The ENSCO Board of Director members, who are rich with advanced education and experience in the fields of science, technology and engineering, provide the company with leadership and guidance.
GREGORY B. YOUNG
Chairman of the Board
Former ENSCO President and Chief Executive Officer
Gregory Young is the former President and CEO of ENSCO, Inc., where he served for more than 30 years. Prior to joining ENSCO, he held numerous scientific, engineering and leadership positions at the CIA and in the Air Force, including the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Air Force Technical Applications Center, and the Space and Missile Test Center. He has published numerous technical papers and government reports. Mr. Young chaired the 40-plus member Dean's Leadership Council for the College of Science at Purdue University and the Research and Academic Committee at George Washington University. He was twice nominated for the High Tech Entrepreneur of the Year award by the Northern Virginia Technology Council/KPMG, and has received numerous military awards and decorations. Mr. Young is an active participant in industry, including the Northern Virginia Technology Council, a NATO advanced studies institute, and the University of Virginia Systems Engineering Advisory Board. Mr. Young holds a master’s degree in geophysics (Distinguished Graduate) from Purdue University and a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College and received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Purdue.
PAUL W. BROOME
Former ENSCO Executive Chairman of the Board, CEO and Chairman of the Board
Paul W. Broome is the former Executive Chairman of the Board, a position he held for six years. In that position, he guided strategic planning, technology development, and vision and values for the company. Mr. Broome has been a member of ENSCO's Board of Directors since 1990, serving as the company's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman of the Board from 1997 to 2010. He is an active member of the technology community, having served on the George Mason University Information Technology and Engineering Advisory Board, and the Board of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, the largest technology council in the nation. In 2005, Mr. Broome received the Outstanding Alumnus Award from the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University for his achievements and contributions to the university. Prior to joining ENSCO, Mr. Broome was a senior mechanical engineer with VSE Corporation, an engineering and technical services organization. He holds a Master of Science in electrical and computer engineering from George Mason University and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from The University of Virginia.
DR. RALPH W. ALEWINE III
Seimetrics International Corporation
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
Ralph Alewine III, Ph.D., is currently President of Seimetrics International Corporation, an international security consulting firm. Prior to retirement in 2002, Dr. Alewine served as Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense, responsible for the planning and implementing of nuclear arms control and nuclear non-proliferation programs for the DOD. He spent his career in the management of research and development projects with the DOD, and has worked extensively with numerous NATO allies, the Russian Federation, People's Republic of China, and international arms control organizations. Prior to that, Dr. Alewine was the Director, Nuclear Monitoring Research Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, where he directed research and development programs for nuclear test detection, military geophysics and satellite sensors. He is a recipient of the DOD Distinguished Civil Service Medal. Dr. Alewine currently serves on the President’s Advisory Board, Mississippi State University, and the Advisory Board of the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering of The George Washington University. He holds a doctoral degree in geophysics from the California Institute of Technology, a master’s degree from Brown University, and a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University. He served as an officer in the United States Air Force.
DR. GUION S. BLUFORD JR.
The Aerospace Technology Group
Former NASA Astronaut
Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering
Guion S. Bluford Jr., Ph.D., is founder and President of The Aerospace Technology Group. Previously, Dr. Bluford held executive positions at Northrop Grumman, Federal Data Corporation, and NYMA Inc. Prior to that, Dr. Bluford was a NASA astronaut on four space shuttle missions, including a Spacelab flight and a classified DOD flight. Dr. Bluford served on the Board of Trustees of The Aerospace Corporation, the National Research Council’s Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the U.S. Space Foundation, the NASA Alumni League, and the Investigative Activities of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board. He has been the recipient of several prestigious awards from the DOD, NASA, and the State of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bluford was inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame in 1997. He received his doctoral and master’s degrees in aerospace engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston, attended the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, and has a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Penn State University. Dr. Bluford served 29 years in the United States Air Force.
DR. F. PETER BOER
President and Chief Executive Officer
Tiger Scientific, Inc.
Former CTO & Executive Vice President of W.R. Grace & Co.
Ph.D., Chemical Physics
Peter Boer, Ph.D., is President and CEO of Tiger Scientific Inc., and previously held leadership positions at The Dow Chemical Company, the American Can Company, and W.R. Grace & Company. He currently serves on the boards of Purdue Pharma L.P., and Rhodes Technologies, as well as domestic and international affiliates of Purdue Pharma. Dr. Boer has taught at Yale's School of Engineering and the Yale School of Management. He is the author of Valuation of Technology, which has been translated into five languages, and five other books, as well as more than 80 scientific and business publications. Dr. Boer is a former president of the Industrial Research Institute and has been twice appointed as chairman of the National Medal of Technology Evaluation Committee. His government-related service includes advisory bodies for the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Commerce, the Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design, and the National Technology Transfer Center. Dr. Boer was elected in 1993 to the National Academy of Engineering. He has served on advisory committees of Harvard University, Princeton University, the University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Texas A&M University. Dr. Boer holds a doctoral degree in chemical physics from Harvard and a Bachelor of Arts in physics from Princeton.
