Executive Bios

Dorothy Davidson is a native of Northern Virginia. After receiving a BS in Mathematics in 1956, she accepted a position as a Research Mathematician with the US Air Force Air Staff at the Pentagon during which time she was selected for the one year Management Intern Program. While in the program she continued studies in business administration and advance mathematics.  In 1962, Dr. Davidson joined the research staff at the US Patent Office as a research mathematician where she worked in research for the development search algorithms to be utilized in patent searches. In 1963 at the expense of her employer Dr. Davidson was sent for intensified courses in System Engineering.

In 1965, Dr. Davidson joined private industry where she again worked on DOD programs in designing Command and Control, Information Retrieval systems for both field and headquarters. During the 70s she began designing systems for military use within the NATO community.

Within her scope of NATO support, Davidson interfaced with NATO countries private industrial firms and research institutes on the development of CC and weapon systems for respective countries.

In 1996 Dr. Julian and Dorothy Davidson founded Davidson Technologies. Dr. Dorothy Davidson took over the leadership of Davidson Technologies, Inc. after the death of her husband Dr. Julian Davidson January 2013.

Dr. Joseph Green is President of both Davidson Technologies Inc. and Warfighter Solutions (a Joint Venture supporting US Army SMDC). Joe has management responsibilities for all personnel and all functional areas of the company.

Dr. Green is a retired Army Military Intelligence officer with a highly distinguished career spanning thirty-five 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 Ph.D in Management and Leadership. He previously served as Division Manager and Business Development Manager for a major DOD contractor and as General Manager and a partner owner for an Intelligence Engineering Firm.

 

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.

Mandy’s 20 years of experience in Human Resources includes consulting services to government contractors and commercial customers. She has been 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 graduated with a Bachelor of Human Resources. She is also a member of the National Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM).

Ben Beede, Vice President of Business Development, has over 38 years of experience within and supporting the Department of Defense (DoD). Reporting directly to the CEO, he is responsible for identifying new markets for the growth of the company and the sustainment of growth within DTI’s current markets of Defense and Aerospace industries along with other government departments and commercial entities. This will involve establishing and cultivating relationships with key decision makers across those markets.

Prior to joining DTI, Ben served for 25 years as an Air Force officer before retiring in 2004. Since his retirement, he has performed duties as a Senior Director/Program Manager on large DoD contracts and as Capture/Proposal lead for large DoD pursuits.

Ben holds multiple academic degrees to include Bachelor degrees in Project Management and Business and a Master’s degree in Aerospace Studies.

Melanie Baker, Senior Vice President, Corporate Operations, is responsible for the identification and capture of programs, execution of customer campaigns, and the lead and execution of marketing and sales efforts in support of the company’s corporate growth strategy. In this role, she works closely with the CEO, President and Program Managers to engage with the USG customers to understand technology and program needs, conduct customer satisfaction surveys and resolve customer issues to ensure program success.

Melanie’s 29 years of experience in Business Development includes the identification, qualification and capture of new programs and the keeping sold of current programs. The primary focus of her career has been on the development of corporate business capture plans, strategic planning, customer engagement plans and execution, and understanding of the DoD Acquisition Process.

Melanie holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management from Kennesaw State University in Atlanta, GA. She is a member of several professional organizations to include ASMDA, NDIA, and WID. As an active member of the Huntsville Community and as part of her love for service, she serves on the Board of Directors for The Riley Center, The National Children’s Advocacy Center and Phoenix Services.

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.

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. 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. He joined 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 to Davidson Technologies Inc. in 2011 and soon began leading a Davidson team working on the JRDC. Mr. Powers manages the Davidson efforts on the JRDC as well as being responsible for the development and implementation of business growth plans in the Western Operations.

Kim Hill, Vice President Accounting/Comptroller, is responsible for the overall accounting operations of the company.  Kim’s role includes ensuring the company is in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, DCAA and IRS regulations, and ensuring the current ERP system and internal control structure are both efficient and effective.  She also represents the Company in relationships with various US Government agencies, external auditors and banking institutions.  Kim manages and oversees the daily operations of all accounting matters of the company including cash management, timekeeping, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and financial statement preparation.

Kim has over 25 years of accounting experience.  She received her CPA certification in 1995 and worked in public accounting for over 15 years.  During this time, she gained experience in various areas including, but not limited to, auditing, financial statement preparation, financial analysis, corporate and individual tax and client relations.  Kim joined the Davidson Technologies team in 2006.

Kim received her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration in Accounting and is a member of the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA) as well as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

Gregory Arnold, Vice President, Contracts and Program Manager, works with a team of contracting professionals to provide superior contract and subcontract management expertise to a wide variety of customers.  In this role, Mr. Arnold is responsible for ensuring compliance with all contractual requirements at both the prime and subcontract levels, submission of all proposals, and negotiation of all contractual instruments.  He also has management responsibility for maintaining a DCMA-approved purchasing system.  In addition, he has program management responsibility for several programs within the DTI portfolio for both NASA and the Army.  Greg is the Empowered Official (EO) for DTI.

Greg has over 19 years of experience in both the public and private sector with a proven track record of delivering results for the customer.  He has an extensive background in functional and programmatic management with international business acumen having led program planning, implementation, execution, and negotiation of contract agreements in Israel, France, Belgium, Norway and Saudi Arabia.

Greg holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Pre-Law, a MBA, and a Masters of Science in Project Management.  He is a member of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) and is a Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM) and Certified Federal Contract Manager (CFCM).  In addition, he is Level III Certified in Federal Contracting through Defense Acquisition University (DAU).

Corey Averitt, Vice President Cyber Initiatives, is responsible for identifying new opportunities related to cyber growth for new and current customers in addition to providing technical expertise for architecture solutions and proposal management. He also leads the design and development of the structure of computerized systems and components according to suitable cost-benefit specifications, viable technology, and user experiences that meet the requirements set forth by our customers.

Corey has over 17 years of experience providing cyber solutions to complex problems and IT services to a myriad of customers. He has provided cyber support on contract with NASA and the US Army, as well as providing cyber consultation to commercial sectors including healthcare, financial, and government industries.

Corey holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Management Information Systems from Auburn University, Information Assurance and Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate from UAH, and a Masters of Science in Management Information Systems from UAH. He also holds an Active certification as a Information Systems Security Professional.

Laura Burke, Vice President Business Operations, collaborates with executives, management and other departments to execute day to day operations for Davidson Technologies. In addition to working directly with the Business Management team to provide financial analysis to Executives, she works closely with Program Management to assist with corporate growth goals and operational activity.

Laura’s career with Davidson began over 17 years ago and has provided her with in-depth knowledge that enables her to support various departments. Starting out as a front desk receptionist while pursuing her degree, she then moved on to the Accounting department where she acquired a deep understanding of the financial activity of the corporation by processing invoices, reconciling revenue, computing cost allocations and various other Accounting duties. After being selected for the Business Manager role in 2015, which further expanded her operational horizon, she continues her tenure with Davidson as our VP of Business Operations.

Laura graduated with a Bachelors’ of Science in Business Administration/ Accounting from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.