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Our management team is committed to leading our organization and our clients according to high standards of integrity and accountability. We believe talent is essential to our continued success, and are proud to have some of the most talented leaders in the industry.

Jerry Brown

President / jbrown@aditechnologies.com
(LTC, US Army, Retired)

Mr. Brown has over 35 years experience in the US Government Research, Development and Acquisition (RDA) System. His experience spans across a broad spectrum of functions such as program management, integrated logistics support, subcontract administration, and contractor support and liaison which required coordination with the customer on technical, administrative, business, testing, integrated logistics support, system analysis, and marketing matters. He has worked on various US Government development programs such as the JPO Programs such as MRAP, M-ATV, and Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) Prototype Program; US Army Programs such as Armored HMMWV, Crusader, Stryker, M60 Tank Series, Abrams Tank Series, Infantry Fighting Vehicle Series, M88A2 Improved Recovery Vehicle, Ground Base Radar, High Mobility Engineer Excavator, Future Combat System, Ground Combat System; US Navy Programs such as Chemical Biological Suits, Ship Board High Durability Deck Coatings , MilStd Shock proof Electric Motors and Survivability enhancements: USMC Programs such as Light Rough Terrain Forklift, Combat Tactical Vehicles (CTV), and LAV Program; Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) Prototype, AAAV Alternate Propulsion System, hydraulic, and Auxiliary Power Unit; and USAF Programs such as Boeing 767 Tanker, Migetman Missile, and Very High Speed Water Deluge System for Ammunition Production.

While on active duty, Mr. Brown had various operational experiences in both peacetime and combat that included armor, airborne, ranger, logistics and advising the Hellenic Army. His last assignment while on active duty was in the Pentagon as Chief of the Armor Vehicle Group for the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research, Development and Acquisition.

Upon retirement from the Army in 1988, he became the Director of Land Systems for Allied Defense Industries and in 1994, he and his partner, Terry Silampa, bought the Company from the previous owner and re-incorporated to ADI Technologies, Inc. He is a graduate of The Citadel and has earned two masters degrees as well as graduated from the Army War College, and the Defense University Program Management Course.

Terry Silampa

Co-Founder, Senior VP, CFO / tsilampa@aditechnologies.com
Mr. Silampa has over 22 years of experience in US Government marketing and consulting. His experience for represented clients spans across a broad spectrum of functions including business development, program management, contract administration and support, proposal preparation, and international teaming and licensing agreements. In addition to these functions, Mr. Silampa is also responsible for overseeing all financial and administrative matters for ADI.

He has participated in various US Government development and acquisition programs. Since he began his career with ADI he has obtained contracts for practically every active shipbuilding program within the US Navy (to include the DDG-51, LPD-17, LCS, CVN, and SSN programs) for represented clients. Contracts were obtained for both forward and back fit opportunities. Some of the technologies he has worked with in obtaining these contracts include electrical power generation and frequency conversion equipment; aircraft handling, securing and arresting systems; submarine weapon handling and discharge systems; high pressure valves; submarine retractable bow planes; towed array sonar handling and cable systems; quick-acting watertight doors; lifeboat hydrostatic release equipment; environmental treatment and pollution abatement equipment; and unmanned aerial vehicles.

In addition to his work with the US Navy and Coast Guard, he has also been responsible for obtaining contracts with NASA, NATO, the US Army, University Research Programs (NSF Funded), and setting up international teaming relationships for several non-military markets. Some of the technologies involved for these contracts include hydraulic and electrical simulation systems; combustion engine analysis and design; NBC monitoring and protection equipment; wave generation systems; fire simulation systems; and medical waste treatment equipment.

Overall he has been responsible for contracts awarded totaling over $100M.
Mr. Silampa also serves as the main contact for industry leading MAFO doors for military applications.

Richard E. Owen

Director of Marketing & Sales / rowen@aditechnologies.com
Mr. Owen served as a United States Marine, performing both large and small-scale operational and logistical planning for activities in the US, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Korea, Japan, Somalia, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Thailand, Egypt, and other locations worldwide. During his military service, Mr. Owen also served as a Marine Corps instructor, was involved in public affairs/public relations, and worked on the Maritime Prepositioning Force (MPF) Program.

