Executive Management

Saalex Solutions, Inc. offers a strong executive management team, which provides a unique depth of experience and diverse areas of expertise:

 

Travis Mack - President / CEO

Travis Mack

Mr. Mack provides overall leadership and direction for Saalex, and provides executive oversight and guidance for the company's strategic growth and tactical operational initiatives. His previous experience includes multi-year service in the U.S. Navy and Senior Technology management positions with Homestore.com, and Modis IT Consulting. Mr. Mack holds a B.S. in Business Management and an Honorary Doctorates Degree in Business from Webber International University. He has in-depth expertise in the software applications discipline and Defense acquisition contracting. Travis has completed the Senior Executive Management Program, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College. The Junior Executive Management Program, Clark Atlanta University, and is a graduate of the USC Marshall School of Business Executive Leadership Program and is a certified Six Sigma greenbelt. Mr. Mack is a member of Southern California Aerospace Professionals (SCAPR) and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA). Travis sits on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club for Oxnard and Port Hueneme, the Board of Directors for The United Way of Ventura County, and the Brevard Workforce Development Board.

 

Earl Jones - Board of Directors Member

Earl Jones

Earl Jones brings over forty-two years of experience in the management, development and operation of space and communications ground systems. His twenty-two (22) year career at TRW (now Northrop Grumman) included successful acquisition of new space ground system programs as Business Area Manager for Space Command & Control and Telecommunications Systems. He also distinguished himself as a superb Program Manager including such programs as the Consolidated Space Operations Center (CSOC) located in Colorado Springs, CO, the Space-Based Infrared (SBIRS) Ground System Pre-EMD, The Follow-On Early Warning System (FEWS) Ground Segment, and the Launch and Network Control Equipment (LANCE) Program. During his career in the United States Air Force, he was responsible for ground system developments for such programs as the Space Shuttle Ground Processing at Vandenberg AFB, CA, Inertial Upper Stage (IUS) Processing at Cape Canaveral, FL, and Long-Haul Telecommunications Centers throughout the Pacific. Mr. Jones holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Tuskegee University and a Master of Urban Planning from Syracuse University.

 

Randall Wheeler - Director of Finance

Randall Wheeler

Randall Wheeler, Certified Management Accountant, is Saalex's Director of Finance. Prior to starting with Saalex Solutions in 2004, Randall spent 15 years as a Controller in large public companies including with Department of Defense contractors. Randall has been named to the Pacific Coast Business Times’ annual list of Who’s Who in CFOs, Controllers, and Financial Executives for the last 5 consecutive years. He graduated from Portland State University in 1987 with a B.S. in Business Administration & Accounting. Randall is a member of the Rotary Club of Moorpark and served as President of the club in 09/10.

 

 

Aaron Cudnohufsky - Director of Operations

Aaron Cudnohufsky

Mr. Cudnohufsky has served over 28 years as an active duty Naval Officer. His Navy experience includes Aviation Command at sea of a fighter squadron (VF-31), Executive Assistant for Director Navy Staff, Commanding Officer of the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii, and Military Director of the NAVAIR ranges. He is a member of the Navy Acquisition Corps and is DAU qualified level III in Program Management, Test & Evaluation, and SPRDE-System Engineering. He has flown numerous combat missions in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and other operational deployments.

Mr. Cudnohufsky’s last 5 ½ years of his Navy career has focused on the Research, Development, Acquisition, Test, and Evaluation of Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines, U.S. Defense Agencies and Foreign Allied programs. Mr Cudnohufsky’s many military decorations and awards include the Legion of Merit (2 awards), Defense Meritorious Service medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), and Strike/Flight Air medals (4 awards). He is a graduate of Northern Michigan University and earned a Masters degree from the Naval War College.

 

Devin Sappington - Director of Business Development and Capture

Devin SappingtonMr. Sappington has over 30 years in DoD experience both as an active duty airman and as a federal contractor. While in the US Air Force Devin’s experience was spread among many disciplines including electronic warfare, satellite commanding and data acquisition, remote sensing, aircrew operations, and nuclear proliferation monitoring. He proudly served in Operation Desert Shield/Storm deploying with the 801st Provisional Bomb Wing. Devin has over 15 years of Capture and Business Development experience supporting both small and large businesses. His successful execution of the business development processes have yielded well over a half a billion dollars in new revenue. He holds a Bachelor degree in Information Technology Management and is a member of the National Space Club.