Matt Pundzak is a Senior Staff Engineer for Intel-Data, Incorporated, a Virginia-based firm specializing in systems engineering support to government.
A retired Air Force Intelligence Officer, Matt brings twenty years of "hands on" military experience and technical insight to the team. His experience within the military and government include airborne reconnaissance, special operations, national level intelligence collection and the application of technology to the intelligence and information domain.
Matts primary role within the group is to support the research activities of the group and serve as liaison to the Air Force and other government organizations. In conjunction with John Uldrich, Matt is also involved in the documentation of the groups activity. As with Steve Byers and John Uldrich, Matt is also an experienced pilot. Matt holds a B.S. from the University of Pittsburgh and also holds a Masters in Systems Management.
John is CEO of SynSat Communications Ltd., a Minneapolis-Shanghai based marketing consultancy firm which is also involved with syndication of products to a variety of media. For additional information, see www.synsat.com.
Coming to Pittsburgh in 1992 to obtain a Master's Degree in Asian Studies from the University of Pittsburgh, he also did research for the Ridgway Institute for International Security Studies. While in Pittsburgh, he embarked on a research project to determine, if possible, the fate of the B25 which ditched in the Monongahela river in 1956.
He brought to the project a professional background in sonar technology, having been a partner and co-founder of Vexilar Inc., a leading edge firm in the sonar field. Using side-scan sonar and other electronic search gear, the B25 Recovery Team was able to determine the approximate location of the long-missing aircraft.
Like Steve and Matt, he also has an extensive background in aviation with a commercial pilot's certificate with multi-engine, instrument, helicopter, sailplane and float plane ratings. He served on active duty with the Third Marine Air Wing, United States Marine Corps, El Toro, California from 1956-58 and the Marine Air Reserves until 1962. He is a member of the Company of Military Historians and has published a number of military-related works.
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