Our Company

Providing innovative technology and high-end engineering services

We use the latest methods and technology to solve the most difficult problems across a wide variety of functional areas; steadily earning our clients’ trust, becoming an invaluable part of their organization, and advancing them beyond expectations. We deliver customer-focused subject matter expertise combined with corporate core competencies spread across two primary business units working in unison to serve the needs of our clients.

Geocent exists at the intersection of technology and engineering where we meld disciplines to craft innovative, future-focused solutions that fundamentally change how industries evolve.

Our history of successful contract management and sales support has made us a sought-after supplier to the federal government.

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Company Values

We promote a positive work environment by actively honoring our company values:

01Employee Value

At Geocent, our employees are part of an exciting, intellectually challenging environment where together we advance personally and professionally.

02Client Value

At Geocent, we are an invaluable part of our client’s organization; advancing them beyond their expectations.

03Shareholder Value

At Geocent, we are good stewards of our shareholders’ investment by being an exciting, growing, financially stable company we are all proud of.

Awards

We are proud to call ourselves a forward-thinking company and it’s rewarding when others think of us that way as well. We are an award-winning business providing innovative technology and engineering solutions that help our clients improve their performance and achieve their goals.

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      2017 Boeing Excellence in Advocacy Award

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      2016 Boeing Excellence in Advocacy Award

    • employee satisfaction

      2016 NASA Early Career Public Achievement Medal presented to Gavin Ladner

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      2015-2016 New Orleans CityBusiness Magazine Best Places to Work

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      2015 Superior Subcontractor Performance to Jacobs Technology, ESSSA Group in support of NASA at Marshall Space Flight Center

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      2015 Gold Boeing Supplier Performance Excellence Award

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      2015 Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award

    • leadership awards

      2015 Excellence in Advocacy Award by Boeing

    • community service awards

      EIGS/MBA 2015 Member of the Year Award

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      2014 Marshall Space Flight Center Fiscal Year Small Business Subcontractor Excellence Award

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      2014 Magnolia Business Alliance and the Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions Cluster Growth Award

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      2014 Boeing Performance Excellence Award

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      2014 US Small Business Administration Tibbetts and Hall of Fame Award

    • innovation awards

      2013 Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Company of the Year awarded by the Louisiana Business & Technology Center (LBTC)/Louisiana Technology Transfer Office (LTTO)

    • customer satisfaction

      2013 Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award

    • leadership awards

      Dr. Bobby Savoie named University of New Orleans 2013 Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumnus of the Year

    • employee satisfaction

      2012 and 2013 First Place Winner Best Places to Work awarded by SCBiz News and the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce

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      2006 to 2013 New Orleans CityBusiness News Best Places to Work finalist

    • innovation awards

      2012 Governor's Award for “Growth Company of the Year” through the Louisiana Technology Council

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      2012 eWard for “Growth Company of the Year” by the Louisiana Technology Council

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      2012 LSU100: Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses

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      2011 City Business - Fastest Growing Companies

    • leadership awards

      2011 Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame Laureate to Dr. Bobby Savoie, Geocent CEO

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      2011 NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal awarded to Dr. Bobby Savoie, Geocent CEO

    • innovation awards

      2010-2011 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing, private companies in America

    • customer satisfaction

      2010 General Services Administration (GSA) Administrative Report Card – Exceptional Rating

    • employee satisfaction

      2010 3rd Place Winner, New Orleans CityBusiness News Best Places to Work awards

    • innovation awards

      2010 “Best Application of Technology” eWard by the Louisiana Technology Council

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      2010 2nd Fastest Growing Company Award by City Business Magazine

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      2010 1012 Magazine list of the 25 Fastest Growing Companies

    • innovation awards

      2009 "Innovator of the Year" Silver Award by City Business

    • innovation awards

      2009 eWard for “Growth Company of the Year” by the Louisiana Technology Council

    • employee satisfaction

      Finalist for the American Business Ethics Award, presented by the US Chamber of Commerce

    • customer satisfaction

      2008 Northrop Grumman World Class Team Supplier Award

    • innovation awards

      2007 "Innovator of the Year" Bronze Award by City Business

    • innovation awards

      2007 eWard for “Best Application of Technology” from GNO, Inc., and Louisiana Technology Council

    • innovation awards

      2006 PC Magazine SMB20 Award for Small Business Innovative Use of Technology (Diamond Data Systems)

    • customer satisfaction

      60+ Lightning Bolt Awards and letters of appreciation and commendation from Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Command since 2002

    • community service awards

      Patriotic Employer from Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (Office of the Secretary of Defense)

Leadership

  • Robert A. “Bobby” Savoie, Ph.D
    Chief Executive Officer

    Robert A. “Bobby” Savoie, Ph.D

    Chief Executive Officer

    Dr. Robert A. “Bobby” Savoie currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Geocent, an information technology and engineering services company headquartered in Metairie, Louisiana.  Geocent was formed in 2008 and is now working with government and commercial clients throughout the U.S. in the fields of Information Technology, Engineering Services, and Defense and Aerospace Manufacturing Support. Since its formation in 2008, Geocent has grown more than 500%, added over 200 IT, engineering and technology professionals, and now has eleven offices in six states, plus project locations in three additional states.

