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.
Dr. Joseph Green is President of Davidson Technologies Inc. and also Warfighter Solutions (a Joint Venture supporting US Army SMDC). Joe previously served as Davidson Technologies’ Vice President for Intelligence and Information Operations. Joe is responsible for all management and leadership functions of this WOSB operating in multiple locations CONUS and OCONUS with specific core competencies in missiles, intelligence, and cyber. He also has management responsibilities for all personnel and all functional areas of the company. Specific responsibilities include all profit and loss, finances, business growth, personnel management and contract execution. He also provides focused responsibility for development and business growth with US Intelligence Agencies and the cyber domain. As JV President, Joe expertly manages the JV, ensuring strong marketing, excellent proposal preparation, prudent cost management, and excellent work execution.
Dr. Green is responsible for the development and implementation of business growth plans and directs and coordinates company sales and marketing functions. In addition, Dr. Green is responsible for overseeing and managing the day-to-day intelligence and information operations work.
Joe is a retired Army Military Intelligence officer with a highly distinguished career spanning thirty-four 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, Joe was responsible for providing advice and assistance on military, homeland defense, and ISR matters. Joe was also most recently Vice President and General Manager for Minerva Engineering. As a partner owner of Minerva, Joe served as an active participant on Minerva’s Board of Directors.
Dr. 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.
Chief Operating Officer
As Davidson Technologies Inc.’s Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Patti Dare is responsible for planning, developing, interpreting and implementing corporate policies and objectives in accordance with directives from the Executive Officers and the corporate charter.
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.
Chief Financial Officer
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.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Mandy Kerce, Chief Human Resources Officer, works with a team of HR professionals providing Human Resource services including, but not limited to: compliance, benefits, salary survey analysis, development of policy and procedures, compensation plan, development, recruiting, performance evaluation and guidance with employee relations to the Davidson Technologies Inc. team.
Prior to joining Davidson Technologies, Inc., Mandy provided Human Resource
consulting services to government contractors and commercial customers. She was involved with leadership and key personnel; recruitment and selection; policy and procedure development; employee relations; training programs; compensation and benefit programs; conduct on and off-boarding of employees; monitor unemployment claims; conduct reference checks and evaluate reference data concerning previous employment and education; develop and maintain professional relationships with college, university and community college placement offices as a source to generate qualified applicants; communicate with employment
agencies and search firms including negotiating and controlling employment
related fees; perform projects such as survey participation and analysis.
Mandy has twenty years of Human Resources experience.
Mandy graduated from Faulkner University with a Bachelor of Human
Resources. She is also a member of the National Society of Human Resource
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 Davidson Technologies Inc. support to Jacobs on their Engineering and Science Services and Skills Augmentation (ESSSA) contract. DTI principally supports the MSFC/Jacobs development team of the Space Launch Systems (SLS) Avionics HWIL facilities and emulators. He functions as a Subject Matter Expert in Systems Engineering, Modeling and Simulation, and HWIL integration and testing. In addition he leads DTI’s support of other NASA support contracts such as Orion Integration, the SLS ICPS avionics oversight, SLS Mission Operations, and other NASA/prime contractor support contracts.
Mr. Hastings has lead a team of 20+ developers in providing technical solutions to the various HWIL systems within AMCOM RDEC/McMorrow Labs. He led 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 systems 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 of Administration
Mr. Lindeman has over 10 years of experience in Business plan development, Forecasting/Estimating, Financial Analysis and is fluent in Federal Acquisition Regulations. He also has experience in Business process integration, cost reporting deliverables and management.
Mr. Lindeman will oversee Davidson Technologies’ finance, accounting, contracts, subcontracts, business management, security, IT, facilities, purchasing and other administrative personnel, and will be responsible for overall development of strategic business plans. He also serves as the ISO Management Representative.
Mr. Lindeman is a graduate of the University of Alabama in Huntsville and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Vice President of Missile Development
Mr. Byrne has over 40 years of experience in Program Management, Systems Engineering, Testing, and Logistics, worked horizontal and vertical alignment at multiple staff levels including corporate. Experienced in acquisition strategy, strategic planning, budgeting and execution, technical, schedule, programmatic and risk assessments, cost containment, EVMS, hardware testing, problem solving and substantial personnel management for major defense systems.
Mr. Byrne joined Davidson Technologies, Inc as a Senior Principal Investigator III, in December 2011. In this role, he developed systems engineering, modeling and simulation, laboratory and field testing, and analysis methods and approaches for operational radar systems and developmental missile systems of the MDA Ballistic Missile Defense System. This effort included EKV, and the SM-3 Family program strategic and test planning; flight and ground test design of experiments, performing risk analysis; and providing recommendations to DTI and Raytheon Executive management. He led the proposal efforts in developing multiple MDA and AMRDEC opportunities for DTI.
Prior to joining DTI, Mr. Byrne was the Director of Systems Development at Teledyne Brown Engineering, where he provided strategic planning policies and procedure to three programs; MDAs Combined Test Force, MDAs Strategic Targets and Countermeasures Program and GMD. His responsible included organic growth, customer satisfaction, revenue forecasting and execution of these programs. His also focused on developing new business and creating a new commercial contract program office.
Mr. Byrne is a retired U. S. Army acquisition officer (51A 4Z) and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a Master’s in General Engineering from California Polytechnic State University.
Vice President of JRDC & Western Operations
Rick Powers is Vice President of JRDC & Western Operations for Davidson Technologies Inc. Mr. Powers is the Program Manager for the JRDC supporting Missile Defense Agency (MDA). He leads the team in the disciplines of Modeling & Simulation, Warfighter & BMDS Mission Operations and Enterprise IT Services.
Mr. Powers is a graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas with a Bachelor’s degree in Computing and Information Sciences. Immediately after graduating from Trinity, Rick began his career as a software engineer in Houston, Texas for Ferranti International Controls developing Energy Management Systems and SCADA systems for large electrical utility companies. Rick moved to Colorado Springs, CO to support one of the company’s significant customers. Mr. Powers joined the telecommunications giant MCI, leading software and database teams in various software projects and managing corporate IT/Telecommunications projects in excess of $15M. Rick started working in Depart of Defense after joining SPARTA Inc. in 2002 leading Modeling and Simulation software teams, most notably the Missile Defense Space Warning Tool (MDST) Software organization on the JRDC. Rick transitioned from SPARTA as a Division Manager to Davidson Technologies Inc. in 2011 and soon began leading the highly regarded Davidson team working on the JRDC. Mr. Powers is managing the Davidson efforts on the JRDC as well as being responsible for the development and implementation of business growth plans in the Western Operations.
Mr. Powers serves the community through volunteering in youth sports programs and served over 15 years on the Board of Directors of a local private Christian school including 3 years as the Board President.