President and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Chiogioji (RADM USN ret) has more than 45 years of senior management experience in the engineering and research fields. Among his areas of specialization are nuclear and fossil-fueled power; energy efficiency, economics and financing; international energy programs; industrial waste utilization and minimization; and construction management.
He also has extensive experience in systems analysis, operations research and analysis. As a former Federal Senior Executive Service member, Dr. Chiogioji also brings a wealth of knowledge in government projects and program management.
Dr. Chiogioji served thirty-two years in the Navy and Naval Reserve as a Civil Engineer Corps Officer including six years as a Rear Admiral, adding experience in engineering and evaluation of Naval weapons and weapons systems including nuclear weapons. He was the first Reserve Admiral, Naval Construction Force to command an active brigade, 2nd Naval Construction Brigade, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, responsible for crisis response forces for Desert Storm in the Middle East, Somalia, Bosnia and Panama.
Dr. Chiogioji has extensive experience in teaching graduate level courses in R&D management, Organizational Development, Change Management, Systems Analysis and Operations Research, and Energy Management.
Dr. Chiogioji is a registered professional electrical engineer, a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, and the Society of American Engineers.
Mel and his wife Pally have four children: Alan, Wendy, Greg, and Keith; and six grandchildren: Jennifer, Matthew, Amanda, Katy, Christopher, and Callista.