    Some of Dr. Savoie’s recent honors include:

    • UNO President’s Medallion for Distinguished Service, 2018
    • LSU College of Engineering Hall of Distinction, 2014
    • University of New Orleans Distinguish Alumnus of the Year, 2013
    • NASA’s Distinguished Public Service Medal, 2011
    • Laureate of the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame, 2011
    • eWardBest Application of Technology, 2010
    • eWardGrowth Company of the Year President, 2009
    • Loyola University, College of Business Alumnus of the Year, 2008

    Dr. Savoie currently serves on the boards of the National World War II Museum; Loyola University; the University of New Orleans (UNO) Foundation; Greater New Orleans, Inc.; and the LSU Health Foundation New Orleans.  He was appointed by Governor Bobby Jindal, and reappointed by Governor John Bel Edwards, to represent the State of Louisiana on the Aerospace Alliance Board, which focuses on advanced manufacturing in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.  Dr. Savoie previously served as a director, trustee, and senior advisor for the Atlantic Council of the United States; the Louisiana Technology Council; the U.S. Small Business Technology Foundation; the Boy Scouts of America; the Academy of the Sacred Heart; the J. Bennett Johnston Science Foundation; Isidore Newman School; and the Ochsner Health Foundation.

    In August 2004, after a 28-year career as an Engineer and CEO, Dr. Savoie left Science & Engineering Associates (SEA), where he had served as CEO since 1999, to return to school to pursue his doctorate in engineering and to devote more time to civic and humanitarian activities. Dr. Savoie previously founded Integrated Resources Group (IRG) in 1986 and served as CEO until IRG merged with SEA in 1997. Dr. Savoie became President and then CEO of SEA and guided the company through an extraordinary growth period during which the company transitioned from a small consulting firm to a $124 Million per year technology corporation with four subsidiaries and 14 offices in 10 states nationwide. Under Dr. Savoie’s leadership, SEA’s revenue grew 700% in five years. After its merger with ITS to form Apogen, SEA continued to grow and ultimately became part of QinetiQ North America. While CEO of SEA, Dr. Savoie served as the General Manager of a 25 company Management and Integration contractor team for the Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Information Technology Center in New Orleans, which grew to encompass 1300 people and 1000 IT professionals.

    While serving as a CEO of successively larger companies, Dr. Savoie continued his work as an engineer and consultant, primarily in nuclear power and defense. Most recently this has expanded to include NASA’s next generation Space Launch System (SLS), large government information systems and numerous economic development activities. Dr. Savoie has served as a principal consultant to the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy on several programs of national significance including radioisotope production, international nuclear safety and nuclear non-proliferation.  For over ten years Dr. Savoie assisted the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management at the Yucca Mountain Project, the nation’s high level nuclear waste repository. He served in a consulting capacity at the DOE Hanford Facility; the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant; the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Sandia National Laboratory; Argonne National Laboratory; and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  Dr. Savoie’s work on behalf of NASA includes the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), Stennis Space Center (SSC) and Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF). He has facilitated the resolution of issues ranging from the reengineering of military information systems and NASA space systems to medical radioisotope production, nuclear regulation, non-proliferation and non-lethal lasers.

    Dr. Savoie received his Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied Sciences with a specialization in Engineering Management in May of 2009 from the University of New Orleans; an MBA from Loyola University (1981) and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from LSU (1980).

  • Rick Gremillion
    President & Chief Operating Officer

    Rick Gremillion

    President & Chief Operating Officer

    Mr. Rick Gremillion serves as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Geocent, and he serves on the Geocent Board of Directors. Mr. Gremillion is responsible for the day-to-day business operations and leading the company to achieve steady annual growth, high customer and employee satisfaction, and continued operational improvements. He has over 25 years’ experience leading professional services and solutions companies that support public and private clients. He is well versed in establishing corporate vision and strategic direction, planning, and execution.

    Mr. Gremillion graduated cum laude from Southeastern Louisiana University with a bachelor’s degree in computer science. He began his career as a software engineering consultant and manager for Pellette & Associates. From there he worked for Syscon Corporation and SEMA, Inc.  His projects ranged from nuclear power plants to the development of a financial package for the U.S. Navy (the Navy deployed the financial package worldwide to over 1000 sites and still uses it today). Additionally, Mr. Gremillion worked on top-secret surveillance software programs and many asset management and logistics projects.

