Science Systems and Applications, Inc. - Science and Technology with Passion

Management Team

Our vision and mission are shaped by our senior management team, with significant leadership experience in the federal professional services contracting environment.


Anoop Mehta Mr. Anoop N. Mehta, CPA, CGMA is SSAI’s President, leading the executive management team and overseeing the overall performance of the company. Mr. Mehta has the day-to-day responsibility for managing, planning, and implementing strategic goals of the company. He has more than 35 years of experience in government contracting, and has actively supported NASA and NOAA programs in an executive management capacity for SSAI. Mr. Mehta has served on the board of directors of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants and was past Chair. Currently, he is a member of the Council of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Since October 2008, Mr. Mehta has served on the Board of Directors and is a past President of the Maryland Space Business Roundtable.
Mauricio Peredo Dr. Mauricio Peredo, SSAI’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), has more than 25 years of professional experience in technical and corporate program management in the government contracting arena, as well as hands-on space science research in industry and academia. As COO, Dr. Peredo is responsible for excellence in performance and customer satisfaction across all SSAI contracts and oversees corporate new business and information technology functions. He is a past president of the NASA Goddard Contractors Association, and an active member of the Maryland Space Business Roundtable.
Linda Aguirre-Echevarria Ms. Linda Aguirre-Echevarria, MBA, is SSAI’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Previously, she served as Vice President of Finance and as Controller. Ms. Aguirre has more than 29 years of experience in finance, with more than 20 years in commercial and government contracting. She has held progressively responsible financial positions throughout her tenure at SSAI, which started in 2000. Her responsibilities include oversight of the corporate finance, human resources, accounting, contracts, and procurement departments.
Joseph Wagenhofer Mr. Joseph Wagenhofer, Vice President, manages SSAI’s Hydrospheric and Biospheric Support Services contract at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, and has been with SSAI since 1985. His history with the company includes management of the NOAA Search and Rescue Satellite-Aided Tracking (SARSAT) contract, involvement with business development, and implementation of the complex Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia.
Dr. Robert Fleishauer Dr. Robert Fleishauer, PMP, Vice President, has led the Science, Technology, and Research Support Services contract at NASA’s Langley Research Center (LaRC) as Program Manager since 2012, after serving as Deputy Program Manager and Business Manager. Dr. Fleishauer joined SSAI in 2008. He is a founding board member for the Virginia AeroSpace Business Association and is actively involved in the LaRC Contractor Steering Council.