Leadership

Al Kirst, PMP

Senior Consultant / Trainer

Al is responsible for delivery of system consulting services and Primavera P6 Fundamentals, Advanced, and Risk-based training, along with coaching and mentoring services for IMS’ major P6 implementations. Al has performed this role since 2015. A partial list of companies Al has supported include: Trinity Infrastructure LLC, CSX Railroad, Idaho National Laboratory, DynCorp International, Department of Veterans Affairs, Northrop-Grumman Shipyard and more.

Al joined IMS in 2003 as a Scheduling Consultant. Prior to working with IMS, he worked with Commint Technical Services from 1992 to 2002 providing Project Management consulting in the areas of planning, implementation, training and operating scheduling, resource and cost project management systems for the construction, utility, transportation, petro-chemical, defense, telecommunications, and information technology industries using Primavera project management tools and various database interfacing tools.

Al also worked for Texas Instruments from 1971 to 1991 on the following efforts:

  • developed and managed computerized program management office, cost and scheduling systems, and coordinated major long-term subcontracts in a high-security-clearance area.
  • managed underwater acoustic propagation studies for Office of Naval Research, which produced research data of critical importance to various US Navy undersea activities. Specific tasks included digital signal processing, towed array design, and shipboard sensor/processing design.
  • managed a joint venture with Hughes Electronics to develop multi-sensor fusion (IR and TV images with radar) system for an experimental helicopter system for the US Army.
  • managed the concept and demonstration phase of an acoustic helicopter detection and weapon system for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the US Army.

Al designed and developed digital data acquisition systems, acoustic and physical oceanographic instrumentation systems, research submarines and nuclear instrumentation systems for:

  • Westinghouse Electric Corp., San Diego, California
  • Texas A&M Research Foundation, College Station, Texas
  • ITT Kellogg, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Al’s formal education includes a Master of Science Degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.

Al resides in Plano, Texas. He is married with three grown children and two grown grandsons.