Dr. Ayala is an award-winning engineer entrepreneur that has been nationally recognized for his work in the United States Military over the past 30 years. Under his leadership, Falcona has become widely recognized as a leader in systems engineering, business process improvement, program/project management, and training. Since the company’s inception in 2008, Dr. Ayala has been responsible for developing long-range strategic business plans for the firm that enables quality service, technology insertion, and practical engineering solutions.
Dr. Ayala oversees the operations of the organization and maintains, communicates, and implements Falcona’s corporate direction. By focusing on identifying and understanding customer needs, he identifies new markets and product development opportunities and transforms opportunities into successful business endeavors successfully expanding the firm. Dr. Ayala has more than 30 years of management and engineering experience that includes identifying, customizing, and quickly transitioning new technologies into production environments to improve industrial and supply chain processes.
During his career, Dr. Ayala served as a Technical Director for The Texas A&M University System’s Aerospace, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering Division where he was responsible for expanding the research/technical expertise by establishing partnerships/alliances with industry, government agencies, and other universities on U.S. Military projects.
Dr. Ayala has also, served as Manufacturing Technology (MANTECH) Secretary Army for Research, Development, and Acquisition. He was responsible for developing Congressional reports, information papers, appeals, briefings, and justifying the U.S. Army’s budget on MANTECH ($700M+) to Congress. As Combat Developer, he was responsible for managing and coordinating concepts, equipment, and plans relating the medial logistics systems for the U.S. Army Medical Department. As an Industrial Base Senior Engineer, he was responsible for initiating and performing production design/improvement process studies in support of aviation production organizations.
Dr. Ayala achieved his Doctorate Degree in Engineering and a Master of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1996 and 1989, respectively. He received a Quality & Reliability Engineering Diploma with honors on the Commandant’s List from the U.S. Army Materiel Command School of Engineering and Logistics in 1989 and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from St. Mary’s University in 1987.
Dr. Ayala is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Texas, a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Lean Six-Sigma Master Black Belt (LSSMBB), and holds several technical certifications from the U.S. Army Acquisition Corps. He has 30+ published papers in journals, conferences, and proceedings.
In 2017, the San Antonio Business Opportunity Council (SABOC) recognized Dr. Ayala for Excellence in Contracting Support.
In 2015, the Alamo City Chamber of Commerce in the Entrepreneurial and Professional Institute Program recognized Dr. Ayala as a Scholar Class Graduate. In 2011, Dr. Ayala was recognized by the Texas A&M University System as being in the top five (5) Principal Investigators for total contract awards from 2000-2010. In 1998, Dr. Ayala was the Recipient of the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) Engineer of the Year and a Finalist for Federal Engineer of the Year. In 1997, Dr. Ayala was the recipient of the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Award (HENAAC) – Military Technical Achievement. From 1989 to 1998, Dr. Ayala was the Recipient of numerous awards from the U.S. Army Chief of Staff and Industrial Base Commanders.