Anthony DeMarco

Mr. DeMarco is the President and Managing Member of PRICE Systems L.L.C., a privately held company in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey.  PRICE is the world leader in Parametric Planning, Estimating, and Budgeting tools and services with clients in the North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.  PRICE introduced the first commercially available Hardware and Software Cost Estimating Models in 1975 and attained its industry leading position through dedication to speed, quality and customer satisfaction.

Mr. DeMarco received a Bachelors degree in Mathematics from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a Masters degree in Computer Science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, NJ.

Since joining PRICE Systems in 1981, Mr. DeMarco’s accomplishments include the development of the PRICE electronics cost model (PRICE M), major enhancements to the PRICE hardware model (PRICE H), and the personal computer program XPERT/H.  As PRICE Product Development Manager for several years, Mr. DeMarco led a team of operations researchers, logisticians and computer scientists in the development of parametric models and tools to serve the cost estimating and analysis community.  During his tenure as the leader of PRICE Systems, PRICE migrated its tools to desktop and client/server computing platforms and has introduced several new services including professional services, tailored on-site training, the PRICE Knowledge Manager, and PRICE TruePlanning, TrueFindings, and TrueMapper

Mr. DeMarco is a recognized expert and frequent speaker on predictive cost modeling for optimizing planning, budgeting, and cost management. He has contributed over 20 papers on cost estimating, analysis and management and is cited on two U.S. patents for cost estimating techniques. In 1997, Mr. DeMarco received the highest honor bestowed by the International Society of Parametric Analysts (ISPA), the Freiman Award.  In 2001, Mr. DeMarco served on the NASA International Space Station Management and Cost Evaluation Task Force (IMCE) to help address cost growth on the program.  Mr. DeMarco works with many cost engineering societies and is the past President of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Delaware Valley Chapter.

In 1998, Mr. DeMarco led the management buyout of the PRICE Systems business unit from the Lockheed Martin Corporation to form PRICE Systems, L.L.C.  PRICE is now an independent employee-owned business dedicated to helping enterprises manage cost and sustain profitable growth through faster, better planning, estimating and budgeting.

Juan Penalver

Juan Peñalver serves as director of international business development for Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS).  Based in Moorestown, New Jersey, he leads a team responsible for customer relationships and new business development in Europe and South America.

Prior to joining RMS International Business Development, Juan served as the director of international business development for the Surface & Sea-Based Missile Defense Line of Business in Moorestown.

Juan has held a series of increasingly responsible positions since joining Lockheed Martin as a market analyst in the late ‘80s.  Following early assignments focused on air traffic management programs, he led development of the industrial cooperation program for a major international Aegis combat system sale.

In 1996 he joined Lockheed Martin’s corporate international organization as regional director for southern Europe, working in both London and Madrid.   His activities focused on naval, space and aeronautics programs in Spain, Italy and Portugal.  He returned to the U.S. in 2003 to lead missile defense and combat systems business development.

Juan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rochester and the Master of Science in Foreign Service degree from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association.

As a Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve, now retired after 26 years of service, he deployed to Iraq from May 2010 to June 2011.  His military decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, and Navy Commendation Medal (2 awards).

Phil Jaurigue

Mr. Philip Jaurigue began his career in private industry supporting Navy shipbuilding and aircraft programs. In 1989 he founded Sabre Systems, Inc. and has served as CEO since its inception. Mr. Jaurigue provides strategic business leadership to drive the direction, stability and growth of Sabre. Under his guidance and leadership, Sabre has grown into a highly successful technology and engineering services company.

Mr. Jaurigue is a board member for several organizations including: The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), The Committee of Seventy, The Free Library of Philadelphia, Liguori Academy, The Kaitlin Murphy Foundation, and previously the Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia. He is also the current chair of the Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow (SMART) organization, which supports research and development as well as technology-based opportunities in the Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania region. And additionally, serves on the Dean’s Council of the Fox School of Business of Temple University. He previously served as president of the Entrepreneurs Forum of Greater Philadelphia and the Philadelphia 100 Alumni Association. Mr. Jaurigue is a frequently scheduled speaker at Philadelphia area universities and is also a regular co-host on the Executive Leaders Radio program in both Washington, DC, and Philadelphia.

Under Mr. Jaurigue’s leadership, Sabre was recognized for its longstanding history of growth and was inducted into the Philadelphia 100® Hall of Fame as its inaugural member. His commitment to exhibiting the entrepreneurial spirit earned him the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Award for IT Solutions. In recognition of his leadership role in the Delaware Valley, the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League invited Mr. Jaurigue to its ownership group.

Mr. Jaurigue is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Temple University in Computer Information Sciences.

Sam Thevanayagam

Sam Thevanayagam is the President and CEO of Parts Life, Inc. and DeVal Lifecycle Support. Parts Life, Inc., an AS9100D certified small business, is an innovative company focused on providing customized parts and obsolescence solutions to support the Defense, Aerospace, Heavy Duty, and Automotive industries.  Known for agility, efficiency and affordability, the value created by Parts Life, Inc. results in lifecycle sustainment and service life extension for mission-critical assets. The work of Parts Life, Inc. directly impacts the warfighter and the U.S. taxpayer, saving millions of dollars each year together with ensuring systems are mission ready. Under Sam’s leadership, Parts Life, Inc. has quickly become a key industry leader, and earned a reputation of excellence and achievement in quality and performance by working closely with its customers to support individual needs.

Continuing to address the needs of his customers, Sam became the owner of DeVal Lifecycle Support in September 2017. DeVal Life Cycle Support, LLC, formerly known as DeVal Corporation, is an AS9100D certified organization. DeVal brings over sixty years of experience in high technology manufacturing/remanufacturing of Armament Support Equipment for the United States Military, Industry, and Foreign Allies. DeVal’s customer service-oriented team, along with their engineering design and reverse engineering capabilities, has made DeVal stand out in the fleet as the optimum source for support equipment. Their past and present performance has established DeVal as the original equipment manufacturer of approximately 53 families of legacy Aircraft Support Equipment. These families encompass various types of Weapon Transport Adapters, Bomb Hoists, Munitions Trailers, Dollies, Maintenance Platforms, Cargo Loaders, Drawbars, Tow Bars, and Self-Propelled Weapon Loaders.

Sam is passionate about extending the life of expensive mission critical assets and developing cost effective supply solutions with the agility and speed of a small company supporting the US war fighter and tax payer. Sam is devoted to empowering, mentoring, and developing people within his sphere of influence, and is deeply involved in his community and church.

Robert W. Coates

Bob joined L3 in April of 2005.   Bob is responsible for generating new business opportunities in main stream and adjacent markets for power distribution products and systems, predominantly for Navy combatants, submarines and carriers.  Shock hardened circuit breakers and switchboards along with the newly developed Power Node Control Center (PNCC®) and Power Node Switching Center (PNSC®) are the vital building blocks supplied by SPD Electrical Systems to keep the US Navy dominant on the seas.

Prior to joining L-3, Bob worked for AREVA T&D as General Manager of the Static VAR Control Group where he was responsible for the P&L of the business.  Having worked up from development engineering through Sales & Marketing to GM, Bob in his 15 years with AREVA (formerly ALSTOM & Cegelec) led innovative advancements to the large industrial and utility companies both domestically and internationally that demanded reliable power quality solutions.

With SAIC, Bob was instrumental in bringing the first commercial application of a Proton Particle Accelerator for the treatment of cancerous tumors into a hospital environment.  As the power systems engineer, Bob worked with a team of scientists and engineers at Fermilab to develop the particle accelerator.  Bob moved with the accelerator to Loma Linda University Medical Center where he oversaw the commissioning and beam delivery power systems.

Bob graduated from Drexel University with a BS in Electrical Engineering.  Bob served active duty in the US Air Force with station assignments in Texas and Germany.

Bob has served as President of the Marine Machinery Association (MMA) and the NDIA-Delaware Valley Chapter where he remains an executive board member for both organizations.  He is a member of IEEE, ASNE, SNAME, Navy League, Navy Submarine League, Surface Navy and several other professional organizations.

Bob currently resides in Haddonfield, NJ with is wife Lisa and daughter Danielle.

Jane Lowenstein

Jane Lowenstein, original founding member of WID Liberty Chapter, acts as chief elected officer and presides over all chapter business. She ensures that decisions, orders and resolutions of the Board of Directors are delegated and carried out in accordance with the chapter’s mission and approved bylaws.  Jane is the liaison with the NDIA Delaware Valley chapter and the primary contact with the Women in Defense Headquarters staff in matters of resource and financial allocations.

Jane is one of the partners in JanBara & Associates, a leadership, talent and coaching consulting firm that accelerates the performance of people and organizations.

Jane Lowenstein, Partner
JanBara & Associates
“Accelerating Performance:  People and Organizations”
215-482-1577 office
610 246-7004 cell

Leonard F. DeStefano Jr.

