FRANCESCO A. MUSORRAFITI (MOOSE)
10/24/1929 – 09/27/2017
Mr. Musorrafiti (Moose) founded EPS Corporation in 1983, where he built his legacy with his wife and daughter by his side. Since the company’s inception, he remained actively involved in the day-to-day management of EPS, overseeing company activities and seeking out opportunities and acquisitions in the areas of communications and systems engineering to broaden the company’s corporate technical base. Moose was a 1953 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and served in the U.S. Navy for 22 years, retiring as Commander. His love for our country was only surpassed by his love for his family. He was forever a gentleman, well respected in the community, a loving husband and an amazing father. He will always be the heart and soul of EPS.
ANTOINETTE M. MUSORRAFITI
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Ms. Musorrafiti, Vice Chairman and President, was instrumental in the founding and developing of EPS Corporation since its inception in 1983. Understanding the heartbeat of what makes EPS tick, she is responsible for the company’s continued growth and success based on the foundation built by her father. She works closely with her senior management and division leaders, and believes that each EPS employee is part of the EPS Family. Ms. Musorrafiti also takes on the task of Chief Information Officer, assuring that our company infrastructure is strong and secure. Believing that internal communication is vital to the company’s success, her hands-on management approach provides EPS personnel a direct line of contact with her.
Ms. Musorrafiti has a current position on the Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies Advisory Council for Monmouth University.
JOHN E. GAGLIANO
Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel
Mr. Gagliano, Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, has been with EPS since 2002. He provides operational control of the company through planning, policy-making and coordinating between all departments and divisions, creating policies and procedures and administering all contracts and agreements. He identifies and implements policies to improve the operating efficiency of the company and collaborates with the management team to develop and implement plans for the operational infrastructure of systems, processes and personnel, designed to accommodate the rapid growth objectives of the company. He also oversees and identifies the legal issues in all departments and their interrelation, including contracts, business development, finance, and human resources, at a corporate level and within the divisions, establishing corporate governance and business policy. Mr. Gagliano provides day-to-day leadership and management to the EPS Team, with primary focus on the operating divisions to mirror the organizational mission and core values of the company.
Prior to joining EPS, Mr. Gagliano was in private law practice in Arlington, VA. He is a graduate of Brown University and Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Gagliano holds memberships in the American Bar Association, the New Jersey and Virginia State Bars, the District of Columbia Bar and the American Corporate Counsel Association.
Mr. Gagliano’s business community involvement includes memberships in the National Contract Management Association, the Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association and the Association of the United States Army. He is a member and former Chairman of the Monmouth County Workforce Development Board, Board Member and Counsel to the Monmouth-Ocean Development Council and is a Board Member of the American Red Cross-Jersey Coast and South Jersey Chapters, Einstein’s Alley and The Jersey Shore Partnership.
B. ALLEN ARMSTRONG
Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Armstrong, Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), joined EPS in January 2013. In his role as Senior Vice President, CTO he provides the leadership, management and strategic vision necessary to ensure that the company is aligned with an effective mindset for growth with people-systems in place to sustain that growth. He motivates and leads a high-performance management team, recruiting new executive team members as requirements develop; provides mentoring as a cornerstone to development of senior staff; and provides day-to-day leadership and management to the EPS Team, with primary focus on the operating divisions to mirror the organizational mission and core values of the company.
Mr. Armstrong, also serves as General Manager of the Mission Support Services Division operating out of Panama City, Florida. His responsibilities include strategic planning, business development, proposal development and direction of programs. Mr. Armstrong strives to create an environment within EPS in which employees are empowered to perform their duties in a responsive, professional, cost-effective manner for each of our customers.
Mr. Armstrong has 29 years of combined experience in support of the Department of Defense and private industry. His experience includes duties as a Senior Federal Civilian Service Executive, department head in industry and active duty military service in the U.S. Navy. He is certified Level III in Acquisition Program Management, was a member of the DoD Acquisition Professional Community and he received a David Packard Excellence in Acquisition award during his tenure at PEO C4I (SPAWAR, San Diego, CA).
SUSAN (SUZIE) M. MORAN
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Moran, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, has been with EPS since 2000. She is responsible for the finance and administration of the company, directly managing a staff of over 15 employees. With the support of her staff, she ensures the financial stability of the company to include budgeting, general accounting and payroll. She supervises and monitors the development of program budgets, the preparation of annual financial reports and audits of various programs and financial reports for review by government directors and senior EPS management. She maintains continuous interface with administrative contracting officers and Defense Contracts Audit Agency representatives and is instrumental in creating new policies and implementing automated solutions for the continued growth of EPS.
Prior to joining EPS, Ms. Moran held positions with the VNA of Central Jersey and the O’Connor Group, NY. Ms. Moran’s business community involvement includes memberships in the Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association, the Association of the United States Army, and the Army Aviation Association of America. She holds a Master’s degree in Accounting from Kean University where she also earned her Bachelor’s degree.
KELLEY A. MERITZIS
Vice President, Human Resources
Ms. Meritzis, Vice President, Administration, has been with EPS Corporation since 2002. She has held various roles in the Human Resources Department beginning with Recruiter, to Director of Human Resources, to her current role as Vice President of Administration. She has held this position since 2006. As Vice President of Administration, Ms. Meritzis serves as an advisor to management on all aspects of human resources.
