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Ricardo (Rick) Martinez

President & Chief Executive Officer

Rick is President and CEO of Project Enhancement Corporation (PEC). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also attended the Defense Systems Management College and participated in the Environmental Management Fellows Program at the Council on Excellence in Government. He has provided expert consulting services in areas of program/project management, policy development, organizational development, safety analysis, and quality assurance.

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Karen Bolen

Chief Financial Officer & Vice President of Corporate Services

Karen is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Vice President of Corporate Services at PEC. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Towson University and a Masters of Business Administration from Hood College. With close to 20 years of accounting, contractual, and human resources experience, she has a proven track record of quality and efficiency and has developed into an expert in the use of the Deltek GCS Premier accounting system.

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Charles (Chuck) A. Negin

Senior Vice President

Chuck is co-founder and Senior Vice President at PEC. He holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, 1961) and has an accomplished and extensive career in engineering and operations. Following his shipboard, shipyard, and submarine prototype service with the U.S. Department of the Navy, Chuck worked within the commercial nuclear power industry from the 1970s through the mid 1990s...

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Getachew Worku

Vice President of Technical Services

Getachew manages consulting and support activities in the areas of quality assurance, nuclear services program support, environmental services program support, information technology, and other technical support services. He is responsible for ensuring that PEC and its subcontractors and consultants deliver complete, accurate, timely, and efficient products and services to clients.

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Leo Carey, CIH

Vice President of Analytical Services

Leo serves as Vice President of Analytical Services at PEC, where clients include the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Architect of the Capital (AOC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

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John Neave

Vice President of Project Services

In Project Services, John leads consulting services to clients such as the National Nuclear Security Administration, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), other government consulting companies, and commercial customers. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. His team of project management professionals, technical consultants, and communications experts...

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Diane Burnes

Director of Operations

With more than 30 years of professional experience in a variety of business sectors that include private, not-for-profit, and federal environments, Diane’s emphasis is on operations, employee relations, facility management, client services, event planning, and team building.

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Paivi Nettamo

Director of Public Relations and Communications

Paivi Nettamo is PEC’s Director of Public Relations and Communications. Paivi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Related Support Services from Clemson University. With experience serving clients in commercial industries and government agencies, Paivi is seasoned and skilled in media relations, event management, communications strategy development, branding, crisis communications...

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Carolyn Reynolds

Contracts Manager and Facility Security Officer

Carolyn joined Project Enhancement Corporation in January 2000. With over 30 years of varied operational and administrative management support with government, state, and private sectors, she provides interface in the areas of program/project management.

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Jean Aviles

Human Resources Manager

A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Jean joined PEC in January of 2009. Licensed in MD, DC, and VA in the areas of Life and Health Insurance, Jean brings with her a strong customer service background and more than 27 years of executive analytical and administrative support experience in the area of group benefits. She is also an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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