David is the founding father and chief technologist of Bladewerx, bringing to the table over thirty years of experience in software design and development. He was a design engineer for Thermo Electron in the Radiation Measurement and Protection division (formerly Thermo Eberline) for 13 years before leaving to start his own company. He was the founder and president of Metalman Corporation, an innovator in the mechanical computer-aided-design market, which he ran for ten years. Before starting Bladewerx, Mr. Baltz served as a consultant to Thermo Electron, spending three years developing the instrument and client software for the state-of-the-art Thermo Eberline Alpha-7 CAM.
David is not all computer genius...
He is also a talented hazardous-adventurer. For dB, living on the edge has meant years of enterprises in hang-gliding, rock climbing, cycling, 4x4 off-roading, and recently, CrossFit.
Don is the fearless leader and CEO of Bladewerx, with more than thirty years experience in design engineering, engineering management, general management, and rock'n'roll enthusiasm. For twelve years, prior to joining Bladewerx, Mr. Hanna was President of Thermo Eberline and two other Thermo Electron Corporation subsidiaries. He was responsible for businesses ranging from a startup to an industry leader with products that include bioanalytical instrumentation, monitoring and detection systems, and industrial temperature control equipment. Don's education as an electrical and nuclear engineer (B.S./M.S.) coupled with his professional experience in organizations ranging from a few employees to hundreds of employees brings to Bladewerx a solid technological knowledge base in the radiation protection and measurement field, complemented by hands-on management and organizational experience.
Bill adds over 35 years of electronics design experience to the product development arsenal of Bladewerx. At home in both analog and digital design, Mr. Brown spent 9 years with Thermo Electron before taking over design and development at Santa Fe-based, Eco Sensors, a leading manufacturer of ozone monitoring sensors. He was the lead designer of the Bladewerx SabreMCA multi-channel analyzer board. Recently, Mr. Brown has also made major contributions the design of the compact Hand and Foot Monitor single detector boards as well as designing the new EpeeMCA board-set that is housed in the ultra-compact EpeeCAM.