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Ron Gottardi
Ron Gottardi is Volunteer Director of the Oral History Program of the Battleship New Jersey, a former docent (tour guide) and volunteer educator for the ship. This gives him access to the rich material in the museum-ship’s libraries, curatorial archives, and oral history recordings and transcripts. Ron has also developed naval history exhibits for the Battleship New Jersey and other organizations. He is a member of the Oral History Association, the Oral History Mid-Atlantic Region association, the United States Naval Institute and the Historic National Ships Association. Ron is a former Associate Professor at Drexel University and was also adjunct faculty at Rowan University and Temple University. He has a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers and a master’s degree from Temple University. Ron also was a consultant to the Philadelphia Navy Yard when it was in operation and helped the yard obtain several billion dollars’ worth of aircraft carrier overhauls and extend the life of the yard by about 10 years.

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Philadelphia Navy Yard Experience
Printing Technology Experience
Project Management Experience

Tim Rossetti
Tim Rossetti, Vice President, TRG Historic Content Co., is a historic content designer developer. His engineering experience combined with his artistic ability laid the foundation for his entrepreneurial ventures in the sales and marketing of printing equipment and supplies. He has developed a Navy Art exhibit for the battleship USS New Jersey, entitled The Artist Goes to War.

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Project Engineering Experience
Digital Printing Experience
 

























Ron Gottardi

Philadelphia Navy Yard Experience

Back in the 1970s, while a consultant for Price Waterhouse, Ron was asked by his firm to participate in a task force of Philadelphia area businesses, labor unions, government agencies, community leaders and the Philadelphia Navy Yard to fight the U.S. Navy and the Government Accounting Office (GAO) in their recommendations to award a multibillion-dollar aircraft carrier overhaul program called SLEP (service life extension program) to a private shipyard in Virginia instead of the Navy's own Yard at Philadelphia. He was tasked with reviewing the Navy and GAO cost estimates of overhauling the carriers. He found the cost estimates incorrect; the Navy and GAO used cost accounting techniques barred by the federal Office of Management and Budget. This finding helped Congress decide in favor of the Philadelphia Navy Yard. The SLEP program brought $2 billion worth of work to the Philadelphia Navy Yard (and the region) and extended its life almost 10 years. Sadly, it only postponed the closing, finally occurring in 1996.

Printing Technology Experience
As a Systems Analyst for the Science Information Department of Smith, Kline & French Laboratories (now Glaxo SmithKline), Ron invented new printing and typing technology to represent the chemical structures of complex organic compounds for computer input and output. He presented his innovations to a national meeting of the American Chemical Society and published in one of their scientific journals.

Project Management Experience
Ron managed the design of a project cost planning and control system and the integration of it with a schedule planning/control system. This integrated system was used in the planning and control of $500 million in transportation construction projects funded by federal, state, and local governments (the City of Philadelphia) and audited by the Defense Contract Audit Agency. As a consultant to the Program Management Office of Merrill Lynch’s technology division, Ron assisted the team that developed Merrill Lynch’s first Internet offering for clients. He managed many large and complex projects such as the design, development and launch of new websites, the migration of a million+ account client base from one website platform to another, the development of a credit bureau and its computer systems for the gaming industry, and the development of financial and logistical systems for the pharmaceutical industry, These projects required intricate planning, coordination of a large number of technical and non-technical personnel, and communication to many parts of an enterprise. He worked with the founders of the Project Management Institute, a professional organization of 100,000+ members worldwide today. He taught many project management classes in industry. He is proficient in Microsoft Project, project management software. He recently taught Project Management courses for Drexel University.

Licenses and Certifications (inactive)
Certified Public Accountant (PA)
Certified Data Processor
Certified Computing Professional
Certified Information Systems Auditor
Real Estate Salesperson License (NJ)
Residential Real Estate Appraiser License (NJ)
Certified Management Consultant
Casino Executive Employee License (NJ)
Life & Health Insurance Producer License (NJ)
NASD Series 7 Registered Representative, General Securities (stockbroker)
NASD Series 66 Investment Advisor

Education
M.B.A., Temple University, Accounting/Finance
B.S., Rutgers University, Management/Marketing

Teaching Experience
Drexel University, Rowan University, Temple University, Camden County College, Burlington County Community College


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Tim Rossetti

Project Engineering Experience
During college, Tim was enrolled in the management training program at with US Steel Corp, Rolling Mill Division, Fairless Hills, PA. Upon graduation, Tim worked as a design engineer for Burns & Roe, Oradell, NJ and Exxon Research & Engineering, Florham Park, NJ as well a Senior Design Engineer with BOC (Airco) Cryoplants, Murray Hill, NJ where he was responsible for the setup and implementation of a CAD (computer aided design) system for the design of cryogenic process plants.

Digital Printing Technology Experience In 1985, he took over his fathers sign company and with his CAD experience automated the sign making process with computerized equipment. In 1987, Tim started Beacon Graphics, Somerville, NJ, which grew to become one the largest distributors of CAS cutter-plotters, engravers, wide-format digital printing equipment and associated sign supplies. He sold the company in November 2007 and started a decal company with a friend which utilizes wide-format solvent printers to produce decals for unique applications.

Education
B.S.M.E., Northeastern University


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