    In 1994, he became a partner and Executive ​​​Vice President for Diamond Data Systems (DDS) overseeing all operations. He helped the company grow extensively and developed a high-performance culture. In 2005, Mr. Gremillion was promoted to company President and successfully guided the company though a short-term survival and long-term rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In 2008, he led DDS through a corporate merger with Prescient Technologies to form Geocent.

    Mr. Gremillion is involved in various aspects of the community and is active in the following organizations; member of the Armed Forces Communications, Electronics Association (AFCEA), member of the Navy League, served on the State of Louisiana Workforce Investment Council as appointed by Governor Bobby Jindal; and served on the Board of Directors for the Louisiana Technology Council.

    Mr. Gremillion has received numerous accolades during his career including Employee of the Year honors, several letters of commendation, and three prestigious U.S. Navy Plank awards.

  • Jeff Tomeny
    Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

    Jeff Tomeny

    Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

    Mr. Jeff Tomeny currently serves as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Geocent. He has been a leader in the technology industry for over 20 years. As an entrepreneur and executive, he has been a versatile manager acting as Chief Executive Officer, CFO, and Chief Operating Officer, COO, for the various businesses he has led. His primary area of focus has been financial management, with significant experience in strategic financial planning, accounting, mergers and acquisitions, and statistical methods., he has been founder or co-founder of several successful technology-based businesses in software development, information technology infrastructure support, World Wide Web marketing, and technical training. He is a Louisiana State University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in quantitative business analysis.

    Mr. Tomeny began his tenure with Geocent in January 2002. As CFO, his responsibilities include all aspects of finance, accounting, human resources, and administration. He plays a key role in strategic planning and direct support of operations. Since Mr. Tomeny joined Geocent, the company has experienced dramatic improvements in its financial results; revenues have increased sharply; earnings have improved significantly; and the corporate balance sheet has strengthened each year. Geocent focuses heavily on developing a platform for future growth by investing in its infrastructure, personnel, and processes. Mr. Tomeny has been primarily responsible for managing this cycle of investment while still achieving aggressive revenue and profitability goals.

    ​Throughout his career, Mr. Tomeny’s business philosophy has been focused on outstanding customer service, quality of work, and a commitment to disciplined financial management. The organizations he has led have been successful in consistently balancing the desire for aggressive growth with the need for thoughtful and measured financial discipline.

  • Patrick Scheuermann
    Chief Strategy Officer & Executive Vice President of Aerospace & Defense Engineering (ADE)

    Patrick Scheuermann

    Chief Strategy Officer & Executive Vice President of Aerospace & Defense Engineering (ADE)

    Mr. Patrick Scheuermann is Geocent’ s Executive Vice President of Aerospace and Defense Engineering (ADE) Business Unit and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), located at Geocent’ s headquarters in Metairie, Louisiana. He is known for his ability to solve problems and successfully implement programs that many people would have seen as being too difficult to tackle.

    In November 2015, Mr. Scheuermann retired after 27 years with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Shortly after graduating from the University of New Orleans with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, he joined NASA in 1988 as a propulsion test engineer at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. He supported the testing of a developmental spacecraft propulsion system for NASA’s Advanced Launch System/National Launch System programs. In addition, he served in other engineering lead and management roles.

    Mr. Scheuermann became the project manager at John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC) for NASA’s Reusable Launch Vehicle program and project manager for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program working closely with the U.S. Air Force. From 1991 to 1994 at SSC, Mr. Scheuermann was the project manager for the National Aerospace Plane project. This project was a joint effort by NASA, the Department of Defense, and industry to research and demonstrate hypersonic technologies for development of a single-stage-to-orbit vehicle.

    From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Scheuermann participated in the Congressional Fellowship Program, serving in Washington D.C. as a legislative fellow for the U.S. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott of Mississippi.

    From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Scheuermann was chief operating officer of NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility, where he was responsible for day-to-day management and operation, and led the facility’s recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

    From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Scheuermann served as Director of the John C. Stennis Space Center where he implemented the agency’s mission in rocket propulsion testing; developed and maintained NASA’s world-class rocket propulsion test facilities; and ensured SSC continued to serve as the systems engineering center for the agency’s applied science activities.

    From September 2012 to his retirement in November 2015, Mr. Scheuermann was Director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. He was head of one of NASA’s largest field installations, with nearly 6,000 on- and near-site civil service and contractor employees both at Marshall and at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. He provided oversight to the broad range of propulsion, scientific, and space transportation activities contributing to the nation’s current space program.

