Davidson Technologies has distinguished itself in the aerospace and missile defense industry with an outstanding reputation for excellence. Specifically, DTI is recognized for hiring noted experts, and experienced engineers and scientists who are dedicated to providing our customers with solutions to complex problems in a timely and uniquely responsive way. DTI is dedicated to our nation's defense and our nation's exploration of space.
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Chief Executive Officer
Dorothy S. Davidson is a native of Northern Virginia. After receiving a BS in Mathematics in 1956, she took a position as a Research Mathematician with the US Air Force Air Staff at the Pentagon. She continued her advance education in mathematics, business administration and system engineering. In 1965, Ms. Davidson began her work in industry as a system engineer. Her employment took her to Europe where she worked with several US and German companies. Ms. Davidson returned to the United States after seventeen years abroad and consulted for companies who interfaced with NATO.
In 1981, she married Julian Davidson, AU Class of 1950 and an Alabamian. In 1992 they moved from the Virginia to Huntsville, Alabama where Ms. Davidson managed the Davidson Family trusts and ran several companies, including Davidson Properties. Early 2013 Ms. Davidson assumed the role of Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Davidson Technologies, Inc. She has devoted a great deal of her time to serving on numerous boards and committees over the years and has been honored by many philanthropic organizations for her work and support. Ms. Davidson is an active supporter of the Huntsville Symphony, as well as the Huntsville Museum of Art. Ms. Davidson is currently a board member of The US Space Science Exhibit Commission, The Huntsville Symphony, The Huntsville Art Museum, and a member of the UAH Foundation. Ms. Davidson has continued her support of the Auburn University School of Engineering and other AU activities which was started by her late husband and herself, and her support of the University of Alabama Huntsville.
Chief Operating Officer
Colonel Greer spent 30 years in the U.S. Army with experience that included Deputy Director of the AMRDEC; Deputy Program Executive Officer for PEO Tactical Missiles; and, HELLFIRE/GLLD Project Office Chief of Logistics Management Division and Assistant Project Manager for Logistics. After leaving the Army, Colonel Greer worked for Teledyne Brown Engineering before joining Davidson Technologies.
Vice President, Finance and Administration
Ms. Knapp has over 20 years of experience in the defense industry, working primarily in the financial planning, analysis, human resources, and the administration field. Before joining Davidson Technologies, Ms. Knapp managed Teledyne Brown's Technologies Group Business Management Unit and was responsible for overseeing the group's $90M budget.
Ms. Knapp will oversee Davidson Technologies’ finance, accounting, contracts, subcontracts, business management, security, IT, and other administrative personnel, and will be responsible for overall development of strategic business plans.
Ms. Knapp is a graduate of the Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and received a Certificate in Project Management from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.
Vice President Business Coordination
Mr. Weisberg has 25 years of Aerospace and Defense Business Development and Program Management Experience including leadership assignments for hypersonic propulsion development, X-33 Aerospike engine business development and the National Aerospace Plane. Additional positions have included formulating technology and capture strategies for such diverse technologies as future propulsion, cryogenic fluid management, advanced vehicle concepts, design, combustion devices and rotating machinery, and materials/manufacturing processes.
Previously the Lead for Marketing and Business development on Boeing’s successful NASA Ares Upper Stage Propulsion and Instrument Unit Avionics wins, he has established relationships, partnerships and advocacy across both Space and Defense market arenas throughout his career.
Mr. Weisberg has graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with both Degrees in Engineering and an MBA.
Vice President of NASA Operations
Mr. Hastings has over 20 years experience involving systems engineering, integrated systems testing, modeling and simulation development, and hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) systems for both NASA and Missile Defense Systems. He is responsible for leading Davidson Technologies NASA business efforts.
He is currently the program manager of the Specialized Engineering and Project Support (SEPS) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) Task “Real-time Simulation System Development and Avionics Systems Testing” which supports MSFC’s development of Avionics HWIL Capabilities, Avionics System Testing, Heavy-Lift Vehicle Systems Engineering, and Propulsion Systems HWIL Technology Development.
Mr. Hastings has lead a team of 20+ developers in providing technical solutions to the various HWIL systems within AMCOM RDEC/McMorrow Labs. He lead a 40+ person team in developing software for the Missile Defense Integrated System Test Capability (ISTC) program while working with customers in developing ground test and pre-flight test programs.
Mr. Hastings has extensive background in the development of a broad range of models and simulations including embedded micro-controller systems, high fidelity real-time graphics, test operator simulation control systems, data recording and processing systems, and integrated multi-threaded real-time simulations distributed over multiple multi-processor systems in order to stimulate missile defense and avionics hardware.
