Colorado Engineering Inc. (DBA CAES AT&E) employs only the highest caliber people the industry has to offer. Our team is deeply committed to promoting a can-do attitude through the use of cross-training and opportunities that are both personally and professionally challenging and rewarding. This philosophy has attracted an extraordinarily talented and experienced cadre of winning people to the AT&E team. Our environment and culture fosters innovative thinking and promotes high levels of participation by everyone to continuously strive to improve our superior work processes and ethics.
Dr. Mike Simon is the Vice President/General Manager, Technical Fellow, and interim Director of Engineering at CAES AT&E. Simon is a seasoned, multidisciplinary PhD & MBA engineer adept at formulating and executing strategy, and inspiring innovation culture to achieve superior business results. His 22+ years of experience in the industry includes systems, software, RF, mechanical engineering, and physics; spacecraft and payload mission engineering, design, analysis, SATCOM, and flight hardware; IRAD management; and new technology business capture and proposals. Simon’s previous positions at CAES include Custom ASIC Product Line Director and Lead Ka-Band IRAD Team. Prior to CAES, Simon served in engineering leadership roles at KVH Industries and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. He earned an MBA from the Fox School of Business at Temple University, a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado Boulder, an MS from the University of Denver, and a BA in biology from Temple.
Nancy Scally is CAES AT&E Vice President. Most recently, she was CEI’s Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer. She also serves on the board of advisors for Kansas State University (K-State). K-State awarded Nancy with the 2012 Entrepreneur Award, which honors alumni who have made significant professional contributions to their fields. In 2011, she received the Small Business Administration Tibbetts award for exemplifying the best in the small innovative business research programs. Also in 2011, Colorado Engineering’s Mentor Protégé program was awarded the esteemed Nunn-Perry award. Nancy graduated in 1983 from K-State with a degree in human ecology.
Dr. Larry Scally is CAES AT&E Vice President and Chief Technical Officer. Most recently, he was CEI’s Co-founder, President and Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Scally has diverse systems, hardware, firmware and software experience in radar, communication, EW and SIGINT in the areas of electromagnetics, antenna design, RF design, DSP and high performance processing. He spent five years on Kwajalein upgrading, maintaining and operating the TRADEX L/S band radar. He co-founded Catalina Research in 1990 and served as President and CTO. Dr. Scally earned a Ph.D.E.E in Electromagnetics/Remote Sensing from the University of Colorado Boulder, and Master of Business Administration, Master of Electrical Engineering and Bachelor in Electrical Engineering degrees from Villanova University.
Sherry Burghardt is CAES AT&E’s Vice President of Operations and Finance. She manages operations processes and procedures, and provides financial and benefits administration and contracting for military and commercial customers. She also has extensive experience with purchasing and production. Prior to working at AT&E, she served as Computer Specialist at Karval Online Education and Software Engineer and Computer Specialist at Sirius Retail LLC. Sherry is pursuing an M.B.A. through Kansas State University’s distance learning program. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Business from Bellevue University and an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science from Metropolitan Community College.
Michael J. Bonato is CAES AT&E’s Vice President of Program Management. He was previously CEI’s Vice President of Advanced Systems. His background includes management of advanced technology development programs and general business operations with systems engineering experience in radar, –INT, and digital signal processing applications. He earned an MBA (Finance) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Greg Deemer is CAES AT&E’s Director of Business Development. His background includes a broad range of experience in hardware design, programming (firmware & software), systems engineering, testing and deployment of commercial, DoD, automotive and financial applications. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Colorado in 2006.