Chief Ethics Officer
Joanne McDonald is Vice President, Chief Ethics Officer and Corporate Secretary, reporting to the Chairman of the Board Gregory B. Young, providing corporate leadership and advice on corporate governance and ethics issues, including developing and disseminating corporate ethics policies and ensuring that they are upheld. She will also investigate complaints and conflicts of interest. Ms. McDonald previously served as ENSCO's Vice President of the Administration and Human Resources Division, where she worked closely with executive leadership to create a competitive advantage through talent development and acquisition. Ms. McDonald's responsibilities also included corporate communications; employee relations; compensation/benefits; succession planning; diversity; and organizational effectiveness. Under Ms. McDonald's leadership, ENSCO has been the recipient of several awards that recognize ENSCO’s family-friendly program: the Companies As Responsive Employers (CARE) Award, the Torchbearer Award, and the Washington Business Journal's Best Place to Work Award. Previously, Ms. McDonald oversaw a $6 million technical training program to train the Royal Saudi Navy for HBH Company. Ms. McDonald received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland. She holds a Certificate of Director Education from the National Association of Corporate Directors, and is actively involved in the National Association of Corporate Directors, Women in Technology, the Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics, and the Society of Human Resource Management.
STEVEN L. MELTZER, Esq.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Assistant Corporate Secretary
Advisor to the Board
J.D., MBA, Harvard University
Steven Meltzer represents private and publicly held businesses in a wide range of transactions including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, divestitures, joint ventures, licensing and distribution agreements, venture capital financings, securities offerings, "going private" transactions and financial restructurings. He is a former member of Pillsbury's Managing Board. Mr. Meltzer chairs the Board of Trustees of the New England Institute of Technology, and serves as a director or advisory board member of several companies. Mr. Meltzer serves as secretary, a member of the executive committee, and legal counsel of the Technology Council of Maryland; is a member of the MdBio Foundation Board. He has been involved with the Board of Visitors of the College of Life Sciences of the University of Maryland, the Washington Area Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, the Standing Committee on Globalization of the Legal Profession of the International Bar Association, and has authored several articles. Mr. Meltzer has a Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration from Harvard, and a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, Mid-Atlantic Venture Association, Northern Virginia Technology Council, Technology Council of Maryland, and MdBio, and is active in the Biotechnology Industry Organization.
Boris Nejikovsky was named President of ENSCO, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries, ENSCO Avionics, ENSCO Avionics Canada, ENSCO Rail and ENSCO Rail Australia Pty Ltd, Oct. 1, 2014. Prior to his appointment as President, Mr. Nejikovsky was Vice President of ENSCO's Applied Technology and Engineering (ATE) Division, ENSCO Rail, Inc., and ENSCO Rail Australia Pty Ltd, which focus on the safety, quality and efficiency of railway operations worldwide via a full range of track inspection technologies and related data management systems, vehicle testing and vehicle-track interaction consulting. Mr. Nejikovsky has been with ENSCO for more than 20 years and has been instrumental in the design and integration of many of the company’s key rail products. Mr. Nejikovsky has a unique blend of experience and knowledge in governmental research and development, systems engineering, commercial product development, product manufacturing, international systems development, and product sales, as well as diverse operational management experience. Mr. Nejikovsky holds three U.S. patents in rail inspection technology and three foreign patents, and has authored a number of professional papers. Mr. Nejikovsky holds an Advanced Degree Civil Engineering in Hydraulics and Engineering Hydrology from the State Hydrological Institute, Leningrad, Russia, and an Electrical Engineering Degree from the Electrotechnical Institute in Leningrad.
STEVEN D. NIXON
Vulcan/Stratolaunch, Vice President for Strategic Development
Steven Nixon Consulting, President
Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Director of Science and Technology & IC CTO
Committee on Appropriations, Defense Subcommittee, U.S. House of Representatives, Professional Staff Member
Steven Nixon is Vice President for Strategic Development at Stratolaunch Systems Corporation. In that role, he leads the company’s activities involving strategy, government affairs, business development, marketing, and communications. Mr. Nixon is a former strategy consultant and former CTO of the U.S. Intelligence Community, where he oversaw the science and technology activities of 16 U.S. intelligence agencies. He was the founder and first acting director of IARPA, the Intelligence Community’s analogue to DARPA. Prior to that, Mr. Nixon was a long-time professional staff member on the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee. In 2008, he was awarded the National Intelligence Medal of Achievement. In 2005, Space News recognized him in its global top 10 list of people making a difference in space. The same year, the National Journal recognized him in the “Hill 100” as a top congressional staffer in the category of “Defense Transformation.” Before working for Congress, he was a Navy analyst at the Pentagon. Mr. Nixon participated in the Executive Leadership Training at the Kellogg School of Management and has a master’s degree in national security studies from Georgetown University. He has bachelor’s degrees in both mathematics and electrical engineering from the University of Kansas.
COBHAM ADVANCED ELECTRONIC SOLUTIONS, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
QINETIQ NORTH AMERICA, DIRECTOR
ORBITAL ATK, DIRECTOR
ORBITAL SCIENCES CORPORATION, CO-FOUNDER
MBDA, INC., FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Scott Webster is Chairman of the Board of Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions. Mr. Webster is a Director on the proxy board of QinetiQ North America, the U.S. subsidiary of the United Kingdom’s premier defense technology company. He is a Director of Orbital ATK, Inc., a global aerospace and defense prime contractor. He was a co-founder and Director of Orbital Sciences Corporation from inception through the company’s merger with ATK. He was Chairman of the Board of MBDA, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Europe’s largest missile system producer. As Chief Executive Officer of ORBCOMM, he managed procurement, launch and operation of a constellation of 35 satellites, established global distribution channels, and supervised the rollout of worldwide commercial service. As President of Orbital’s launch system subsidiary, he led a team that completed more than 40 successful space launches while tripling revenue. Mr. Webster was on the team that developed Pegasus, the world’s first privately developed space launch vehicle that resulted in Orbital’s winning the National Medal of Technology, America’s highest science and technology honor. Mr. Webster is the recipient of the Harvard Alumni Achievement Award, the highest honor conferred by the Harvard Business School. The Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship recently named him one of its “Rock Stars.” Mr. Webster holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota.