Leadership Team

Bob Fei

President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Fei serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Life Cycle Engineering. He is responsible for achieving the company’s strategic goals and managing all day-to-day operations of the company.
 
Prior to joining LCE in 2002 as a Reliability Solutions Consultant in the Reliability Consulting Group, Mr. Fei worked as a consultant, manager and business analyst at companies including Ernst & Young, Anderson Consulting (now Accenture), and Niku Corporation (now part of Computer Associates.)
 
Mr. Fei received a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California. Mr. Fei is a Professional Engineer registered in South Carolina.

James R. Fei

Late Co-founder, Chairman, and former CEO (1947 – 2016)
Mr. Fei served as Chairman of the Board. His primary responsibilities included governing the company and overseeing the strategic direction of the organization.
 
Prior to incorporating Life Cycle Engineering, Inc. (LCE) in 1976, he worked at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, D.C. Mr. Fei received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southern California and a Master of Science in Ocean Engineering from the University of Hawaii. Mr. Fei was a Professional Engineer registered in several states.

Robert E. Bendetti, Jr.

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Bendetti serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Life Cycle Engineering. His responsibilities encompass all financial operations of the company including accounting, contracting, purchasing, legal and information technology.
 
Prior to LCE, Mr. Bendetti served as V.P. of Finance at Galey & Lord Industries (G&L), a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of premium consumer products. His experience has spanned a variety of industries from consumer packaged goods to global aerospace engineering, including work with Lockheed Martin, Hormel Foods, Diamond Crystal Brands and the Coastal Logistics Group. Mr. Bendetti has an MBA and a Masters of Accounting and Financial Management. He is a Certified Public Accountant and also holds a Green Belt certification in the Six Sigma process improvement methodology.

Manuel A. Lovgren

Senior Vice President, Federal Solutions Group
Mr. Lovgren serves as Senior Vice President and manages LCE’s Federal Solutions Group, which serves the Department of Defense and federal customers with a full range of capabilities in direct fleet support; IT services including C4I systems development, integration and information assurance; logistics; financial management; program management; training; and change management.

Mr. Lovgren has more than 26 years of experience in the ship repair and modernization industry. Prior to joining LCE, he served as Vice President of Business Development for the Navy/Marine Corps Services Sector within General Dynamics Information Technology’s Navy/Air Force Systems Division. In this role he was responsible for growing business for a services organization that provided program management, IT services, systems engineering, professional and technical services, maintenance and repair, integrated logistics support, manufacturing and fabrication, and system integration.

Brad Cunic

Senior Vice President, Reliability Consulting Group
Mr. Cunic serves as Senior Vice President of the Reliability Consulting Group, which helps companies drive greater performance and value from their assets through the implementation of best practices in asset management, organizational effectiveness, equipment reliability and change management.

Mr. Cunic has more than 35 years of industrial business experience including business startup and development, business leadership, and operations management.  Prior to joining LCE, Mr. Cunic held executive positions in sales, operations and executive leadership for companies including Fluor, NEM, and Siemens. Mr. Cunic majored in business administration at Augusta College in Augusta, Georgia and has taken executive management courses at Herriot Watt, Thunderbird International Business School, and Nyenrode Business Universiteit.

Caleb Shomo

Vice President, Human Resources
Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
Mr. Shomo serves as Vice President, responsible for Human Resources and LCE’s Ethics Compliance Program. He oversees all employee processes including talent acquisition, employee engagement, performance management, benefits and compensation, succession planning, policy development/administration, training and employee relations. In addition, Mr. Shomo has overall, day-to-day responsibility for directing the company’s ethics, business conduct, and government contracting compliance programs.

With more than a decade of HR experience, Mr. Shomo is change management certified and has demonstrated results in recruiting, HR compliance, coaching, and teamwork. Prior to joining LCE he worked for a leading staffing and recruiting company focused on technical and engineering fields. Mr. Shomo holds two HR certifications and a Bachelors in Psychology from West Virginia University.

Kellam White 

Vice President, Contracts
Ms. White serves as Vice President of Contracts at Life Cycle Engineering. In this role she is accountable for the company’s contract management, pricing, subcontracts and procurement functions. Ms. White also serves as Life Cycle Engineering’s Small Business Liaison Officer and the Chairperson of the Inclusion and Diversity Working Group. 

Ms. White has more than 25 years of experience in corporate finance, contract management, pricing and business management. Prior to joining LCE, Ms. White held leadership positions within the defense industry for companies including SAIC, HII Fleet Support Group LLC, and Gibbs & Cox. Ms. White has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and a Master of Science in Accounting, both from the University of Virginia. She is also a Certified Professional Contracts Manager. 

Noor Hassan 

Vice President, Strategic Business Development & Capture
Mr. Hassan serves as Vice President of Strategic Business Development & Capture for LCE’s Federal Solutions Group. In this role he provides strategic direction and leadership for LCE’s business development organization.  

Mr. Hassan is a business development and capture executive with over 15 years of successful experience in the private sector, federal civilian, intelligence community, and DoD market sectors. Prior to joining LCE, his roles included serving as a senior client advisor and associate partner with McKinsey & Company’s US Public Sector Practice, and as Vice President of Engility Corporations Navy, Air Force and US Marine Corps division. Mr. Hassan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Master of Arts in Security Policy Studies, both from The George Washington University. 

Pete Thomas 

Vice President, Operations
Mr. Thomas serves as Vice President of Operations. In this role he manages LCE’s Federal Solutions Group.  

Mr. Thomas has more than 40 years of experience in U.S. Navy operations and in the naval ship repair, maintenance, and modernization industry. Prior to joining LCE in 2015, he served in the U.SNavy for over three decades in multiple technical and leadership roles. Upon retirement from active duty Mr. Thomas held senior management positions at General Dynamics NASSCO and Oceaneering International, Inc. 

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