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.


MikeSMike Somers

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.

HardestyDennis Hardesty

New Equipment Training & Fielding Manager (NATICK, 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. Before 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, 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 daily 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 currently resides in Granite City, Illinois with his wife, Diana and two sons, Chaz and Andy.

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