Team

OUR TEAM

Experienced and skilled repairmen will free you from many problems! You’ll definitely will be pleased with the result as we guarantee the best service!

Rita Peterson
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Rita Peterson runs a woman-owned, Native America –owned, HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zone) - certified engineering services company serving the Department of Defense domestically, around the globe, and even into space. Caribou Thunder is headquartered currently on the Lac Courte d’Oreilles Ojibwe Reservation in Hayward, Wisconsin. Rita is an energetic and motivational leader and identifies through the understanding of her client’s objectives and their environment with proven processes with an exceptional team to deliver results. Since she started the business 14 years ago she was honored in 2015 with the HUBZone Owner of the Year by the Small Business Administration and recognized for her outstanding service to the Native American community — including STEM educational outreach initiatives. “The award is definitely an honor, and
Richard Skiles
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Rich Skiles is selected as Chief Operating Officer. Rich joins Caribou Thunder from Lockheed Martin where he lead the C4ISR division. Under his leadership, the C4ISR division was awarded over $420M in Sales and Orders for 2019 supporting Air Force and Missile Defense Agency programs. Rich spearheaded foundational new technology initiatives in advanced mission planning for Global Strike Command and managed the Lockheed Martin C4ISR Internal Research and Development efforts. He began his 40-year career with the US Air Force then he retired as a seasoned AF Veteran in 2000. Prior to starting with Lockheed Martin in 2015, Rich lead and managed technical teams as a Program/Technical Manager for Northrup Grumman. He holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, a bachelor’s degree in Electronics

OUR SKILLS

System Engineering
65%
Field Engineering
76%
Data Science
47%
Program Management
52%
Mission Software
88%
Integrated System
95%

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