Solutions Through Innovative Technologies, Inc. (STI-TEC) is a management consulting firm that tackles the unique challenges of federal programs with an inclusive, multi-disciplinary approach that equally values people, process, technology, and data to deliver customized solutions aligned with each client’s specific requirements and overarching mission.

STI-TEC specializes in providing innovative solutions in targeted fields including program management; intelligence; information technology; research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E); logistics; human capital; STEM fellowship management; and general federal professional services and management consulting. We support defense and civilian government agencies and commercial clients to deliver customized solutions to complex challenges. We are known for our expertise in leveraging technology to address unique problems and improve operational efficiency.

With a corporate headquarters in Fairborn, OH; offices in Tulsa, OK and Elizabeth City, NC; and management teams situated across the United States and internationally, we are strategically positioned to adapt and meet the evolving support needs and mission requirements of our diverse clientele.

Quality Policy
STI-TEC furnishes experts to support customer programs and implement customized solutions. We are committed to efficiently meeting customer and contract requirements as well as the continual improvement of our management systems.

ISO 9001:2015 Certificate

ISO 14001:2015 Certificate

Environmental Policy
Solutions Through Innovative Technologies, Inc. is committed to the protection of the environment and prevention of pollution by achieving environmental objectives and adhering to applicable local city and state ordinances. We are dedicated to the continual improvement of our environmental management system.

STI-TEC has been appraised at level 3 of the CMMI Institute's Capability Maturity Model Integration

Leadership Team

Charles A. Colon III
Chief Executive Officer
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Charles A. Colon III
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Charles A. Colon III has a background in providing innovative technology solutions to customers for over three decades in the federal marketplace and privately held companies. Mr. Colon has built teams and organizations around entities needing solutions to meet individual mission requirements for the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, and many others. Mr. Colon has assisted multiple start-up companies in successfully implementing business plans with objectives that included adding a federal customer base to their service or product offerings. He is also a strong advocate for the entrepreneurial process providing mentorship in navigating the complex process of doing business with the federal government.

Mr. Colon has been with Solutions Through Innovative Technologies, Inc. (now STI-TEC) since its inception in the year 2000. Initially, Mr. Colon was the Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer and was recently promoted to his current role as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) responsible for implementing the strategic vision and direction of the company. He has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Science and Technology from Colorado State University (formally University of Southern Colorado).

In addition to his day-to-day duties as the CEO, Mr. Colon is establishing a Research and Development Division within the company with a focus on matching new ideas and innovative solutions with emergent customer needs to help them meet their strategic operational goals. He enjoys collaborating with a vast pool of diverse resources (companies and individuals) to create synergy that drives innovative solutions for existing customers while mentoring and motivating start-up companies.

Mr. Colon is also dedicated to supporting the communities in areas where STI-TEC does business. He is an advocate for the Special Olympics, Boys Clubs, and a variety of youth sports teams.

Lista Williams
Chief of Staff
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Lista Williams
Chief of Staff
Ms. Lista Williams has a background in financial management that includes audits, financial statement preparation, cost analysis, pricing development, general ledger, account reconciliation, payables, receivables, and cash flow management. As the STI-TEC business has grown, she has successfully managed Accounting, Operations, Contracts, and Procurement simultaneously.

Ms. Williams joined STI-TEC in August 2003 as the Director of Operations. In this position, she was responsible for improving the operational systems, processes, and policies in support of STI-TEC’s organizational mission; as well as supporting better management reporting, information flow and management, business processes, and organizational planning. Ms. Williams was also responsible for managing and increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of STI-TEC’s support services (HR, IT, Finance, etc.). This was instrumental in implementing improvements to each function as well as the coordination and communication between support and business functions. Overseeing overall financial management, planning, systems, and controls, Ms. Williams managed the company budget in coordination with the Executive Vice President/COO.

Ms. Williams was promoted to Vice President Corporate Operations in November 2016 — a natural progression with her background knowledge and experience working with the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and the Federal Acquisition Regulations. Ms. Williams has extensive contract administration experience ranging from scoping the requirements from a Request for Information, to preparing a technical proposal response that includes a cost proposal, as well as managing a contract award from inception through final closeout. She is an articulate communicator, capable of building lasting relationships with organizational senior management, as well as senior management of clients, partners, and vendors. With her depth of operational knowledge and demonstrated management competencies, Ms. Williams was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in April 2019.

Bret Givens
President of SENTIR
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Bret Givens
President of SENTIR
Mr. Bret Givens joined STI-TEC in June 2017 in a senior leadership role as an Executive Vice President to establish, lead, and manage STI-TEC’s Innovative Solutions Team and supporting our Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) customer in Dayton. His vision is to become an entrepreneurial leader in Dayton that is known for employing the best people, doing great work, and making a difference in our community—all in line with STI-TEC’s vision. Mr. Givens has established a successful workplace that is growing at a challenging and manageable rate and cultivates innovative thinking, problems solving, and entrepreneurial spirit.

Prior to joining STI-TEC, Mr. Givens served as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of InfoSciTex (IST), a DCS Corp company. He joined IST in 2007 and increased contract backlog by 160%, sales by 68%, and net income by 104%. Prior to IST, he was employed by General Dynamics (formerly Veridian Engineering) as a Lead Engineer and then a Program Manager. He also spent three years as a Civil Servant and six years with Systran Corporation. Mr. Givens has a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Computer Engineering from Wright State University and obtained his Project Management Professional certification in 2003. Mr. Givens has over 35 years of experience in software engineering for aeronautical weapon systems. He is known as a Servant-leader, Entrepreneur, Lifelong Learner, Change Agent, and Family Man.

Mr. Givens was born and raised by his retired AF Civil Servant parents in Dayton, OH. Bret and Kim, his wife of 33 years, enjoy traveling with their parents, their two children’s families and spoiling their granddaughters. He enjoys serving the AFRL mission by applying his skills to strategic Air Force problems using Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis.

Brandy Huot
Chief Experience Officer
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Brandy Huot
Chief Experience Officer
Ms. Brandy Huot is an accomplished member of the Government contracting industry. With over 15 years in multiple areas of the business, she has developed a solid perspective on how to successfully manage and execute government programs that nurture solid customer relationships.

Prior to accepting the role of VP of Project Operations with STI-TEC in July 2015, Ms. Huot provided support to a variety of companies—Program Management, Proposal Management, Contracts Management, and Pricing. Her in-depth and varied contracting experience positions her well within our company to preserve STI-TEC’s culture, values, and business reputation while ensuring the quality of program objectives and the people who execute them.

Ms. Huot grew up in Columbus, GA and earned her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Mercer University in Macon, GA. She is one of the founding members of the Georgia Chapter of Women in Defense (WID) and is a board member of the Georgia Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA).

When Ms. Huot is not focused on improving her team, she can typically be found on the golf course with her family, chasing another hole-in-one.

Our Locations

STI-TEC provides service across the nation – currently spanning 28 states and the District of Columbia.

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3152 Presidential Drive
Fairborn, OH 45324

OFFICE: 937-431-0000
FAX: 614-340-7273

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Tulsa, OK

401 S Boston Ave.
Suite 1500
Tulsa, OK 74103

OFFICE: 918-583-9900

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Elizabeth City, NC

303 E. Main Street, Suite 4
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

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