Introducing Our Top Managers

 

 


Dennis Akers, CEO & President Delacom Detection Systems, LLC

Mr. Akers commands over 30-years leadership experience in launching and propelling high-technology enterprises to double-digit growth and highly-promising investment grade return performance. In leading Delacom Detection Systems from the venture level to the production-stage growth phase of expansion, he has introduced the firm's technologies and product lines across global markets, resulting in doubling of revenue growth over 16 months. In doing so, he has emulated his previous success in reversing the decline of three preceding technology ventures: a hybrid components business, an advanced sensors firm, and a previously successful electronic components business.

In his tenure at the helm of turnaround executive leadership of these three firms, Mr. Akers increased the former's value to over $80M, while accelerating the second firm's growth to a 3-month breakeven point and achieving a >20% return on sales and capital invested in under three years. The electronics components company was in turn transitioned from a negative return profile to an over four fold increase in annual revenue generation.

During prior corporate leadership assignments, Akers has managed international corporate operations across transnational markets, recruiting, building, and organizing both the engineering and business distribution sides of the value chain pipeline while managing both the engineering and operational sides of functional corporate organizations in North America, Europe and Asia. In addition, Mr. Akers has a formidable background in Information Technology, Broadband, Wireless and Converged systems, as well as in the approach to B2B, B2C, Service Provider and OEM sub-systems user markets, particularly with products lines sold through direct, distribution and third party rep channels.

Before launching Delacom Detection Systems, Akers built its parent firm Delacom LLC into a successful global strategic business development firm positioned in Sarasota Fl, Portland, OR, and Munich, Germany with focus on market penetration, strategic expansion and consumer finance, particularly as regards B2B and OEM hardware and software products. Products addressed include mobile communication device content and infrastructure; VoIP; embedded power conversion; programmable gate array replacement; communication device components and software. A highly experienced professional engineer and graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Mr. Akers completed post-graduate work in marketing, operations and financial quantitative analysis at the University of Georgia.

Professor A. Enis Cetin, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Wildland Detection Systems

Dr. Cetin is a highly respected member of the international sensing and signal processing engineering community. He has done extensive research and development in the field, the results of which have been published widely. He has been both a program manager and teacher at the college, graduate and post graduate levels. His areas of interest include wavelet compression theory and applications, image and video processing, signal and speech processing, digital encoding of waveforms and time series analysis and stochastic processes.

commands over 30-years leadership experience in launching and propelling high-technology enterprises to double-digit growth and highly-promising investment grade return performance. In leading Delacom Detection Systems from the venture level to the production-stage growth phase of expansion, he has introduced the firm's technologies and product lines across global markets, resulting in doubling of revenue growth over 16 months. In doing so, he has emulated his previous success in reversing the decline of three preceding technology ventures: a hybrid components business, an advanced sensors firm, and a previously successful electronic components business.

Dr. Cetin holds a Ph.D. and an M.S.E.in Systems Engineering from the Moore School of Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, as well as a B.Sc. in Electrical Engieering from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. In addition to serving as chief technical officer for Wildland Detection Systems since 2000, he also serves as teaching professor for Bilkent University's Dept. of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in Ankara, Turkey. He has also served as visiting associate professor for the University of Minnesota, Department of Electrical Engineering. He has been a member of the technical staff's consulting group for Bell Communications Research in New Jersey, and has consulted for a variety of organization in technical development roles including Honeywell Video systems, Visioprime, and Optron, Inc.

Dr. Cetin has contributed content in areas including vector quanitization and image encoding to respected publications such as the Wiley Encyclopedia of Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Press' Circuits and Filters Handbook, and Wavelets in Image Communication from Elsevier publications. His work has also been published in journals such as Optical Engineering, Digital Signal Processing, Transactions of the American Societ Of Biological Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysi and Machine Intelligence and Pattern Recognition Letters. He serves on the editorial board of EURASIP (European Society of Signal Processing) Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, is an Associate Editor of Journal of Machine Vision and Applications and is a Senior Member of IEEE and a member of EURASIP.