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Versar Leadership Teams

James M. Jaska

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James M. Jaska

Chief Executive Officer

Dale Stucke

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Dale Stucke

Chief Financial Officer

Suzanne J. Bates

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Suzanne J. Bates

Senior Vice President / Environmental Services and Security Systems

Kevin Gooch

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Kevin Gooch

Senior Vice President, Versar
CEO, BayFirst Solutions, LLC, A Subsidiary of Versar

James M. Jaska

James M. Jaska

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Jaska is President and Chief Executive Officer of Versar, Inc (Versar), is an accomplished executive in global business strategy, growth, organizational performance, and innovation. With over forty years leading large multi-national organizations and operational experience in six continents delivering profitable growth, governance and value creation, Mr. Jaska is recognized for team-centric leadership in numerous government sectors and commercial markets from critical mission support, professional services, technology, infrastructure to aerospace and defense, manufacturing, and specialty chemicals segments. With senior executive, business leadership, and board experience for both public and private companies, he has an extensive background developing organizations and high-performing teams that accomplish performance objectives for business's most difficult challenges from start-ups to large multi-national enterprises. Having completed over fifty acquisition transactions, he has extensive experience integrating operational capabilities and culture so as to accelerate business growth among the merger partners.

Mr. Jaska previously was the principal founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Valiant Integrated Services LLC (Valiant), which provides critical mission support and defense business services for the U.S. Government, its allied partners, and international organizations. Under his leadership, the company experienced double digit profitable growth and won the 2020 ACG National Chapter award as "Corporate Growth Company of the Year" (over $250M).

Just prior to launching Valiant, Mr. Jaska served as the President and Chief Executive of the Supreme Group, Defense and Government Services business and a member of the Executive Committee. In this role, he led the company's global logistics, supply chain and facility management business.

Mr. Jaska also held multiple executive roles at AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM a Fortune 500 company that provides professional technical and management support services to the public and private sectors. As a member of AECOM's Enterprise Management Team and the Operations Committee, Mr. Jaska oversaw the company's worldwide operations of its government group operating in 140 countries while serving as President, Global Government.

Prior to joining AECOM, Mr. Jaska served as President of Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK), a global provider of professional technical services in engineering, applied sciences, resource management, and infrastructure. He was credited as one of the principal architects of the company's sustained organic and acquisitive growth having joined the firm as its Chief Financial Officer.

Before his tenure at Tetra Tech, Mr. Jaska held leadership positions in operations, financial management, and business development in the formative years of Orbital ATK, Inc. (NYSE: OA), a multi-billion-dollar defense firm, as well as with Honeywell, Inc. (NYSE: HON), a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing company. Mr. Jaska began his professional career with Ecolab (NYSE: ECL).

Mr. Jaska has served on numerous companies, professional association and community boards and executive committees. He currently serves on the BWX Technologies Inc. (NYSE: BWXT) board and as its Governance Committee Chair and Versar, Inc. He has served on other boards including Valiant Integrated Services LLC, Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK), U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Professional Services Council as its Vice Chairman and Society of American Military Engineers. He holds a bachelor's and master's degrees from Western Illinois University and continuing education in several executive management programs.

Dale Stucke

Dale Stucke, CFO

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Stucke joined Versar in March 2021 as the Chief Financial Officer. Dale has over 35 years of progressive experience in the Government contracting industry with senior roles in the areas of Finance and Operations with large firms including Booz Allen Hamilton, General Dynamics, and Unisys. Dale has also held leadership roles in smaller companies with comprehensive roles overseeing all financial, operational, and administrative functions. Dale has been very successful and building financial and operational teams and processes at firms of varying size and complexity significantly contributing to corporate success.

Mr. Stucke graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a BBA degree in Finance and received his MBA from Wright State University with a concentration in Accounting. Dale is also a CPA in the state of Virginia.

Suzanne J. Bates

Suzanne J. Bates

Senior Vice President, Environmental Services Group

Suzanne Bates, B.S., M.S. joined Versar in September 2013 as a senior program manager and lead operations manager. Currently, Suzanne serves as Senior Vice President and Group Manager for Versar's Environmental Services Group. Prior to joining Versar, Suzanne served as the Environmental Group Lead for Geo-Marine, Inc, leading programs and projects focused on the Department of Defense and other federal agencies. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi with a Bachelors of Science degree in biology and chemistry and a Masters of Science degree in marine sciences.

Kevin Gooch

Kevin Gooch

Senior Vice President, Versar / CEO, BayFirst Solutions, LLC, A Subsidiary of Versar

BayFirst Solutions LLC

As BayFirst's CEO, Kevin leads the implementation of the company's strategic vision and direction, overseeing the firm's operations, internal controls and management information systems. He has spearheaded the company's growth to a leading organizational management and strategic consulting firm for the homeland security and defense sector, recognized for excellence in the nation's capital and beyond.

In a career that spans more than two decades, Kevin has built a portfolio of expertise in business management, leadership development, and change management, with technical expertise in chemical and biological defense, counterterrorism, health security, building protection and operations planning. Since joining the company in 2013 as Vice President, Kevin has led teams that have served numerous government agencies in technical and management consulting, financial management, program management, and strategic planning and acquisition. Prior to joining BayFirst, Kevin was a Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton, leading 250 employees across multiple contracts with the Department of Homeland Security. During this time, he was instrumental in yielding close to $500M in contract wins in just five years.

Throughout his career, Kevin has emphasized high standards of corporate citizenship and social responsibility. In his community, he is involved in numerous philanthropic activities and has volunteered with the Washington Humane Society and Whitman-Walker Health. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Vanderbilt University, a Master's degree in Environmental Science from Johns Hopkins University, and a Master's of Business Administration from the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University.


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