Vince Dugan's career spans 35 years in the telecommunications and data communications industries, including 20 years with AT&T and four years with Northern Telecom. Most recently, Vince served as the CEO of a high-tech start-up in Atlanta, Georgia. He led the company from a team of seven in January 1995 with $150,000 in revenues through six years of growth and expansion to a team of 42 and $6 million in revenues, culminating in a successful merger and acquisition in November 2000. During this time, the company won the Best New Software Product of the Year Award at the COMNET Trade Show, and several new products were successfully launched. Mr. Dugan has held officer-level positions in the marketing and operations departments with Tekelec, Inc., and Computer Consoles, Inc. Mr. Dugan received his bachelor's degree in economics from Hofstra University in Hempstead, LI, New York, USA. He proudly served in the US Army attaining the rank of 1st Lieutenant and was a Platoon Leader with the 35th Medium Tank Battalion and then an Executive Officer at Company level.
Daniel Montgomery, VP of Engineering
Mr. Montgomery has over 14 years of experience in product development and production with Motorola’s cellular phone division. Since 1992, he designed complex mechanical parts and systems for many cellular phones, including the StarTAC, and holds two patents. As an engineering manager he led the design of several successful high-end and high-volume wireless products from concept through mass production. He brings to RedXDefense extensive experience with consumer product design, supply chain management, high-volume manufacturing, and best-in-class quality standards. Mr. Montgomery received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. : : : top
Edwin Ashourian, VP of Finance
Mr. Ashourian has over 10 years of experience in financial planning & implementation, budgeting & forecasting, mergers & acquisitions and financial modeling for companies ranging from small start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining RedXDefense, Mr. Ashourian was the Director of Accounting at VoiceLog LLC. He developed and implemented comprehensive business plans and strategies that positioned VoiceLog LLC for significant growth. The company was recognized by "Inc 500" as the fastest growing company two years in a row. He also successfully led the multi-million dollar acquisition of VoiceLog LLC by a large publicly traded multi-national corporation. Mr. Ashourian has a B.S. from the University of Maryland and an MBA from Johns Hopkins University. : : : top
Christina Ellis, VP of Sales and Marketing
Mrs. Ellis has over 15 years of industry experience with Defense Contractors. As a Manufacturing/Producibility Engineer with Martin Marietta, Mrs. Ellis worked to transition products from Engineering Development to Production. While at Martin Marietta, Mrs. Ellis was awarded the Jefferson Cup - the Corporation's highest award for outstanding technical achievement for innovative application of Design for Assembly and Manufacture on the Comanche and JDAM programs. At Electronic Biosciences, Mrs. Ellis’ efforts as a technical proposal manager resulted in winning over $12 million in government development contracts. As a key member of the RedX executive team since the Company’s inception, Mrs. Ellis has been instrumental in the negotiation of over $7 million in government contracts, creation of the Company’s website and branding as well as writing press releases and proposals and marketing. Mrs. Ellis received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering and minor in Professional Writing and Language from Virginia Tech. : : : top
Dr. Sarah Toal, VP of Chemistry
Dr. Toal received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, San Diego in 2005 where she researched photoluminescent materials as chemical sensors for nitrogen-based explosives and carcinogenic chromium(VI). She has a diverse background in chemistry, including photophysical chemistry, solid-state and solution fluorimetry, dynamic light scattering, polymer chemistry, and synthetic organic and inorganic chemistry. She is an Achievement Rewards for Collegiate Scientists Scholar and has authored numerous academic publications and patents. Dr. Toal also received a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of California, Irvine. : : : top
Adam Pugaczewski, Director of Sourcing & Production
Mr. Pugaczewski has over 20 years of experience in managing and developing supply chain management practices for privately held manufacturing companies throughout his career. He has held positions including production planning manager, VP of Operations, Director of Logistics, and has been with RedXDefense since December 2008. He presently serves the company as its Director of Sourcing and Production. In addition to his practical experience he was certified by the American Production and Inventory Control Society early in his career and holds an MBA degree from the University of Baltimore where he completed his undergraduate degree. Adam enjoys the entrepreneurial and fast paced work environment and is dedicated to serving the needs of RedXDefenses’ customers and their respective missions. Adam understands inventory management and knows how to implement practices that achieve world class standards that better support the needs of the business. : : : top
Jack Kotowicz, Graphic & Industrial Design Executive Lead
Mr. Kotowicz has over 30 years of experience in graphic and industrial design. He has worked for clients in Canada, Europe, South America and the United States. Mr. Kotowicz received awards for poster, packaging design and digital illustration and worked on product development, advertising campaigns, web animations as well as corporate ID and architectural projects. He has a Masters Degree in Architecture and Engineering from Gdansk Technical University and studied graphic design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Poland. : : : top
Brian Heishman, Business Development Manager
Master Sergeant Brian Heishman, USMC (Ret) is a retired Marine with 5 years in the infantry and 16 years in Explosive Ordnance Disposal. Mr Heishman has over 28 years working with explosives and has extensive experience and knowledge in physical security, humanitarian demining, explosive ordnance, demolitions, breaching techniques, and explosive safety.While in the Marines, Brian served with 5 US Special Forces units in Cambodia and Laos teaching Humanitarian Demining. Brian has twice deployed to North Vietnam as the ordnance specialist for Joint Task Force Full Accounting.Brian has spent 4 of the last 6 years in Iraq. He has trained hundreds of US, Coalition and Iraqi forces on IED’s and explosive detection. He still travels the world training explosive properties and explosive detection techniques. : : : top
Greg Ericksen, Principal Staff Engineer
Mr. Ericksen has over 18 years of mechanical design engineering and product development experience working at companies ranging from small one-office firms to large global corporations. His designs span from micro miniature computer hard drive components to full scale automobile wind-tunnel components. The passion for engineering that Mr. Ericksen brings to RedX extends beyond the work environment as well having worked on numerous motorcycle projects that have been featured nationally and internationally in print and on television. Mr. Ericksen holds two patents. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. : : : top
Our People are the cornerstone of our success. We seek to...
... create an atmosphere that attracts and keeps the most talented people. RedX® team members are people with passion who are motivated to solve problems and who believe that it isn't a solution until it ships.
... earn the confidence of our customers through our absolute dedication and pioneering nature. We will do this by being our own harshest critics and ensuring that when it comes to product quality, 'good enough' never is.
... buck conventional wisdom, exceed expectations, and pursue ambitious goals with integrity, commitment, and enthusiasm.