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QTSI develops and sells high performance seismic sensor systems for commercial and government use to safeguard highly valued assets

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Business Products
  • Location Cocoa Beach, FL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded September 1989
  • Employees 30
  • Website

Company Summary

QTSI has developed advanced security products for monitoring perimeters and assets to protect them from crime, sabotage, and terrorism. We offer extremely sensitive buried seismic-acoustic sensor systems capable of detecting and classifying threats that cannot be seen or heard. QTSI systems automatically detect, classify, and report out threats in real time. Product applications are in both public and private sectors worldwide.


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    Bob Nieman
    VP, Operations

    Bob has two decades of experience in the management of personnel and critical Department of Defense systems. His experience spans from the US Navy Nuclear Power program to space launch communications systems. Before joining QTSI, he was a program manager at SAIC. Certified as a Project Management Professional and an ISO Lead Quality Auditor, Mr. Nieman has strong management credentials and a long history of getting the job done.

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    Mark Tinker

    Dr. Tinker is a recognized expert in “tactical seismology” and its application to advanced military surveillance systems. With over 14 years in senior management positions, he has also led the development of numerous mission-critical sensing, surveillance, and reporting systems totaling over $50M in revenue. He holds a Ph.D. in Geophysics (Nuclear Seismology).

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    Geoff Phillips
    Chief Operating Officer

    For 30 years, Mr. Phillips has held extensive executive business leadership roles in large and venture-funded commercial companies, including Harris Corporation, NxtWave, ATI Technologies, and WiDeFi. He has grown and scaled businesses & organizations from pre-revenue to over $100M. He also brings his technical expertise as a former Engineering VP and is a Chartered Engineer (C.Eng., MIET)

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    Ken Ports
    Director, Production Engineering

    Dr. Ports has over 30 years experience in large and small corporations. His experience spans commercial and military R&D, technologies, product-to-market, manufacturing, systems, and strategies. He has an extensive background in productization, having taken more than sixty integrated circuit technology and product platforms to market for more than 10M units. Ken has a Ph.D. in Physics and 11 patents.

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    James McNulty
    Board of Directors Member

    CPA, Secretary/Treasurer of Accentia Biopharmaceuticals, CFO of Hopkins Capital Group and BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc., Co-founder of Pender, McNulty & Newkirk CPA firm, CFO and COO of Star Scientific, Inc., and of American Prescription Providers, Inc.

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    Freddie (Chick) Garcia
    Founder and COB

    20 years with USAF, 25 years experience as executive and entrepreneur (Grumman and QTSI). Mr. Garcia is and has been a member of several advisory boards, business and university, and was a founder of the Florida Space Business Roundtable.


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    David Levine & Jeffrey Harrell, Harrell and Levine, Attorneys-at-Law
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    W.G. Spoor, Spoor + Associates, PA

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