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Management Team

Aneil Kumar, LEED-AP, President & CEO
Mr. Kumar has 25 years of professional experience in business operations and development. He began his career as an environmental engineer for a government contractor 1991. Later in his career, Mr. Kumar utilized the skills he gained from a masters in engineering management to manage several multi-million dollar projects for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District and Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic District. In 2003, Mr. Kumar saw the opportunity to capitalize on his experience and qualifications and acquired AScIS. He has expanded the footprint of the company from primarily providing services to clients in Southeastern Virginia, to a nationwide footprint including Hawaii and Alaska. Mr. Kumar has extensive experience in the development of stakeholder teams, facilitation, development and implementation of operational procedures, administering controls, preparation of documentation, establishing metrics, and executing a broad range of training. This experience enables him to direct all aspects of the operations and quickly identify deficiencies or deviations; address them and proceed to have them corrected.

Chris Castle, PMP, Vice President & COO
Mr. Castle has spent the last 16 years creating and managing small technology firms in the Hampton Roads region. He started his first company, Castle Systems Management in 1995, and has since founded two other technology companies culminating in the co-founding of AScIS with Mr. Aneil Kumar, in 2003. Mr. Castle has experience managing all aspects of business operations including selecting, managing and training staff; developing and managing operational budgets; establishing and monitoring productivity goals; and leading cross-functional teams on key projects. Mr. Castle also has the critical role of helping define and implement the company business development plan, including the development of proposals and pricing; scoping, technical approach and management of programs and projects; acquisition and review of subcontractors; and Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) of executed work. Mr. Castle holds a Bachelor of Science from Old Dominion University and is an accredited Project Management Professional (PMP).

Joe Daigneau, GISP, Information Systems Program Manager
Mr. Daigneau has more than 13 years of experience managing projects and contracts in the natural resource and geospatial fields. Mr. Daigneau’s familiarity with DoD facility operations, INRMPs, Endangered Species Plans, Environmental Impact Statement, Environmental Assessments, Endangered Species Act, Sikes Act, Migratory Bird Act, NEPA, USFWS regulations and other applicable policy and standards helps to facilitate a thorough understanding of the technical needs, contract requirements and overall program goals. He specializes in integrating technology into environmental programs to assist with data collection, dissemination and analyses. Mr. Daigneau has structured and managed the AScIS Geospatial Program since conception and guided AScIS to become an authorized ESRI business partner in the ESRI Consulting Program. Mr. Daigneau is the president of the Virginia Association of Mapping and Land Information Systems (VAMLIS) where he bridges the gap of CAD and GIS and continues to build a viable network for geospatial professionals. Mr. Daigneau has an undergraduate degree in forestry and wildlife management from Virginia Tech, a Master’s degree in geographic information systems from Pennsylvania State University, and is a certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP).

John C. Ward, Natural Resources Manager
Mr. Ward is a southeast regional Natural Resources Manager for AScIS based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He operates and maintains an area office on the Fort Bragg military reservation and conducts a variety of ecological management activities throughout the southeast region. He presently supervises (13) personnel in the implementation and compliance of the forestry, wildlife, endangered species, and water management projects within the southeast region. Mr. Ward participates in conservation organizations such as: The North Carolina Prescribed Burning Council, The Sandhills Land Managers Council, The North Carolina Fire Environment Working Group, The Longleaf Alliance, and The Sandhills Conservation Partnership. Mr. Ward has a Bachelors Degree in Biology from New Jersey State University and is a certified burner in North Carolina and Florida. As a member of the National Wildfire Coordination Group, he has responded to numerous national emergencies in the southeast and western regions of the country.

Allan Stoddard, PMP, Director, Resource Management
Mr. Stoddard has more than 20 years of experience in private industry, where he has managed the day-to-day operations of various successful businesses. His success has been proven through his ability to plan, manage, organize and control project and employee workflow, skills necessary for ensuring the complete satisfaction. Mr. Stoddard leads the AScIS team in developing and implementing an innovative plan that optimizes our resources. He collaborates with the Executive Management team to make strategic visionary decisions that ensure AScIS continues to lead in values-driven performance.