various civil, DOD, and IC space missions. He was among the first in the industry to completely automate daily orbital operations in the late 1980s and early 1990s and has since been the primary architect of 3 more generations of automated orbital operations. He holds several patents related to non-cooperative maneuver detection and characterization. Doug has extensive experience in trajectory and station-keeping planning and execution. He has operations experience with launch and early orbit, routine mission, end-of-life, and special mission operations. Doug is entirely off the grid and proud of it – with a solar-powered home somewhere in Colorado where he drives a big diesel truck to and from remote places.

Dr. Vince Coppola

Dr. Vince Coppola

Vince joined AGI over 18 years ago and currently works on the Air Force's JSpOC Mission System program designing interfaces, developing tests, providing documentation and performing install testing. Before AGI he was a professor at the University of Michigan in the Department of Aerospace Engineering. He received his Bachelors from Virginia Tech and Ph.D. in theoretical and applied mathematics from Cornell University. Vince is a band parent to four musical daughters.

Patrick Cozzi

Patrick Cozzi

As the founder of the Cesium open source platform, Patrick contributes to all things Cesium. Patrick has been with AGI for over 12 years. He loves 3D graphics and is the editor of WebGL Insights, coeditor of OpenGL Insights, coauthor of 3D Engine Design for Virtual Globes, and a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Computer Graphics Techniques. As an active member in the open source communities, he is co-creator of glTF and started 3D Tiles. He also teaches graphics at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a master’s degree in computer science. Oddly enough, Patrick is a huge Sixers fan among other things like home remodeling, riding motorcycles, and before Cesium, boxing.

Ted Driver

Ted Driver

Ted develops AGI’s Analytical Services and writes analysis algorithms for STK Components, focusing on communications and navigation analysis. He also develops tools for space object and missile threat analysis. Before his 12 years at AGI he attended UC San Diego and UC Colorado Springs to receive his BS and MS in Physics. At UCSD, he worked for the Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences (CASS) and was a founding member of the Space Shuttle Get Away Special (GAS) program. In Ted's off time he enjoys cooking, playing 4x strategy games, and tutoring kids in math. Ted is a big advocate of STEM programs and looks for opportunities to help get more kids involved in STEM career fields.

Sylvain Dupont

Sylvain Dupont

Sylvain has been with AGI for over 18 years and currently works on the architecture of STK, ODTK and our scalability extension. Sylvain holds an M.S. in computer science from Institut National des Sciences Appliques de Toulouse in France. He recently received an award from The Greater Philadelphia Section of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) for his contributions to the aerospace industry. When not working on software architecture Sylvain plays in a soccer league a few times a week just to remind us that even computer scientists from France are better than Americans in soccer. Sylvain was also the 2016 AGI ping-pong champion (singles division).

Tom Johnson

Tom Johnson

Tom joined AGI over 20 years ago and currently leads the ODTK team and COMSpOC research and development. Tom began his aerospace career as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, Schriever AFB, CO. He earned his B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and his M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado. Outside of AGI, Tom can be found diving into a science fiction book or working with the Boy Scouts as a Scout Master.

Dr. T.S. Kelso

Dr. T.S. Kelso

T.S. serves as a senior research astrodynamicist for AGI and the COMSpOC team, bringing nearly thirty years of experience in space education, research, analysis, acquisition, development, operations, and consulting with organizations such as: Air Force Space Command Space Analysis Center (ASAC); NASA's Near-Earth Object Science Definition Team; Air Force Chief of Staff’s SPACECAST 2020 and Air Force 2025 future studies; and the Air Force Satellite Control Network. He has taught on the faculty at Air War College; Air Command and Staff College; the Airpower Research Institute; the College of Aerospace Doctrine, Research, and Education; and the Air Force Institute of Technology. T.S. supported the space surveillance community since 1985 by operating electronic data dissemination systems to provide NORAD two-line orbital element sets, associated orbital models, documentation, software, and educational materials to users around the world. Kelso enjoys semi-extreme cycling and astrophotography.

Tom Neely

Tom Neely

Tom Neely is AGI's airplane guy and very proud of it! He's brought his 10 year experience as an F-14 radar intercept officer in the U.S. Navy to the design and development of the STK Aviator module. Thanks to his combat training, Tom knows how to take care of himself during tense software architecture negotiations. He loves hanging out with his two dogs named Macy and Anna.

