Ki Ho Kang, President/CEO
Ki Ho Kang founded KIHOMAC, Inc. in 2003. He has focused the company’s competency towards sustainment of complex aerospace, military, and C2ISR systems encompassing the entire spectrum of sustainment functions — analysis, design, build, test, field, logistics, supply chain management, and maintenance. Mr. Kang received a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1989 and a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 1994. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant through the Air Force ROTC program and served 11 years active duty and 10 years reserve duty in various acquisition, technology, and systems development organizations.
Prior to KIHOMAC, Mr. Kang served as a systems engineer, flight test engineer, and program manager for a variety of complex aerospace weapon system acquisition programs in support of the United States Air Force and various Department of Defense agencies. His expertise includes development, engineering, and testing of aircraft, weapons, and sensor systems.
Scot Merrihew, Chief Operating Officer
Scot Merrihew joined KIHOMAC Inc. in October, 2008 as the Operations Manager, becoming a Vice President of Operations in January 2010 and then Chief Operating Officer in January of 2016. He is responsible for Operations across the company, Business Development, and Capture Management. Mr. Merrihew received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Park University in 2004. He then received a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Webster University in 2006.
He has over thirty years of experience in leadership and management in the areas of contracts, operations, finance, project management, human resources, security, and business development. He acquired much of his experience during his service with the United States Air Force, from which he retired in 2006. He served as a contracting officer at Hanscom AFB, Hill AFB, Kuwait, Iraq, Egypt, and Canada. Through his extensive career, he managed several ACAT I contracts and directly supported OSD in several contingency operations around the world.
Prior to joining KIHOMAC, Mr. Merrihew worked for Grant Thornton as a Senior Manager directly supporting the Office of Secretary of Defense. In this two year effort he managed contracts/operations supporting the Business Transformation Agency. He directly supported the mission of the warfighter through the Task Force to Improve Business and Stability Operations in Iraq. The efforts included reviewing and assessing the DoD business enterprise processes and associated systems in Iraq affecting contracting, logistics, fund distribution, and financial management.
Adam Grimm, CIO and Systems Integration Group Vice President
Mr. Adam Grimm joined KIHOMAC in March, 2006 as an aircraft systems engineer and has held roles including engineering, program management and strategic program development. He currently serves as Chief Information Officer and the Vice President of the Systems Integration Group. In these roles, he is responsible for KIHOMAC’s information systems as well as efforts in aircraft system integration, software development and national intelligence community support.
Prior to joining KIHOMAC, Mr. Grimm received his commission through the Air Force ROTC program. During his time in the Air Force, he served as an F-16 Maintenance Officer, A-10 Avionics Engineer, and DCMA Quality Assurance Representative in support of U.S. Army base support operations in Iraq.
Mr. Grimm received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer & Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; a Master of Arts from The George Washington University; and a Master in Business Administration from the Whitman School at Syracuse University.
Mark Mueller, Aerospace Division Senior Vice President
Mark R. Mueller joined KIHOMAC Inc. in August, 2009 as A-10 Test Director supporting the A-10 System Program Office. He now serves as Vice President of the Aerospace Sustainment Group as of May 2012.
Mr. Mueller brings with him a wide range of capabilities garnered while over his 27.5 years active duty AF career, including financial analyst, project engineer, acquisition program management, Executive Officer, aircraft maintenance, numbered AF staff, Headquarters Air Staff, Squadron Command, and Group Command.
In his final assignment at Edwards AFB, he was tasked with supporting 86 highly modified, uniquely configured test and support aircraft valued at $7.5B for 59 separate programs and the Air Force’s only “demonstration cell” High Performing Organization (HPO) pilot program.
Academic achievements include a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Management Engineering in 1981; a Master’s degree in Business Administration Management in 1987; graduate of Squadron Officer School in residence in 1987; graduate of Air Command and Staff College in residence in 1995; graduate of the Joint Logistics Course in 1997; graduate of Defense Systems Management College, Advanced Program Managers Course in 2000; graduate of Air War College in residence in 2003; and Masters in Strategic Studies in 2003.
Matt Majewski, Aerospace Engineering Group Vice President
Matt Majewski joined KIHOMAC in September, 2015 as the Aerospace Engineering Group Director and has been serving as the Vice President of the Aerospace Engineering Group as of January 2016. In this role he is responsible for all composite materials and metal manufacturing, quality, engineering, contract and program execution.
Mr. Majewski has over twenty-two years of experience in a variety of leadership, management, and technical positions in automotive, commercial, and aerospace industries. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 1993; graduated from the Air Command and Staff College in 2009; received his Lean Six Sigma Green Belt in 2011, and complete a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee in 2011.
Prior to joining KIHOMAC, Mr. Majewski served as a test engineer, design engineer, program manager, quality engineer, process engineering manager, production manager, and supply chain manager at several Fortune 500 companies and Hill Air Force Base, Utah. In his last two years at Hill Air Force Base he was the Aircraft Landing Gear Squadron Director and F-16 Core Avionics Supply Chain Manager responsible for directing maintenance, repair and overhaul activities for nearly all Air Force aircraft landing gear and sustainment management for core avionics and structural systems of the F-16 worldwide fleet respectively.
Frank Griffo, Assurance Technology Group Vice President
Frank Griffo has 30 years of experience in research, development, program management, and test and evaluation within the defense industry. From early 2000, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer at ATG, a measurement science and engineering business supporting the Department of Defense. KIHOMAC acquired ATG in 2012, and Mr. Griffo was welcomed into the company along with it. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Central Florida in 1985.
