paul-flaherty-ceoPaul Flaherty

Chief Executive Officer

Biography: Paul Flaherty has over 30 years of corporate experience. He began his career in 1981 as an assistant design engineer/drafter supporting the design and development of underwater robotic vehicle systems for Perry Oceanographic (now Lockheed Martin MS2. He served as a field service engineer at locations worldwide and was quickly promoted through the company becoming the youngest Program Manager in company history. As Program Manager of the RECON line of underwater Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) systems, he managed systems development, budget and schedule for multi-million dollar projects ranging from a technology transfer contract with the Peoples Republic of China to a 3000 FSW US Navy sonar buoy deployment observation platform.

His early experience as a Program Manager led to participation in the successful launch of several companies, the first of which was ETEC, Inc. ETEC specialized in prototype development and manufacturing. Beginning with marine projects, the business quickly expanded into the transportation industry by the development of LivLab, an integrated tractor-trailer sleeper cabin. ETEC also fabricated fiber optic splicing trailers for Bell South, large utility truck bodies for Burnup & Sims CESCO Division, and utility trailers for commercial sale. Later, ETEC landed Federal Government contracts for customers such as US Army TACOM, providing CNC machine shop and trailer manufacturing to the DoD. ETEC sold in 1992 and is still in existence today as ETEC Marine.  

Paul formed Proposal Services, Inc. in 1995 to assist companies to win & operate US Federal Government contracts, the company was renamed Capture Services, Inc. (CSI) in 2011, and is still 100% owned by the Flaherty family. His background in engineering and program management has enabled him to be a valuable resource for companies such as Lockheed Martin, GE, Morrison Knudsen, URS (EG&G Division) and L-3 Communications as well as several small and medium business entities where he has increased revenue through strategic business planning and development.

In recent years, Paul has been involved in the forming of special purpose joint venture companies to solve challenges on US Federally funded contracts, merger & acquisition, and providing growth to companies through advisory board activities. CSI has assisted IBS, LLC since 2013 with the selection, procurement, export and fleet management of the Groupe Nduom commercial fleet in Ghana, which now stands at over 100 vehicles.

In 2013, Flaherty helped establish Anvil Rock, Inc. along with Back Country Driving School (BCDS) in order to increase operations worldwide, including Africa and the Middle East. Contracts have been supported for the USMC at Camp Lejeune, NC, the USAF in Pakistan and the WV National Guard.