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systems integration program manager

William Karl Gay, American systems integration program manager. Registered professional engineer, District of Columbia; cert United States Army material acquisition manager. Decorated Legion of Merit, 1980, Defense Superior Service medal, 1987.


Gay, William Karl was born on March 14, 1945 in New York City. Son of William Michael and Emmi Katherine (LaFranz) Gay.


Bachelor of Civil Engineering, City College of New York, 1967. Master of Engineering, University Florida, 1976.


Second in command Lieutenant, United States Army, 1970;advanced through grades lieutenant colonel, United States Army, 1984;project director, United States Army Engineering Studies Center, Washington, 1976-1978;special executive assistant for Research and Development, Department of the Army, Washington, 1978-1980;area facilities engineer, Department of the Army, Taegu, Korea, 1980-1982;chief engineer plans and operations, United States Forces Korea, Seoul, 1982-1983;division chief systems integration and configuration management, Department of Defense, Washington, 1983-1987;retired, 1987;principal special systems integration, Sverdrup, Arlington, Virginia, 1987-1993;assistant vice president commercial and international programs, Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia, 1993-1997;executive vice president, Direct Interactive Inc. and E-Commerce Company, since 1997. Chairman task force Future/Build 2000 Conference procs., 1990. Member expert panel Intellibat procs., Paris, 1993, Designing to Avoid Obsolescence, National Research Council, 1993.

Workshop leader Making Infotech a Profit Center, American Association Airport Executives, 1996.


  • Registered professional engineer, District of Columbia. Cert United States Army material acquisition manager.


With United States Marine Corps, 1967-1969, United States Army, 1970-1987. Member National Society of Professional Engineers, Intelligent Building Institute (chairman technical committee 1988-1993), Building Futures Council (innovation committee 1992-1993), Electronics Industry Association (standards committee 1992), Chi Epsilon, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, history.


Married Diane Marr Pugh, August 29, 1970. Children: Jennifer M., Sarah H.

William Michael Gay

Emmi Katherine (LaFranz) Gay

Diane Marr Pugh

Jennifer M. Gay

Sarah H. Gay