ABOUT

MFRA Leadership

MFRA was founded by Metis Technology Solutions, Flight Research Associates, and SYMVIONICS - a joint venture dedicated to utilizing their expertise, group-think dynamics, and innovation to modernize and evolve programs such as NASA’s SimLabs.

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MFRA MANAGING MEMBER

Dr. Joy Colucci

Joy Colucci

Dr. Joy Colucci is the founder, owner and CEO of Metis Technology Solutions, Inc. She is responsible for providing strategic direction, overseeing day-to-day operations and leading corporate business development activities. As a business leader, Dr. Colucci has been responsible for organizations of up to 500 technical staff and $60M in annual contract revenue. Dr. Colucci is an accomplished GovCon capture manager and proposal strategist, leading many successful efforts in securing large Federal contracts.

MFRA MEMBER

Derek Collins

Derek Collins

Derek Collins is President and CEO of Flight Research Associates, Inc. (FRA). Mr. Collins provides guidance and leadership in all aspects of business execution and is FRA's focal point for aerospace business development, capture management, and strategic planning. Mr. Collins has over 20 years of aerospace operations, leadership, and management experience, on programs and projects at multiple NASA Centers.

MFRA MEMBER

Larry Barraza

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Lawrence Barraza has contributed over 40 years of service to the Nation’s aerospace and defense industry. In 1988, after graduating from MIT and working several years in aerospace, Mr. Barraza co-founded SYMVIONICS with Richard Weeks and has served as the President and CEO of SYMVIONICS since its incorporation. SYMVIONICS has grown to be a nationally-recognized provider of services and products to the Department of Defense and NASA, providing high technology training systems/devices and innovative flight test software products.

SIMLABS PROGRAM MANAGER

Neil Otto

Neil Otto

Neil Otto serves as Program Manager on the SimLabs III contract at NASA Ames, he provides oversight for all technical and financial performance at the SimLabs Contract, ensuring customer and employee satisfaction. Mr. Otto has over 27 years of experience in command and control, training, systems development, and integration and aerospace research. Mr. Otto is a retired Air Force Colonel and an active general aviation pilot.

THE POWER OF THREE

Member Companies

Metis combines a dedication to innovation with expertise in software and systems engineering to address compelling challenges in aviation and space applications.

 

Metis is proudly a 100% woman-owned small business, founded in 2011 and headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

FRA specializes in advanced research, design, development, and delivery of professional aviation and aerospace solutions.

 

FRA is a veteran-owned small business, founded in 2005 and headquartered in Mountain View, California

SYMVIONICS is an award-winning product and services based company, with over 31 years of experience in modeling & simulation, training and flight test engineering.

 

SYMVIONICS is dedicated to meeting and exceeding all project efforts with the highest quality services and products at a reasonable cost.