Patrick North

Patrick North

Pat leads the development for the STK Electro-Optical Infrared (EOIR) module. He is a passionate scientist and engineer with expertise in sensor modeling, analysis and exploitation. Before AGI, Pat helped developed control systems that led to a number of patents for GE R&D. He graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Computer Science and an M.S. in Imaging Science. Pat is a two-time All American wrestler and has still kept up with wrestling as the coach for Ursinus. He also helps mentor kids in the Federation of Galaxy Explorers and teaches 1st and 2nd graders at Sunday school.

Daniel Oltrogge

Daniel Oltrogge

Dan is a senior research astrodynamicist for AGI’s ComSpOC team. Dan is responsible for conducting research and developing standards in areas such orbital debris mitigation, orbit lifetime, and the space catalog. Dan has authored over 100 technical papers and professional journal articles including the consensus international standard on estimating orbit lifetime. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University and a Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California. As a true outdoorsman, he loves bicycle touring, mountain climbing, backpacking, kayaking, and fishing.

Dr. Haroon Rashid

Dr. Haroon Rashid

Haroon develops and supports the STK Communications module, while working with organizations to ensure that STK software satisfies requirements for interference analysis and resolving issues related to frequency spectrum sharing at international levels. He received his PHD at University of Arkansas. Haroon was a part of the International Telecommunications Union. Prior to AGI, Haroon worked for the Saudi Arabian Department of Defense in the Middle East. In his spare time Haroon enjoys traveling with his wife and flying RC models.

Frank Stoner

Frank Stoner

Frank is the technical lead for the design and development of STK Components. Frank has been on the AGI team for over 20 years. Over this time, Frank has developed a sixth sense to recognize common patterns in different sections of AGI software and successfully unite those parts for greater efficiency! Frank was recently awarded Delaware Valley Electrical Engineer of the Year. He enjoys taking every opportunity to remind his children that their father is a rocket scientist. Frank is a music lover. He enjoys playing the guitar and is a self-taught pianist.

David Vallado

David Vallado

David specializes in astrodynamics, equations and code. He has been with AGI for over 12 years. Dave is the author of the advanced astrodynamics textbook, Fundamentals of Astrodynamics and Applications, which has sold over 15,000 copies – and considered a must read for future aerospace engineers interested in orbital mechanis. Dave has completed all of Colorado's 14'ers...twice! He enjoys woodworking, building, gardening and making his own wine.

Dr. James Woodburn

Dr. James Woodburn

Jim focuses on astrodynamics and specializes in orbit determination. He has with the AGI team for over 22 years. Jim recently received the McCormick Honary Alumni Lecturer which is an award given twice a year in the aerospace department at Penn State. His lecture focused on uncertainty modeling. Jim holds a B.S. in aerospace engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. He completed his postgraduate work at The University of Texas at Austin in 1994, earning his M.S. and Ph.D. in celestial mechanics. Outside of AGI, Jim is a high school track and cross country coach and runs a space club at his son's school.

 
 

Engineers

Jeff Baxter

Jeff Baxter

Jeff joined AGI in 2007 as an Aerospace Engineer right out of college from Colorado University – Boulder. He currently leads the Corporate Systems Engineering team which is responsible for customer support and corporate sales support for AGI products. Jeff has never met a bad day and when he isn’t maxing out STK on challenging tasks, he is chasing 3 kids around the house.

Sean Boyer

Sean Boyer

Sean is a Corporate Systems Engineer in Product Support with 19 years’ experience helping STK users. He has a B.S. in Geography and likes to make maps and knows pretty much everything there is to know about getting data into STK. In his free time he promotes the use of sunscreen.

Scott Cross

Scott Cross

Scott is a master at creating 3D models of real world objects for use in STK. Scott has been with AGI for over 19 years and is experienced in 3D Graphics and Animation including Modo, LightWave3D, Blender and Photoshop. He specializes in building 3D models of real world objects and has built more STK models than anyone in the world.

Rich DeYoung

Rich DeYoung

Rich is a Technical Trainer for AGI. He is a teaching machine - on-line, off-line, on-site, off-site, you name it – to novice and advanced STK users. Without a doubt, Rich holds the AGI record for bodies trained. In his spare time, he also helps design, maintain and update the training curriculum and software tutorials. He served 22 years in the United States Air Force as a Paramedic and as an Airborne Crypto-logic Linguist. He has logged thousands of hours of flight time on Rivet Joint, AWACS, and Compass Call which included three combat tours to the Middle East during Operations Desert Storm and Southern Watch. His dog’s name is Sofie, and he trained her as well.

