Our Leaders
We have been there and done that.
Tom Nollie
Managing Principal

Tom concentrates on management of VERSA’s thriving biopharmaceutical business. He has over 40 years of experience in the management of projects, personnel, and manufacturing plants, which include ship construction and repair, multi-plant management, and engineering design.

Tom graduated from the United Stated Naval Academy where he received his BS degree in nuclear engineering and mathematics. He furthered his education with a MSME, an MBA, and a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering.

His 20-year career in the U.S. Navy was an illustrious one – Commanding Officer, Business Manager at the U.S. Naval Ship Repair Facility, Repair Officer responsible for supervising engineers in the operation and contract administration, Project Officer for new construction of ships, and Chief Design Engineer of a major repair facility. Tom has held positions as President/COO, VP and General Manager of four major companies.

Most recently, Tom served as Director of Facilities Services at Genentech and was appointed in 2013 as Director of CCP2 Return to Service Project (a project to bring the world’s largest biotech plant online.) Tom retired from Genentech in 2015.

Fred Fong
Managing Principal

Fred is dedicated to building unique technical support and engineering organization for our clients – one that is distinguished by exceptionally high standards. He brings to the company over three decades of experience in facility engineering, operations management and engineering management.

Fred believes in strong people management being the bedrock of excellent engineering. He is also a pioneer in adopting high technology solutions to traditional engineering work and facility operations support.

Previously, Fred held positions which include: Vice President, Consulting Division, SWAT Engineering Group, Operations Superintendent and Process Engineering Superintendent, Avon Refinery, Tosco Corporation (now Golden Eagle Refinery, Tesoro Petroleum.)

Fred has a Chemical Engineering degree from UC Berkeley, and an MBA from St. Mary’s College of California.

Flavio Santini
Managing Principal

Flavio is in charge of the full-service engineering project organization. His proven track record in industry is well known to numerous clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. He was a senior project manager with Bechtel, where he executed projects of high complexity for clients in the petroleum refining, petrochemical and defense industries.

He later established Quasar Engineering’s Emeryville branch office, and was one of the founders of SWAT Engineering in Richmond. After managing SWAT, Flavio went on to join Genentech as an engineering manager. He joined VERSA as a principal in 2008.

Flavio is dedicated to creating a project execution culture that is characterized by thoroughness and high performance. He has a Chemical Engineering Degree from Universidad Technologica Nacional in Argentina.