Mr. Toni, holder of three degrees, a BS in Engineering from The Citadel, a MS in Engineering Mechanics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and a MBA from the University of Connecticut, has over 53 years of aerospace industry experience ranging from research engineer to company president/COO/board member.
With Oxford since 2006 as Senior Executive and board member, Mr. Toni is involved at the senior level in all facets of both Oxford and Oxford client operations. The first 5 years of this period he was ad hoc chairman for a client overseeing its conduct in staying on course to an important 5-yr business plan.
In 2005, as a consultant ad hoc president of a small aerospace manufacturing company client of Oxford, he turned Oxford's client from a highly dysfunctional entity teetering on bankruptcy into a functional one running to an implemented 5-yr business plan.
From 1981 thru 2002, with Kaman Aerospace as either Senior Program Manager or Director of Program Management, Mr. Toni actively led multi-million dollar programs successfully, achieving budgets and schedules. Mr. Toni retired from Kaman in 2002.
In the prior 3-yr period 1979 - 1981 he was Pres and COO of Irvin Industries Canada Limited, creating a new profitable operating mode that allowed native Canadians to assume responsibility for following a 5-yr business plan.
In the years 1967 thru 1979, in various roles in engineering, project then program management, and lastly aerospace marketing, Mr. Toni proactively led a small company, Pioneer Parachute Co, to gain credibility to attain and conduct multi-million dollar engineering/manufacturing programs for both major aerospace companies and NASA.
In 1962, Mr. Toni was hired out of college by NASA as an Aerospace Research Engineer and the initial years of his career, from 1962 thru 1967, was an active participant in the country's space program. He was first to study/publish papers defining the structural dynamics of expandable deceleration and gliding devices in both earth's atmosphere and certain specific outer planet environments. The first 3 years of this early period coincided with his tour as an USAF officer.