Don is the fearless leader and CEO of Shieldwerx, with more than thirty years experience in design engineering, engineering management, general management, and rock'n'roll enthusiasm. For twelve years, prior to joining Shieldwerx, Mr. Hanna was President of Thermo Eberline and two other Thermo Electron Corporation subsidiaries. He has been 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 Shieldwerx a solid technological knowledge base in the radiation protection and measurement field, complemented by hands-on management and organizational experience.
David is the founding father, owner, and chief technologist of Bladewerx, the parent company of Shieldwerx, 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.
Mike is the storyteller, keeper of all shielding knowledge. He introduced Shieldwerx to Bladewerx in early 2006 and brought with him a wealth of practical knowledge. Though he recently retired to Reno, NV with his wife, we still consult with Mike often. Mr. Oliver began his career at Utah Tech, then spent some time in the Navy. For ten years, Mike was a manager at the Teledyne McCormick Selph explosives factory, and for four more years, he managed at the Seaborne Industrial factory. Mike then spent the next 25 years working with radiation shielding, first at Reactor Experiments in CA, then under the Thermo Scientific shielding division in Santa Fe, NM.
Over the years, Mike has acquired a particular passion for classic cars. His pride and joy is his '65 Chevelle, but he has a special love for his '36 Master Sedan. Mike has also trained bird dogs using his own original methods, resulting in 11 champion canines!