    During his NASA career, Mr. Scheuermann received numerous awards and honors. In 2016, he received NASA’s most distinguished and prestigious award, the Distinguished Service Medal and the Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Service.  In 2006, he received NASA’s Outstanding Leadership Medal for leading recovery efforts at Michoud following Hurricane Katrina. He successfully completed the Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program in 2005. He received NASA’s Exceptional Service Medal in 2001, cited for demonstrating substantial improvement in engineering, aeronautics, spaceflight, and space-related endeavors. He received a Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2001 from the University of New Orleans. In 1998, he was a finalist in NASA’s astronaut candidate selection program. ​

  • Wayne “Ridge” Bourgeois
    Vice President - Enterprise Technology Solutions (ETS)

    Wayne “Ridge” Bourgeois

    Vice President - Enterprise Technology Solutions (ETS)

    Mr. Wayne “Ridge” Bourgeois, MBA PMP, serves as Vice President for the Enterprise Technology Solutions (ETS) Business Unit. He is headquartered in our New Orleans, LA, office. His responsibilities include managing projects being conducted out of the Charleston, SC; Stennis Space Center, MS; Baton Rouge, LA offices; and other remote locations such as Dahlgren, VA and San Diego, CA. The ETS business unit supplies software and system engineers and other IT specialists that focus on meeting the needs of federal, state and local government offices, including the Department of Veterans Affairs; the Department of Homeland Security; and the Department of Defense.

    Mr. Bourgeois is a Louisiana State University graduate with a degree in information systems and decision sciences. He earned his MBA from the University of New Orleans. He dove directly into his first position where he provided program support to Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWAR) – New Orleans contractors. Soon after he was recruited by QinetiQ North America where he served as program manager from 2001 to 2010. There he learned and mastered every aspect of the business from business development, operations, execution, product delivery and support. Mr. Bourgeois specializes program management; development of software and systems for the military command and control; emergency management/chemical biological radiological and nuclear; geospatial; maritime domain awareness; defense support of civilian authorities; and Navy emergency preparedness liaison domains. He has been and continues to be a major contributor to Geocent’s success.

    Mr. Bourgeois served as the president of the Gulf Coast Government Contractors Association from July 2010 to June 2012. He is currently on the board for the local Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) chapter. He and his wife, Gretchen, live in Mandeville, LA, where in his spare time, he enjoys volunteering as a soccer, basketball, baseball, and football coach with local youth clubs, which gives him the opportunity to coach his three sons Gavin, Cade, and Hudson.

  • Torrie Hebert
    Executive Director- Business Operations

    Torrie Hebert

    Executive Director- Business Operations

    Ms. Torrie Hebert is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Geocent’s business units serving the technological and engineering needs of Geocent’s clients. In this capacity, she oversees project quality and timeliness

    Prior to joining Geocent in 2010, Ms. Hebert served as the Deputy Contract Program Manager on a Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance contract under the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command in New Orleans.   Ms. Hebert has over twenty-five years’ experience in the management and execution of information technology projects ranging from prototyping and development​ to system sustainment and reengineering. Ms. Hebert received her bachelor’s degree in computer science from Louisiana State University.

    A native of New Orleans, Ms. Hebert serves on the board  of GNO, Inc. and is a volunteer and former board member of the New Orleans Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  She also volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House in New Orleans.

  • Eddie DeVore
    Vice President- Strategic Development

    Eddie DeVore

    Vice President- Strategic Development

    Mr. Eddie DeVore joined Geocent in 2016 and currently serves as the Vice President of Strategic Development.  He is headquartered in our Huntsville, AL office.  Mr. DeVore provides business development, capture management, and program management leadership to the sector principals and is focused on business growth across a spectrum of engineering disciplines, primarily with NASA and Department of Defense customer domains.  He is known for his ability to evaluate business needs, build strong teams, and define and implement solid systems solutions.

    Mr. DeVore graduated from Troy State University with a B.S. degree in Business Administration with Computer Science Emphasis.  He also is a graduate of the National Defense University (NDU) Information Resources Management College (IRMC) Advanced Management Program (AMP).  Eddie is a member of numerous industry, Government, and community organizations pertinent to the work that Geocent manages and pursues.

    Mr. DeVore has over 30 years of professional and technical experience in the information systems, software engineering, and military aviation fields.  He has a comprehensive systems integration background in both technical and managerial aspects of business with proven leadership capabilities and strong organizational and analytical skills on large-scale programs in support of Government and commercial organizations.

    During the last 20 years, Eddie has provided expertise and leadership in project and program management of development and acquisition programs for the Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), including long term employment with large systems integrators such as Boeing, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), QinetiQ North America (QNA), and USfalcon, Inc.

    Mr. DeVore focuses on Geocent opportunities to grow existing work organically, through new business opportunities, by taking current Geocent capabilities to new customers, in nurturing and growing strategic partnerships with our teammates, developing a broader set of prime and subcontractor contracting vehicles, and in adapting the capabilities we have today into enhanced capabilities and entering those new market segments.  Eddie’s role includes working with sector and corporate leadership on overall strategy and vision consistent with the company’s objectives.

