Charles “Chick” Corrado, President, and one of the founders of APS, received his Ph.D. in Acoustics from MIT in 1993 and his B.S. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Webb Institute in 1983.  

Dr. Corrado has been actively involved in the development of advanced acoustic systems and marine vehicle machinery silencing projects since 1986.  He has led the development of several state of the art vibration and acoustic radiation prediction methods for the Office of Naval Research (ONR).  These methods are recognized for their exploitation of the underlying physics to yield significant gains in computational efficiency.   

He has also led a number of initiatives to take advantage of novel sensor array processing schemes to discern acoustic scattering processes, image sources of radiation and target strength, localize gunfire and other impulsive noise sources, and quantify acoustic source mechanisms.   

Prior to founding APS, Dr. Corrado served as Vice President and Chief Scientist at the Anteon Corporation, Engineering Technology Center.


Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer


David Horne, Senior Vice President and Business Manager received his M.B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Rhode Island.

Mr. Horne has a background in government contracting and accounting, and is responsible for the company’s financial management, control, reporting and planning; contract and risk management; purchasing; and benefits and human resource management.

Mr. Horne’s goal has been to create an administrative infrastructure with an employee-friendly, small-company feel, but which is scalable as APS grows to meet new challenges.

Prior to joining APS, Mr. Horne served as Vice President and Business Manager of a $140M / 900-person business unit of Anteon Corporation where he supervised a group of over 25 professional and administrative personnel in functions similar to his current responsibilities at APS.


Division Vice President

Jason Rudzinsky, Division Vice President for APS, received his M.S. in Applied Mathematics in 1998 and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1994, each from the University of Massachusetts.

Mr. Rudzinsky has a background in acoustics, sonar/radar system development, signal processing, and program management. Mr. Rudzinsky has lead the development of advanced acoustic communication systems, acoustic navigation systems, and wave sensing radar systems.

Prior to joining APS, Mr. Rudzinsky served as a Principal Scientist for Scientific Solutions Inc. after beginning his career as an engineer with Cambridge Acoustical Associates.



Vice President, Strategy and Business Development

Rusty Smith, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy in 1982 and served in the United States Navy as a nuclear submarine officer.  In 2012, Rusty concluded his 30-year naval career at the rank of Captain.

Mr. Smith’s service in the U.S Submarine Force included fast attack submarine deployments to the Arctic, North Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Arabian Gulf as well as four strategic deterrent patrols as Commanding Officer of USS MARYLAND (Gold).  Mr. Smith’s shore tours included submarine and fleet headquarters in Naples, Italy, the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in Mons, Belgium, and assignment as the Senior Defense Official and U.S Defense Attaché in Oslo, Norway.

Mr. Smith brings to APS over three decades of leadership experience managing people, programs, budgets, and operations in the challenging and diverse fields of defense policy, international security cooperation, naval nuclear propulsion, submarine operations, nuclear weapons command and control, intelligence, and undersea surveillance.

Prior to joining APS in 2015, Mr. Smith was the Manager of Strategic Analysis in the Washington Operations Office of General Dynamics Electric Boat.



Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Bruce Abraham, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer with APS, received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2000, his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1994, and his B.S in Mechanical and Materials Engineering in 1990, each from the University of Connecticut.

Dr. Abraham has a background in acoustics, hydroacoustics, structural acoustics, hydrodynamics, transducer design and development, and multi-sensor test and evaluation systems.

Dr. Abraham has led the development and testing of a deep-ocean mobile anti-submarine warfare system, a high-energy / high-power system for UUV’s, and a novel towed array to measure in-situ operational forces and responses.

Prior to joining APS, Dr. Abraham was a Principal Scientist in the Acoustics Dept. at the Anteon Corporation and a mechanical engineer in the Submarine Sonar Dept. at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC).


Vice President, Platform Signatures, Hydrodynamics & Structural Mechanics Division

David Warwick, Division Vice President with APS, received his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The Catholic University of America in 1993 and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland in 1983. 

Mr. Warwick has a background in structural, underwater and airborne acoustics, focusing on research and development of advanced noise mitigation concepts, structural acoustic analysis and testing, and structural acoustic design optimization. 

Mr Warwick participates in the development and assessment of advanced signature reduction technologies for current and future platforms supporting ONR, DARPA and NAVSEA programs. 

Prior to joining APS, Mr. Warwick was the Vice President and Operations Manager for the Applied Physics Group of Alion Science and Technology, previously Anteon Corporation.  Prior to joining Alion and Anteon, Mr. Warwick worked for the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD).