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.

Ms. Knapp’s professional career includes of 30 years of experience in the defense industry. As a key member of the Executive Management team, Ms. Knapp, is the Chief Financial Officer, Legal Coordinator and Export Compliance Officer. She reports to the Chairman of the Board and CEO, Dr. 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.

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).

Steve Weisberg, Vice President- Business Development, is responsible for catalyzing the development of company vision and strategic plans while leading and executing business initiatives which result in company growth. Customer and partner relationship development, cultivation and teaming and opportunity identification, analysis, prioritization and coordination of key roles.  Mr. Weisberg leads business development internal process development and implementation.

Mr. Weisberg has extensive experience in Aerospace and Defense Business Development and Program Management leadership assignments, including Program Management for hypersonic and combined-cycle propulsion development as well as X-33 Aerospike engine and National Aerospace Plane business development leadership.  Other 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.

He was Lead for Marketing and Business development for a prime aerospace company’s NASA Ares Upper Stage Propulsion and Instrument Unit Avionics wins.

Mr. Weisberg has graduated with degrees in Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA).

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.

Tony Lindeman, Vice President of Administration, oversees Davidson Technologies’ finance, accounting, contracts, subcontracts, business management, security, IT, facilities, purchasing, quality, and other administrative personnel and functions. He manages the collaboration between the administrative functions and the operational functions, ensuring harmony between the corporate office and the operations in the field.  He serves as the ISO 9001 Management Representative.

He has over 10 years of experience in business plan development, forecasting/estimating, and financial analysis, and is fluent in Federal Acquisition Regulations. He also has experience in business process integration as well as policy and procedure development.

Mr. Lindeman has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Pat Byrne, Vice President for Missile Defense, has over 41 years of experience in Program Management, Systems Engineering, Testing, and Logistics. He has 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.

He has 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.

Earlier, Mr. Byrne was the Director of Systems Development for a major prime contractor, where he provided strategic planning policies and procedures to three programs; MDAs Combined Test Force, MDAs Strategic Targets and Countermeasures Program and GMD. His responsibilities 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 and a Master’s in General Engineering.

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.