Marc Verhage Awarded the NASA OPLM

Marc Verhage Awarded the NASA OPLM

Marshall Space Flight Center’s YouTube channel

 Tuesday, 12 April 2022.

Marc Verhage is one of three recipients to be awarded the NASA Outstanding Public Leadership Medal (OPLM) during the 2021 Agency Annual Honor Awards virtual ceremony aired on Marshall Space Flight Center’s YouTube channel on April 12, 2022.

This prestigious NASA recognition is awarded to non-government individuals or to an individual who was not a government employee or government contractor employee during the period in which the accomplishment was achieved for notable leadership accomplishments that have significantly influenced the NASA Mission. Sustained leadership and exceptionally high-impact leadership achievement should demonstrate the individual’s effectiveness in advancing the Agency’s goals and image in present and future terms.

Marc Verhage was nominated and selected for this award based on his exceptional leadership and contributions to the Space Launch System Stages Element Systems Ground and Mission Operations Team in leadership and management of flight hardware moves. His contributions also met the following criteria for the OPLM:

  • Achieving Results – Highly effective in achieving positive results/change.
  • Role Model – Consistent and exemplary behavior that models NASA’s core values and promotes these values within the Agency.
  • Leading People – Cooperative collaboration and teamwork across the organizational, directorate, Agency, Government or industry level to accomplish expected results.
  • Influencing Change – Innovative approaches used in the conception, design, or execution of projects, programs, initiatives, and activities (work represents a high degree of creativity or fundamental departure from usual practice).

Marc expresses, “I am truly blessed and honored to receive one of NASA’s top awards for the work I accomplished in the past 6 years with SLS Stages Transportation and Logistics of Space Flight Hardware to and from Marshall Space Flight Center, Michoud Assembly Facility, Stennis Space Center and Kennedy Space Center.  This NASA SLS transportation and logistics team effort resulted in a beast of a Artemis SLS Rocket currently at the KSC Pad 39B getting ready for launch.”

TriVector Services Reclassifies as SDVO and Announces New President/CEO

TriVector Services Reclassifies as SDVO and Announces New President/CEO

Monday, 03 January 2022

TriVector Services is pleased to announce that we are now certified as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (SDVO) Small Business! Military veterans have always comprised a significant portion of our company and we are proud to continue to support the warfighter and our country under this new business classification. As an SDVO small business, TriVector Services humbly looks forward to new opportunities by honoring the men and women who served this country in the past, present, and future.

In conjunction with our reclassification, we are also excited to announce John (Mike) Verhage, Colonel, USAF, Ret. as TriVector’s new Chief Executive Officer! Mike first came to TriVector in 2019, dutifully fulfilling his role as Vice President of TriVector’s Defense Systems Strategic Business Unit (SBU), from which he was swiftly promoted to Senior Vice President where he successfully led his team through the pandemic and other challenges, making sure employees and their family’s needs were met. He also expanded TriVector’s footprint on existing contracts and was a key contributor to our company’s continued growth in 2020 and 2021. He currently works as a Senior Integration Engineer at the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) on the new Next Generation Interceptor (NGI) program which is one of the DoD’s top priority programs for Homeland Missile Defense. 

Mike is a retired Air Force Colonel with more than 20+ years of executive experience under the Department of Defense (DoD) and working with industry partners. He has been repeatedly selected for key leadership positions having led complex operations and maintenance and logistics organizations in both peacetime and combat contingencies. His academic background includes a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Master of Science in Aviation Management, and Senior Executive Leadership training from Brookings Institution and Harvard University.

With Mike’s exemplary military background, business experience, and leadership, TriVector Services anticipates exceptional growth as a SDVO small business in the space and defense industry.