    Mr. DeVore and his wife Melissa live in Athens, AL, where in their spare time, enjoys sports and recreational activities at their country home on Lake Wheeler with their family and friends, including their 5 children and 9 grandchildren.

  • Keith Alphonso
    Chief Technology Officer- Enterprise Technology Solutions (ETS)

    Keith Alphonso

    Chief Technology Officer- Enterprise Technology Solutions (ETS)

    Mr. Keith Alphonso serves as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Geocent. Mr. Alphonso has successfully executed several major corporate initiatives including

    • Driving the Geocent culture of innovation to achieve over 5 major innovation awards including multiple innovator of the year and best use of technology awards, Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Company of the year and the Tibbets Hall of Fame award.
    • Implementing R/R&D initiatives within Geocent that advance the state of the art in LiDAR processing, complex data integration and visualization, cloud computing, Augmented and Virtual Reality and Internet of Things.
    • Developing innovative solutions that have contributed over $80M to Geocent’s bottom line.

    Mr. Alphonso graduated with his Masters in Computer Science from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1988, and began his involvement in complex scientific technology development began in 1989 at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Marine Science, where he developed wave-current modeling software. He worked on the NASA Technical Services contract for five years supporting the scientific systems group and received numerous awards and accolades for his contributions to the program. In 1995 Mr. Alphonso founded the consulting firm Nation Computer Services and he led that company’s 1999 merger with Diamond Data Systems (DDS); DDS and Prescient merged to form Geocent in 2008.

    Mr. Alphonso has served in numerous consulting roles on highly technical scientific projects. These projects include developing supercomputer models, developing sophisticated visualization software for meteorological and oceanographic data, and work on complex Internet and Web-based systems for both commercial and federal customers. Mr. Alphonso brought this capability to Geocent and has built an organization around them. As CTO, he continues to advance Geocent’s capabilities and product offerings.

  • Brett Camet
    Vice President- Business Development

    Brett Camet

    Vice President- Business Development

    Mr. Brett Camet currently serves as the Vice President of Business Development for Geocent. He focuses on the company’s business development initiatives with an emphasis on capturing new strategic markets, and managing the overall growth efforts of the organization.

    With over 25 years​ of business development experience, Mr. Camet develops and manages key relationships with all management levels in federal agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security; Veterans Affairs; Space and Naval Warfare Command Atlantic (SPAWARLANT); SPAWAR Pacific; the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Finance Center (NFC); and the Marine Force Reserves. He assists in the development of strategic industry partnerships; manages and reviews business development efforts of Geocent consultants; and focuses on short term and long term strategic growth and capture management for the company. His efforts have resulted in opening key markets and offices in Charleston, SC in support of the Navy and 2 offices in DC in support of Homeland Security.

    Mr. Camet is a University of New Orleans graduate with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. He is an active member in the business and information technology community both locally in New Orleans and in other markets such as Washington, DC and Charleston, SC. He belongs to the Louisiana Technology Council; the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Bayou Chapter; the AFCEA Low Country; the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce; the Local Project Management Association; the New Orleans Procurement Technical Assistance Center; the Charleston Defense Contractor Association; and the Gulf Coast Government Contractor Association.

    Mr. Camet has stayed informed in his field through participating in technical related seminars and training as well as business development and leadership programs including Management by Strengths Leadership; Sandler Sales Training; Sandler Management Training; and Shipley Proposal and Capture Management Training. He has also benefited by engaging in motivational seminars by Peter Lowe, Anthony Robbins, and Jim Rohn, and enjoys challenging himself, his peers and others throughout the organization to keep ahead of the curve. ​

  • Subhayu Sen, PhD.
    Chief Technology Officer- Aerospace & Defense Engineering (ADE)

    Subhayu Sen, PhD.

    Chief Technology Officer- Aerospace & Defense Engineering (ADE)

    Dr. Subhayu Sen currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer for Geocent’s Aerospace and Defense Engineering (ADE) business unit. He provides technical supervision to a team of Boeing Materials and Process engineers on all aspects of material selection, process development, and qualification for the Space Launch System (SLS) Core and Upper Stage. He serves on the Boeing Additive Manufacturing Implementation Board overseeing all Additive parts being implemented as part of SLS.

    Some of Dr. Sen’ s recent honors include:

    • Pride of Boeing, 2016
    • NASA Tech Brief Certificate, 2014
    • NASA’s Group Achievement Award, 2010
    • Performance Excellence, BAE Systems Chairman Award, 2005
    • NASA Group Achievement Award, 2004

    Dr. Sen has 20 years hands-on and leadership experience in conducting funded material science investigations. He has been selected as lead experimentalist and project scientist for space shuttle and international space station experiments. He’s been awarded several NASA Special Studies projects to develop multifunctional materials for deep space radiation risk mitigation and net shaped aluminum component fabrication for weight reduction in SLS core stage.

