Dr. William M. Toscano, Ph.D., MBA | Contractor, SBIR/STTR Program Management Office at NASA Research Center

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Dr. William M. Toscano is currently a NASA contractor working in the NASA SBIR/STTR Program Management Office at NASA Research Center (ARC) at Moffett Field, CA. His contracting role is to manage and help expedite the commercialization of technologies developed by small companies funded by the NASA SBIR/STTR Program. Prior to his current role, Dr. Toscano was a NASA contractor in the NASA ARC Technology Transfer Office for ten years where he was responsible for developing partnerships and processing NASA Space Act Agreements with companies such as Google, Nissan North America, Amazon, Boeing, General Dynamics, Motorola, Lockheed Martin, and many others as well as Interagency Agreements with other Federal Agencies such as DARPA, DoD, FAA, USGS, USDA, and others.

Prior to his employment as a NASA contractor, Dr Toscano worked for Agilent Technologies, Fujitsu, Electronic Data Systems, and several small companies including three startup companies. The market/businesses spaces included engineering consulting, semiconductors and circuit boards, software (engineering, simulation, mathematical, and environments/tools), test and measurement equipment, industrial and commercial equipment (engines, compressors, heat pumps, refrigeration systems and appliances), and cryogenic process equipment. His technical and businesses roles included engineering manager, marketing vice president, sales and marketing vice president, business development vice president, director of sales, and president/general manager. Dr. Toscano has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and a MBA in Marketing and Finance from the Boston University. Dr. Toscano has authored more than 35 technical papers and publications and he has one US patent.

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