Vice President of Missile Defense Operations and Cyber Systems
Lisa L. Dobson is Vice President of Missile Defense Operations and Cyber Systems for Davidson Technologies. Ms. Dobson manages contracts for GMD with Boeing and Northrop Grumman, Boeing National Team, Boeing SM3-iib, and SMDC Simulation Center. She leads her team in the disciplines of Modeling & Simulation; System Analysis; Systems Engineering & Integration; Test & Evaluation; Survivability, Reliability, Availability, Maintainability (RAM); Cyber Security Engineering and Information Assurance; and Operations and Sustainment; providing primary support to Program Integration, Interceptor, Operations and Sustainment, and Range Interface Test and Evaluation (RITE) Unit. Ms. Dobson has over 16 years experience with Missile Defense and Industry. She has previously led a team of 38 personnel providing development and engineering services for DTI.
Ms. Dobson holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Auburn University, M.S. in Management of Technology from University of Alabama in Huntsville, and a GIAC Security Leadership Certification(GSLC) from SANS. Ms. Dobson joined the firm in 2003 as an Engineer for the GMD RITE Unit, later supporting Sensors (SBX, UEWR and Cobra Dane), and Systems Engineering. She has an extensive background in Resource Management and Program Control, Systems Engineering, Software Development, Real-time Graphics, Multi-threaded Sensor and Radar Modeling and Simulation, Integration, Test, and Evaluation, Requirements Verification and Validation, Cyber and Information Assurance, Federal and Subcontract acquisitions and Program Leadership. Prior to joining DTI, Ms. Dobson worked for Titan Systems, Teledyne Brown Engineering and Southern Company Services. Ms. Dobson serves as a member of the SANS Advisory Board and a member of Women in Defense. She supports Cyber Huntsville, National Space Symposium, Space and Missile Defense Conference, Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Cyber Security Summit and other Industry forums.
Vice President Intelligence and Information Operations
Mr. Joseph Green is President of the Warfighter Solutions Joint Venture supporting SMDC. This SETAC Prime Contract JV includes Davidson, PeopleTec and ALATEC. Mr. Green is also the Program Manager for Davidson’s JRDC contract and our recently awarded ICS SCADA contract supporting the Air Force at Tyndall Air Force Base. Mr. Green is also Davidson Technologies’ Vice President for Intelligence and Information Operations. Mr. Green is responsible for the development and implementation of business growth plans and will direct and coordinate company sales and marketing functions. In addition, Mr. Green is responsible for overseeing and managing the day-to-day intelligence and information operations work.
Mr. Green is a retired Army Military Intelligence officer with a highly distinguished career spanning thirty-three years in Intelligence Operations and Analysis, security, organizational management, training and project development, and human resources development. He holds a BS in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, an MA in Organizational Management and a PhD in Management. While previously working as a Division Manager and Business Development Manager at SAIC, Mr. Green was responsible for providing advice and assistance on military, homeland defense, and ISR matters. Mr. Green was also most recently Vice President and General Manager for Minerva Engineering.
Mr. Green is also very involved with the local community serving as the Chairman of the American Freedom Foundation Concert for our Veterans here in Huntsville, Chair of the Chamber of Commerce Total Resource Campaign, and a member of the Board of Directors for Burritt Museum.
Vice President Strategic Opportunities Market
Dr. Patti Dare joined the Davidson Team as Vice President Strategic Opportunities Market. She will be supporting the vision and growth of Davidson Technologies Inc. (DTI) in the missiles, aerospace, cyber and intelligence markets. She is responsible for pursuing and executing industry opportunities.
Dr. Dare was a Program Management Director at Lockheed Martin (LM) prior to joining Davidson Technologies, Inc. Her roles at LM from 2006-2014 included Program Management Director for the Targets and Countermeasures Program; Program Manager for Re-entry Vehicles/Payloads; Business Development Lead for Common Kill Vehicle and Multiple Kill Vehicle; Strategic Alignment lead for Lockheed Martin United Kingdom Payload Design Center and Special Programs; Deputy for Operations for LM Missile Defense Systems; and supported other missile and strategic defense programs, proposals, and activities both domestic and international. Prior to LM, Dr. Dare worked for Honeywell International from 2001-2006 working as Program Manager for missile activities including Next Generation Avionics and Business Development Manager for Missiles and Interceptors and Special Programs. She started at Honeywell as a Senior Materials Engineer working missile subsystem projects.
Dr. Dare also worked at TSE Industries as the Research & Development Director, at Larson and Larson Law Firm as a Patent Research Advisor and Expert, and at Johnson, Carroll and Griffith Law Firm.
Dr. Dare’s educational background includes a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of South Florida and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Southern Indiana. She also completed an internship at University of Southern Mississippi. Her professional development includes participation in the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Business, the MIT Sloan Leadership Programs, Carnegie Melon Management Strategies Program, and various other financial, business and management training and certification programs.