Scott D. Lutender
President & CEO
Scott Lutender joined Advanced Design Corporation (ADC) in 1987 as a Senior Project Engineer after receiving Bachelor of Arts (1984), Bachelor of Engineering (1985) and Master of Engineering (1987) degrees from Dartmouth College. He earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1992 and has held positions of Program Manager (1989-1991), Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) Division Manager (1991-1995) and Vice President, Corporate Operations (1995-2010). Mr. Lutender has been President and CEO at ADC since November of 2010.
Vice President of Technical Operations
Mr. Somers performs as Advanced Design Corporations' (ADCs) Vice President of Technical Operations. In this role, he is responsible for the successful operation of most of the company’s day-to-day operations.
Before his promotion to Vice President he served as Program Manager on ADC’s contract efforts for the Night Vision Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD), and Project Manager-Night Vision/Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Target Acquisition (PM-NV/RSTA), both located at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. This effort is being performed under a subcontract associated with the Fibertek, Inc. Low-Tech Team. Under his direction selected members of ADCs Engineering, Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) and Graphic Arts divisions perform engineering design, analyses, prototype fabrication, configuration management, data management, technical writing, new equipment fielding, acquisition logistics management, and assorted graphic arts support. Members of this support group reside both at ADC's Newington, VA. facility or co-located with our customer at Ft. Belvoir, VA.
Prior to assignment as LowTech Program Manager, Mr. Somers performed on-site at the US Army's NVESD facility, Ft. Belvoir VA. as ADCs technical lead for the 2nd Generation FLIR Horizontal Technology Integration (HTI) Special Projects Office. Mr. Somers has been affiliated with ADC since 1986.
Areas of Mr. Somers’ expertise include: Engineering Design, Production Engineering, Project Management, Configuration Management, Data Management and Electronic Data Management Systems. The various technologies he has had experience with include Image Intensification, 1st and 2nd Generation FLIR Imagery, Lasers.
He has supporting major programs and projects, which have included: 2nd Generation FLIR HTI. Abrams Main Battle Tank, M1, Bradley Fighting Vehicle M2/M3, HMMWV Up-Armored Scout Vehicle, Apache AH-64, Cobra AH-60, Commanche, RAH-66.
Mr. Somers has received the NVESD Director’s Certificate of Recognition for support provided to NVESD and the U.S. Army in its support of Campaigns Desert Shield/Storm.
Mr. Somers has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. as well as an Associates of Applied Science in Engineering Technology from Corning Community College, Corning NY.
Todd M. Lowdermilk
Director of Information Technology
Todd has over 16 years of industry experience in information technology, with most of it relating to the development of large data-driven web applications. From programming to voice and data communications, he has had hands-on experience in nearly every IT role possible over the course of his career. Todd is also a Veteran of the U.S. Army having served 4 years as a Combat Engineer (Heavy Construction Equipment Operator).
Todd has a Master’s degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Mary Washington, a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology from Old Dominion University, and two Associate degrees from Virginia Highlands Community College. In response to the government’s increased focus on IT security, Todd has also earned his Security + and CISSP certifications. These valuable credentials allow him to fulfill nearly every information assurance role within the DoD’s 8570 guidelines, from the technical to the managerial.
Todd joined ADC in 2006 as Program Lead and Senior Software Engineer on a large document management system for the Army’s Soldier Clothing and Individual Equipment unit. In the end, the system performed well above expectations and was considered a major success after nearly six years of heavy use with a user base that was over four times more than intended. He was then assigned to yet another multi-year project in which he was tasked with the development of a large web application; this system would provide configuration and control along with document management capabilities to the Army’s Sensor & Lasers and Night Vision business units. The end result was a state of the art web-based system built on a platform which opened up a whole new range of possibilities for both the client and ADC. Todd has also been responsible for providing our military clientele with custom IT training solutions, thereby expanding the company’s IT capabilities. These training solutions are a valuable service, highlighting ADC’s commitment to meeting the changing needs of our clients.