Mr. Griffo has supported Naval Aviation engineering, development and test programs at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD since 1986. His experience includes managing electronic combat stimulation personnel and test resources at Navy’s Air Combat Environment Test and Evaluation Facility (ACETEF). While there, he was responsible for development and operations of high fidelity simulation and stimulation systems used for on-aircraft evaluation of advanced avionics and airborne weapon systems. Mr. Griffo served as program manager over Joint Navy/Air Force installed electronic combat system test facilities enhancement programs for evaluations of F-16, F/A-18, F-22, H-60 and other platforms.
Mr. Griffo has a broad range of engineering, test and measurement systems experience. This includes managing engineering and logistics programs for Navy’s Metrology and Calibration Programs. As Senior Program Manager, Mr. Griffo has facilitated improvements from leadership levels including stand-up of Navy’s Executive Agent for Metrology and Calibration, development of Navy-wide system Enterprise Resource Planning requirements, and advancement of automated systems for equipment calibration and test.
Becky Ridenour, Corporate Services Group Vice President
Ms. Becky Ridenour joined KIHOMAC in November 2005 as a financial manager for the A-10 System Program Office at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH and has been serving as the Vice President of the Corporate Services Group since January 2014. In this capacity, she oversees and manages the Accounting, Contracting, Human Resources, and Security departments.
Ms. Ridenour obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from Wright State University and has been a member of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) and the Society for Human Resources Management (SRHM). She has held positions as a financial analyst, program manager, business manager, and contracts manager with the Federal Government and defense contractors through her 15+ years of experience. Ms. Ridenour uses the discipline, diverse and in-depth experience, and communication and leadership skills that she has gained through the years to continually motivate and guide KIHOMAC to grow and become more cohesive and efficient.
Brad Goodwin, Integration Engineering Vice President
Mr. Curtis Brad Goodwin joined KIHOMAC in November, 2010 as a Senior Engineer supporting the A-10 System Program Office at Hill Air Force Base, UT. He currently serves as the Vice President of Integration Engineering. In this capacity he is responsible for a diverse multi-disciplinary team of engineers, program managers, analysts and technicians providing Software & Systems Engineering, Systems Architecture and Integration Program Management.
Prior to joining KIHOMAC, Mr. Goodwin amassed more than fifteen years of experience in Software and Systems Engineering across a number of industries, including Telecommunications, Transportation & Logistics and Defense Technology. In his role as the Director of Information Systems for Motor Cargo, Mr. Goodwin played a critical role in the transition to UPS Freight and the integration of their business systems. He leverages his experience integrating complex technologies and data sources and creating seamless and user friendly systems to create significant value for a variety of Government and commercial customers.
Mr. Goodwin received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Weber State University and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
Joe Leonard, Programs Vice President
Norman “Joe” Leonard joined KIHOMAC Inc. in June, 2016 as the Vice President of Programs and Program Manager for the OC-135 DVIS program.
Mr. Leonard has 26 years of service in the Air Force, with his last assignment as the Senior Materiel Leader of the Aerospace Management Systems Division, Battle Management Directorate, Hanscom Air Force Base (AFB). He led over 300 personnel executing a $1.6B budget used to acquire and sustain over 1,100 aerospace and ground based Communication, Navigation, and Surveillance / Air Traffic Management systems, landing systems, National Airspace System, weather systems, and foreign military sales.
Mr. Leonard graduated Louisiana State University in 1990 in Mechanical Engineering as an AFROTC Distinguished Graduate. After flight training, he flew as a C-141 Examiner airdrop lead and Special Ops, Low-Level (SOLL) II Radar Navigator at Charleston and McGuire AFB, flying in 8 major operations. After finishing as a Distinguished Graduate at Air Command and Staff College, he worked in the F-15 Program Office, and ran the A-10 Program Office at Wright-Patterson AFB. Mr. Leonard then went to Washington DC, where he served in SAF/AQP (Weapons), was a National Defense Fellow at the Institute for Defense Analyses, and was Deputy Director for Coalition Warfare, OUSD(AT&L).
He also has a Master of Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Master of Science from the Air Force Institute of Technology (Advanced Studies in Air Mobility program), and is a graduate of Air War College (correspondence), Joint Forces Staff College, and Defense Acquisition University’s Program Manager and Executive Manager Courses.
Jack Pullis, Technical Services Group Vice President
Jack Pullis joined KIHOMAC, Inc in February, 2009 as the Director of Capture Management/Proposal Development. He became the Vice President of the Technical Services Group in October, 2013. In this role, he is responsible for multiple government contracts supporting the US Air Force, US Army, and the US State Department. He leads programs through capture, proposal development, program stand-up, execution, and close-out.
Mr. Pullis has over 27 years of broad organizational leadership, technical program management, and operational military pilot experience. He retired from the US Air Force in 2009 as the Director of an Electronic Warfare test squadron at Edwards AFB. While at Edwards AFB he led an organization of over 100 engineers in the flight test of EW systems on 16 aircraft types as well as guided key AF Flight Test Center experts in threat & defensive systems, survivability and stealth. As a qualified instructor pilot in MC-130E and C-130 E/H he also performed test pilot duties in support of flight test. His 20-year career included over 3,000 hours as a C-130 pilot as well as positions in engineering, and program management.
He has a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology; a Masters of Business Administration from Worcester Polytechnic Institute; and a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.