Management

Robert F. Shearer, PE – Owner/President

Mr. Shearer, a registered professional engineer, is Owner and President of Shearer & Associates, Inc. He is a seasoned leader with 47 years experience: 32 with the US Army and 15 with commercial firms. He is an expert in facility engineering and environmental management, having managed the environmental program for the US Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, as well as serving as the US Army Space and Missile Command Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations, Logistics, and Environmental, responsible for all facility engineering, environmental engineering and logistics, worldwide. He managed an annual construction program of approximately $40M, an annual environmental program of $15M, an annual logistics program of $6.5M, and provided oversight of command property in excess of $4B as well as managing Wake Island and Stanley R. Michelsen Safeguard Complex as government owned, contractor operated installations.  Mr. Shearer has served as the chief executive officer for Shearer & Associates since the company was founded in 2000.

Donnie Henley – Senior Vice President, Finance

Mr. Henley is Senior Vice President for Finance and is currently Acting as the Technical Director. He is responsible for Corporate Resource Management. He is a seasoned leader with 40 years professional experience: 28 years with the US Army and 12 years with commercial firms. He is an expert manager experienced in facility engineering, strategic planning, and program management. He successfully dealt with the Base Realignment Commission and effectively planned and implemented alternatives for organizational change while avoiding realignment or closure. He served as a Director of Public Works for a major Army installation as well as the Deputy MACOM Engineer and Manager at two other Army Installations. He is experienced in program planning, project development, budgeting, design, and construction management.

Dick Savage – Vice President, Business Development & Operations

Mr. Savage is Vice President for Operations. He is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the business, new business development, community relations, and developing relationships with other contractors. Mr. Savage is a seasoned leader with over 43 years of professional experience in Air and Missile Defense: 20 years as an Army Air Defense Officer and 23 years with commercial firms. He is an expert in Nuclear and Non Nuclear Missile Systems and has commanded a nuclear capable missile unit. He was a member of the Army Acquisition Program and managed the Army’s X-Ray Laser Program. He worked as a research associate at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and is experienced in program planning, project development, and program execution.

Darrel Anerton – Technical DirectorDSC_0047_Darrel

Mr. Darrel L. Anerton is currently the Technical Director at Shearer & Associates, Inc. and has a DoD Top Secret Clearance.  In this role he organizes and leads multi-disciplinary teams including Engineers, Technicians, Project Managers, Program Managers, and Administrative support staff, primarily supporting security and facility engineering programs.  He works with multiple Architect-Engineer firms, construction contractors, and end users to develop and complete projects that meet their unique needs in terms of budget, quality, and schedule.

Mr. Anerton retired as Chief, Electronic Technology (ET) Division, Installation Support and Programs Management Directorate, CEHNC in July 2013 after 31.5 years of Federal service.  In his latest role at CEHNC, he was responsible for all Program and Project Management functions associated with delivery of ESS, UMCS, and Advanced Metering Systems to a myriad of customers worldwide.  Under his leadership the Electronic Technology Program consisted of annual revenue placement of $325M, and a total business portfolio of 500 projects valued at $865M.  He was responsible for managing all aspects of design, acquisition, construction/installation, and testing for the products and services associated with Electronic Technology Systems.  During the last two years of his career at CEHNC, he played a tremendous role in developing the deployment strategies, executing system fielding and integration, and reporting status to Army senior leadership on the status of the centrally managed Army Metering Program (AMP).

 Prior to becoming the ET Division Chief, Mr. Anerton served as Chief Electronic Security Branch, Mechanical-Electrical Division, Directorate of Engineering, at CEHNC where he led the USACE Electronic Security Systems Mandatory Center of Expertise (ESS-MCX) and the Utility Monitoring and Control Systems Mandatory Center of Expertise (UMCS-MCX).

Mr. Anerton received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University in 1981.  He is a board certified Physical Security Professional (PSP) by the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), and is also DA Acquisition Workforce certified in Facility Engineering Level 3. Mr. Anerton began working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville Division, in 1985.  He has served as an ESS Project Engineer and Subject Matter Expert for numerous projects including the Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program (CDSP), Kwajalein Missile Range, and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Justice Information Facility.  As an ESS Engineer, he was also responsible for all ESS criteria development and served as a primary instructor in the USACE ESS Design Course.  In 1998, he began serving as the Chief of the MCX(s) and has been responsible for leading the MCX technical missions for such efforts as the Critical Projects Security Program (CPSP)/Critical Infrastructure Security Program (CISP) for providing security protection for critical Corps Civil Infrastructure, the Department of Army Access Control Point Program (ACP), and all ESS/UMCS Engineering and Installation Services to a variety of customers and projects. Prior to working for CEHNC, Mr. Anerton worked from 1982-1985 as an Electrical Engineer for the Tennessee Valley Authority, Browns’ Ferry Nuclear Power Plant as a Field Services Engineer performing construction and modifications to major nuclear power systems.