Ron Kaese
Director, Federal Programs

Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) Mr. Kaese came to TEDCO from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, where he retired after 32 years of government service. He has worked primarily in an R&D environment within the U.S. Army and NASA. While assigned to the NASA Goddard Technology Commercialization Office (TCO) he served as the Acting Chief of TCO. Mr. Kaese’s work experience also includes serving in the U.S. Air Force and working in the COMSAT Labs, U.S. Army Materiel Command and U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR), and the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, Investment Finance Group. Mr. Kaese has been working in Technology Transfer and Economic Development since 1998.

Mr. Kaese has presented locally, regionally, nationally, and to foreign delegations both as a speaker and panel member on the topic of technology based economic development. Presentation forums include: The National Academies, National and Mid-Atlantic Region Federal Lab Consortium, The National Association of Seed and Venture Funds, Connecticut’s National SBIR Conference, and Create West Virginia. Foreign delegation presentations include: Japan, China, Brazil, Iraq, and the UK. He also serves on several economic development related boards/committees.

Mr. Kaese holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Masters of Science in Technology Management from the University of Maryland University College, a Masters of Engineering in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University, and a B.S. in Electronic Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park.

He has a “Million Dollar” family, one boy and one girl, a wife of over 40 years, and four grandsons. The family retreat is the cabin in Romney West Virginia. His hobbies have included SCUBA diving, spelunking, weight lifting, world travel, sky diving, and currently ballroom dancing.