Mr. Freitag created BMT more than 20 years ago after a decade long career at Lockheed Martin managing advanced materials technology development program. He regularly markets new programs and technologies in the fields of advanced materials, life science, electronics,photonics, energy, sensors and manufacturing. Mr. Freitag’s distinguished career has included senior positions and several awards with Lockheed Martin for his contributions to military systems. He has published and presented 60+ papers in advanced materials, issued several patents, organized andchaired numerous technical sessions at national meetings, and participated in government panels in support of the advanced materials industry. Mr. Freitag currently holds a DOD Secret clearance.
Bayside Materials Technology
Owner – Columbia Maryland (1994 – Current)
Privately-owned business located in the Washington D.C. area helping Clients identify, create, and capture opportunities for funding by the Federal Government in technology research, development,and acquisition. Technical areas of expertise include advanced materials, biotechnology, electronics,photonics, energy, sensors, and manufacturing. Primary customers include DHS, DOD, NASA, NSF,DHHS, DOC, DOE, DOT, DOJ, and their respective labs, Centers of Expertise, and Logistic Centers.Customers include small/large business, non-profits, and academia. Ongoing efforts contribute tot he creation of annual contracts in excess of $30M. Ongoing projects include diagnostics andvaccines for medical counter measures, sensors for ISR, biosurveillance, threat detection, and human performance, pain mgmt therapies, 3D visualization, blood wound products for trauma care,advanced ceramics, printable electronics, and advanced coatings.
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control
Manager, High Temperature Materials - Dallas, Texas (1993 – 1994) Manager, Ceramic Technologies (1989 – 1993) Senior Scientist, Materials Engineering (1988 – 1989) Senior Research Scientist, Corporate R&D (1986 -1988)
Research Scientist, Corporate R&D (1983 – 1986)
Supervised a staff of 20 professionals and oversaw facilities dedicated to the development of advanced materials and cost-effective manufacturing processes for the Aircraft and Missiles Divisions to leverage in support of DOD customers. Team was responsible for all phases of technology development, acquiring new business, and serving as subject matter experts to acquisition programs and DOD.
• Developed innovative and leading edge technology in rapid prototyping of metal parts, ceramic radome materials for use on PAC-3, low cost oxidation resistant carbon/carbon composites, newgrades of silicon nitride for hot structure applications, and a new class of preceramic polymer based materials for use in missile and aircraft hot structure, including LO applications. Technical products resulted in over $2B in new missile sales.
• Prepared, managed and presented successful proposals to DOD and NASA resulting in annual funding of ~ $5M.
• Managed an annual IR&D, capital and overhead budget of ~ $10M. • Established a ceramics R&D capability in support of EM window and low observable hot structure development.
• Awarded the “Outstanding Inventor” honor for the first new EM window material
• Department of Defense Secret Level Clearance, established 1983
Ragnar Avery : Vice President, CHS Marketing and Sales
Avery is a veteran of the silicon materials industry, having spent 33 years at Dow Corning Corporation, one of the world's leading global suppliers of silicones and silicone solutions and products. During his career at Dow Corning Avery served in a broad range of global sales and marketing position. Avery is one of four Dow Corning Sellers recognized in the Sales Gallery 2005 to 2013, the first to obtain four Sales Excellence Awards for top 1% sellers, and received seven Sales Achievement Awards for top 10% sellers in New Business Development.
Most recently Avery served as the New Business Development Manager for Lithium Ion Battery Solutions within Dow Corning's Business and Technology Incubator. Within that role, Avery was responsible for developing a portfolio of collaboration opportunities for Dow Corning's silicon material solutions, as well as managing relationships with key prospect customers of silicon materials. Avery holds a Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and a Masters of Science, Manufacturing Management from Kettering University.
Dr. Ramez Elgammal : VP of Technology Dr. Elgammal has a broad background in science, engineering, and entrepreneurship. He is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Tennessee where he manages a broad spectrum of projects in energy storage and energy generating devices including fuel cells, flow batteries, and lithium-ion batteries. He served as Director of New Applications for Sylvatex Inc. developing advanced lithium-ion battery materials and prior to that he co-founded two clean-tech companies: Novoform Technologies (which develops catalysts for gas-to-liquid conversion and was acquired in 2014) and Saratoga Energy Research Partners (focused on electrochemical CO2 conversion process to synthesize carbon nanomaterials for lithium-ion battery anodes). He has over 40 publications and conference proceedings and 7 patents pending. Dr. Elgammal earned his M.Sc. in applied physics and Ph.D. in chemistry at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) as a Rosen Fellow, and holds an honor's B.S. in chemistry from Central Michigan University where he was a Centralis Scholar.