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Ric C. Trotta, President-Trotta Associates

Ric C. Trotta has extensive senior level corporate and management consulting experience in business development, technology and strategic management. As President and senior consultant at Trotta Associates, he works with government, industry, and academic clients to identify market opportunities, develop business plans and facilitate strategic alliances. Product areas have included: medical devices, advanced transportation, energy, defense systems, security, food safety and consumer products. In addition, he has directed projects to improve regional economic activity, led efforts to expand commercial industry involvement on defense programs and served as an advisor to Government on R&D and industrial policy. Since 2001, Mr. Trotta has served as the chair of the Federal Laboratory Consortium National Advisory Council where he and a diverse team of executives provide guidance to help commercialize technologies developed in federal laboratories.Prior to founding Trotta Associates, he was Corporate Director of Development Resources for Grumman Corp., where he managed all research and development and proposal resources to develop new business for the company’s Aerospace, Electronics, Transportation and Data Systems divisions.