Company: Trotta Associates, Inc.
Location: Centerport, New York, United States
Ric Charles Trotta, President of Trotta Associates, Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements and leadership in technology management.
With more than 50 years of industry and consulting experience, and volunteering his time as Chairman of the National Advisory Council of the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer for the past twenty years, he has worked with government, industry and academic organizations on a broad variety of issues related to the management of research and development to pursue new business.
Mr. Trotta started his career at Grumman Aerospace in 1966 as an engineer on the A-6 aircraft program. Within a year he was selected for one of the company’s first Engineering Professional Development Programs and then selected for a special two year assignment to work on the staff of a senior executive who ran a 3,000 man engineering department. After that he went back to engineering working on the Lunar Module Program followed by promotions to advanced programs manager, manager of technology planning and market research, assistant director of advanced systems, director of corporate independent research and development and finally corporate director of development resources, reporting to the Office of the Chairman of the Board, responsible for managing research and development and proposal funds across all divisions to develop new business. He served as a member of the Corporate Opportunity Review Board to evaluate new business ventures and as a member of the Corporate Strategic Planning Team providing guidance to division plans.
With 25 years of corporate strategic and technology management experience, in 1994 he founded Trotta Associates, Inc. Consultants to Government and Industry. Since then Mr. Trotta has served as president and senior consultant working with government, industry and academic clients to identify market opportunities, develop business plans and facilitate strategic alliances in technology markets. Clients have included: Department of Defense, ITT, Ford, Air Products, Siemens, Raytheon and Philips. Product areas have included: medical devices, advanced transportation, energy, and defense systems.
In addition, since 2000 Mr. Trotta has served as Chairman of the National Advisory Council of the Federal Laboratory Consortium, which represents over 300 government laboratories with the mission to help transfer federal research and development to industry. The advisory council is comprised of senior executives who volunteer their time to provide guidance to the board on strategic issues to help improve the competitiveness of United States industries.
Mr. Trotta commenced his collegiate career studying electrical engineering at the University of Virginia in 1959, later earning a Bachelor of Arts in physics from New York University in 1966. In 1977, he received a Master of Business Administration from Hofstra University and was selected by Grumman in 1987 to attend Carnegie Mellon University’s Program for Executives for postgraduate coursework.
Finding great success in his career, Mr. Trotta was the recipient of the Outstanding Service Award from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technical Transfer in 2005, for his work as Chairman of the National Advisory Council, a Merit Award from Admiral Jay Cohen, Chief of Naval Research in 2000 for organizing the Navy’s first R&D Partnership Conference, a Community Service Award from the Town of Huntington in 1985 for his efforts regarding the Harborfields school district, and selected Grumman’s manager of the year in 1985 for his work to restructure the company’s Independent Research and Development Program.
To keep up with advancements in technology, Mr. Trotta has served on a number of Board’s including: The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, World’s Best Technology Showcase, Long Island Technology Hall of Fame, and the Mine Warfare Association and maintained affiliation with Stony Brook University’s Advanced Energy Center, the National Security Industrial Association, Electronic Industries Association, Emergency Management Agency’s Resources Working Group and Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc. In addition as President of the Board of the Beachcomber cooperative in Montauk, NY since 2005 he has lead efforts to transform the property into one of the premier resorts in the Hamptons.
A prolific author and researcher, Mr. Trotta is also listed in various editions of Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the East and Who’s Who in the World.
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