Manager of Systems Engineering
Mike has over 46 years experience mostly in the defense industry, with most of with engineering services companies. He started as a junior engineer. Most of his experience is with electronic or electrical optical systems. Early in his career he often worked with the design and production of prototypes to prove out various concepts and designs. In those tasks he spent an equal amount of time at a desk and in the laboratory or shop.
Mike joined ADC in 1975 as a project engineer. Mike has supervised ADC engineers, logistics analysts, provisioners, trainers, and technical writers in all facets of the Logistics Life Cycle Support. For the majority of the programs where ADC worked as a subcontractor to the manufacturer, Mr. Coleman was involved in the program from the planning stage. ADC received copies of the Request for Proposal(RFP) and worked with the manufacturer to develop a program including the required System Engineering products needed to convince the buyer that a team that included ADC efforts would be in its best meet the buyer’s requirements.
Systems where Mike and ADC have completed these efforts include:
AN/AVS-6, Aviator’s Night Vision Imaging System (early 1980’s)
TS-3895/UV, Test Set (early 1980’s)
AN/PVS-6, Mini-Eyesafe Laser Observation Set (MELIOS)(1983)
Omnibus Night Vision Devices (1985)
AN/PVS-6, Mini-Eyesafe Laser Observation Set (MELIOS)(1987)
AN/PAS-18, Stinger Night Sight (1991)(U.S. Marine Corps)
AN/VAS-5, Driver’s Vision Enhancer (DVE)(1993)
Automated Integrated Surveying Instrument (AISI) (1993)
Short Range Biological Standoff Detection System (SR-BSDS) (1994)
Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder (1996)
Mike served as ADC’s program manager (2001-2006) and the PM Force Protection System’s (FPS) logistics managerfor the AN/PRS-9, Battlefield Anti-Intrusion System and for the AN/GAR-2, Lighting Kit Motion Detector (LKMD). He was responsible for all aspects of the logistics program. He fielded the initial production for the AN/PRS-9.
Education: Associates of Science in Engineering
New Equipment Training & Fielding Manager (TACOM & ILSC)
Dennis Hardesty became a member of Advanced Design Corporation (ADC) in September of 1998 as a Logistics Management Specialist. Since joining ADC, Mr. Hardesty was named Project Manager over New Equipment Training and Materiel Fielding. Previous to the ADC family he had served the U. S. Government for 28 years. During his tenure with the U. S. Government, Mr. Hardesty served in Europe, South Vietnam (where he completed 2 tours and was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart), Tooele Army Depot, Dugway Proving Grounds, U. S. Engineer Command (USAEC), U. S. Army Aviation Command (USAAVSCOM), the Pentagon, U. S. Army Material Command (AMC), U. S. Army Troop Support Command (USATROSCOM) and the U. S. Army Aviation and Troop Command (USAATCOM).
When Mr. Hardesty joined ADC, the company gained a great deal of U.S. Government procedural, management, training, fielding, logistical, funding, and personnel background. Mr. Hardesty provides program management expertise in the areas of Total Package Fielding (TPF), Deprocessing, New Equipment Training (NET), Sustainment Training, and Modification Work Order (MWO) applications. This expertise is provided on a daily basis as relates to contracts with U. S. Army Tank Automotive and Armament Command (TACOM), U. S. Army Communication and Electronics Command (CECOM) U. S. Army Soldier Systems Command (SSCOM), U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC), National Guard Bureau (NGB), and AMC Project/Program Manager’s.
While in Government service Mr. Hardesty completed the Project Managers Course, graduated the Logistics and Acquisition Management Program (LOGAMP), and successfully completed 56 different Integrated Logistics Support related courses. Mr. Hardesty has completed two years of college at Southern Illinois University SIUE towards his degree in Business Management.
Mr. Hardesty currently resides in Granite City, Illinois with his wife, Diana and two sons, Chaz and Andy.