Mr. Nanco is the Program Manager for Sandia National Laboratories’ Defense Energy Programs and leads the Military and Energy Systems Analysis organization. He has over 35 years of research, development and engineering experience coupled executive leadership experience in industry prior to joining the Sandia management team in 2005. Mr. Nanco began his career as a research engineer in 1980 and has served in executive positions with two large US defense companies. He co-founded and owned a small consulting company that provided strategy, management and engineering professional services to a wide variety of national defense customers for over 10 years. Mr. Nanco also served in the US Army as an Air Defense Artillery NCO during the last years of the Vietnam era. He earned his Civil Engineering degree in 1980 and then studied business and operations research at the Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico.