Decision Sciences’ executive team has extensive experience in system development, manufacturing, and international operations.
Dwight Johnson – President and Chief Executive Officer, Decision Sciences International Corporation
Dwight Johnson assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of Decision Sciences in March 2016 and is based at the company’s headquarters in Poway, California. 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. At various stages of his long and successful career, Mr. Johnson has also provided leadership to a number of energy companies (oil and gas as well as coal), and to firms focused in the consumer products and medical technology arenas.
Mr. Johnson was most recently the President and CEO of ITS Technologies & Logistics, owned by a Carlyle Group fund. ITS is the largest intermodal terminal management company in North America, with more than 93 operations in 3 countries and more than 3,000 employees. Mr. Johnson successfully led ITS through transformational growth during which the company expanded its customer base to include the world’s foremost steamship lines, container leasing companies as well as the largest North American railroads, and it operates at many of the busiest and most sophisticated terminals in North America. Handling almost 7 million containers annually, the company grew to become an industry-recognized leader in the container supply chain and transportation management world.
Prior to ITS, Mr. Johnson’s career includes an entrepreneurial and leadership role as President of OmniTRAX, a Broe Group Company. OmniTRAX grew from a firm of less than 10 people initially to the largest private operator of shortline and regional railways in North America. In fact, the company grew to more than 20 railroads, 10 intermodal terminals and port operations in the Unites States and Canada and employed more than 1,500 people across numerous divisions and departments. OmniTRAX ultimately spawned several other businesses, including companies engaged in the oil and gas industry, real estate development, and equipment leasing.
Mr. Johnson received his MBA from Indiana University and his undergraduate degree from The University of Denver.
Mike Goll – Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Decision Sciences International Corporation
Mike Goll is a Certified Public Accountant with public accounting and international business experience. As Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Decision Sciences, Goll oversees all financial matters including budgeting, revenues and expenditures, accounts payable and payroll. Goll also is responsible for the legal and contracts functions.
Prior to joining Decision Sciences, Goll served as Finance Director for Era Systems Corporation, an international aviation product company headquartered in the Czech Republic. During his tenure at Era, the company grew from a $4 million business to a global business spanning 30 countries with annual revenues of $20-30 million. He managed all financial aspects for two successful acquisitions and integrations as well as two subsequent divestitures. Prior to joining Era, he worked as an auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Goll holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration as well as a Master’s of Science in Accounting from James Madison University.
Jon Magin – Vice President Sales and Marketing, Decision Sciences International Corporation
Jon Magin brings 20 years of experience in global business development, market planning, and international law enforcement business management.
Jon began his career working in Latin America where he spent over 11 years living in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico, focusing mostly on new business development for Monsanto Corporation’s leading-edge technologies. Under his leadership as Vice President of Global Sales, his division of the Monsanto Company headquartered in Chicago grew to $200 million in global revenues.
Prior to joining Decision Sciences, Magin was President of Non-Lethal Solutions International, Inc., a leading provider of non-lethal weapons and products to law enforcement in 60 countries. He also commercialized cutting edge technology for the U.S. military and police explosive ordinance units across the nation, robotic platforms for addressing threats from Large Vehicle Improvised Explosive Devices.
Magin holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of International Management in Arizona, and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Agronomy from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo CA. Also a graduate of several Kellogg School of Management programs, including its Advanced Executive Program. Magin is fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese.
Brian Gallagher – Vice President of Business Development, Decision Sciences International Corporation
Brian Gallagher is a security expert with in-depth knowledge of security methods and procedures associated with detection systems and countermeasures for weapons of mass destruction. As Vice President of Business Development, he oversees the company’s worldwide sales and business development activity.
Prior to DSIC, Gallagher served under U.S. Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama in the Department of Homeland Security as a Senior Physical Security Specialist with the U.S. Secret Service Technical Security Division. In this role, he provided subject matter technical expertise and operational support to identify hazards and implement countermeasures while conducting security surveys, vulnerability assessments and conducting protection assignments around the globe.
Before the U.S. Secret Service, he held a number of protective service roles in law enforcement and emergency medical services at the local, state and federal levels. Gallagher has held a number of advanced training certifications such as paramedic, firefighter, hazardous materials and explosive specialist.
He is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce National Security Task Force, chaired by the Honorable Tom Ridge, first secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The Task Force educates and advocates to national policymakers and Congress on enhancing national security while recognizing economic interests.
Gallagher holds a Bachelor’s in Homeland Security from American Military University and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Professional Studies, Information Security and Forensics from Pennsylvania State University.
Patrick Simmons, Vice President Government Relations, Decision Sciences International Corporation
Patrick Simmons recently joined Decision Sciences as Vice President. Previously, he lived in the United Arab Emirates where he served as a technology advisor to Abu Dhabi Customs, leveraging his expertise in non-intrusive inspection and radiation detection. Prior to that, Patrick worked for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection for 25 years where he held many roles, including director of their non-intrusive inspection and radiation detection office in Washington D.C. His career has encompassed the development and execution of programs focused on global security and safety.
Dr. Michael Sossong – Vice President & Chief Technology Officer – Research and Development, Decision Sciences International Corporation
Columbus Scholar Dr. Michael Sossong has revolutionized the state of the art for passive nuclear threat detection using cosmic ray muon tomography. He joined Decision Sciences as Director of Nuclear Research in April 2008, leading the development of a commercial multi-mode passive detector system and other proprietary scanners and methods. Previously, Dr. Sossong investigated muon tomography (MT) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and was instrumental in the creation of full-physics simulation models for MT development, the application of tomographic algorithms to MT data and the design and construction of Decision Sciences’ full-scale Multi-Mode Passive Detection System (MMPDS). Dr. Sossong has contributed to several homeland security and nuclear stockpile projects. Earlier in his career he participated in the muon g-2 experiment performed at Brookhaven National Laboratory where he was responsible for the construction, operation and analysis of data from a set of drift tube particle tracking chambers used to track positrons from the decay of stored muons. The results of the analysis of data from these chambers were used to determine several systematic corrections to the g-2 measurement and also to set a new limit on the muon electric dipole moment.
Recipient of the 2011 prestigious Christopher Columbus Homeland Security Award, Dr. Sossong is published in several peer-reviewed scientific journals and has presented at domestic and international symposia and conferences. He holds several patents and copyrights. Dr. Sossong earned his Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. degrees in Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Dr. Konstantin Borozdin – Vice President, Physics & Analytics, Decision Sciences International Corporation
Dr. Konstantin Borozdin has been dedicated to the study and advancement of charged particle radiography, muon tomography, muon-induced fission, radiological, nuclear and contraband materials detection. As Vice President of Engineering, he oversees physics and analytics of the Multi-Mode Passive Detection System (MMDPS) and leads the efforts associated with the company’s imaging work on the Fukushima reactor.
Prior to DSIC, Borozdin was Team Leader in the Subatomic Physics Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). He worked at LANL for more than 15 years and is one of the original inventors of scattering muon radiography at LANL. Before that Borozdin worked at the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy Sciences from 1988-1998 starting as an engineer-physicist and progressing to a senior staff scientist.
He is recognized for his groundbreaking research and holds several patents. Borozdin holds a Master’s in experimental nuclear physics from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and a Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics from the Russian Space Research Institute.