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WCG Solutions

Company Profile

WCG Solutions is an extremely diverse group of individuals comprised primarily of engineering (civil, electrical, mechanical), environmental, and system life cycle management personnel who have worked harmoniously on various maritime, communications, and general engineering projects spanning over 30 years.

Our strength is derived from a diversity of engineering and systems management expertise. Simply put, we love practical engineering, which at its core brings concepts from the drawing board to reality.


Degreed and Practical Education

Our experienced and learned staff posesses diverse skills and experience. These span multiple disciplines, including Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Business, Acquisition Management, Systems Processes, Computer Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Advanced Communications, Agriculture, Process Quality Control.

Tom Woodland
President and CEO

Tom started his career in the field of communications in the U.S. Navy, he served for approximately 10 years, including tours of duty in Vietnam aboard the USS Horne CG-30, USS Ranger CV-61, and USS Enhance MSO 437. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in January of 1977, and began a long career as a government employee at several locations, these included, the Long Beach Naval Shipyard (LBNSY), Naval Electronic Engineering Activity, Philippines (NEEACTPhil), and the eventual SSC-PAC in San Diego, CA. His government career spanned 38 years inclusive of his Navy time.

Tom remained in the field of communications throughout his government service primarily focused on UHF SATCOM, TDL, and Installation Management. Tom led the 1st successful JTIDS/LINK-16/C2P installation on US Navy ships and shore facilities as well as the 1st international FMS case in Japan. Tom held several management positions, to include, Workload Coordination and Control Division Head (LBNSY), Exterior Communications Branch (LBNSY), Technical Services Department Head (NEEACTPhil), Division Head of the Installation Management Office (SSC PAC), and his final position prior to retiring in 2004 as Head of the Tactical Data Links Branch (SSC PAC). Tom retired from the U.S. Government as a DP-IV (GS-14-15/0-6 equivalent) in December of 2004 and then joined SAIC as a Program Manager, where he and his team won a large SETA support contract for JTRS. In December of 2008, Tom opened his own company named WCG LLC, an SDVOSB with a mission to provide expert System and Software engineering services to the United States government, its allies, and coalition partners.


Eric Bala
COO

After obtaining his BS in Computer Science, Eric spent 15 years supporting UCSD Healthcare IT and Network infrastructure. Starting as a programmer, Eric moved up the ranks, until eventually his IP-centric network proposal resulted in significant savings and complete redesign of the entire backbone and front-end infrastructure. He moved to become a director of IT for an Internet service provider. He then started his first company, running all aspects of operation and execution, while fulfilling various orders ranging in size from small to large system installation. His work led him to join SAIC managing multi-million dollar contracts and large teams, and eventually to start up WCG.

Currently Eric serves as chief engineer for a large international program.

Slav Plaskota
CTO

Graduate of NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering and Stevens Institute of Technology, Slav started his technical career solving the problems of converging legacy Telecom with emerging data-centric infrastructure. After 7 years he joined a small team prototyping user interfaces, focused on analyzing, interfacing, and researching optimal representations of big data sets. Eventually he joined JTRS, a DoD program working on secure, wireless MANET networks. There Slav applied his UI experience to reducing system configuration and management complexity. Eventually Slav joined WCG to lead a team working on next-gen satellite communication systems.

Slav has since risen to be a lead of a MUOS test lab, in support of Navy's latest communications system.

Wes Woodland
General Manager

Wes, As the General Manager, has overall responsibility for managing numerous projects and programs. He handles the day-to-day operations of the business, and is directly responsible for our Hawaii office and it's respective employees. Wes works with the company leadership to in effective planning, delegating, coordinating, staffing, organizing, and decision making to attain desirable profit making results for an organization. Wes provides back-up support for other administrative tasks, and payroll distribution. Wes attended college in Santa Barbara, California and continued his education at Mesa College in San Diego. Wes spent several years working in a Lab environment supporting the U.S. Government MUOS Program.


WCG Commenced operations in 2008. Though small, cumulatively we have over 60+ years of practical experience in DoD Aquisition Enginnering Support, helping the next generation of U.S. Warfighter and their Allies.