Joseph Funaro, Chief Executive Officer
The Summit management team is led by CEO Joseph F. Funaro, Ph.D., who has over 40 years of experience in both government and industry as an innovator in training and human factors technology.
A former Marine Corps and Naval officer, with over 23 years of active duty experience, Dr. Funaro is thoroughly familiar with the technical and practical aspects of successful business operations and program management in the defense environment. He has served in high-level leadership positions in both government and industry. Dr. Funaro has a proven track record in business development. He is especially adept at taking companies into new functional areas or product lines.
Jay Sherman, President
Working with Joe is Summit’s President, Jay P. Sherman. Jay, a retired senior Naval officer and aviator who has 37 years of government and industry experience in aviation operations, information technology, and software engineering. Jay began his military career as a Marine Corps officer and commanded at the platoon, company, and squadron levels. As a senior officer, Jay served as the United States Representative to the NATO Allied Radio Frequency Agency (ARFA) in Brussels, BE.
Since retiring, Jay has held numerous senior positions in large defense contractors, including Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics. Before joining Summit, Jay was a Division Vice President at Jacobs Engineering Group, where he ran a globally dispersed operating division of more than 600 personnel performing software and systems engineering. Jay has extensive experience in business development and operations, as well as profit and loss (P&L) management of large government contracting organizations. Jay has an undergraduate degree in Ocean Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration.
Summit Technologies, Inc. believes that people should be the primary focus of management because they are the key to outstanding products and services. Summit’s management team has put this belief into practice by developing and refining the Summit formula and applying it to a wide range of products and services. The Summit formula is composed of the following elements:
- Assess the need and assemble the right team;
- Place it in the right environment;
- Provide it the right tools;
- Utilize technical, administrative, and quality procedures validated by experience;
- And ensure continuous improvement by monitoring performance and staying abreast of technology.