Howard Gartland

President & Principal

A co-founder of Mesa, Howard leads corporate sales and operations. Howard is an expert in distributed AC & DC power systems, technology integration for infrastructure applications, and project and program management. Previous positions include National Sales Manager at Invesys and Oneac (a division of Chloride Group PLC). He is a graduate of the US Army War College, the US Army Command and General Staff College (with honors), and has extensive command experience as Company Commander and Battalion Commander of Engineer units and as the Assistant Director of Military Programs with the US Army Corps of Engineers in Washington, DC. He also holds a MS in Engineering from the University of Missouri and a BS in Physics from Gettysburg.

Carey O’Donnell

Executive Vice President & Principal

Carey is a co-founder and principal at Mesa Technical Associates. He has spent most of his professional career in the power electronics and telecommunications industries. He has held a number of senior sales management positions with major corporations like Emerson Electric Co., Liebert Corporation, Oneac Corp. (Chloride), C&D Technologies, Inc., and Invensys plc. Carey was a co-founder of The Cactus Integration Group, a telecommunications deployment company, that he helped grow to over $80 million and a successful sale in 2000. He is an Associate Professor at the Fox School of Business, Temple University, teaching courses in MIS in both undergraduate and graduate programs. Carey is a graduate of Colgate University. He is married with two grown children.

Sarah Armstrong

Chief Financial Officer

Sarah is a licensed CPA with over 25 years of professional finance and operational experience. She enjoys leading cross-functional teams and driving solutions to complex problems. Sarah has led all aspects of day-to-day accounting, human resource, facilities, legal, and customer service for both public and privately held companies.

Sarah is an active volunteer with the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, the Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network, InfraGard (FBI/Private sector partnership) and the Radnor Citizens Police Organization. She is a graduate of Villanova University and resides with her family in Radnor, Pennsylvania.

Chris Sawyer

Vice President – Engineering

Chris joined Mesa as Director of Field Operations where he now manages the day-to-day operations of the EF&I Services Business Unit. Since joining Mesa, he has been instrumental in helping to drive annual revenue growth by over 50x. Prior to Mesa, Chris held senior leadership positions for Lucent Technologies, Sprint and Tyco Electronics involving national networks of cell sites with distributed work crews, and major project initiatives requiring him to manage up to $100 million annually. He earned multiple degrees from Southern Illinois University including an A.A.S. in Aviation Maintenance, an Airframe & Powerplant license, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He earned his MBA from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO.