Leadership

Dr. Michael Dingus, Vice President & Technical Director, TRI/Austin, Inc.
Dr. Dingus joined TRI as a Senior Project Scientist in 1994 and has risen to the position of Vice President and Technical Director. Dr. Dingus has a Ph.D. and M.A. in Physics from Duke University and a B.A. in Scolars Studies with Concentration in Physics from the University of Tennessee.

Dr. Dingus holds the following patents.

  • Non-Toxic Lead Substitute Composite Material (USP#6,048,379)
  • Decontamination Aid for Hazardous Material Responder Protective Clothing (USP#5,670,489)
  • Perforated Barrier Material for Filtration (USP#5,510,194)

John Bulluck, Materials Division Manager
John W. Bulluck has been leading the materials division since 1992. He holds an M.A. in Chemistry from Texas State University and a B.S. from Guilford College. Prior to joining TRI, Mr. Bulluck was a Senior Chemist with Seaward International and a Manager for Chemical Systems at E.R. Carpenter bringing with him an understanding of development of materials for manufacturing. He has expertise with a wide variety of chemistries including epoxies, polyurethanes, polyureas, polysulfides, acrylics and silicones. His patents include:

  • Non-Skid Coating for Aircraft Carriers (USP#6,632,860)
  • Fiber Optic Adhesives (USP#6,734,249)
  • Plasma-sprayed Coating Technology (USP#5,942,333)
  • High-slip Coatings for Surgical Gloves (USP#6,306,514)
  • Non-HAP Rubber Cement (USP#6,818,692)
  • Ultraviolet-light Curing Composites (USP#7,144,544)

He also has patents pending for:

  • CBW Resistant Water Pouch
  • Syntactic Foam for Aircraft Repair

David Forsyth, NDE Division Manager
Mr. Forsyth has experience developing NDT technologies and managing technology development and transfer programs. He holds an M. Sc. in Electrical Engineering and a B. Eng., Engineering Physics from the University of Saskatchewan. His fields of expertise include eddy current, ultrasonic NDT, inspection reliability assessment, automated signal/imageanalysis of NDT and data fusion. His awards include

  • The 2002 Technical Cooperation Program Achievement Award for the Detection of Corrosion in Multi-Layer Aluminum Structures (http://www.dtic.mil/ttcp/)
  • The 2001 Literati Club Highly Commended Paper Award for “The role of enhanced visual inspections in the new strategy for corrosion management”, Aircraft and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 72 No. 1 (http://www.emerald-library.com).

Vince Newton, Director of Business Development & Technology Transition
Located in the Washington DC area, Mr. Newton has over 10 years experience at TRI in successful business development, product development, and technology transition. His experience includes the successful fleet transition of TRI’s Bondcoat® Nonconductive Coating (NCC) product for the life enhancement of submarine and other underwater electrical connectors.