(805) 925-9010

2260 S. Meredith, Santa Maria, CA, 93455

Space Information Laboratories’ multi-faceted leadership team has expert knowledge of aeronautics and aerospace technologies to support customers’ mission success.

  • Edmund Burke
    Founder and CEO

    Space Information LaboratoriesMr. Burke served as an Air Force Project Director and Program Manager for 18 years prior to founding Space Information Laboratories. He was involved with over 75 instrumentation engineering projects (GPS, Radar, Telemetry, Optics and end-to-end Range Safety Display and processing equipment) from cradle to successful completion of DT&E/OT&E. He served as the Space Lift Range System, Metric Track lead for both Vandenberg AFB and Cape Canaveral, FL.

    Mr. Burke is a master designer, inventor and business development leader of launch vehicle and small satellite technologies including GPS tracking, avionics, Li-Ion Polymer batteries, satellite modems and nano/micro satellites that are required to be space qualified. He holds patents on the VBITS GPS Tracking and AFTS technology, and patent pending for Li-Ion Polymer Intelli-Pack® Battery and Intelli-Avionics® technologies.

    Mr. Burke has a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a M.S. in Astronautical Engineering from West Coast Univ.

  • Denise Burke
    CFO and Owner

    Space Information LaboratoriesMrs. Burke is the Chief Financial Officer of SIL with over 25 years experience in small business management, strategic planning, marketing and law. She has served as a CFO and financial analyst with various companies complying with IRS, federal and state accounting regulations, and established a DCAA approved accounting system with forward pricing rates for SIL. She is a power user of multiple accounting and business enterprise systems including, Microsoft Nav, Sharepoint and Excel.

    Mrs. Burke has a Bachelors of Science in Business and Finance from Virginia Tech, an Associate in Science in Engineering and Science from Virginia Western Community College, and is pursuing a Masters of Accountancy (MSA) from the University of Phoenix.

  • Mark Hogan
    Project Manager

    Mr. Hogan joins Space Information Labs with over thirty years experience with Hughes Aircraft Co. and The Boeing Co. in a variety of electronics and microwave industries. These include satellite antennas, electro-optics, airborne and ground based radar, in both commercial and government programs. Educated, experienced and skilled in industry disciplines from concept through delivery, Mr. Hogan brings to bear his knowledge of Project and Operations Management, Project Engineering, Mechanical Design, Manufacturing Engineering and Quality Assurance. He has a successful track record with responsibilities for project execution, risk management, technical oversight and direction, as well as earned value in cost and schedule performance. Mr. Hogan possesses strong analytical, planning, process and organizational acumen and is effective in analyzing project requirements to determine, plan and implement optimum project execution.

    Mr. Hogan has a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Pepperdine University.

  • Marty Waldman
    Director of Business Development

    Space Information LaboratoriesMr. Waldman brings over 33 years of DoD Navy and Air Force Program Management experience to SIL from his technical involvement with Cruise Missile, Space Shuttle, Titan IV, Minuteman, Peacekeeper and Eastern/Western Range Data Acquisition and Processing Systems. Mr. Waldman leverages his understanding of projected DoD and Commercial needs in conjunction with available technology to build beneficial business relationships for SIL and its partners. Having successfully prosecuted five U.S. patents, Mr. Waldman’s insights and understanding of what is necessary to bring a product to market has been demonstrated over the years with SIL.

    Mr. Waldman has a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University.

  • Rick Hufford
    Quality Manager

    Space Information LaboratoriesMr. Hufford has 30 years of combined experience in engineering and management. His previous positions include: Engineer for the Shuttle at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida; Operations Engineer for the U.S. Navy’s Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC) in the Bahamas; Manager of Electronic Services for the NASA Langley Research Center in Virginia; Plant Manager for the Maverick Missile All Up Round Facility in Tennessee; Plant Manager for the Standard Missile Company in Tennessee; and Quality Manager for Raytheon Missile Systems in Arizona.

    Mr. Hufford served as a Governor of Arizona Quality Assurance Team Member and President of the American Society for Quality for Southern Arizona. He is married, with two sons and has a Bachelors of Science in Engineering from the University of Memphis.