Thomas A. Perotti, Technical Director, Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia
In February 2019, Navy leadership selected Mr. Thomas A. Perotti as the second Technical Director for the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD). He previously served as NSWCPD’s first Deputy Technical Director and Senior Scientific Technical Manager. Mr. Perotti formulated future Division plans and technical direction for people, investments, tools, technologies and capabilities.
In 1987, Mr. Perotti began his career as a Cooperative Education Student from Drexel University. Over his 30-year career in Philadelphia, he developed technical expertise across the Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) life cycle in machinery systems and auxiliary system controls. His expertise includes SUBSAFE design and certification, submarine radar and communication system design and sustainment, full-scale propulsion plant testing, and cybersecure engineering of shipboard networks, enterprise machinery controls and navigation systems.
As a focused and strategic leader and manager, Mr. Perotti has provided direction and management of the technical, financial, and resource planning and development across the Hull, Mechanical & Electrical (HM&E) program spectrum including the design, construction, operation, test and maintenance of the Nation’s Full-Scale Marine Propulsion Test Facilities.
To fulfill the Warfare Center mission, he served as the Philadelphia Test and Evaluation Director, Facility Health Assessment Lead, and Machinery Research and Development Investment Board Lead for Military Construction (MILCON), Minor Construction (MINCON), and Capital Investment Planning.
Mr. Perotti maintains a Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III certification in the Engineering Career Field within the Acquisition Professional Community (APC). He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from Drexel University and completed post-graduate coursework in computer engineering as well as holds a Certificate in Public Management from Indiana University.