Novarah Kazmi

Novarah Kazmi

Novarah is a Systems Engineer on the Customer Success Team. She’s gone from launching weather balloons to modeling satellite orbits at AGI. These days she’s training customers to shoot for the moon in STK. Since she is off to an early start in her career, we think one day she could break Rich’s training record.

Jordan Kehrer

Jordan Kehrer

Jordan joined AGI's engineering team in 2015. Before AGI, he spent 6 years as a pilot for the US Navy where he earned his Bachelors in Physics at the US Naval Academy. Jordan also worked as an analyst at a bank before joining AGI. He is a proud father of two kids and lover of ice hockey. Jordan also enjoys playing board games.

Vineet Kochar

Vineet Kochhar

Vineet holds a B.S. in electrical and computer engineering from Drexel University and an M.S. in electrical engineering- communications systems from University of Southern California (USC). He has been with AGI since 2002 and is a pro at fielding customer questions about AGI technology - especially STK Comm and STK Radar. Outside of work, Vineet can be found showing off his singing skills at karaoke!

Shannon Kolensky

Shannon Kolensky

Shannon is a member of AGI's engineering team. She graduated with a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Penn State and an MS from the University of Texas at Austin. She works as a Systems Engineer in the DC office. She loves wine, Texas, and being a dog-mom to Kora.

Shannon Lance

Shannon Lance

Shannon is a member of the Customer Success Team and is focused on training customers, writing content, and managing AGI’s QuickStart  and STK Certification programs. Shannon started at AGI in 2012 on the Customer Support team, then shortly after she traveled around the country executing our STK Training Tours. Before joining AGI, Shannon worked for Lockheed Martin. Shannon played lacrosse in college and graduated with a BS in Mathematics from Monmouth University.

Shannon Lynch

Shannon Lynch

Shannon manages the Customer Success Team at AGI which is focused on onboarding new customers and is responsible for licensing, training and technical documentation of AGI products. She joined AGI in 2004 after working at Lockheed Martin MS2. She has a BS in systems engineering from George Washington University and a MS in engineering management from NJIT. Shannon is an avid animal lover and unfortunately a New York Yankees fan.

Jens Ramrath

Jens Ramrath

Jens has been an engineer with AGI since 2003, focusing mostly on satellite applications. Jens is the support’s team expert on all things space – like Astrogator and Orbit Determination Tool Kit. He even moonlights for the COMSpOC team on important tasks. He also likes to build rockets with questionable performance and reliability – but not lacking in size. His latest reasonably successful and notable launch (no fire department and no hospital visits) was with a 7-ft tall rocket at our AGI Annual New Year’s Rocket Day.

Mike Shepherd

Mike Shepherd

Mike has been with AGI since 1997 – a long time. As a customer support engineer, Mike knows a lot of stuff – especially things about scripting, automating, and licensing STK. Mike says there are too many people – we are not sure what that means, but we think it is related to support calls.

Johnathan Thompson

Johnathan Thompson

Johnathan graduated from Colorado University Boulder in May of 2016 with a degree in Aerospace Engineering and minor in Computer Science, and joined AGI shortly after. John is responsible for technical support of STK. In his free time you can find him engineering his own beer or playing video games.

Ismir Tufek

Ismir Tufek

Ismir joined AGI on two-month assignment, in 2003. After serving tours of duty on the Development and Services team, he joined the customer support team in 2012. Ismir pretty much handles all questions regarding the customization of STK using our various APIs. Ismir is a die-hard Spurs fan and likes to talk about soccer a lot because we can’t tell if what he says is even accurate since we don’t know anything about soccer.

Nancy Stock

Nancy Stock

Nancy specializes in all aspects of the licensing and installation of STK products and solutions. With many years’ experience at AGI, Nancy has a deep understanding of the nuances of our STK products and corresponding licensing, and takes pride in her ability to get each customer up and running quickly and smoothly. Nancy is ready to license at all hours. She holds a degree in Fine Arts and Photography, but eventually her interest in computer science led her to full-time work in systems administration and the pursuit of a degree in Management and Design of Information Systems. Nancy is a huge Harry Potter fan and lover of craft beer.

Mohammad Syed

Mohammad Syed

Mo joined AGI's engineering team in April of 2016 after graduating from Penn State and completing an internship at NASA Ames Research Center. As a systems engineer Mo is responsible for customer and sales support. Mo enjoys gaming, concerts, and Penn State football games.