Team

Management


Jay Lustig –President, CEO

Jay Lustig is a graduate of the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst campus. He joined Scientific Solutions in 2001 as the Director of Business Development where he served as the external representative of the company as well as performing internal duties. He was promoted to Chief Operation Officer and assumed the role of taking more responsibility for the business operations as well as maintaining his business development duties. In his tenure with Scientific Solutions he has also served as project manager for such projects as the Integrated Marine Mammal Monitoring and Protection System (IMAPS), a system to detect and track marine mammals from various sources of inputs and also the project manager for an autonomous drifting data collection buoy designed for the Department of Energy.

Mr. Lustig left Scientific Solutions in 2012 and obtained his Series 7 and Series 66 FINRA licenses. In 2014 He returned to SSI to serve as the company’s Chief Executive officer. He is responsible for day to day operations of the company, serves as an assistant project manager and continues to provide a degree of business development for the company as well.

He is a past board member of the National Defense Industrial Association and currently serves on the New Hampshire Chapter Board of the Association of the United States Army and is member of the board of directors for the Pennichuck Water Company.

In his spare time he enjoys spending time on the golf course, listening to music, and enjoying the company of his family.

 

Kim Gilbert –Contract Manager

Kim Gilbert manages all aspects of organizational operations. Her responsibilities include contract management, financial controller, facility security officer (FSO), managing facility operations, and handling multiple subsidiary companies.  She supports the technical staff and program managers overseeing all contracts the company generates from proposal preparation and submittal to closure. Ms. Gilbert manages the daily company financial related income and expense issues.  As FSO, she maintains the company’s compliance for defense security clearance requirements, implementing NISPOM regulations within the company, and training personnel. She is a member of NCMS and NCMA.  
 
She holds a bachelor's degree in Business and Finance from Daniel Webster College. Over the past 25 years, she has maintained proficiencies in Contract/Controller/DSS Security/Export CPE/CEU and NCMA, NCMS, DAU. She also is pursuing CPCM and SPēD certifications
 
She enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, boating, and skiing, and performs community service including actively supporting Boy Scouts for over 12 years.

 

Engineering


Gerry Santos –Sr. Technical Manager

Gerry Santos holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts as well as a masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Northern Colorado.

Mr. Santos’ career now includes more than thirty years experience covering all aspects of live Range / At-Sea and distributed network T&E as well as in Ranges technology, implementation and management in both the T&E and Training domains. Most of both the T&E and NAVSEA testing experience has been in a leadership role. Early experience addressed Range survey problems, direction (as Lead Scientist) of multi-ship ocean engineering installations of complex undersea acoustic measurement and tracking array systems, design, conduct and evaluation/analysis of RDTE and pre-deployment testing of submarines, torpedo and surface
ships; renovation and redesign of shore-based data reduction and tracking systems.  Diversified technical and project management experience in a wide variety of development and target computer environments. Planned, staged, operated and reported on complete tracking and measurement Range installations in the
High Arctic under severe and hazardous environmental conditions. More recent work has included designing, staging and conduct of the first (and subsequent) distributed simulation exercises in the US Navy. Directed the team which implemented the first distributed simulation of a live submarine operating
on-Range training with a laboratory generated simulated torpedo 1500 miles away. Functioned as Navy Deputy for both the Foundation Initiative 2010 (FI 2010) project and its predecessor. Led the Team that built the first prototype of the TENA middleware. Led the FI 2010 “Cadre” – the technological and programmatic leveraging arm of FI 2010 being skilled at communication, organization, and problem solving. Team-oriented with a future view.

Mr. Santos is presently the “User Coordination Lead” for the TENA project and the JNTC Instrumentation Support Team Lead.

 

Chip Nylander –Chief Software Engineer

Charles (“Chip”) Nylander led the development of software products and software systems architecture at Digital Equipment Corporation, where he was a Senior Consulting Engineer, Technical Director for Software Development Technologies, and Director of the Advanced Development Group.

Following his tenure at DEC, he was for 11 years a Senior Team Leader for MATLAB development at The MathWorks, where he led the development of the MATLAB Accelerator / JIT and the integration of MATLAB with Java.

Mr. Nylander joined Scientific Solutions Incorporated in 2007. He led the software development and integration for the experimental Integrated Marine Mammal Monitoring and Protection System (IMAPS). This was a wide area wireless network software system utilizing distributed object oriented middleware to collect and integrate multiple sensory modalities for the tracking of gray whales.

Since the successful conclusion of the IMAPS experiment in 2008, he has been responsible for the development, delivery, and enhancement of distributed systems for the detection and tracking of underwater threats, which used TENA as an interface and integration standard. He has recently been responsible for design and development of the Graphical User Interface to the TENA Monitoring Tool database

Mr. Nylander received a B.A. from Wheaton College, graduate studies in Computer Science at Boston University, and a Technology MBA Certificate from Northeastern University College of Business Administration.

Mr. Nylander has been awarded six US patents in software technology. He is a past vice-chairman of the X3J1 Technical Committee of the American National Standards Institute.

 

Mike Birmann – Chief Hardware Engineer

Michael Birmann received a Bachelor of Science degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Webb Institute in 1986. He joined SSI in 1996 and serves as the lead engineer and project manager for the High Frequency Marine Mammal Monitoring Sonar (HFM3) project. Mr. Birmann has also played a key role in the Swimmer Detection Sonar Network (SDSN) project since its inception. He came to SSI from Atlantic Applied Research Corporation (AARC) where his focus was on computational fluid dynamics, hydrodynamics, marine propulsor design and acoustic signature reduction. At AARC, he assisted in the design and fabrication of an acoustic wind tunnel test facility.

Mr. Birmann grew up on the South Shore of Boston and is an avid and accomplished dinghy sailor. While at Webb Institute, he was the Captain of the Sailing Team and also played on the basketball team and served as Vice President and as a member of the Honor Council within the Webb Student Organization. He competed in the U.S. Olympic Sailing Trials in the Finn Dinghy in 1992.