Dana DeMeo is a founding member of EMD, and also serves as the Director of Engineering. Prior to EMD, Dana was the Director of Engineering for Odyne Corporation from 2006 to 2008. Odyne is a provider of the first commercialized advanced plug-in hybrid electric aerial lift truck system. Odyne also demonstrated working prototypes of series and parallel hybrids on large buses and trucks.
Dana's tasks as Director include recruitment of electrical, mechanical, and software engineers, management of daily operations of the engineering team, and project oversight consisting of tasks, schedules, and budgets. He is a graduate of Polytechnic University, New York with a BSEE (1995) and MSEE (1999) and has fifteen years of embedded system design and leadership experience across several industries including mobile computing, portable data capture, and power/control systems for hybrid electric vehicles.
Dana has management experience that encompasses strong design, process, and leadership foundation built from a twelve year tenure at Symbol Technologies (acquired by Motorola). These principles are enhanced by three years of start-up experience, capabilities in finance, accounting, marketing, and general management. The combination results in an entrepreneurial drive with a focus on the customer and the product, and a tenacious commitment to achieving corporate goals. From 1995 to 2006, Dana was an integral part of the Motorola Mobility Solutions, (formerly Symbol Technologies) team, located in Holtsville, New York.
The Enterprise Mobility Solutions division provides world-class designs for data capture, rugged mobile computing, and wireless communications markets. During the period from 2003 to 2006, Dana was a Senior System Lead Engineer at Symbol, developing their next-generation system architecture. In this capacity, he worked with customers, marketing and sales to specify requirements of the architecture and perform system design including a 32-bit microcontroller benchmark, ASIC/CPLD specifications, power management, memories, data capture, wireless integration, and applications. The architecture was used in 5 different products lines totaling over $2 Billion in sales.
During the period of 2000 - 2003, Dana was Lead Engineer on the design of a rugged, wireless, portable data capture computer system including an 802.11b WLAN, 1/4VGA color LCD with touch panel, color camera, laser and imager-based bar code scanner, microphone, speaker, and a Li-ion battery. This product generates $1B sales and ships approximately 400,000 units per year. During the period from 1995 to 2000, he performed as an Electrical Engineer designing a 2.4 GHz point-to-point wireless bar code scanner.
Dana is a registered Professional Engineer in New York State (License # 077857) and is a member of NSPE, IEEE and the IEEE Consultants Network of Long Island. He authored the article Cost Effective Design for EMI Compliance, in Electronics Design Magazine, and is the co-author of US Patents 6,973,588 and pending US Patent 20060092290.