    He has successfully designed, developed and validated flight hardware for on-orbit operations. Led a process development and test team to optimize process variables for Ares 1 solid rocket booster nozzle fabrication. Dr. Sen has an excellent track record for developing scientific proposals and executing funded research including SBIRs and Microgravity Science.

    Dr. Sen received his Ph.D. and M.S in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from the University of Alabama and his B.S in Metallurgical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.  He has authored over 50 publications in international referred journals, and he was inducted as BAE SYSTEMS worldwide Fellow, an honor extended to less than 1% of its employees.

  • Josie Delaune
    Vice President- Human Capital

    Josie Delaune

    Vice President- Human Capital

    Ms. Josie Delaune currently serves as the Vice President of Human Capital for Geocent and is responsible for the HR strategy and compliance of all Geocent employees. She leads the company in employee relations, training and development, succession planning, recruiting and retention, benefits, and payroll with a focus on maximizing the quality of the employment experience for every Geocent employee. Before joining Geocent, Ms. Delaune was a member of the HR team at Lockheed Martin and a graduate of Lockheed’s HR Leadership Development Program.

    Ms. Delaune holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Education from Louisiana State University and Masters of Business Administration from Arizona State University. She maintains the designations of Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Certified Professional (SHRM-CP). She is certified as a LEAN/Six Sigma Green Belt and EEAC Equal Opportunity Professional.

    Ms. Delaune is a member of the national and local chapters of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) as well as Young Leadership Council (YLC). She is also the co-founder of COP NOLA a workforce development project under the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation.

  • William “Bill” Marks, II
    Vice President- Huntsville Operations

    William “Bill” Marks, II

    Vice President- Huntsville Operations

    Colonel Bill Marks recently retired from Active duty after honorably serving for 27 years as a leader in the United States Army. Mr. Marks provides oversight, leadership, and strategic focus to the execution and growth Geocent’s Huntsville Operations.

    Mr. Marks lived in Alabama from middle school through college after moving into the state from North Carolina. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Ordnance Corps and detailed to the Infantry in 1990 following his graduation from the University of South Alabama (BS Finance). He is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Ranger School, Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course, Combined Arms & Services Staff School, Command and General Staff College and the Air War College. He has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Webster University in Saint Louis, MO and a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base.

    Mr. Marks has served in key staff and leadership positions including Rifle Platoon Leader, Company Commander, Battalion Commander and most recently he served in a Brigade Level Command at Redstone Arsenal as the Garrison Commander. His assignment locations include Schofield Barracks Hawaii, Fort Lee, VA; several assignments at Fort Benning, GA; Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Camp Casey, South Korea; Suffolk, VA; FOB Warhorse, Iraq; FOB Kalsu, Iraq; Maxwell Air Force Base, AL; and Redstone Arsenal, AL.

    His operational assignments include OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM III (2005-2006) serving as the Battalion Executive Officer of the 203rd Brigade Support Battalion 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team; 3rd Infantry Division; and OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM VII (2009-2010) serving as the Commander of the same battalion.

    Mr. Marks awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit; two Bronze Star Medals; the Defense Meritorious Service Medal; five Meritorious Service Medals; three Army Commendation Medals; the Joint Service Achievement Medal; three Army Achievement Medals; the Ranger Tab; Parachutist Badge; and the Air Assault Badge among others.

    He has been a career long member of the Association of the United States Army; a member of the Downtown-Huntsville Rotary Club; The Huntsville Committee of 100; and serves on the Board of Directors of the Schools Foundation.

    Mr. Marks has been married to the former Laurie T. Quick for over twenty wonderful years. They have two sons, William L. Marks, III and Jacob J. Marks.

Board of Directors

  • Robert A. “Bobby” Savoie, Ph.D
    Chief Executive Officer

    Robert A. “Bobby” Savoie, Ph.D

    Chief Executive Officer

    Dr. Robert A. “Bobby” Savoie currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Geocent, an information technology and engineering services company headquartered in Metairie, Louisiana.  Geocent was formed in 2008 and is now working with government and commercial clients throughout the U.S. in the fields of Information Technology, Engineering Services, and Defense and Aerospace Manufacturing Support. Since its formation in 2008, Geocent has grown more than 500%, added over 200 IT, engineering and technology professionals, and now has eleven offices in six states, plus project locations in three additional states.

