President and CEO
Mr. Burke, a decorated Marine, founded Centuria in 2002. Mr. Burke also serves as the Secretary of the Board for the Spinal Research Foundation, and as a motivational speaker for at-risk kids through the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). Mr. Burke is an instrument rated pilot and an active member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO).
Ms. Hekmat is Centuria’s COO and CFO. She brings over 27 years of financial leadership from a broad range of industries to Centuria. Marjan joined Centuria Corporation in January of 2011 and has been the key player in both designing and guiding Centuria’s financial strategy, as well as implementing and managing Centuria’s growth strategy.
Edward J. Ciardi
Ed Ciardi is Centuria’s Vice President of Weather Systems, and is the Program Manager of Centuria’s $100M, 10-year Mission Support and Information Technology Services (MSITS) prime contract. He has more than 35 years of experience in government and private sector weather systems support. Ed leads a high-level team of over 50 engineers, scientists, CM specialists, IT specialists, and radar technicians that provide lifecycle support to the Nation’s NEXRAD Doppler weather radar network at the National Weather Service’s (NWS) Radar Operation Center in Norman, OK.
Robert (Bob) Macemon
Mr. Macemon has spent a 40-year career in high-level engineering positions. After graduating from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Electrical Engineering, Bob spent 23 years as a Senior Engineer with AT&T and Western Electric designing, testing, and implementing solutions for domestic and international telecommunications equipment and high-volume manufacturing. During this time Bob also earned a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University. Since 2001 Bob has served in various capacities at the Radar Operations Center (ROC).
Richard (Rich) Ice
Mr. Ice has had a 42-year career serving in the IC, military, The Government, and supporting The Government as a contractor. Rich enlisted in USAF and upon graduation from Auburn University with a degree in Electrical Engineering he served on various programs of national significance at Ft. Meade, MD, Kelly AFB, TX, and Robins AFB, GA. During this time Rich earned a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology. After 3 years as an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the United States Military Academy at West Point, Rich has served in various capacities at the Radar Operations Center (ROC).