Chris P. Mercer

Chris P. Mercer

Director of Technical, Industrial and Rapid Prototyping Operations

Mr. Mercer joined R&P as Director of Technical, Industrial and Rapid Prototyping Operations in 2018. He has over 30 years of Naval experience with hands-on experience managing people and resources to build, test, operate and support technically complex naval vessels and systems for Navy ACAT I shipbuilding programs. Having last served as the ASN (RD&A) Director, Rapid Prototyping and Experimentation, Mr. Mercer’s Navy career included Ship Repair Project Manager at SUPSHIP Portsmouth; Strategic Sealift Post Delivery Program Manager’s Representative; Hull, Mechanical and Electrical Branch Head/Ship Material Condition Readiness Officer for U.S. Atlantic Fleet; DD(X) Integrated Power Systems (IPS) Project Officer; SEA 05 Total Ship Power Division Officer; LPD 17 Class Production Officer; and LCS Production/Test/Post Delivery Director. As a Captain, he served as the Major Program Manager for the Amphibious Warfare Program (PMS 377). Mr. Mercer earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering from Maine Maritime Academy in 1988; and his Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Total Ship Systems Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1996. Mr. Mercer is located in R&P’s Washington DC office.

Our Leadership

John J. Capriotti
John J. Capriotti
Co-Owner/Principal
BJ Ryder
BJ Ryder
Co-Owner/Principal
Dr. Jeff Riedel
Dr. Jeff Riedel
Chief Operations Officer
Chris P. Mercer
Chris P. Mercer
Director of Technical, Industrial and Rapid Prototyping Operations
Matt Cissel
Matt Cissel
Director of Navy Programs
Bill Paniszczyn
Bill Paniszczyn
Director of Business Development
Mark Wartonick
Mark Wartonick
Director of Contracts and Compliance
Jim Ryder
Jim Ryder
Director of Finance
Steve Capriotti
Steve Capriotti
Director of Human Resources