Leonard DeStefano is currently a Director on the Board of McKean Defense Group Inc, a consulting firm that provides information technology and naval engineering services to the US Navy. Headquartered at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia, PA, McKean Defense also has offices in Virginia, Washington, D.C., Indiana and California.

Mr. DeStefano is a cofounder of McKean Defense and has served as the Chairmen of the Compensation Committee for approximately eleven years and as the Secretary of the Board for the last three years. In addition, he holds the position of Chief Operating Officer.

Mr. DeStefano had both private and public sector industry experience prior to establishing McKean Defense. He worked as a senior executive for market leaders in the power generation industry, including Koch Industries, John Zink and TODD Combustion. Mr. DeStefano’s work took him to power plants around the world with extensive travel in Continental Europe, Eastern Europe and the United States. Prior to that, he spent seventeen years supporting Naval Sea Systems Command. As a Senior Technical Agent, he travelled the globe supporting ships for the US Navy.

Mr. DeStefano grew up in the Philadelphia area, attending twelve years of private school. He then completed a four-year curriculum of apprenticeship training for a US Naval Shipyard in just three years, graduating first in his class. Mr. DeStefano is a member of the American Society of Naval Engineers, a Life Member of The Naval Institute, The Union League of Philadelphia, Aronimink Golf Club and The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

Having lived in Philadelphia, Huntington Beach, CA, Fairfield CT, Mr. DeStefano currently resides in Newtown Square, PA with his wife Elaine and two children, Jessica and Christopher. He spends his spare time enjoying his family, playing golf and coaching (U10) little league baseball at Newtown Edgemont Little League (NELL).

Len holds a Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance.

David Shaffer

Areas of Specialization

David provides audit, tax, and management consulting services for a variety
of clients and industry groups. His areas of expertise include government contractors, engineers, architects, and other service-related companies. He serves as an instructor for in-house professional training seminars and has conducted seminars throughout Pennsylvania regarding compliance with the
Federal Acquisition Regulations. David has advised clients on either buying or selling their businesses and has completed over $1 billion in transactions. He has developed unique due diligence and postacquisition tools to facilitate a successful transaction.

David serves as a member of the firm’s ESOP Group. He has advised owners on exit strategies and has assisted numerous companies in developing, a
comprehensive succession plan that addresses the owner’s liquidity needs and also addresses the cash flows of the company. As the Government Contracting Industry Group Leader, David works with a number of Department of Defense contractors and many contractors supporting second tier Government organizations such as Homeland Security and the Department of Energy. He also works with a number of professional service firms that support state Departments of Transportation and other state agencies, to assist them with their indirect cost rates. As the leader of the Architectural and Engineering Group, David is very involved in looking at the year-end tax planning for his professional service clients to determine that they are taking advantage of the cash basis method of accounting for tax purposes and also the potential tax credits that they may be eligible.
In addition, David assists clients in obtaining loans from banks. As a former bank CFO, he understands the underwriting process so he can present the loan proposal in terms that are easily understandable.


David joined Kreischer Miller in 1994. Prior to joining Kreischer Miller, he was the Chief Financial Officer for a local bank and worked for a large national accounting firm, where he audited financial institutions and closely-held companies. David has been coaching Horsham’s Challenger Baseball League—a league for disabled children—for over 15 years and owns a tree farm in Western PA.

Professional and Business Affiliations

 American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Member
 Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Member
 Horsham Rotary – Member, Past President, and 2010 Ike Jarrett Memorial Award Winner for
significant contributions to the community
 Horsham Chamber of Commerce – Member of the Board of Directors
 Supply Force Account Management – Officer and member of the Board of Directors
 Greater Valley Forge Transportation Association – Member
 College Settlement – Member of the Finance Committee
 American Council of Engineering Companies – Member
 Engineers Club of Philadelphia – Member
 American Institute of Architects – Associate Member
 National Defense Industrial Association – Board Member

Education and Certifications

 Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania
 B.S. – Washington and Jefferson College

Joseph Welsh

Mr. Welsh serves Rhoads Industries in the role of Federal, State and Local Government relations and human capital development. Mr. Welsh is an attorney, strategic consultant, and educator who delivers integrated solutions for businesses and supports regional, national and international business with a focus on economic and workforce development.   He also served as past president o f the Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association. In addition he serves on the board of Philly SHRM as Senior Policy Fellow. Mr. Welsh teaches business law at the Fox School of Business at Temple University and is a member of the Legal Studies Department.  He also teaches graduate courses Education Law at Gwynedd Mercy Universities and Gratz College.