The “Key Three” partners are military veterans with over 90 years of combined service. Each member of the team has proven themselves through combat command and has extensive experience in disaster response and planning. Team members have commanded response forces and/or participated in several disaster responses to include the 2005 crash of a civilian airliner in Afghanistan, Hurricane Katrina 2005, Southwest New Hampshire Flooding in 2005, New Hampshire Statewide flooding in 2006, Epsom, NH tornado response in 2007, the 2008 New England Ice Storm, 2009 Anthrax Response in Durham, NH, the 2010 Wind Storm, Hurricane Irene in 2011, and the October 2011 New England Snow Storm. Continue reading to find out more about them and to read a brief biography.
Ralph J. Huber — President
Lieutenant Colonel (Retired)
Founding partner and President of PHI Management Solutions Inc. PHI Management Solutions is a multi-faceted company working in the areas of emergency management, logistics and supply, and working with other start-up companies to grow their businesses. As the president of PHI he is working to develop sustainable energy solutions to provide clean energy and emergency power to facilities that require it. Huber graduated college with a Baccalaureate Degree from Franklin Pierce College in 1992 and Masters in Business Administration Degree from Touro University International (now Trident University) in 2002. In addition, Huber has earned an Associates Degree from Vincennes University, and has graduate from numerous military schools to include the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Huber entered military service in 1983 and was commissioned in 1986 as a Second Lieutenant. Huber served in a variety of staff and command assignments. His assignments include combat command in Afghanistan in addition to numerous command and staff assignments. Huber has served as an incident commander for numerous disaster responses including the New Hampshire National Guard Hurricane Katrina response, The 2005 Mother’s Day Floods in SW New Hampshire, the 2006 Mother’s Day Floods in New Hampshire, The New Hampshire National Guard Response to the 2008 New England Ice Storm, the 2009 Anthrax incident in Durham, NH and more. He also served as one of the military commanders responding to the KAMAIR airline crash in February 2005 claiming 110 souls.
Gilbert G. Colon Jr. — Senior Vice President
Chief Warrant Officer 4 (Retired)
Co-Founder and Senior Vice President of PHI Management Solutions. Gill’s background in Logistics Management brings the development, decision making and technical expertise necessary to execute complex logistic plans required to support complex logistical operations under all types of conditions. Gill holds a BS in Logistics Management from American University. Gill enlisted in the New Hampshire Army National Guard in November 1978 and went to Basic Combat Training at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. His first assignment was as a Unit Armorer in the 1st Bn 172nd FA in Manchester, NH. He reached the enlisted grade of Staff Sergeant before attending Warrant Officer Candidate School at Ft. Rucker Alabama. Gill was appointed as a Warrant officer on 7 December 1988 upon his completion of the Warrant Officer Basic Course at Ft. Lee, VA. His first Warrant Officer assignment was Property Book Officer 3rd Bn 172nd FA in Somersworth, NH. He has served in many different positions of responsibility in his 33 year career in the New Hampshire National Guard of which 30 years where active duty. He has served in positions of Command and deployed as a Brigade S4 mentor to the Afghan National Army as a member of an Embedded Training Team in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and has been awarded the Combat Action Badge.
James M. Moody — Vice President of Institutional Training
Vice President of Institutional Training for PHI Emergency Management Solutions, Inc. PHI provides consulting, training, and logistical services for emergency management. Jim focuses on developing emergency response plans for organizations, schools, and businesses, and trains their staff to execute their plans. Jim retired as a Colonel from the NH Army National Guard in July 2012. He served a total of 31 years, 28 of which were full-time for the Guard. Jim held numerous operational and leadership positions throughout his career, and deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom from January 2004 to February 2005. Jim has extensive experience in emergency management operations, and has been involved with every major flood, snow and ice storm in NH over the last 20 years. Jim graduated with honors from New Hampshire College (now Southern New Hampshire University) in 1993 with a BS in Business Administration. He received a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College in 2007.