Newsletter: October 2022
Omega Welcomes New COO
Scott Underwood has accepted the role of Chief Operations Officer (COO) for Omega Technical Services, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) established in 1995. The COO role will have day-to-day responsibility for all company operations reporting to the Omega President, Tim Trapuzzano.
We are thankful to have him onboard. Welcome, Scott!
Aiken, SC Office News
Omega is excited to announce that our satellite office at SRS is officially open. This will give our SC employees a home base, better connectivity within Omega, and more immediate assistance should you need it.
Haley Trapuzzano is the Program Management Office (PMO) Resource Manager for this office. Bill Giddings is the Managing Director of this SRS PMO.
The office is located at 4259 Whiskey Road Suite 100 in Aiken, SC 29803. We encourage you all to stop by and introduce yourself when you are in the area.
Small Business of the Month Recognition
Omega was happy to be named ‘The Small Business of the Month for October by the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce. The award is sponsored by Enrichment Federal Credit Union.
Celebrating National Mentor Day
The importance of succession planning in any industry is necessary, but it is vitally important when national security is involved. This past National Mentor Day on 10/27, Omega highlighted relationships that reflect some of the many ways we succession plan.
Lunch & Learn
The Omega Headquarters Team has started a professional development initiative! Monthly, an employee picks an industry-relevant book to read, becomes a Subject Matter Expert on the topic, and then informs the rest of the team on their learning over lunch. This month, Savannah Daniels (Business Administrations and Development Admin), discussed how to talk so that kids will listen.
The book encouraged different management styles when dealing with children so that they are respected as an individual. Savannah suggested that from her previous childcare experience, working with children and adults is not all that different. We all want to be valued and respected, and argued that this book can improve workplace mannerisms as well.
This month, Omega has welcomed new professional and technical talent onboard.
A warm welcome to:
- Barry Baynham
- Robert Caress
- John “Chris” Woosley
- Connor McReynolds
- Peter Boyzuick
- Joseph Cleveland
- Edward Alston
- Matt Campanaro
- Robert “Lee” McAlhaney
- Scott Underwood
- Haley Trapuzzano
ANWA Deterrence Center Forums
Recently, Omega attended forums on “NNSA Nuclear Production Modernization” and “Hypersonic Missiles and U.S. Strategic Nuclear Deterrence.” As Omega supports modernization efforts, it was valuable for our corporate office staff to learn more about the importance of this mission. Here a just a few of the quotes from the presentation that stood out and reflect why we do what we do:
“Today, we have to evolve faster than the threats evolve, which means our capabilities must be designed and built to be flexible, adaptable and interoperable from the beginning. We must keep building and growing our enduring advantage.” – Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen H. Hicks
“The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.” – Admiral Hyman Rickover
Bottoms Up to Our People
This month, Omega field personnel have been commended for a job well done.
Dave Grimm was recently recognized by NNSA SRS APMO (NA-94) for “…commitments and strong support to the SPD Project. …Dave Grimm [was] productive and always resulted in delivering timely feedback and solution….the SPD Project would not have been possible without their collaborative efforts. With the said, I would like to extend my appreciation for the support and professionalism these remarkable individuals have provided me throughout the year and thank them for all their contributions.”
We appreciate how well you rep Omega, Dave. Thanks for your hard work!
The LANL Omega OIC team was also recently recognized for its early efforts in establishing a new work window management process in support of ALD-WP in TA-55.
“You and your team have made more progress here at 55 than anyone else when it comes to a T-week process. I see three main reasons (other than the caliber of your staff), You brought in professionals, some from the outside that have a fresh perspective, your folks know what they are doing, having implemented this before, and you have senior management support.”
Way to go to the following people on this team:
- Bill Giddings
- Jeremy Burleson
- William “Gene” Rourk
- Allen Meshey
- Eric McKamey
- Faizah Ami
- Alison Berry
- Fletcher Valentine
- Joe Stainback