FRANCESCO A. MUSORRAFITI (MOOSE)
October 24, 1929 – September 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 remain the heart and soul of EPS.
ANTOINETTE M. MUSORRAFITI
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Ms. Musorrafiti, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, was instrumental in the founding and development 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 Corporate Strategic Team, Chief Financial Officer and Division Leaders operating under the strong belief of ONE Company, ONE Team, ONE Goal. 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.
JOHN E. GAGLIANO
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel
Mr. Gagliano, Executive 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. In addition, Mr. Gagliano provides day-to-day leadership and management, primarily focusing on ensuring that the operating divisions represent the company’s mission and core values.
As a key member of the Corporate Strategic Team, Mr. Gagliano oversees and identifies legal issues in all departments and their interrelation, including Contracts, Business Development, Finance, and Human Resources, at the corporate level and within the divisions, establishing corporate governance and business policy.
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
Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and NAVSEA Client Executive
Mr. Armstrong, Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and NAVSEA Client Executive, joined EPS in January 2013. In his role as Executive 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, and provides mentoring as a cornerstone to the development of senior staff. He is a key member of the Corporate Strategic Team.
Mr. Armstrong has 31 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 and a Meritorious Civilian Service 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 and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), 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.
Chief Information Officer
Mr. Le, Chief Information Officer, joined EPS in September 2020 as the Corporate Director of Information Technology and by April of 2021, due to his knowledge and exceptional vision for EPS’ IT future was promoted to Corporate Chief Information Officer, providing EPS a solid foundation for its internal IT architectures while positioning the company for its CMMC future.
Mr. Le graduated from St. Joseph's University in 1997 with a degree in Management Information Systems. After graduating, he began his career as a Desktop Engineer and promoted to Network Manager within 6 months. Over the next 20 years, Mr. Le worked as a Senior Network Engineer in several market spaces which include a Hospital, Real Estate Agency, Magazine Publisher, Internet Service Provider (ISP), and various Government Agencies.
Mr. Le has 24 years of combined experience within the Information Technology environment. His current technical certifications include: AWS Certified Solutions Architect, AWS Certified Advanced Networking Specialty and F5 Certified Administrator, while previously holding several Cisco Certifications including CCNA, and CCNP.
PUSHPA B. MERCHANT
Executive Vice President and NAVAIR Client Executive
Mr. Merchant, Executive Vice President and member of our Corporate Strategic Team, joined EPS in 2013. The successes that he has brought to EPS as General Manager of the Information Management Solutions Division have proven his value towards our goal of company growth. He continues to expand his service base to pursue opportunities in software development and cybersecurity projects, while continuing to expand the logistics support services EPS provides its customers. He is a recognized Subject Matter Expert in Interactive Electronic Technical Manual (IETM) design and implementation and on information management applications. Mr. Merchant is an active member of several standards and business community committees and holds officer positions on many of them.
Prior to joining EPS, 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.
Executive Vice President and Army & Air Force Client Executive
Mr. Zell, is Executive Vice President of EPS Field Services and Network Solutions divisions. Mr. Zell possesses consummate capabilities in the areas of instructional methods, curriculum development and personnel supervision. His responsibilities include the development of business processes and fiscal performance, business development, calculated forecasting, proposal development and program management. In addition, Mr. Zell pursues opportunities to further develop both division’s broad business base of Training, Fielding, Logistics, Foreign Military Sales, Help Desk Support, Network Engineering, and ISP/OSP Plant Support. He is a member of the Corporate Strategic Team and manages the daily activities of both divisions, with employees located world-wide.
Prior to joining EPS in 2012, Mr. Zell retired from U.S. Army Communications field with over 21 years of service before entering the private sector in 2004. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business with a specialization in Administration.
STEPHEN “STEVE” STEWART
Senior Vice President, Northeast Region
Mr. Stewart, Senior Vice President, Northeast Region, joined EPS in December 2021. In his role as Senior Vice President, Northeast Region, he is a key member of the EPS Corporate Strategic Team. Mr. Stewart has over 40 years supporting the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport (NUWCDIVNPT) and other Warfare Centers; NAVSEA; NAVAIR; SPAWAR (now NAVWAR); and other markets. His industry experience includes roles as a Director, Vice President, Senior Vice President, and Chief Growth Officer, and as well as his Federal Civil Service role as the Deputy Competition Advocate/Director of the Office of Small Business Programs at NUWCDIVNPT.
Mr. Stewart is exceptionally well qualified in the areas of operations and business development, including Full Operational Management and Profit and Loss (P&L). Significant track-record of capturing, leading, and managing multi-million dollars of annual revenue; exploring new markets, and negotiating teaming agreements; with positive and long-term relationships with Government and Industry leaders. Skilled at, and truly enjoys, mentoring employees to achieve their full potential. He has a B.S. Degree in Business Quantitative Methods & Management Science, with a Minor in Economics, from Salve Regina University; is DAWIA Level II Contracts certified; and is a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt.
KELLEY A. MERITZIS
Vice President, Human Resources
Ms. Meritzis, Vice President, Human Resources, has been with EPS since 2002. Ms. Meritzis serves as an advisor to management on all aspects of human resources. She leads a team that drives Human Resources programs, practices, processes and policy.
Ms. Meritzis holds a Master’s degree in Communications from Seton Hall University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business with a concentration in Human Resources from Rowan University. She is a member of the Society of Human Resources and the Jersey Shore Association of Human Resources. She holds Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM-SCP certifications.