Peter J. Gaffney, President

Mr. Gaffney has over 30 years experience in the aerospace and defense industry. Prior to starting RG Systems, Mr. Gaffney spent most of his career at Integral Systems, Inc. where he designed and developed a number satellite ground systems for commercial and government customers. During his tenure at Integral Systems, Mr. Gaffney was VP of product development for the EPOCH IPS product line, VP of Integral's Commercial Division and VP of the Government Division. He eventually became COO and then CEO. Mr. Gaffney has extensive technical, management, and financial experience in commercial and government contracting.


Jay A. Reese, VP Strategy

Mr. Reese is a co-founder of RG Systems and has extensive experience in the software development, engineering, and management of satellite ground systems for national security and civil agencies. Mr. Reese led the development, integration, and installation of many of NOAA's POES and GOES satellite ground systems. He is currently the technical and management lead for several NOAA POES and GOES ground system upgrade and sustainment programs.  Mr. Reese is highly regarded at both NOAA and NASA for his technical expertise and management capabilities. He has strong ties with government and commercial customers and industry partners.


Joe Valvano, Chief Engineer

Mr. Valvano has 30+ years experience working in the space communications industry, with primary expertise in satellite earth station applications for NASA, NOAA, DoD, and commercial customers. He has designed, installed, and acceptance tested earth stations all over the world including, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Indonesia. Prior to joining RG Systems, he was Principal Systems Engineer at Integral Systems, where he architected and designed many commercial and government earth stations, leading all project phases from requirements analysis through customer acceptance testing. He also worked for ASRC Federal where he led a team of engineers and policy analysts doing spectrum management for NASA Headquarters.


Leadership Team

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