After serving as a Guardian on Mission 01, Eric was honored to join the Honor Flight Board in late 2012 as Director for Information Systems. On subsequent missions, Eric served as a Mission Staff volunteer (Bus Captain and Guardian Orientation support). He currently works as a Strategic Advisor for Jackpine Technologies, a proven provider of Cloud computing (Dev/OPS) services to the Defense Department. Prior to joining Jackpine, he served as Vice President, Altamira Technologies leading strategic partnerships for classified Defense programs throughout North America. Prior to joining Altamira, his assignments included COO of APG Technologies, Senior Director at Oracle Corporation and Program Manager for Kodak’s Government Systems Division. Eric started his career serving over eight years as an active duty Air Force officer. His military service spanned the latter part of the Cold War and Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. During his Air Force tenure, Eric led an award-winning team that successfully developed and fielded a highly complex software system (the Advanced Planning System), which unified and improved Theater Air Battle Planning worldwide. His education includes: B.S. Physics (SUNY Fredonia), B.S. Electrical Engineering (Summa Cum Laude, Ohio University) and M.B.A. Information Systems (Cum Laude, RPI).
Eric also serves our veterans as Commander of American Legion Post #239 in Skaneateles, NY, where he volunteers in support the Syracuse Veterans Administration Hospital and the Grace Chapel Veterans Outreach. He resides in Skaneateles, NY with his wife Tammy, and together they have three sons, two daughters, two grandsons, and two granddaughters.