About Our Company

Advanced Survey Design, a VA-certified, service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB), specializes in a Web-based survey process. Our survey implementation business also offers a variety of other survey completion and feedback options for our clients, including offline computer based or pencil and paper questionnaire options. We also provide customized training packages, presentations, seminars, and workshops to fit the needs of our clients.

Utilizing our comprehensive survey assessment process, our team is able to specialize in operational and maintenance safety climate assessments using a survey process well-grounded in organizational theory and risk management concepts. This focus can be expanded to the other domains employing the same theoretical and conceptual foundations. Additional applications of the process currently include safety assessment surveys for military ground combat and support units, private motor vehicle (PMV) and motorcycle operations, off-duty and recreational (OD&R) activities, higher headquarters (HHQ) units, and air traffic control (ATC) organizations.

The mission of our company is to assist clients in better understanding their organizational climate so they can achieve success through quality problem solving using current, accurate, and useful information. It is our vision to deliver reliable, relevant, and responsive data to a growing number of businesses that embrace data-driven information. Finally, it is our goal to be a leader in a broad range of innovative survey assessment applications and feedback mechanisms.

Dr. Robert C. Figlock – Chief Executive Officer

With a Ph.D. in applied management, Dr. Figlock has spent more than ten years supervising the business practices and day-to-day operations of a growing service-disabled, veteran-owned, small business. He has 15 years of experience developing, managing, and administering organizational climate assessment systems for DoD, NASA, VA, and private industry organizations as well as 13 years of teaching experience at the School of Aviation Safety at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Dr. Figlock has also developed and released more than 250 research papers pertaining to military safety issues. To learn more about Dr. Figlock and his experience, you may view his resume or his curriculum vitae.

 

Michael W. Schimpf – Chief Operating Officer

An experienced survey system manager, Mr. Schimpf is an insightful and persistent problem solver with military experience as a fighter pilot, instructor pilot, and a software engineer. He has spent more than 10 years managing, administering, and engineering organizational climate assessment systems for the DoD, NASA, VA, the RAF, and private industry organizations using his unique blend of business, technical, and operational experience. Mr. Schimpf’s resume may be seen at this link.

 

Donald W. Lawson – Senior Research Analyst

With a Ph.D. in Organization Management, Dr. Lawson has over 12 years administering, analyzing, and editing DoD organizational safety culture assessments. He has served as an instructor at the Navy’s School of Aviation Safety, instructed hundreds of Student Naval Aviators in primary flight, and attained more than 2,400 mishap-free flight hours in various Navy helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. Dr. Lawson’s resume may be seen here.

 

Gerald M. Pearman – Senior Project Manager

Mr. Pearman runs multiple programs for ASD as the Senior Project Manager. His largest project is the VA’s Survey of Veteran Enrollees’ Health and Utilization of Health Care. Mr. Pearman possesses extensive briefing experience having briefed congressional leaders and staff, general officers, and senior executive service members on various program and research findings. He holds a Master’s degree in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School and an undergraduate degree from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point. Mr. Pearman is a service-disabled Veteran who served more than 20 years in the U.S. Army as an Army Aviator. He is a veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm and earned the Bronze Star for his service in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Mr. Pearman’s resume may be seen here.

Contact us for more information about the team behind our survey implementation company in Monterey, California. We look forward to providing you with high-quality services using our comprehensive survey assessment process.