    Some of Dr. Savoie’s recent honors include:

    • UNO President’s Medallion for Distinguished Service, 2018
    • LSU College of Engineering Hall of Distinction, 2014
    • University of New Orleans Distinguish Alumnus of the Year, 2013
    • NASA’s Distinguished Public Service Medal, 2011
    • Laureate of the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame, 2011
    • eWardBest Application of Technology, 2010
    • eWardGrowth Company of the Year President, 2009
    • Loyola University, College of Business Alumnus of the Year, 2008

    Dr. Savoie currently serves on the boards of the National World War II Museum; Loyola University; the University of New Orleans (UNO) Foundation; Greater New Orleans, Inc.; and the LSU Health Foundation New Orleans.  He was appointed by Governor Bobby Jindal, and reappointed by Governor John Bel Edwards, to represent the State of Louisiana on the Aerospace Alliance Board, which focuses on advanced manufacturing in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.  Dr. Savoie previously served as a director, trustee, and senior advisor for the Atlantic Council of the United States; the Louisiana Technology Council; the U.S. Small Business Technology Foundation; the Boy Scouts of America; the Academy of the Sacred Heart; the J. Bennett Johnston Science Foundation; Isidore Newman School; and the Ochsner Health Foundation.

    In August 2004, after a 28-year career as an Engineer and CEO, Dr. Savoie left Science & Engineering Associates (SEA), where he had served as CEO since 1999, to return to school to pursue his doctorate in engineering and to devote more time to civic and humanitarian activities. Dr. Savoie previously founded Integrated Resources Group (IRG) in 1986 and served as CEO until IRG merged with SEA in 1997. Dr. Savoie became President and then CEO of SEA and guided the company through an extraordinary growth period during which the company transitioned from a small consulting firm to a $124 Million per year technology corporation with four subsidiaries and 14 offices in 10 states nationwide. Under Dr. Savoie’s leadership, SEA’s revenue grew 700% in five years. After its merger with ITS to form Apogen, SEA continued to grow and ultimately became part of QinetiQ North America. While CEO of SEA, Dr. Savoie served as the General Manager of a 25 company Management and Integration contractor team for the Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Information Technology Center in New Orleans, which grew to encompass 1300 people and 1000 IT professionals.

    While serving as a CEO of successively larger companies, Dr. Savoie continued his work as an engineer and consultant, primarily in nuclear power and defense. Most recently this has expanded to include NASA’s next generation Space Launch System (SLS), large government information systems and numerous economic development activities. Dr. Savoie has served as a principal consultant to the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy on several programs of national significance including radioisotope production, international nuclear safety and nuclear non-proliferation.  For over ten years Dr. Savoie assisted the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management at the Yucca Mountain Project, the nation’s high level nuclear waste repository. He served in a consulting capacity at the DOE Hanford Facility; the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant; the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Sandia National Laboratory; Argonne National Laboratory; and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  Dr. Savoie’s work on behalf of NASA includes the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), Stennis Space Center (SSC) and Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF). He has facilitated the resolution of issues ranging from the reengineering of military information systems and NASA space systems to medical radioisotope production, nuclear regulation, non-proliferation and non-lethal lasers.

    Dr. Savoie received his Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied Sciences with a specialization in Engineering Management in May of 2009 from the University of New Orleans; an MBA from Loyola University (1981) and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from LSU (1980).

  • Rick Gremillion
    President & Chief Operating Officer

    Rick Gremillion

    President & Chief Operating Officer

    Mr. Rick Gremillion serves as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Geocent, and he serves on the Geocent Board of Directors. Mr. Gremillion is responsible for the day-to-day business operations and leading the company to achieve steady annual growth, high customer and employee satisfaction, and continued operational improvements. He has over 25 years’ experience leading professional services and solutions companies that support public and private clients. He is well versed in establishing corporate vision and strategic direction, planning, and execution.

    Mr. Gremillion graduated cum laude from Southeastern Louisiana University with a bachelor’s degree in computer science. He began his career as a software engineering consultant and manager for Pellette & Associates. From there he worked for Syscon Corporation and SEMA, Inc.  His projects ranged from nuclear power plants to the development of a financial package for the U.S. Navy (the Navy deployed the financial package worldwide to over 1000 sites and still uses it today). Additionally, Mr. Gremillion worked on top-secret surveillance software programs and many asset management and logistics projects.

    In 1994, he became a partner and Executive ​​​Vice President for Diamond Data Systems (DDS) overseeing all operations. He helped the company grow extensively and developed a high-performance culture. In 2005, Mr. Gremillion was promoted to company President and successfully guided the company though a short-term survival and long-term rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In 2008, he led DDS through a corporate merger with Prescient Technologies to form Geocent.

    Mr. Gremillion is involved in various aspects of the community and is active in the following organizations; member of the Armed Forces Communications, Electronics Association (AFCEA), member of the Navy League, served on the State of Louisiana Workforce Investment Council as appointed by Governor Bobby Jindal; and served on the Board of Directors for the Louisiana Technology Council.