After leaving active duty service Mr. Owen was involved in the financial industry, and later, the high-tech/technology industry. Mr. Owen’s projects and experience span a wide variety of systems and technologies, which include: software, hardware and data-warehousing for bioinformatics companies; artificial-intelligence/neural networks for financial institutions; web-content filtering technology; internet video-streaming technology; software, firmware and hardware for communications systems and medical devices; natural language processing software, as well as many other programs, which span numerous industries.

Mr. Owen transitioned back into defense-related markets, and has been a principal with ADIT since 2005, allowing him to utilize his diverse military, financial and technology experiences. Some of his clients and programs include unique technologies in the areas of Force Protection, surveillance, detection and reconnaissance; specialized vehicle and facility armoring/blast mitigation; RCIED defeat; Chemical/Biological protection; and various other critical defense areas. Mr. Owen performs marketing, sales, technical consulting, program management, proposal writing, and contract administration functions for both U.S. and international clients. His current activities include work with the Department of Homeland Security, Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO), the U.S. Army, the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Navy, the UK Ministry of Defense, the Department of Energy, the U.S. Air Force, the Secret Service, as well as other agencies and organizations. In addition, Mr. Owen has served as technical consultant (Force Protection SME) for NATO in Afghanistan.

Clearance – Secret (active)

George Barros

CISO / Director Operations / gbarros@aditechnologies.com
Mr. Barros provides leadership for all of the company’s global and domestic business operations and has primary responsibility for executing the company’s business strategy. Mr. Barros serves as the Chief Information Technology Officer for the organization and for clients with cyber-security, information assurance, identity authentication and similar demanding computing challenges. Mr. Barros is well prepared to meet ADI Technologies’ strategic goals, with over 30 years of international corporate experience and executive leadership. He has made key contributions that include the fostering of continuous corporate growth through his support of new business development, cyber-defense, mobility and encryption solutions, innovative technology insertion, and corporate oversight.

Prior to joining ADI Technologies, Mr. Barros functioned as a Senior Management Information Analyst with the World Bank where he built a number of successful high performance information technology system solutions for senior management, delivering data archiving and reporting as well as advanced task management and reporting solutions for foreign resident missions across Africa and Asia. At ADI, Mr. Barros has represented domestic and foreign companies with cyber-defense, technical and marketing liaison and presentations, proposal writing, conference lectures, ITAR-related technical assistance agreements, import & export licensing, GSA/DLA liaison, and contract administration. Mr. Barros graduated with a B.S.B.M from Ateneo de Manila University, had received post-graduate internships at British Petroleum, Dalhousie University, University of Kitchener-Waterloo, and has completed credits towards an M.S.I.S. from George Washington University.

John Zeledon

Research & Design Engineer / jzeledon@aditechnologies.com
Mr. Zeledon joined the firm after completing a dual major degree in Political Science and Philosophy at Southern Virginia University. Mr. Zeledon works with technologists and companies on projects that involve the design, development and insertion of innovative technologies that have dual use in the commercial and public sectors. His background includes Marketing and Public Relations with the political campaigns of Mitt Romney (R-MA) and Mark Warner (D-VA) and a diverse portfolio of foreign relations experience gained while based in countries such as Ghana, Costa Rica, England and Argentina. Mr. Zeledon is an Assistant Scoutmaster to Troop 878 in Herndon and serves as a translator for the local courts.

Cara Dobbins

Comptroller / cdobbins@aditechnologies.com
Ms. Dobbins is a graduate of Virginia Tech and has more than 10 years’ experience in CRM, Administration and Accounting working with both Government and Commercial customers. Whether working in a large company setting with more than 50,000 employees or in smaller companies with 5 employees, she succeeds because she is focused on the needs of the client. She performs well as a member of a team accomplishing multiple tasks and meeting multiple deadlines and is also able to take on solo lead roles in performing critical and essential tasks.