Leadership Team

Kurt J. Rinke
President & CEO

Kurt J. Rinke, President & CEO

Kurt Rinke has extensive experience as a Test Lead in ASC Program Offices and as a Senior Flight Test Engineer. He has led Integrated Test Team (ITT) working groups as the co-chair, written and coordinated ITT Charters, Test & Evaluation Master Plans (TEMPs), and HQ AFOTEC Test Resource Plans (TRPs). He has extensive experience with Air Force Flight Test Center processes at the 46th Test Wing and the 412th Test Wing.

Mr. Rinke has detailed knowledge of test card and test plan development, test execution and risk management, and test program scoping and trade-offs in support of Program Office objectives and constraints. He also has experience developing Modeling & Simulation Plans, the use of Live-Virtual-Constructive (LVC) simulations in T&E, and the application of Design of Experiments (DOE) techniques to support test optimization in TEMP and test plan development.

Ed Rinke
Chairman & COO

Edward J. Rinke, Chairman & COO

Operational Analyst, responsible for identifying stakeholder systems and interactions for System-of-System (SoS) requirement development. Demonstrated ability to translate SoS capability objectives into requirements while maintaining extensive knowledge on participating system capabilities and system-to-system relationships. Airborne Network Subject Matter Expert, with experience developing network, message, and exchange requirements for advanced, directional networks and legacy, broadcast networks for fighter, bomber, ground systems and gateways. Engineering specialist in developing system-specific SoS architectures to derive capability gaps based on core function and mission thread execution.

Experienced in development of analytical plans to capture performance and effects data from Live systems that interact with Virtual and Constructive systems in support of analysis and testing of systems as they select the best option from multiple competing potential solutions. Developed process for the integration of Air Force Core Function Master Plans (CFMPs) with system requirements in support of the ACC Systems Office (ACC/A8W) to be briefed at the Tools Training & Re-engineering Council (T2RC) to integrate a tool for SoS capability management in response to warfighter needs.

Bill Hazel
Board Member

Bill Hazel, Board Member

Prior to joining Cedar Wealth Bill was a senior vice president and principal at Eubel Brady & Suttman Asset Management. Bill’s experience includes managing asset allocation, equity, and alternative strategies for institutional investors including state and local municipalities, retirement and pension funds, educational foundations, endowments and large retail organizations.

Bill earned a B.S. in Business Management, is a member of Sinclair Community College Foundation Investment Board and the CAMO, LLC Company Board of Directors.

Richard "Dick" Reynolds
Lieutenant General, United States Air Force (Retired)

Lt. Gen Richard "Dick" Reynolds, Board Member

Lieutenant General, United States Air Force (retired), is owner and principal of The VanFleet Group, LLC, an aerospace consulting company. He also serves as an Independent/Outside Director for Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc.; Apogee Enterprises, Inc.; and Barco Federal Systems, LLC. He holds advisory board seats for Sierra Nevada Corporation and Electronic Warfare Associates-Government Systems Inc. In a volunteer capacity, he is Board Chairman and CEO of the Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc.; a member of the USAF Heritage Program Board of Directors; a member of the Ohio Veterans Memorial and Museum Advisory Committee; co-founder and Secretary of Air Camp, Inc.; a trustee of the United States Air and Trade Show and Flight Test Historical Foundation; and a member of a number of other local Dayton, OH region boards and committees.

In 2009-2011, he was Chairman of the Committee on Evaluation of U.S. Air Force Preacquisition Technology Development for the National Research Council of the National Academies, and now serves on the Air Force Studies Board of the NRC. Prior to his retirement in
2005, General Reynolds was Vice Commander, Air Force Materiel Command. During his 34-years of active duty Air Force service, he commanded the Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio and the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California. He was also Program Executive Officer, Airlift and Trainers in the Pentagon, and Program Director for several major weapon system acquisitions, including the B-2 Spirit.

General Reynolds is a graduate of U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, Class 79B, and has more than 25 years of hands-on experience in the research, development, program management, test and evaluation of aeronautical systems. He holds Federal Aviation Administration certificates for Airline Transport Pilot and Flight Instructor (Glider), and his logbook shows more than 4,000 flying hours in 70 different military and civil aircraft. Graduating in 1971 from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering, General Reynolds has a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, and a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He is a Fellow of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots.

Ted Bowlds
Lieutenant General, United States Air Force (Retired)

Lt. Gen Ted Bowlds, Board Member

Lt. Gen. (Retired) Ted F Bowlds is a consultant to the Cyber New York Alliance, a membership organization to promote Central New York as a center of excellence in cyber and information technology.
General Bowlds retired from the Air Force in 2011 as a highly decorated officer and Commander of the Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, MA. As Commander, General Bowlds was responsible for acquiring command and control systems for the Air Force. Under his command was more than 12,000 people located at six sites throughout the United States. In this position General Bowlds was responsible for the acquisition of more than $5 billion in programs annually in support of the Air Force, and joint and coalition forces.

General Bowlds entered the Air Force in 1975 through the ROTC program. In earlier assignments, he served as an engineer in an Air Force laboratory and as a flight test engineer on the F-117. He has worked as avionics program manager on the B-2, bomber branch chief at the Pentagon, Chief of Advance Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile development in the AMRAAM System Program Office, and as Commander of the Rome Laboratory in Rome, N.Y. General Bowlds also served as the Deputy Director of Global Power Programs with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. Prior to assuming his current position, he was assigned as Commander, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. He was responsible for managing the Air Force’s $2 billion science and technology program as well as additional customer funded research and development of $1.7 billion.

General Bowlds received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, Mississippi State University in 1975, a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH in 1979, and a Master of Science degree in engineering management, University of Dayton, OH in 1992.