    Mr. Gremillion has received numerous accolades during his career including Employee of the Year honors, several letters of commendation, and three prestigious U.S. Navy Plank awards.

  • Lori Savoie

    Lori Savoie

    Mrs. Lori Savoie formerly served as CEO and manager of Geocent. During that time, she was responsible for establishing and guiding the strategic direction of the company with an emphasis on overall growth. She focused on creating strong brand recognition for Geocent and its subsidiaries as an industry and civic leader within this region and in other geographic areas where the company does business. Mrs. Savoie also led efforts to identify and vet companies within targeted industries as candidates for future acquisition.

    Mrs. Savoie is a past Board Member and former president of Each One Save One. As president, she led the organization in its mission to recruit, train, screen, place and support mentors in New Orleans area public schools. She was involved in all financial and business matters, including, budget development, negotiations, grant development and management, hiring, serving as a mentor for recruiting and training, fund-raising, board recruiting, public relations, and all other management and executive decisions involved in running a non-profit. In addition to the Each One Save One Board, Mrs. Savoie has also served on the Ochsner Clinic Foundation Pediatric Board of Councilors and the Louisiana Technology Council Board.  She is presently serving on the boards of Geocent, New Orleans City Park, and WYES, New Orleans Public television station, where she is Chair of the Development Committee.

    Mrs. Savoie is well known in the community as a civic leader, having served in numerous civic organizations in the New Orleans region including The National World War II Museum, Junior League of New Orleans, Isidore Newman School, and Academy of the Sacred Heart. Mrs. Savoie is politically active having worked as a fundraiser and organizer for numerous national, state and local candidates, including candidates for U.S. President, the U.S. Senate and Congress, and the Louisiana House of Representatives and Senate, and Gubernatorial and Mayoral candidates. Mrs. Savoie previously worked in the local real estate industry under real estate developer, Joseph Canizaro.

    Mrs. Savoie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University, where she was a scholarship athlete.

  • William H. Langenstein, III

    William H. Langenstein, III

    William H. Langenstein III has been a member of the Geocent Board since 2008.

    As a partner in the firm of Chaffe McCall, L.L.P., Mr. Langenstein is one of Louisiana’s leading tax, corporate, and transaction attorneys. He earned his law degree from Loyola University New Orleans and has practiced law in the Courts of the State of Louisiana, the United States, and the United States Tax Court for more than thirty-five years.

    Additionally, Mr. Langenstein has served or is currently serving on several corporate boards including: Koerner Capital, LLC; IBERIABANK Corporation; Kavanagh Family Foundation; Maritime Holdings, LLC; Industrial Maritime Carriers, Inc.; and Intermarine, LLC.

    ​Mr. Langenstein is also an active member of the community and has served on the original Bobby Jindal Transition Team, the World Trade Center (Transportation Committee), Collegiate Academies, Trinity Episcopal School Board, the Louisiana Children’s Museum Board of Directors (past President), the Audubon Fund (past Chairman), the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana Board of Directors, the WYES-TV Board of Directors (past Chairman of the Board), the New Orleans Board of Trade (past President), the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Commission, and the New Orleans Economic Development Advisory Committee.

  • John E. Koerner, III

    John E. Koerner, III

    John Koerner, III is President of Koerner Capital Corporation, serves as a corporate advisor, and actively supports a number of civic organizations. From 1976 to 1995, he was President and co-owner of Barq’s, Incorporated and its subsidiary, the Delaware Punch Company, which marketed soft drinks bearing the corporate names nationally and internationally. In 1994, Beverage Industry Magazine named him Executive of the Year. In 1995, after Barq’s, Inc. was sold to the Coca-Cola Company, he formed Koerner Capital.

    A native of New Orleans, Mr. Koerner is an alumnus of Tulane University, having earned his bachelor of science degree in 1965, a Juris Doctor degree in 1969, and a master’s in business administration in 1971. Having served as chairman of the Tulane University Board of Trustees from 1998 to 2003, he still remains active at his alma mater. From 1991 to 1996, he served as the chairman of the Dean’s Council at the A.B. Freeman School of Business, where he has lectured as Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship for many years.

    ​Mr. Koerner serves on a number of civic boards including the Nature Conservancy of Louisiana and the National World War II Museum. He served as Chairman of the New Orleans Regional Chamber of Commerce for 1995, was a past Co-Chairman of Metrovision, and was the 2002–2003 Chairman of the New Orleans Business Council. Business boards he serves on include: Legg Mason, Inc.; Lamar Advertising Company; St. Charles Pharmaceuticals; Mumboe, Inc.; Selltis; and Geocent.