Design, Prototyping and Fabrication Services

About Us

Sierra Peaks has a 40 year history of developing electromechanical systems to meet our customers demanding operational challenges.

Our history begins in 1960 when several Universal Match Corporation employees purchased a controlling interest in Missouri Research Laboratory, (MRL) in St. Louis. In 1974 Ralph Anderson moved to Albuquerque with a chemical and mechanical division of MRL to support Sandia National Laboratories along with other customers. In 1981 Ralph Anderson purchased this division and formed General Technology Corporation, (GTC) to continue the chemical and mechanical work. In 1991 Jim Ball purchased the mechanical section from GTC. John Rockwell purchased the company in 2000 and renamed it Sierra Peaks Corporation.

Since 2000 Sierra Peaks has grown to accommodate a much broader engineering and technical skill set. We have added resources to include mechanical, electrical and software engineers to increase our previous technical skills in mechanical, electronic and textile manufacturing.

We have a very seasoned management and support staff. Along with this growth in capability we also expanded from a 6000 sf. facility to a 25,000 sf. facility in Albuquerque, NM and a 1500 sf. office in Fairfax, VA. Both sites are industry compliant and our accounting system is capable of handling all of the requirements of the Federal Acquisition Regulations.


Selected Resumes

John E. Rockwell III, President
John Rockwell has in excess of 30 years experience leading and owning technical organizations and designing electromechanical systems. His work has involved audio and video systems, microwave systems, high-energy lasers, high-power microwaves, pulsed power systems, spectrometers, cryogenic coolers, medical devices, sewn products, and wooden products. He has a MS in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Idaho. Mr. Rockwell spent the first four years of his career doing research and development for the U.S. Air Force.

JT Howell, Chief Operations Officer
Mr. Howell has 25 years of experience in every aspect of a company's operation. He spent thirteen years in design, engineering and production capacities including: security, audio/video, (ATE) automated test equipment, along with the last twelve years in business startups and development of a diverse range of projects and services. Mr. Howell's operational expertise is highlighted by ownership and directorship of multiple entities including: a management and marketing consultancy, development and project management ventures, and a high-tech enterprise. Since joining Sierra Peaks, Mr. Howell is applying his operational experience and has contributed to a variety of creative and complex product solutions, serving federal government and private industry. Mr. Howell has years of formal technical training and holds multiple degrees with a BA in Business from Barat College of DePaul University.

Rob Maynard, Finance and Accounting
Rob Maynard is responsible for all financial reporting and accounting operations at Sierra Peaks . He is a certified public accountant (CPA) with over 25 years experience. Mr. Maynard' s diverse leadership roles include managing accounting and financial operations for both small and large organizations. His experience in reporting, tax, and compliance provides a solid foundation for company operations. He also has an extensive background in implementing back office enterprise resource management systems and solid knowledge of information technology and integration requirements. He has a BS in Accounting from New Hampshire College and his CPA license was granted in New Hampshire in 1993.

Drew Allen, Ph.D. Chief Scientist
Dr. Allen has 10 years of experience working in a variety of technical fields. This work was done under a number of government contracts across a range of organizations. Dr. Allen has expertise working with radio frequency (RF) systems, including antenna design, simulation and testing; femtosecond class lasers and atmospheric propagation; and ultra high vacuum systems and several techniques for the fabrication of thin film materials. During his time at Sierra Peaks, Dr. Allen has authored a number of technical proposals and worked with the engineering and manufacturing staff on a number of projects that leverage his diverse background. Dr. Allen studied magnetic materials and leading edge non-volatile random access memory (RAM) techniques as part of his doctoral work at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Enid Chase, Human Resources/Administration
Enid Chase is responsible for Human Resources (HR), including personnel management, recruiting, benefits planning and assisting the accounting team at Sierra Peaks and Marpac. Her studies in fine arts and art history took her to California State University, Florida International University, and the University of New Mexico. Ms. Chase's diverse skill sets, including set costumer for major motion pictures, office management, individual and corporate taxes, owning and operating a small business are all put to good use at Sierra Peaks.

Barbara Miller, Program Manager
Barbara Miller has over 25 years of experience working with local, state and federal agencies in New York and Washington, D.C. Ms. Miller has expertise managing complex government contracts staffed by highly skilled personnel and understands how to build and maintain relationships with our government customers. Under Ms. Miller's leadership, the Sierra Peaks' team in the Fairfax office has received multiple awards and accolades for various achievements. Ms. Miller has strong business planning, organizational and collaborative skills that help to guide our current and future business.