VP-Science Engineering, and Technology (SET)
Danny joined i3 in early 2012 and began building business and corporate expertise in the Simulation and Systems engineering arena with AMRDEC as a primary customer. Over the ensuing five years, his group expanded into Corrosion Protection, Thermal Protection Systems, launcher mechanical design/analysis and several other technical areas, primarily through the addition of key hires, aggressive marketing and the support of a tremendous technical and business team.
Prior to joining i3, Danny supported AMRDEC for 10 years in high fidelity 6DOF simulation development, analysis and V&V. In this role he led a team of as many as 40 engineers, scientists and technicians supporting multiple directorates of AMRDEC. In the previous 20 years, his contract activities included a mix of DoD and NASA technical efforts ranging from serving in the initial SDI National Test Facility simulation team on Falcon AFB, Colorado, to developing ground software for operation of NASA’s Chandra space telescope.
Danny’s formal education is as an Electrical Engineer with emphasis in automatic control systems. He holds BS and MS degrees from Mississippi State University where he was a member of the Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies.
Danny and his wife, Athena Little, are 25 year residents of Madison, where they raised two sons who are now attending the University of Alabama. Danny enjoys the company of family and friends, preferably while fishing.