Dr. Hertwig joined NAVFAC Pacific as the Business Director in August 2016. He is the senior civilian responsible for overall business performance of Navy/Marine Corps facility lifecycle management throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region delivering $1.9 billion in planning, construction, public works, environmental and acquisition services with over 4,900 personnel. He is the command strategist and business advisor, working to accelerate organizational effectiveness and mission readiness through strategic thinking, robust business analytics, and effective integration of resource management and business processes. The role includes all human capital programs to determine staffing requirements, hire the most qualified personnel and workforce development.
Prior to joining NAVFAC Pacific, Hertwig operated his own consulting company, CES Leadership, providing executive coaching and leadership development services to senior executives and high potential leaders.
Dr. Hertwig was a member of the Senior Executive Service with the General Services Administration (GSA), from 2002 to 2008, serving as the Deputy Assistant Regional Administrator for Real Estate, Design, Construction, and Development, Public Building Service (PBS), Southeast Sunbelt Region in Atlanta, GA and later appointed as the Assistant Regional Administrator for the Public Building Service.
Hertwig was awarded the Presidential Rank award – Meritorious Executive in 2008. Later, he was a Sales and Operations executive with the Fluor Corporation, from 2008 to 2013, responsible for developing and executing Industry and global strategies for engineering, procurement, construction, and maintenance opportunities for the Navy.
Hertwig retired from the Navy after completing over 25 years of service as a Captain in the Civil Engineer Corps. He served in various operational and staff assignments around the world completing 6 tours in the Seabees highlighted by Command of NMCB 74, winning the Peltier Award, and Commander, 22nd NCR as well as 3rd NCR operations officer during Operation Desert Storm.
Hertwig is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a BS in Ocean Engineering and a graduate from the University of Florida with a Master of Engineering, specializing in Public Works Engineering. He also completed the Business Executive Training Program from Carnegie Melon. Dr. Hertwig completed his PhD requirements in Organization and Management (specializing in Leadership) from Capella University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Florida and a member of the Acquisition Professional Community in Contracts and Facility Engineering.