Management Bios

Anthony Castrogiovanni, President and CEO

Dr. Anthony (Tony) CastrogiovanniDr. Anthony (Tony) Castrogiovanni is President and CEO of ACENT Laboratories, a company he co-founded in 2007 to develop and commercialize aerospace and clean energy technologies. Tony previously served in several executive positions at Alliant Techsystems (ATK) including VP/GM ATK Missile Systems Company and VP Strike Weapons and Directed Energy following the sale of GASL Inc. in 2003 where he was President and CEO.

Tony started his career at General Applied Science Labs (GASL) in 1987 where he accrued extensive technical and business experience in cutting edge technology and system development. His early career experience includes the X-30 National AeroSpace Plane (NASP) and many other NASA and DoD programs relating to applications of high speed propulsion for future access-to-space and defense applications. As propulsion team lead on the NASA Hyper-X program he was responsible for the design and integration of the X-43A scramjet that twice successively broke the world record for high-speed jet powered flight in 2004 at Mach 7 and 10. With a strong background in aero/thermodynamics and energy transfer, Tony leads ACENT activities in energy storage, hydrogen vehicles and carbon capture/gas separation based in NY.

Tony holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU). He is author of over thirty papers and publications, inventor on five issued or pending US patents and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board for Science at NYU. Among other awards, he is a recipient of the 2004 Aviation Week & Space Technology Laureate in Aeronautics and Propulsion.

Randy Voland, Vice President

Randy VolandMr. Voland is Vice President of ACENT Laboratories, a company he co-founded after he retired from NASA after 25 years of government service. Randy is a recognized expert in hypersonic airbreathing propulsion development with a specialty in ground and flight test techniques and has been a key participant in every successful scramjet related flight test conducted with US involvement. Over the last half of his career at NASA he served as leader of the X-43A/Hyper-X program propulsion team, Chief Technologist for the proposed X-43B reusable combined cycle flight demonstrator, NASA Vehicle Systems Program hypersonic vehicles sector manager, and Principal Investigator for the Hypersonics Project in the NASA Fundamental Aeronautics Program. While still actively supporting hypersonic projects for the US Government, Randy leads ACENT activities in biofuels development and manages the company’s laboratory facility in Hampton, VA.

Randy graduated from North Carolina State University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and earned an MS in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences from George Washington University. He has over 50 publications and presentations, is a member of several professional societies, and has won several major honors and awards including the Aviation Week and Space Technology Laureate in 2004, and the NASA Exceptional Service Medal in 2002.

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