Board of Directors

IAI is a veterans-owned firm whose four founders have deep domain expertise in satellite, command & control, data processing, system design, end-to-end analysis, acquisition, integration, and operations.

Joseph L. Brickey

Chairman of the Board and Founder

Joseph L. Brickey

Chairman of the Board and Founder


Joe Brickey is Chairman of the Board of IAI and a co-founder of the Company. In addition to providing strategic leadership as IAI’s Chairman of the Board, Joe champions IAI’s Above and Beyond corporate culture nationwide. He is a systems engineering subject matter expert and program management specialist with an expertise in conceiving, developing and transitioning state of the art capabilities to operational users. Joe obtained his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and his graduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology. Joe is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a certified DoD Acquisition professional. He is also a Senior Member of the IEEE. Joe lives in Clifton, Virginia.

Paul J. Frommelt

Board Member and Founder

Paul J. Frommelt

Board Member and Founder


Paul Frommelt is a member of IAI’s Board of Directors, and a co-founder of the Company. Paul is an expert in the acquisition, planning, design, development, engineering, and operation of complex sensor platforms and associated ground systems. He has performed high level systems analysis, source selections, system audits, software process improvement assessments, and technical evaluations in support of multiple program acquisition efforts. Paul is a U.S. Air Force Academy graduate with a degree in Astronautical Engineering. He has an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from San Jose State. Paul and his wife Geri live in Fairfax, Virginia.

Steven M. Wear

Board Member and Founder

Steven M. Wear

Board Member and Founder


Steve Wear is a member of IAI’s Board of Directors, and a co-founder of the Company. During his career, Steve provided systems engineering and program management expertise supporting the procurement and acquisition of several highly-advanced satellite systems. Steve has an M.S. in Imaging Science from Rochester Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State University. He is a certified DoD acquisition professional and a Senior Member of the IEEE. Steve is also a veteran of both the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard. Steve and his wife Judy live near Catharpin, Virginia.

Kenneth A. Abeloe

Board Member and Founder

Kenneth A. Abeloe

Board Member and Founder


Ken Abeloe is a member of IAI’s Board of Directors and a co-founder of the Company. Ken is an expert in the design, development and delivery of cutting edge software products and services. Ken provides strategic input into IAI’s research and development efforts emphasizing web services integration, geospatial data fusion, and precision strike concepts. Ken is a Physics graduate from the University of California at San Diego. Ken and his wife Silvia live in Carlsbad, California.