Leadership

Leadership

Randy Rippin – President

Mr. Rippin provides SME in MS&A, border operations and NAVAIR readiness analysis for our customers and is responsible for strategic planning, business development, and promoting and maintaining internal and external communications and management for RTR.  Randy has over 20 years experience leading a technology business, having formed and participated as a principle managing partner in Regal Decision Systems from 1997 to 2003 and is now an equal partner for RTR Technologies since its inception in 2003. He has been in technical and management lead positions for small and medium sized technical consulting firms since 1989 when he became director of the Operations Research division of RAIL Company.

Mr. Rippin has over 40 years experience in managing and participating in computer and information systems and design, software engineering and operations development teams, and concentrating in computerized simulation modeling and analysis. His career began in 1976 in as a programmer in support of Army and Navy programs.  In the 80s he transitioned to a position as an operations research analyst in support of NAVAIR readiness analysis. Since October of 1990 he has been supporting MS&A projects in support of DHS CBP (Formerly US Immigration and Naturalization Services & US Customs), General Services Administration, US Dept of Transportation, and airport/seaport/land border commercial stakeholders to support border management.  Randy still provides MS&A support to Navy NAVAIR customers responsible for maintaining aircraft readiness across the fleet.

 

Reed Rippin - Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Rippin has worked 30 years in the operations research field and has spent the last 20 years as a part-owner of two small operations research business ventures.

Today Reed is the Project Manager and lead technical modeler for all tasks under the Department of Homeland Security. He retains his PMP as he manages multiple technical teams whose mission is to provide expert knowledge of existing simulation modeling and operations research tools for use in analyzing the effects of US-VISIT and CBP policies on current and planned site facilities. Mr. Rippin has performed simulation studies and special analyses, presented findings to DHS management and specified stakeholders, and developed extended and detailed versions of existing simulation models to answer specific What-If questions.

For over 30 years, he has developed and applied discrete-event simulation models to support business process improvement, workflow management, readiness and logistics supportability for Navy NAVAIR and Border Services Agencies. Since 1991, he has supported the legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and US Customs Service (USCS), and since 2003 Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as lead programmer and Project Manager in the development and support of the Port-of-Entry Management System/Workforce Analysis Model (POMS/WAM) and Border Facilities and Modeling System (BFAMS). This series of simulation models assists DHS management in predicting the impact that proposed changes to operations and resources will have on services to the public, testing new inspection technology, methodologies, and facility layouts. In addition, Mr. Rippin played an instrumental role in the development and use of the BorderWizard modeling system. He has worked closely with high-level management across DHS in support of their efforts. Prior to his work with the CBP and DHS, Mr. Rippin was involved in programming, data collection and analysis, and discrete event simulation modeling to various programs/tasks supporting Army and Navy operations and readiness.