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As Veracity Engineering’s Vice President of Corporate Development, Mr. Starnes is responsible for the company’s business development and strategic initiatives. He is also responsible for market and product development of Veracity’s SurfaceView surveillance and security offerings.
Mr. Starnes’ 30 years of experience includes senior positions with companies providing products and services to the federal government market as well as commercial and municipal government markets. In these roles he has been responsible for all P&L functions as well as business development and the introduction and deployment of many communications and security products. He has worked with a number of federal agencies including the Departments of State, Defense, Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Interior and Transportation including extensive work with the FAA.
Mr. Starnes holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee.
Veracity Engineering is experienced in airport surface surveillance technologies, both cooperative and non-cooperative. Our engineers and project managers understand the complexities of implementing surface surveillance systems at airports, conducting site surveys, managing site engineering work, and coordinating with stakeholders while minimizing disruptions of ongoing operations.
Learn more about our ground surveillance tool, SurfaceView, built for small and mid-sized airports and air bases.
As Veracity Engineering’s Senior Technical Advisor, Ms. Cox provides subject matter expertise in the development of strategies for opportunities in the aeronautics domain.
Prior to joining Veracity Engineering, Ms. Cox was the Federal Aviation Administration’s Assistant Administrator for NextGen. Ms. Cox led the transformation of the nation’s air traffic control system with responsibility for the multi-billion dollar NextGen portfolio. Other previous positions include the Director of International Technology Programs in the Office of the Director of Defense Research and Engineering, Office of the Secretary of Defense. A physicist, Ms. Cox served as Chief of Physics and Scientific Director of the European Office of Aerospace Research and Development in London. She also worked as a scientist responsible for thermal vacuum conditioning and testing of the Hubble Telescope for NASA.
Ms. Cox graduated from Converse College and received a Master’s Degree from East Carolina University. She has a certificate in U.S. National Security Policy from Georgetown University and is a DAWIA Level III Certified Acquisition Professional in Systems Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering. Ms. Cox also earned her private pilot’s license in 1985.
As Veracity Engineering’s Vice President of Program Operations, Mr. Stroop is responsible for ensuring the successful execution of all programs as well as providing oversight of contract management. He previously served as Veracity’s Vice President of Finance and Administration.
Mr. Stroop brings a wealth of technical and managerial experience and led the development of the task order management process that eventually became the basis for the company’s ISO 9001:2008 certified process. As Veracity Engineering’s former Director of the Communications Portfolio, Mr. Stroop led a team of project managers with purview extending across multiple contract vehicles and encompassing over 145 personnel supporting the FAA. During this time Mr. Stroop also served as Program Manager of the Enterprise Communications Support Services (ECSS) contract. His 30+ year career includes both technical and managerial positions with a number of Fortune 500 corporations as well as small and mid-size businesses. Since 1989, Mr. Stroop’s work has been primarily in support of FAA efforts in the areas of Communications and Safety.
Mr. Stroop earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia and his M.B.A. in Finance from the Duke University, Fuqua School of Business. He earned his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification in 2009. David lives in Fairfax County, Virginia with his wife of 37 years, DeeAnn. They have three grown children and two grandchildren.
As the CEO, Mr. Tran draws on over twenty-five years of industry knowledge and experience to provide the corporate vision and strategy that has led Veracity Engineering to become the company it is today. Veracity Engineering is one of the industry leaders in aviation systems engineering and management consulting.
Prior to founding Veracity Engineering, Mr. Tran was personally responsible for the management of several large scale and highly visible programs for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). These efforts included supplying program management and systems engineering support for mission-critical air traffic control communication, surveillance, and flight planning systems. Mr. Tran has provided technical consulting for major corporations such as Nextel International, designing, implementing, and optimizing cellular, trunk radio and microwave networks.
Mr. Tran is an active member and sponsor of various non-profit organizations that promote diversity and leadership training. These organizations include the Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) and the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA). He is one of the founding members of the FAPAC Business Advisory Partnership (BAP).
Mr. Tran holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in communication and power systems from the University of Maryland at College Park.