"The N.E.T. team deserves an outstanding rating for the quality of their work."
"The N.E.T. web team does an outstanding job on our website and Intranet. The team keeps all of the changes to the site moving and completed in a timely manner. Considering the amount of changes that are requested every day this is a feat in itself. In addition, we often have people that request changes with impossible deadlines, that we somehow manage to meet time and time again."
"Their web based applications and database products are outstanding. All products are always correct and problem free. We have a number of products that have been requested with a very short turn around and the team does whatever is necessary to meet the date."
N.E.T. Management Team
Meet our senior management team
Mr. Ronal E. Butler, a native of Detroit, Michigan, has lived in Northern Virginia since 1980. He is the President of Networking & Engineering Technologies, Inc. (N.E.T.), which he established in 1995 to provide Information Technology services. These services include computer network design, application development, database management and web portal development. The focus of the company expanded in 2008 to incorporate Business Transformation Services which include Business Process Re-engineering, Change Management, Continuous Process Improvement and Lean Six Sigma Analysis.
Mr. Butler's leadership skills are evidenced by the offices he has held in the following organizations: President of the Washington DC Alumni Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the OLA Education Foundation; and Co-chair of the Board of Trustees of the Youth at Risk Foundation. In addition, he served as Chairman of the Board of the Capital Hill Computer Corner.
Mr. Butler served as a Board Member of the Northern Virginia Urban League, as well as a Board Member of the Beta Nu Boulé Education Foundation of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity. In addition, he served as a Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Alexandria Rotary Club, where he is a Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary International.
Mr. Butler currently serves as President of the Board of Trustees of the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra and as Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Ira Dorsey Scholarship Endowment Foundation. He also serves on the Board of Directors of ASCD (formerly Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development), an international education organization. Mr. Butler was inducted as an Eminent Engineer into Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society, where he is an active member of the DC Alumni Chapter.
Mr. Butler earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from General Motors Institute (currently Kettering University). He wrote a Bachelor’s thesis titled: “The Enhancement of Static Non-linear Analysis Code”. This thesis focused on a computer program he developed to track, measure and graphically depict component movements in mechanical systems. Mr. Butler also has a Master’s degree in Engineering Management, which he earned from The Catholic University of America. ×
As Program Manager for N.E.T., Mr. Thomas is responsible for managing the operation of the Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) contract within the Pentagon. He is also responsible for planning, implementing and managing the N.E.T. Business Development operations within the Pentagon.
Prior to joining N.E.T., Mr. Thomas began his long career of public service in the Department of Defense where he served 40 years in the areas of Navy medicine, Federal Financial Management, Auditing, Contracting, and Procurement. He has extensive experience in project planning, execution, monitoring, resource management and process improvement. Mr. Thomas has experience providing fiscal management for annual operating budgets in excess of $340 million to $2 billion. He has successfully served as the principal advisor to Navy Reserve Senior Management for Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution System (PPBES) processes for a civilian and military workforce of over 35,000. He is a former owner of a small business that primarily focused on continuous process improvement, quality assurance, performance metrics, and data analytics.
Mr. Walt Whitesides is the Project Coordinator for Networking & Engineering Technologies, (N.E.T.) He currently supports the Ft. Detrick Network Enterprise Center (NEC) subcontract. He serves as the focal point for communications between the Prime contractor, the employees and N.E.T.
Prior to joining N.E.T., Walt has worked for various companies in the roles as Capture Management and Program Management. In his role as capture manager, he has lead proposal efforts on contract that range up to $300,000,000. His primary role in these tasks is to develop capture strategies, win themes, and proposal content.
In his role as Program Manager, he managed a prime contract and two subcontracts in the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC). He has been deeply involved with other DoD operations, such as the Marine Corps Systems Command, the Defense Airborne Reconnaissance Office, and the Navy Systems Command.
Mr. Whitesides has been a board member of NDIA Combat Survivability Division, and he also served on the board of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI).
Johnny D. Gonzalez
Mr. Johnny Gonzalez serves as one of N.E.T.'s Program Managers focusing on the strategic expansion of N.E.T.'s relationships with defense agencies and government officials. Mr. Gonzalez has more than 15 years of experience building cohesive teams, managing diverse cultures, and integrating business solutions.
Prior to joining N.E.T., Mr. Gonzalez was co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of La Jolla Gaming, Inc., a software company developing solutions for land-based casinos. Mr. Gonzalez managed day-to-day operations out of their Costa Rica office.
Mr. Gonzalez earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Arts in IT Management from Webster University and was an officer in the Army Reserves.
As Program Manager at N.E.T., Mr. Crayton is responsible for managing the operations of several contracts within the Pentagon. He is also responsible for planning, implementing and managing the N.E.T. Business Development operations within the Pentagon.
Prior to joining N.E.T., Mr. Crayton began his long career of public service in the United States Navy where he served 20 years in Naval Intelligence. After his military career, he worked for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and later transferred to the Department of Defense. Mr. Crayton has experience providing fiscal management for annual operating budgets in excess of $60 million to $120 million. He has successfully assisted Senior Leadership in business transformation efforts that include staffing, workforce planning, resource management priorities, budget and finance, contracting and procurement, professional development for a workforce of over 700 personnel, and changes in organizational structure.
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