Our Chairman, CEO & President George Epps
From 1944-1946 George Epps joined the Navy V-5, V-12 Program. After his term with the Navy George went to Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia where he was an instructor of the mechanical engineering laboratory while attending graduate school from 1947-1948. From 1948-1951 George was with Douglas Aircraft where he was assigned to the equipment group engaged in design.
Aircrafts he helped design were the F4D, AD series and D58 Supersonic Research Aircraft. From 1951-1953 Epps was with the Lockheed Aircraft Company, Inc. in Marietta, Georgia where he was engaged in the design and layout of aircraft equipment and cockpit and crew compartment systems on the C-130 and the B-47 aircraft. From 1953-1961 Epps joined Brown Engineering, today called Teledyne Brown where he was an engineer from 1953-1961 and then in 1956 to 1958 Mr. Epps became the Chief Engineer.
In 1958 Mr. Epps became the Vice President of Engineering and Director. In 1959 Mr.Epps became the Senior Vice President and Director. In 1961-1968 Mr. Epps took the positions of Vice President, Engineering Manager, and Director of a company called SPACO, where he organized, developed, and managed an engineering organization of over 200 technical personnel. In 1967 Epps assumed management of Technical Micronics Control (TMC). TMC has been doing business with Marshall Space Flight Center and Army Missile Command as well as supporting prime contractors and industrial clients for 50 years.
Mr. Epps is still today very much involved in the everyday operations of TMC. From 1965 to present Mr. Epps and his two brothers organized and developed a general aviation full service fixed-based operation called Epps Aviation, now employing over 200 people. This company is now fully owned and operated by his brother Pat Epps. From 1969-1992 Mr. Epps organized and developed a general aircraft fixed-based operation called Epps Aircraft Inc. in Montgomery, Alabama that operated for 22 years. Epps Aircraft services, maintains, and stores aircraft as well as engages in the sales and charter of aircraft. In 1975 George Epps, Dot Epps, and Zeb Oversrteet organized and developed Excellance Inc. Excellance now employs over 100 people, building high quality emergency medical and rescue vehicles.
From 1995-1997 Mr. Epps organized a limited liability company called Advanced Protective Coatings. Advanced Protective Coatings engaged in specialized Line-X coatings. In 2006 Epps organized Powder-X Coating Systems, a company engaged in the powder coating of manufactured parts. George Epps has a Masters of Science in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech University and a Bachelors of Science in mechanical Engineering from Duke University.
Mr. Epps is a registered professional in Alabama and a licensed instrumental pilot with 10,000 flying hours. Mr. Epps was inducted into the Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame on October 15th of 2005.
Our V.P. & CFO, Steve Cook
Mr. Cook has 30 + years experience in the business operations for commercial, defense, and aerospace industries. Mr. Cook has an extensive background with hands-on experience in accounting and RFP proposal for governmental, aerospace and defense related companies.
Steve’s experience also includes a broad knowledge of Federal Government contracting, procurement methods, processes, FARS, and Agency supplements, international business, export control, licenses, and technology transfer agreements. Steve is TMC’s Vice President of Finance with the Accounting and Human Resource departments reporting to him.
Mr. Cook is a native Huntsville and a graduate of Jacksonville State University with a major in Accounting.