David H. Moore, D.V.M. , Ph.D. – President & COO

Dr. David Moore holds a B.S. from Georgia State University, a D.V.M. degree from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. from Emory University School of Medicine. He is a Diplomate of both the American Board of Toxicology and the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and maintains several state and national veterinary licenses. Prior to joining SciTech he served 18 years with Battelle and for the past 3 years he was V.P. for Business Development for Battelle Life Sciences Research. Prior to joining Battelle, he served 21 years in the U.S. Army concluding his Army career as a Colonel and the Director of the Medical Chemical Defense Research Program at Ft Detrick, MD and Deputy Commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Chemical Defense at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. Since joining SciTech, Dave has pursued major opportunities for the company, built close partnerships with large and small defense contractors, assumed program management responsibilities for several ongoing projects and spearheaded critical internal management initiatives. As President, Dave has full operational responsibility for the company.

Ramesh Srivastava, Ph.D. – CEO

Dr. Ramesh Srivastava, CEO, founded SciTech in 1990 and has over 30 years of defense contracting and management experience. He holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry from Banaras University, Varanasi India. He also obtained a second Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from Monash University in Australia. As CEO, he provides corporate strategic guidance, and is instrumental in maintaining relationships with industry partners. He has taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels, authored or co-authored 14 journal articles in the chemical field, directed many biochemical and immuno-chemical studies, and coordinated scientific projects with multi-disciplinary teams of scientists. Dr. Srivastava is recognized for the growth of SciTech since its founding and its significant contributions to Government clients.

Dennis F. Metz – Executive Vice President

Dennis F. Metz, Executive Vice President, holds a B.S. in Mathematics and Physical Science from Lock Haven University, PA.  Mr. Metz pursued post-graduate studies in Operations Research at George Washington University, DC. Mr. Metz oversees the target defeat and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosives (CBRNE) Defense operation at SciTech.  Mr. Metz has over 43 years experience in the areas of target defeat technologies which encompasses non-lethal weapons technologies, smoke/ obscurants, chemical warfare (CW), biological warfare (BW), CB defense (CBD), conventional and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) casualty effects.  The work performed by Mr. Metz over the 43 year period has involved the research, development, design and demonstration of target defeat and CBD technologies.  Mr. Metz has written and been awarded several Phase I and Phase II small business innovation research (SBIR) programs.  He has mentored and collaborated with high tech small businesses to accomplish technology transfer to meet Department of Defense (DoD) needs and commercialization requirements.  He has fulfilled roles as a program and project manager, senior/principal scientist, senior/principal operations research analyst and lead systems engineer and principal specialty engineer.  Mr. Metz has provided support to a variety of government clients within the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Kathleen Burton – Vice President

Kathleen Burton, Vice President, joined SciTech in 1992.  Ms. Burton collaborates with SciTech leadership in providing strategic planning and operations oversight for the company.  In this position, Kathy’s management and oversight  include Human Resources, SciTech’s safety and security programs, Contracts and subcontracts administration, internal IT requirements,  and overall corporate governance.  Historically, she has fulfilled roles as program and project manager supporting government clients within DoD and other federal, state and local agencies.

Carl A. Paladino, Jr. – Chief Financial Officer

Carl A. Paladino, Jr. CPA holds a BS in Accounting, Villanova University and CPA.  Prior to joining SciTech, Mr. Paladino began his career in public accounting with Coopers & Lybrand, CPA’s (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) and transitioned into private accounting with a Fortune 500 company.   He has since worked with growth companies to develop their infrastructure in the functional areas of finance, information technology, human resources, customer service, operations, and business development.  His diverse industry experience includes Foodservice/Hospitality, IT, Design/Build Construction, Direct Marketing, Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Internet/Media, and over 10 years with companies providing services to DOD, Intelligence, Homeland Security and Civilian agencies


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