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Biju Kurian
President/CEO

Mr. Biju Kurian founded the Objectstream Company along with Shyam Nagarajan in 2004. Mr. Kurian's vision and long term commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction were and continue to be the company's core principles. Mr. Kurian leads the Objectstream team with vision, personal commitment and individual concern for his employees enabling them to provide a unique blend of creative cost effective solutions to complex information technology and aviation safety and engineering issues.

Mr. Kurian has continued to grow and sustain Objectstreams' team based culture while expanding the company's influence in aviation information technology, operational, maintenance and engineering safety. He consistently promotes his "customer first" philosophy in all of the company's federal and state contracts and as well as with his industry partners.

Mr. Kurian was a highly focused Lockheed Martin employee before founding Objectstream. He led a 64 member software engineering team that brought software solutions to FAA's Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City in the areas of aeronautical data management and information technology modernization. He holds an MBA from Oklahoma City University and a B.S. in Physics from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India.
Shyam Nagarajan
Executive Vice President, Services and Products

Shyam Nagarajan is one of the two founders as well as Executive Vice President, Services and Products at Objectstream. In this capacity, he is managing Objectstream's day-to-day operations and providing direction to all lines of business.

Mr. Nagarajan has over 16 years of experience working in IT industry in various capacities. Before founding Objectstream in 2004, he served as the Manager of Ernst & Young's Center for Technology Enablement and went on to become the Manager with Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. He has also worked with companies such as Healthcare Corporation of America (HCA) and MCI Systemhouse. He has extensive experience on leading software design & development and enterprise architecture implementations within diverse range of industries and for government entities. His specializations include software process improvement, Rational Unified Process, Agile/Scrum best practices, Object-oriented analysis and design, Requirements Gathering, Object-Oriented programming and Enterprise Architecture.

Mr. Nagarajan received a Master's in Computer Information Systems from Georgia State University and Master's in Commerce (Finance) from University of Kerala, India. He holds numerous industry leading certifications such as Sun Certified Enterprise Architect (SCEA), Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP), Sun Certified Web Component Developer (SCWCD), and IBM Rational Rose Certified RUP Practitioner and Instructor. He is also a part-time faculty member at University of Phoenix at Nashville, Tennessee.
Thomas Accardi
Senior Vice President, Aviation and Strategy

Thomas Accardi is the Senior Vice President for Aviation and Strategy at Objectstream. He develops and leads the organization's corporate strategy into new corporate aviation initiatives designed to bring increased value to Objectstream's clients. He led the FAA's Aviation System Standards for twelve years (1999 – 2011) and led FAA's Flight Standards Service for six years (1991-1997) before retiring in Feb. 2011. Under Mr. Accardi's leadership the Aviation System Standards organization won the award for the safest most efficient flight department in the federal government in 2002, 2004, 2007 and 2009.

Mr. Accardi joined the FAA as an air traffic controller in 1977 and became an aviation safety inspector in 1979. He served in multiple positions within the Flight Standards Service at the field, regional and national level and led the Flight Standards Service as the director from 1991 to 1997. He received the Presidential Rank Award during his executive career and was acknowledged by the FAA Administrator with the Distinguished Service Award upon his retirement in Feb. 2011.

Mr. Accardi holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate with type ratings in the Boeing 727 and Beechcraft 300 aircraft. He also holds a Flight Engineer and Flight Instructor certificate and flew as a corporate pilot and commuter airline captain before joining the FAA. He has over 5,500 hours of flight experience. He received an MPA degree from Long Island University and is completing his doctoral degree at Oklahoma State University. He teaches executive decision making and aviation safety as an adjunct professor at Oklahoma State University and safety management systems to FAA aviation safety inspectors at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City.
L. Nelson Spohnheimer
Director, Navigation Engineering Services

Mr. Nelson Spohnheimer is the Director of Navigation Engineering Services for Objectstream. He provides leadership and direction to the organizations navigation engineering services department as well as training and consulting services for Objectstream's clients. Mr. Spohnheimer is an internationally recognized technical expert with forty-two years of professional engineering experience including thirty-one years at the Federal Aviation Administration where he served as the FAA's National Resource Engineer for Navigation from 1995-2005 and provided technical seminars for the FAA, USAF and U.S. Army.

Mr. Spohnheimer's national airspace system knowledge has been sought for navigation and communication design and installation as well as investigating and solving unusual signal-in-space performance challenges. His expertise has been sought for reviewing specifications for national procurement programs such as the FAA's Category III Instrument Landing Systems (ILS), Portable ILS receivers and Space-based navigation systems. He served as the FAA national member of the ICAO Navigation Systems Panel Technical Work and Study Groups for over ten years and his FAA leadership and technical expertise was honored by the Department of Transportation Secretary's Award in 1986. He has presented and published numerous technical papers on navigation and flight inspection systems which have been presented in international forums since 1998.

Mr. Spohnheimer holds a B.S.E.E. Electrical Engineering degree from Iowa State University and was a National Merit Scholar. In addition to his current duties, he teaches seminars to FAA's technical specialists on national airspace systems and develops technical guidance material that is used internationally.
Thomas D. Pickle
Director, Aviation Safety

Thomas Pickle is the Director of Aviation Safety Services at Objectstream. In this capacity, he is responsible for Objectstream's aviation safety services delivery program for both public and private sector air operator customers.

Mr. Pickle served over 20 years in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) before joining Objectstream in 2011. He served as the Director of Safety and the Director of Maintenance and Engineering for FAA's flight inspection program which was recognized as the most efficient and effective large aircraft flight program in the federal government during the years 2002, 2004, 2007 and 2009. He also led FAA's implementation of Safety Management System (SMS) registration for FAA's flight inspection program under the International Standards for Business Aircraft (ISBAO) in 2010. Mr. Pickle was routinely selected to serve as a safety auditor of federal flight programs.

Mr. Pickle has a total of 43 years of experience in aviation flight safety and aircraft maintenance. He graduated from Spartan School of Aeronautics as Technician / Certificated Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic and worked with United States Air Force (USAF) serving in Vietnam War as an aircraft crew chief. During his long and distinguished career, Mr. Pickle has received numerous awards and recognitions for his superior performance and outstanding achievements including DOT Secretary Quality Award, FAA Award of Excellence for Managerial/Supervisory services, USAF Distinguished Service Award, and Vietnam Service Award.