HDR - About GATR

Management Team

Paul Gierow

President & CEO

Mr. Gierow holds BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering and is a registered Professional Engineer. He spent his early career developing and managing projects for the nation's space industry. In 2004, he left an executive position in aerospace to found GATR Technologies. Here, he and long-time collaborator William Clayton designed the GATR inflatable satellite antenna. GATR Technologies, has been listed on Inc's 500/5000 list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies for the past four years, is a winner of a Popular Science invention award, and was recently named Technology Small Business of the Year by the Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Gierow recently received the Russell Brown Executive Leadership Award and was named the Chamber's Entrepreneur of the Year. He currently holds four patents, with additional patents pending, related to deployable structures and has published more than 20 technical papers related to inflatable and deployable structures for terrestrial and space applications.

William Clayton

Chief Scientist

Mr. Clayton's areas of expertise include inflatable antennas, configuration development, solar sail film fabrication, solar rocket motor development, inflatable solar concentrator development, hybrid microcircuits fabrication, biomass gasification, and instrument (thermal, nuclear, air and water quality, microbiological) design. He is a published author with a book on physics and philosophy and has presented a paper detailing the development of an artificial kidney machine. He is a former registered Professional Engineer.

Dr. Larry T. Lowe

Vice President Engineering

Dr. Lowe has over 15 years of experience serving different Department of Defense customers, including the Army, Navy, and Missile Defense Agency, primarily in the areas of radar and communications systems hardware development and performance analysis. He is an experienced technical leader with an enthusiastic devotion to solving technical problems, educating technical professionals, and building dependable relationships with customers and peers in the technical community. Over the past seven years, Dr. Lowe has been directly involved in the development of inflatable antenna technology and officially joined GATR Technologies as the Vice President of Engineering in August 2008.

Roy Priest

Vice President Sales & Customer Support

Mr. Priest holds a BS degree in Business Administration and an MA in Public Affairs. As GATR's Vice President of Sales & Customer Support, he coordinates customer training and support efforts and leads product introduction and customer identification for the GATR terminal, coordinating demonstrations of the technology in an operational environment for potential customers all over the globe. Prior to joining GATR in 2006, Mr. Priest supported NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, the agency's lead propulsion center, in its return to flight efforts following the loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia. He also served as the Special Assistant to U.S. Representative Bud Cramer (AL-5) for six years. In that position, he was responsible for coordinating activities for the seven-term Congressman and identifying needs for redress within the district.

Tom Honeycutt

Director of Engineering

Mr. Honeycutt is an executive with more than 30 years of experience in high volume electronic component design and manufacturing. His responsibilities have included business unit site management, global customer account management, R&D management, project management, and product engineering. Mr. Honeycutt has led development teams and projects with special emphasis on design for manufacturing, design for quality, and design to cost to achieve business goals and meet customers' expectations for cost, timing, and quality.

Donald "Boag" Joice

Operations Manager

Mr. Joice has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of operations and materials management. He has expertise in procurement, inventory/property control, Materials Resource Planning (MRP), and Lean Manufacturing, as well as scheduling and supervision of production and materials personnel. At GATR, Mr. Joice oversees production, inventory management, purchasing/supply chain, and MRP, while recommending improvements in production methods, equipment, safe operating procedures, and working conditions.

Leigh Anne Parcus

Director Administration

Ms. Parcus has over 20 years of experience in finance and accounting. Areas of expertise include DCAA compliant accounting, financial management, payroll, contracts, information technology (IT), security, facilities, human resources, and travel. As Finance Manager at GATR, Ms. Parcus supervises and trains staff that support accounting, payroll, contracts, and human resources. Other responsibilities include creating budgets based on management prediction of sales and expenses, preparing various tax returns, and computing overhead, G&A, and billing rates.

Dean Hudson

Director Marketing

With over 26 years in the technology, marketing, marketing communications, and management industries, Mr. Hudson has applied his expertise in such industries as electronics, mechanical CAD/CAM/CAE, simulation, computer hardware and software, consumer products, satellite antennas, medical, law, publishing, video, and robotics in both professional and community/non-profit organizations. As Director of Marketing, Mr. Hudson is responsible for the management of all marketing and marketing communication for GATR Technologies. He provides direction for the development of branding, advertising, collateral, trade shows, demonstrations, imagery, and Internet marketing.