Richard H. 'Doc' Klodnicki, PhD, PMP

Richard H. 'Doc' Klodnicki, PhD, PMP

Vice President of Capture

Dr. Richard H. ‘Doc’ Klodnicki joined LJT in November 2016 as the Vice President of Capture leading the research, analysis, and planning of the company’s business growth activities.  Doc is a retired Veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he held a variety of command and staff assignments in Space and Missile Operations.  Upon retirement, Dr. Klodnicki served as a Chief Scientist, Program Manager, Program Director, Director of Business Development, and a Client Executive.  Doc is also a certified Program Management Professional (PMP).

Doc received his PhD from the University of Denver, earning the Doctorate of the Year award.  He earned his Masters of Science Degree from Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, and his Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.

Doc Klodnicki currently resides in Colorado Springs with his wife Monica and their daughter.

Randy Hunter

Randy Hunter

Vice President of Business Development

Randy Hunter joined LJT & Associates in April of 2017 as the Vice President of Business Development. Prior to LJT, Randy was with SAIC for 7 years and was the Assistant Vice President/Deputy Division Manager of Systems Engineering & Integration and Business Development – Space Coast Operations. He was responsible for the management and direction of engineering and operations activities associated with Expendable Launch Vehicles, Software Engineering, Space Lift Range Services Radar Engineering and Reliability Engineering activities for NASA. These responsibilities included Software Engineering, Database Architecture, Safety & Mission Assurance, Reliability, and Range Systems.

Prior to SAIC, Randy spent 14 years with McDonnell Douglas – Boeing at the Kennedy Space Center.  He was a Senior Manager and Program Manager on what is now known as the KSC ELVIS Contract. He also managed all voice, data & video systems engineering for Boeing on the Payload Ground Operations Contract (PGOC). Prior to his ELV - Program Manager role, he worked with the Shuttle Electrical Payloads Department as the manager of Payload Electrical Engineering also on the PGOC. He started in the Shuttle Payload community as a Senior Systems Engineer and was the KSC lead electrical engineer on the Hubble Space telescope and for the planetary missions (Galileo, Magellan, and Ulysses) as well as the STS- 26R return to Flight Mission. Randy graduated from Ohio Northern University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Minor in Business Management.

Randy is married (wife Kim) with one daughter (Lindsey). He also holds an Extra Class Amateur Radio License and is a licensed Private Pilot.

Dave Eidson

Dave Eidson

Vice President of Strategic Programs

As the VP of Strategic Programs for LJT, Mr. Eidson focuses on developing solutions for government customers, in concert with strategic plans for LJT. Mr. Eidson’s focus is both DoD National Security Space and NASA Civil Space.

Previous to LJT, Mr. Eidson spent time with Innoflight, a Veteran Owned Small Business, developing business processes enabling steady growth of the company. His actions enhanced Innoflight’s product offerings through improved research and development of new technologies while continuing Innoflight’s development into a larger business.

Prior to his tenure with Innoflight, Mr. Eidson worked as an Independent Consultant in the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance business sector.  Mr. Eidson spent his prior 30 years with Martin Marietta Space Launch Systems and ManTech International.  He was the Vice President and General Manager of the Space and Advanced Technologies Business Unit in his last position with ManTech International, responsible for programs in DARPA, Air Force, NASA, DOE and the NRO.

Mr. Eidson holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Safety Engineering from the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg MO and a Masters in Business Administration from Pepperdine University, Malibu CA.