Decision Sciences Appoints Dwight Johnson President and Chief Executive Officer
POWAY, CA—March 11, 2016—Decision Sciences International Corporation (Decision Sciences), a provider of advanced security and contraband detection systems, today announced the appointment of Dwight Johnson as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Johnson will also join the company’s Board of Directors. Decision Sciences further announced that Dr. Gene W. Ray, the company’s interim CEO, and Admiral Jay Cohen, the company’s interim COO, are stepping down from day-to-day operating roles but will remain on the Board of Directors.
“Decision Sciences is very excited to welcome Dwight Johnson, a highly skilled, experienced and respected leader in the cargo shipping and transportation-services industry,” said Chairman of the Board Stuart J. Rabin. “As our President and CEO, Dwight brings to Decision Sciences a rich combination of industry understanding, customer focus and business insight that will enable the company to move forward with the global deployment of our revolutionary, next generation Multi-Mode Passive Detection System (MMPDS) and build the company into an industry power house.”
Mr. Johnson joins Decision Sciences with more than 25 years of senior leadership experience in a variety of transportation, cargo shipping, rail, port operations and transportation-services related businesses. Most recently, he was the President and CEO of ITS Technologies & Logistics, the largest intermodal terminal management company in North America, with more than 93 operations in 3 countries and more than 3,000 employees. ITS Technologies & Logistics is a portfolio holding of a Carlyle Group fund.
“I am very pleased to turn over the reins at Decision Sciences to Dwight, an experienced and proven CEO who is extremely well suited to lead our talented and dedicated Decision Sciences team,” said Dr. Ray, the former CEO of Titan Corporation, who has been serving as the company’s interim Chief Executive Officer. “With his entrepreneurial track record of building businesses, Dwight brings important insight and a hard-earned appreciation for how our innovative, game-changing, scanning system will be utilized by numerous commercial and governmental customers to interdict contraband and to enhance security.”
The award-winning MMPDS safely, securely and automatically scans in 3D all types of vehicles, cargo containers and other conveyances. The MMPDS Generation 3 (GEN3) uniquely enables the detection of shielded and unshielded nuclear and radiological threats, as well as explosives, narcotics, cigarettes, alcohol and other contraband. The MMPDS GEN3 is based on technology invented at Los Alamos National Laboratory and incorporates a substantial portfolio of enabling and patented intellectual property developed by Decision Sciences.
“Dwight is a seasoned professional whose expertise and skill set will ensure that he successfully leads Decision Sciences well into the future,” said Admiral Cohen, a principal of The Chertoff Group who has been serving as the company’s interim Chief Operating Officer. “Dwight will make sure that our growing company effectively meets the increasing customer demand for MMPDS GEN3’s unique, one-of-a-kind and green scanning systems.”
“This is a very exciting time for Decision Sciences, as numerous parties around the world are starting to appreciate the truly unique capabilities of the MMPDS GEN3, and its revolutionary approach to threat and contraband detection,” Mr. Rabin concluded. “Our company has reached an important inflection point in its growth and development. We are therefore genuinely pleased to have attracted someone of Dwight’s abilities and proven, successful track record to lead the Decision Sciences team well into the future and enable a new era of safe and secure global commerce and infrastructure protection.”
About Decision Sciences
Decision Sciences, a provider of advanced security and contraband detection systems, has its headquarters and an R&D center in California and has offices in Virginia. Decision Sciences brings together cutting-edge science, hardware and software development, systems integration and manufacturing to improve the safety and security of the global community. Based on revolutionary and disruptive technology originally invented by physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Multi-Mode Passive Detection System (MMPDS) was then developed with considerable private sector investment and expertise. The MMPDS is a totally passive, safe, effective and automated scanning system for quickly detecting, locating and identifying unshielded to heavily shielded radiological and nuclear threats, explosives and other contraband including weapons, alcohol, cigarettes/tobacco, drugs/narcotics, precious metals, smuggled humans and numerous other items of interest and anomalies. Moreover, the MMPDS can uniquely safeguard the integrity of the global supply chain, expedite the flow of commerce, fortify trade resiliency and satisfy the 100% scanning requirement recommended by the U.S. 9/11 Commission and later enacted into law by the U.S. Congress. The core technology inherent in the MMPDS also has wide ranging applications beyond the security arena, including in the medical, mining, energy and manufacturing industries and can facilitate the efficient collection and aggregation of significant amounts of previously unavailable data.
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