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.
Ms. Knapp’s professional career includes over 30 years of experience in the defense industry. As a key member of the Executive Management team, Ms. Knapp, as the Chief Financial Officer, Legal Coordinator and the Export Compliance Officer reports to the Chairman of the Board and CEO, Mrs. Dorothy Davidson and has a strategic role in the overall management of the company. Ms. Knapp has primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related and administrative activities of the company. This includes overseeing the administrative responsibilities for contracts, accounting, finance, forecasting, strategic planning, pricing, legal, property management, negotiations, security, and information technology.
Before joining the Davidson Technologies, Ms. Knapp was Director of Business Management within Teledyne Brown’s Technologies Group. Ms. Knapp is a graduate of the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia and earned an MBA from the University of Phoenix. In addition, she holds numerous professional certifications which include Project Management, Contract Management and Export Compliance. Her wide range of multi-departmental capabilities gives her a unique understanding of all business operations making her an instrumental asset to Davidson Technologies and its customers.
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.
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.