Ms. Meritzis holds a Master’s degree in Communications from Seton Hall University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Rowan University. She is a member of the Society of Human Resources and the Jersey Shore Association of Human Resources and she holds Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM-SCP certifications.
LAWRENCE A. RELYEA
Vice President Strategic Capture and Proposal Development Support
Dr. Relyea, Vice President Strategic Capture, provides his expertise to the Proposal Development Department and collaborates with the EPS leadership team to plan the capture process for large task order prime pursuits, large open market prime pursuits, and IDIQ and BOA prime pursuits. In addition, he leverages his knowledge and past experience to contribute to improving the quality of company bid decisions and proposals. Dr. Relyea joined EPS in 2003 and has contributed to several of the company’s major contract wins since that time.
Prior to joining EPS, Dr. Relyea held a variety of technical management positions at Bell Laboratories and AT&T. Dr. Relyea studied under faculty at the University of Florida’s Quantum Theory Project, one of the world's largest research centers for the theory, modeling, and computation of complex, atomic, molecular and materials systems, where he obtained his PhD. Dr. Relyea also attended the International Summer Institute for Atomic, Molecular and Solid State Theory at Uppsala University (Uppsala, Sweden) and Dalseter, Norway.
Vice President Proposal Development and Quality Management Systems Director
Ms. Fioretti, Vice President Proposal Development, has been with EPS since January 1990 and is responsible for ensuring the development, authorship and timely submittal of proposals and responses for U.S. federal government solicitations. She develops and maintains direct working relationships with business development and EPS division lead personnel and provides proposal development guidance. Ms. Fioretti provides management and leadership to Proposal Department staff that includes Proposal Managers, Proposal Coordinators, Proposal Administrators and a Graphics Artist. Ms. Fioretti also serves as Quality Management Systems Director for the company by managing and maintaining the EPS Quality Management System (QMS) comprised of company processes and procedures. She ensures continual improvement by conducting Quality Audits and reports on the performance of the quality system, as well as achieving and maintaining ISO 9001-2015 and AS9100-D Certifications.
BRUCE A. BROOKE
Vice President, Business Development
Mr. Brooke, Vice President Business Development, joined EPS in December 2013 and brings over 32 years of proven performance in systems engineering, program management and business development leadership. His focus is on delivering customer-centered results and programmatically increasing value and profitability. Mr. Brooke has demonstrated success in developing capture strategies, building teams, winning programs, following projects through to completion, and maintaining exceptional customer satisfaction while establishing trust and loyalty. He brings incomparable experience in DoD IDIQ-GWAC capture management, logistics systems development operations/integration and professional engineering services in addition to inspiring a loyal, highly productive and innovative Business Development Team.
CHARLES (CHUCK) F. WHITE
President, Field Services
Mr. White, President, Field Services division, directs the activities of this division of over 100 employees and is responsible for the development of business, operations and financial performance. He seeks out opportunities to broaden the business base of Training, Fielding and Logistics Support. Mr. White has been with EPS since 1983 conducting business at the EPS Fayetteville, NC location.
Prior to joining EPS, Mr. White served as a Chief Warrant Officer in the U.S. Army Communications field. In his 20 years of service, he was assigned to Army organizations from Battalion, Brigade, Division and Corps levels.
KEVIN S. MEYER, RCDD/OSP, ITIL V3
Vice President / General Manager, Network Solutions
Mr. Meyer, Vice President / General Manager, Network Solutions, takes the lead of this expanding division, having 30-plus years in the telecommunications industry and having held positions to include Project Manager, Operations Manager, Director and Vice President. He not only is capable of managing day-to-day operations, he also has far reaches into contiguous United States (CONUS) and outside contiguous United States (OCONUS) business development across federal government and commercial entities. His many skills include contract management, materials management, project planning, proposal writing, project development, project design and contract implementation.
Mr. Meyer holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BSBA) degree, is professionally certified as a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) and holds an Outside Plant (OSP) specialty certification with Building Industries Consulting Services International (BICSI).
PUSHPA B. MERCHANT
Vice President / General Manager, Information Management Solutions
Mr. Merchant is Vice President / General Manager of the Information Management Solutions division and is responsible for the division’s performance and growth. He leads the company’s information management, software development and cybersecurity projects. Mr. Merchant is an active member of several standards committees and has held officer positions on them. He is a recognized expert on Interactive Electronic Technical Manual (IETM) design and implementation and on information management applications.
Prior to joining EPS in 2013, Mr. Merchant owned and operated an information management consulting business for 17 years. He attended the Polytechnic Institute of New York University where he studied Technical Writing and Specialized Journalism.
JOSEPH J. PORROVECCHIO
Vice President / General Manager, Alternative Energy Systems
Mr. Porrovecchio, Vice President / General Manager, Alternative Energy Systems, joined EPS in April 2014. He has served the public and private sector carbon reduction and energy efficiency objectives through innovative design, installation and financial arrangements. Mr. Porrovecchio continues to utilize his certificate in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), a program focused primarily on new, commercial-building projects, to lead EPS Corporation into its newest area of business.
Lt. Colonel Porrovecchio, USAR, retired in 1999 with 28 years of service. As an engineer officer, he formulated, designated and managed construction of MILCON and humanitarian projects CONUS, Korea and Panama. He also served as Panama Garrison DPW and Jungle School advisor. He reinstated for active duty in Afghanistan in April 2005 and he retired again in November 2005.