Who We Are

Applied Management Engineering, Inc. (AME) is focused on assisting facility portfolio managers to implement proactive asset management concepts. AME was established in 1980 to meet an ever-expanding need for expertise in management and engineering consulting services associated with facility resources in both the public and private sectors. Our first project was to develop maintenance standards for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. We expanded our services to include facility condition assessments, and assisted the University of Virginia in the development of their approach in our early years.

Our foundation of applying industrial engineering concepts to the facilities management environment has continued for 40 years and we are proud our services have added value to our client's portfolios. The benefit to the client is an independent and objective methodology directed at maintaining the value of the asset portfolio since we do not provide follow on design or management services.

Our Team


AME has established a strategic alliance with The Friday Group. Through our collaborative relationship, we are able to provide our clients with the most dynamic and experienced FM experts, based on project requirements. The Friday Group is a woman-owned consulting firm incorporated in 1989 and headquartered in its own historic building in the White's Row section of Annapolis, Maryland. The company was formed to offer strategies and solutions to problems encountered in commercial business and government.

Our Leadership Team

DOUGLAS W. KINCAID, P.E., President and General Manager
Mr. Kincaid has been involved in projects that span the service spectrum of AME ’s capabilities. They include facility condition assessments, preventive maintenance programs, maintenance standards development, facility service contracts, computerized maintenance management system selection and implementation; cost estimating, training, facility planning, and management studies. These projects have included the following client types: college and universities, K-12 school systems, cities and municipalities, counties, federal government agencies, state agencies, and private industry. AME has provided guidance to the Department of Interior (DOI) agencies on their approach to assessment management.
Mr. Kincaid has directed the development of operations and maintenance budget models which are used by clients to project budget needs for facilities with various functional uses. Additionally, he directed a project that developed space standards for K-12 core education programs.
CHERYL DRONZEK, Vice President and Chief Operations Officer
Ms. Dronzek provides senior direction and coordination of active projects as well as development of standardized procedures and processes for AME ’s condition assessment efforts. Ms. Dronzek spearheads the design and development effort resulting in the current features of AME ’s FCIS. She provides a focal point for clients’ requests for new features and internally developed requirements. She also leads the technical support team, which provides user support in addition to training and installation.