Ron Contillo

Managing Partner

Ron has 30 years of experience in the aerospace and defense sectors. The majority of this time has been spent directly providing, managing and leading numerous engineering services contracts supporting GSFC, LaRC, JPL, JSC, APL, the Naval Research Laboratory, the Air Force’s Space and Missile Center (SMC) and other DoD agencies. Prior to establishing Pinnacle, he spent seven years with Swales Aerospace/ATK Space Systems and served as Vice President of the Engineering Services Business Unit where he achieved revenues averaging over $75M per year.  During this time he had responsibility for over 200 workers and management oversight for 25+ engineering services contracts ranging from $30-$200M in total contract value.

In addition, Ron’s background includes space flight systems experience on various programs such as Delta II, Titan II, Titan IV, and several national security classified programs at such companies as McDonnell Douglas Space Systems/Boeing, EER Systems Inc. and Praxis, Inc. He also brings knowledge across related functions and disciplines such as project management, contract management, project control, EVMS, mission systems engineering, launch and launch vehicle integration & operations, instrument systems engineering & management, I&T, systems safety & reliability, business development, and capture and proposal management. Ron has an MBA from Pepperdine University as well as a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University