Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - Joseph M. Monti has been named the new director of the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge, MA, Paul Brubaker, administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), announced today. Volpe is a federal center of transportation and logistics expertise that provides analytical, scientific, and engineering support to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and others.
Joe Monti will help advance RITAs center of transportation innovation and continue its history of supporting critical efforts to address the nations most pressing transportation priorities, Brubaker said.
Since 2004, Monti served as the Director of the Sensors and SONAR Systems Department for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division in Newport, RI. At the NUWC, Monti directed a workforce of more than 500 federal employees, 250 contractors, and was responsible for over $200 million in U.S. Navy programs. He also established the Strategic Planning & Business Development Office at NUWC and directed and implemented the strategic planning, development and execution of new technical programs to address rapidly evolving Navy requirements and transformation initiatives.
Since the start of Montis federal career in 1983, he has held numerous technical and leadership positions at NUWC including chief scientist for the Critical Sea Test Program, director of the Technology & Advanced Systems Program Office, and director of the Concept Development Division. He also served as the program manager and chief scientist for the joint U.S. Navy and NATO Strategic Allied Command Atlantic Undersea Warfare Center Research Center Shallow Water Active SONAR Program.
Monti has been a key contributor to establishing undersea warfare mission requirements and war fighting capabilities for Navy transformational programs, such as 21st Century Destroyer, Unmanned Surface Vehicle and Littoral Combat Ship.
Monti earned a Bachelor of Science degree in marine biology from the University of Massachusetts and a Master of Science in Ocean Engineering and Executive Masters in Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island. He recently completed the Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management.