The NDIA Board of Directors manages the business and affairs of NDIA-DVC, and is comprised of the following officers and directors:
President Joe 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 serves as president of 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.
Mr. Welsh holds a Juris Doctor from Temple University where he also served as a Research Fellow in International Law and he holds an MBA from Philadelphia University.
Vice President Paul Trenholm
Through a twenty (25+) year career in the Defense Industry, my experience has ranged from working for one of the Navy’s commercial shipyards – Ingalls Shipbuilding, expanding the Navy business within one of the US Defense Primes – Curtiss Wright, to most recently stepping in as owner and President of a Small Business – Derbyshire Machine & Tool Co. a manufacturer of Navy valves, strainers, eductors, and fluid control systems in Philadelphia.
Focus over the last 15 years has been on the Business Development of Advanced Valve Technologies for Navy Shipbuilding applications to enable cost reduction by reduced manning and maintenance by incorporating higher levels of automation and materials. Scope of responsibilities included:
• International Business Development
• Congressional Outreach
• RDT&E coordination with DoD SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) firms
Bachelor of Science Degree 1977, Rider University Lawrenceville NJ
* Board of Directors – National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Delaware Valley Chapter
*ACIBC & SIBC Aircraft Carrier & Submarine Industrial Base Coalitions
* Navy League SE Pennsylvania Chapter
* American Society of Naval Engineers
* Marine Machinery Association – Navy Shipboard Equipment Manufacturers
* Board of Directors( 2005-2015) – Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild – Historic Tall Ship “Gazela”
* Served on Commissioning Committees for USS Michael Murphy, USS Somerset, & USS Murtha
2nd Vice President Kathy Reynolds
Ms. Kathy Reynolds has been in the military defense industry for more than 35 years. She has diverse hands on, in the trenches experience with many years of primary focus on procurement, distribution channels, sales and marketing strategies. Most of her career has been with Triman Industries, Inc. which is located in West Berlin, NJ.
Triman is a unique distribution company providing military land, sea and air aftermarket products to the defense industry. Triman establishes strategic partnerships with manufacturers to create business growth optimizing logistics between partnered suppliers and military customers. Trimans service philosophy is to meet and exceed customer expectations, achieve management goals, and create an inclusive, team oriented and positive employee culture. That is where Kathy has embraced and targeted her many years of experience and knowledge to the key objectives and goals of Triman.
In the past 10 years as Triman’s Vice President of Sales her role has been that of strategic partnership development, retention and customer support.
She interfaces with manufacturers to align their core competencies of designing and manufacturing military spare products to both government agencies and military defense customers in need of the products. Products within the land, sea and air aftermarket range from legacy/near obsolescence parts to new and innovative first time procurement products.
Kathy’s vast and diversified knowledge of the full circle government procurement cycle and marketplace intel discovery enables her to clearly identify and support the military defense capabilities of the manufacturers, ultimately providing support to the end users product fulfillment needs.
Kathy is an active board member for the NDIA Delaware Valley Chapter.
Additional memberships Kathy belongs to include:
Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)
American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE)
Association of the United States Army (AUSA)
Marine Machinery Association (MMA)
Navy League of the United States
Women In Defense Liberty Chapter (WID)
Treasurer Tom Harris
Dr. Harris earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Science Engineering from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!), and Master of Science and Doctorate degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Harris has performed research and development for a wide range of high-performance air vehicles, including space recovery vehicles, defense interceptors, maneuvering reentry vehicles, and launch vehicles. He also has a demonstrated track record in management and business development.
Dr. Harris began his career with General Electric in the Reentry Systems Division, where he was responsible for the aerodynamic design of maneuvering reentry vehicles. In 1977, he joined Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), where he developed computational fluid dynamic (CFD) models and managed numerous supersonic wind tunnel test programs.
In 1996 Dr. Harris was promoted to Assistant Vice President and Division Manager of the Fluid Sciences Division. During his leadership the Division executed a number of high visibility programs, including long range projectiles for the Navy, a miniature exoatmospheric kill vehicle for the Missile Defense Agency, and Japan’s HOPE-X unmanned shuttle program. His customers included the U.S. Air Force, DARPA, the Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, U. S. Navy, and the CIA.
In 2008 Dr. Harris established Valley Forge Scientific, LLC. He currently teaches aerodynamics at Villanova University.
Secretary Brian Gocial
Brian S. Gocial concentrates his practice on government contract law, providing legal and regulatory assistance to government contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers before federal and state agencies, including the General Accountability Office, Board of Contract Appeals, and Federal and State Courts.
Brian has been a Board Member of the Delaware Valley Chapter of NDIA since 2005, and served as President of the Board from 2015-2017. Brian is co-author of the Pennsylvania Government Contract Handbook, 2009–2010 ed., published by the West division of Thomson Reuters. He is currently with BLANKROME of Philadelphia, PA.
|President||1||Joseph Welsh, Esq., Attorney at Lawfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|1st Vice President||2||Paul Trenholm, Derbyshire Machine & Tool, Philadelphia PAemail@example.com|
|Secretary||3||Brian Gocial, Esq., Partner, Blank Rome LLPfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Treasurer||4||Thomas Harris, Valley Forge Scientific, Philadelphia PAemail@example.com|
|Directors||1||Anthony DeMarco, PRICE Systems, Mt Laurel NJfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|2||Daniel Rhoads Jr., Rhoads Industries Inc., Philadelphia PAemail@example.com|
|3||Paul Welsh, Analytical Graphics Inc., Exton PAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|4||James A. Donahue, Strategic Management Consulting, Richboro PAemail@example.com|
|5||Pat Woody Reeves, PWR Consulting, Philadelphia PAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|6||Robert Coates, L-3 SPD Electrical Systems, Philadelphia PA||Robert.Coates@L-3com.com|
|7||Alan J. Criswell, American Competitive Institute, Philadelphia PAemail@example.com|
|8||Jane Lowenstein, JanBara Associates, Conshohocken, PAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|9||C. Randy Reeves, Life Cycle Engineering (LCE), Philadelphia PAemail@example.com|
|10||Bill Eckerle, EHS Technologies, Moorestown NJfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|11||Eileen Mulvena, NDI Engineering Co.||email@example.com|
|12||Kathy Reynolds, Triman Industries, West Berlin, NJfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|13||Sam Thevanayagam, Parts For Life Inc., Cinnaminson, NJemail@example.com|
|14||Juan R. Peñalver, Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training (MST)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|15||Mark Mortenson, General Resonanceemail@example.com|
|16||Dave Henderson, Mission1st, Princeton NJfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|18||Irene H Katacinski, NSWC (Ret), Philadelphia, PAemail@example.com|
|19||David Shaffer, Kreischler Miller, Horsham PA||DShaffer@kmco.com|
|20||Jari Antilla, Philadelphia Shipyard, Philadelphia PA||Jari.Anttila@phillyshipyard.com|
|21||Phil Jaurigue, Sabre Systems, Warrington, PAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|22||Bill North, Rhoads Industries, Inc., Philadelphia PAemail@example.com|
|23||Marco Digabriele, Boeing Company, Ridley Park, PAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|25||Bill Sunnick Jr., Leonardo Helicopteremail@example.com|
|Honorary||1||John J. Mulhern, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA|
|Directors||2||William Swahl, Colony Consulting, Woolwich Township, NJ|
|3||Francis M. Walton, NDI Engineering Co., Thorofare NJ|
|4||Thomas U. Siegenthaler, RADM USN (Ret.), NDI Engineering Co.|
|5||Joe Hare, Rhoads Industries Inc., Huntingdon Valley PA|