Leadership Team

Our leadership team has participated in the development of flagship programs across the spectrum of ships, submarines, submersible vehicles, offshore platforms and coastal systems.

Roger Bagbey

Roger Bagbey, President & Chief Executive Officer

Roger Bagbey, with over 40 years of engineering and technology experience on programs for U.S. Navy ships and submarines and other marine systems, is a fervent patriot committed to the security and welfare of America’s citizens. Mr. Bagbey holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University. While he spends considerable time and passion rooting on Cardinals, Cyclones and various other sports teams, his true calling is in support of his family, friends, and workmates, striving to create conditions where happiness and meaningful accomplishment is the most likely outcome.

Kevin Richards, Chief Operations Officer

Kevin Richards joined Cardinal in the summer of 2018 after leading commercial product development as CTO of a tech startup. Coupled with over 25 years of prior experience in the design and development of Navy tactical systems and processing, Mr. Richards brings a new perspective to system development and lifecycle management. Mr. Richards holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island. Throughout his career, Mr. Richards has had the privilege to work with talented, experienced individuals to deliver innovation and capability to the warfighter. Mr. Richards is enjoying working with that same level of talent and experience at Cardinal to put technology to work to solve the new challenges our military face today. He enjoys spending his free time with his family … whether it’s on their boat, at the beach, or just watching a movie or playing a game.

Ed Ammeen, Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Edward Ammeen joined Cardinal Engineering in September 2019 after over 32 years of Federal Service.  During his Federal Service, Dr. Ammeen held positions as Head of the Maneuvering and Control Division at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, Ship Design Manager for the VIRGINIA class submarine, Technical Director for the COLUMBIA class submarine, and Director of Marine Engineering (NAVSEA 05Z), a Senior Executive Service position.  As Chief Technology Officer for Cardinal, Dr. Ammeen uses his career experiences with marine, systems, and digital engineering to support planning and execution efforts across the technical portfolio of the organization.  Dr. Ammeen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Youngstown State University, a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from George Mason University and a Ph.D. in Information Technology from George Mason University.


John Hering, Director, Applied Physics Group

John Hering, Director of the Applied Physics Group, has over 30 years of experience leading engineering and technology projects in the Navy Ship and Submarine Design industry.  Mr. Hering specializes in ship structures, shock qualification and design, finite element analysis, and structural composite technologies.  Having supported multiple Navy projects in roles varying from analyst, to design engineer, to Program Manager, Mr. Hering offers a broad knowledge and understanding of all facets of the engineering design cycle.  A Mechanical Engineering graduate from the University of Virginia, Mr. Hering is an avid UVA sports fan and is immensely proud of his alma mater’s 2019 national championship in men’s basketball.


Brian Lounsberry, Director, Power & Energy Group

Brian Lounsberry, Director of the Power & Energy Group, has over 20 years of experience in the areas of Marine Engineering and Research, Development, Test & Evaluation. Mr. Lounsberry manages and supports projects in the energy sector – primarily focused on shipboard electrical power and energy systems. He holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University. In his free time, Brian enjoys boating and fishing with his wife and three children on the Chesapeake Bay.


Barry Mapen, Director, Systems Technologies Group

Barry Mapen, Director of the Systems Technology Group, has over 20 years of experience developing solutions for commercial and government clients.  Mr. Mapen specializes in embedded systems, software development, imaging solutions and is an inventor on over a dozen patents spanning iris biometrics, non-lethal warning systems, and video compression.  He holds a MSE and a BSE in Computer Science and Engineering from The University of Connecticut.  In his free time, Barry enjoys going on adventures with his daughter.