Nathaniel “Nate” Glover, PMP, U.S. Army Lt. Col. (ret), was raised in South Carolina with two sisters and a brother. His wife, Letrice, retired after 24 years in the Army and currently works as benefits lead for ASM Research. The couple has four grown sons.
Glover earned his Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from South Carolina State University and a Master of Science degree in administration from Central Michigan University. As a distinguished graduate, he received an active-duty commission as Army Second Lieutenant in 1987. After a 23-year military career primarily in logistics and transportation work, he worked for Capstone Corporation as a planner for exercises and training for reserves and National Guard units. While he was earning his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, a former military commander was bidding on a training project at Fort Lee for Marton Technologies, Inc. (MTI), seeking a logistician.
“He contacted me and said I was probably the best logistician he knew,” Glover says.
Glover accepted the project manager role in 2011 for MTI and was subsequently promoted to vice president, then chief operation officer and in 2016, became MTI’s president/CEO.
MTI became a federal contractor in 2005 and attained the Small Business Administration’s nine-year, 8(a) business development program in 2016.
“One thing we wanted from the program was to structure the company through processes and procedures to build a business acumen to sustain us outside the program,” Glover says.
MTI is founded on providing quality services and crafted quality processes in its finances, human resources, information technology and training. The company is globally recognized through its ISO 9001/2015 standards.
“We’re a quality-certified company, which helps in writing proposals and assuring clients that we have quality processes that guarantee our work,” Glover says.
MTI’s core competencies lie in training and logistics. The company completed Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) job training. It has provided water sampling for all Hampton Roads’ naval bases as well as senior level environmental policymakers to the Department of State and the Federal Aviation Administration and safety specialists to the Transpor-
tation Security Administration (TSA). MTI works instructor contracts at Combined Ops Support Command at Fort Lee for its Sustainment Center of Excellence, providing instructors for advanced individual specialty training. It also trains at Fort Eustis and has worked with Homeland Security.
MTI contracts training support for all Army training specialties at Fort Lee, providing instructors for supply, transportation and maintenance training.
MTI won a five-year, nationwide Army installation logistics contract called Enhanced Army Global Logistics Enterprise. In 2015 the company was awarded a $60 million contract out of Fort Riley, Kansas, with approximately 200 of its 300 employees onsite conducting maintenance, supply and logistics tasks.
“Marton provides outstanding logistical support across the installation,” says Randall Zelenka, contracting officer representative U.S. Government, Fort Riley, Kansas Logistics Readiness Center. “Its focus is on supporting the soldiers on the installation, ensuring they are prepared to deploy.”
“We mentor small businesses,” Glover says. “With Cognition LLC, we formed a mentor/protegee joint venture through SBA.”
“Cognition’s relationship with Marton continues to be outstanding,” says Wilson Guilbeaux, Jr., Col. (ret), USAF, president, Cognition LLC. “Our win rate and gross revenue have increased with Marton’s assistance.”
The mentor/protégée joint venture benefits the protégée as it uses the mentor’s credentials to bid on contracts. MTI’s experience in the training arena helped in the venture’s competition for contracts. The federal government has set-aside contracts that only small disadvantaged business classifications (such as service-disabled veterans and 8(a) organizations) may compete for. Cognition had both classifications.
“We taught Cognition how to write proposals and read the government’s RFPs (request for proposals),” Glover says. “We wouldn’t have won these contracts without Cognition’s set-aside classifications.”
MTI was awarded the 2015 Virginia Fantastic 50 Award as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in Virginia, Inside Business’s 2017 Roaring 20 Award as one of the 20 fastest growing companies in Hampton Roads and is a Virginia Values Veterans (V3) certified company, recognized for commitment to hire qualified veterans.
“MTI sets the gold standard in fostering an environment of growth and development for customers and employees,” says Sandra Elias, MTI director of quality. “Glover is a key factor in our leadership and commitment to cultivate the whole person and use the employee’s skills and knowledge to encourage and promote professional development and advancement.”
MTI participates in professional events at Fort Lee and donates to its Holiday Helper program providing toys for military children. It offers the Professor English Environmental Health & Safety Scholarship at Old Dominion University.
Glover loves sports. When he takes a vacation, he prefers a tropical climate.
“Last year we went to Cancun,” he says. “We had our own bungalow with a swim-up pool. We sat on the beach across the water from Cozumel.”
MTI has another $600 million in contract proposals out to be awarded.
“It is a privilege to run a business that represents a positive impact on the local community,” Glover says. “Marton is honored to be a part of the Hampton Roads community.”
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