Board Of Directors

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Our Founder and CEO

Hernán Luis y Prado

Hernán Luis y Prado served in the United States Navy for fifteen years as a Hospital Corpsman and then as a Surface Warfare Officer. Hernán had three combat tours of duty In Iraq and Afghanistan, and is a graduate of the Navy Surface Warfare Officer School, where he completed the Chief Engineering Officer and Combat Systems Officer curricula. Hernán’s personal decorations include the Navy Achievement Medal and Combat Action Ribbon, as well as various unit and service awards. In 2013, Hernán was recognized by the White House as a “Champion of Change” for Workshops for Warriors’ extensive work and achievements to transition military veterans into advanced manufacturing careers.  In 2014, Hernán received the “Keith M. Turnham Humanitarian Award” for his recognition of his military service and his continued commitment to serving the communities of San Diego. In 2015, Hernán was recognized by the California State Legislature as the “80th Assembly District for 2015 Veteran of the Year”.

Our Board Of Directors

Amanda Barber

Amanda Barber is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and the University of Texas and is a registered Professional Engineer (Mechanical). She currently serves as a Commander in the Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps in San Diego.

Kevin (Ed) Murphy

Kevin (Ed) Murphy spent 21 of his 31 years at SAIC serving as Senior Vice President for Strategic Transactions. He specialized in mergers & acquisitions, including divestitures and equity joint ventures. His expertise in finance, strategic transactions and defense contracting supports Workshops for Warriors’ strategic growth strategy.

Richard Eger

Richard Eger (USN) entered defense contracting consulting after a 31-year career at SAIC—where he was Senior/Sector Vice President and Deputy President, with responsibility for 10,000 employees and $1.3B in revenues. His governance and regulatory expertise supports Workshops for Warriors’ efforts to secure federal funding.

Nick Ostrowski

Nick Ostrowski (USMC) is a General Manager of Amada North America, Inc. His career at Amada spans over three decades and includes early days in the company’s Engineering and Service division. He later moved to the company’s Corporate Media/Communications division, which he now directs. Nick brings to the Board a wealth of sheet metal fabrication experience and operations knowledge.

Meghan West

Meghan joined CNC Software, Inc., the makers of Mastercam, in 2009 and was named President in April 2015. In 2014, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers named Meghan one of the “30 Under 30 Future Leaders of Manufacturing”.  She has dedicated much of her time towards the educational market and recruiting the next generation of men and women into the manufacturing industry.

Ethan Weinstein

Ethan Weinstein holds a law degree from Pepperdine University. He specializes in transactional law and corporate governance, and also serves as General Counsel for Workshops for Warriors.