January 8, 2020:
Mr. John Cady is promoted to Vice President for Business Development & Contract Operations at Shearer & Associates, Inc. He continues to serve as General Counsel, advising on Ethics, Commercial Transactions, Contracts, and Personnel Laws. He has over 50 years of highly successful government and industry experience as an attorney, contracts manager, & project manager. Mr. Cady has a proven record in solving the full spectrum of highly complex problems arising from day-to-day operations of a small multi-million-dollar engineering firm supporting DoD/Army customers. He is results-oriented and now leads business development, capture, and strategic alliance planning activities, interfacing with government and commercial customers and partners on behalf of Shearer & Associates. His accomplishments and distinguished service has been recognized throughout his career. Most recently in 2019, he received the President's Award for Exceptional Performance, which is the highest award at Shearer Associates and was recognized by the Alabama State Bar for Fifty Years of service as an Attorney.
Prior to joining Shearer & Associates, Inc. in 2007, Mr. Cady was employed by the US Army for nearly 40 years, mostly with the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC), located on Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. Over the course of his career, he rose from an entry-level attorney to Chief Counsel of the SMDC Legal Office, advising senior and mid-level officials on all aspects of the law. He emerged as subject matter expert for business law, ethics and standards of conduct, contract law, environment law, labor & employment law, EEO Law, and procurement fraud. Nearly four decades of his contributions were recognized in 2009 when inducted into the “Space & Missile Defense Distinguished Civilian Wall of Fame”, prominently displayed in the Davidson Center of Excellence for Space Exploration, a component of the US Space and Rocket Center located in Huntsville, Alabama.
Congratulations to Frank Shearer, President of Shearer & Associates, in receiving the Goethals Medal for Outstanding Contributions to the Engineering Profession award by the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), Huntsville Post.
Mr. Robert F. Shearer (Frank), is a registered Professional Engineer in Mechanical Engineering and Owner and President of Shearer & Associates, Inc. (Shearer). He is a “Lifetime Engineering Leader” with over 50 years’ experience, having 32 with the Federal Government and 20 in the Commercial sector. Frank is an expert in facility and environmental engineering having managed the environmental program for the US Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville Center, and serving as the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations, Logistics, and Environment responsible for all facility engineering, environmental engineering, and logistics worldwide. Of the many highlights during his long and distinguished career, most notable is his founding and operating of Shearer & Associates, Inc., an award winning, multi-million-dollar architectural engineering firm, providing facility and security engineering solutions to the Federal Government and Industry for over 18 years. During this time, Frank’s greatest engineering contributions include cultivating an innovative environment, providing mentorship and opportunities to his professional staff, and serving his country and community in providing facility and security engineering solutions to projects worldwide - Shearer will celebrate its 19th anniversary in business this September (2019).