The KT Engineering management team has accumulated over a century of aerospace industry experience working on space transportation systems in both large and small company environments. This experience covers the full spectrum from advanced launch vehicle concept definition studies to responsibility for integration and launch of the Space Shuttle and expendable launch vehicles..

David Sisk

Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Sisk is the founder of KT Engineering and has successfully grown the company over the twelve years of our existence. Prior to founding KTE, David spent over 20 years as a management level employee with Lockheed Martin. He managed a 25-employee field office, performing R&D in propulsion, materials, structures, and avionics technologies for NASA MSFC. He served as program manager on five NASA-contracted and one Lockheed Martin Astronautics Independent Research and Development (IRAD) programs aimed at the development of advanced materials and manufacturing processes for future launch vehicles. Earlier in his career he was a structural design specialist, providing technical direction for all aspects of structural development during all phases of the Titan/Centaur program, and directed structural design of the Centaur Support Structure (CSS) for the Shuttle/Centaur program.

Richard Webb

Chief Financial Officer


Mr. Webb brings over 25 years experience working in all areas of Government contracting. As CFO he has developed all aspects of KTE business systems and processes, which have been audited and approved for use on U.S. Government contracts by the Defense Contracts Audit Agency (DCAA). While with Lockheed Martin’s famed Skunk Works division, Richard was a key architect of Lockheed Martin’s VentureStar business plan. While with Lockheed’s Space Systems Division, he worked as part of a small team that developed the integration strategy for the merger of General Dynamics’ Atlas I and II launch vehicles with the Martin Marietta Titan IV and, later, the Lockheed Missiles and Space Athena vehicle. Since joining KTE at its inception in late 2001, Mr. Webb has received over $500K in sole source contracts from NASA to utilize his services as a cost analyst for several development programs, most recently the Vision for Space Exploration Constellation Program.

Robert Mellor

Chief Operating Officer


Mr. Mellor, Chief Operating Officer for KT Engineering, has accumulated over 20 years experience in aerospace operations. During his career with Lockheed Martin, he was actively involved in day to day hands-on launch operations, including launch vehicle and spacecraft processing, directing day of launch operations, launch site development and high risk, high value program management. Mr. Mellor directed several launch campaigns of the Lockheed Martin Athena launch vehicle, including the high profile $67 million NASA Lunar Prospector mission from Cape Canaveral and as launch director for the initial launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. He assisted in managing the large scale activation of the new launch site at Kodiak, Alaska while overcoming unique processing, logistics and weather challenges. He also developed the Athena program’s early commercial launch licensing activity with the U.S. Government’s DOT/FAA offices. Prior to his Athena experience, Bob was a Space Shuttle Operations Chief at Kennedy Space Center, conducting management oversight of daily Shuttle Orbiter Atlantis (OV-104) processing. He also served as a Shuttle Orbiter Test Conductor, managing daily activities of the Launch Control Center firing room test team and operational checkout activities involving all Space Shuttle systems in preparation for flight. He was named as the Test Operations Directorate representative to the Shuttle Accident Investigation Board. Bob is a recipient of the Lockheed Martin NOVA Award, the corporation’s highest employee recognition award.

Dr. Harry Karasopoulos

Vice President of Strategic Planning


Dr. Karasopoulos oversees KT Engineering’s strategic planning. He currently is program manager on the LoCRAS contract with the U.S. Army and recently concluded a contract under which he supported Air Force Space Command on their Prompt Global Strike Analysis of Alternatives effort. Prior to joining KTE, Dr. Karasopoulos realized over 20 years experience at the Air Force Research Laboratory in research and development of aerospace systems. He consulted senior management on technology issues, investment strategy, and guidance & prioritization of ~$350M/yr AFRL space science & technology portfolio, and initiated and managed a $20M/yr reusable launch vehicle technology development and demonstration program. As program manager for AFRL’s X-40A Space Maneuver Vehicle program, Dr. Karasopoulos managed a contract to design, develop, and flight-test the X-40A SMV experimental spacecraft. Harry hold’s a Department of Defense security clearance at the secret level. Harry has received a number of awards including the Rotary National Awards for Space Achievement Foundation’s Stellar Team Award, Space Maneuver Vehicle Team, and AFRL Air Vehicles Directorate Manager of the Year.