Dave Woodbury is the visionary and lead founder of Monolith Security Corporation. With an impressive and extensive career building technology businesses, he leverages his experience in printed circuit boards and high-precision contract manufacturing to guide Monolith’s technical direction and vision.
Dave is a consummate visionary who has co-founded multiple business ventures.
A career entrepreneur, he has either founded or co-founded 5 of his 7 business ventures. As a Mechanical Engineering student at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, Dave started his first technology venture company in the Automotive Performance and Electronics markets at the age of 20yrs old. That experience started a career path of business development that has spanned over three decades and continues today.
With a background in Electronics, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Assisted Manufacturing, Dave has always focused on the development and application of new technologies in the pursuit of continuous improvement to systems and processes. Over the last decade, he has focused on the development application of Machine Vision Technology in the manufacturing industries.
In addition to founding and serving on Monolith’s Board of Directors, Dave is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of EMS Solutions, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high quality Printed Circuit Board Assemblies.
The Hon. Althea Coetzee Leslie
The Honorable Althea (“Allie”) Coetzee Leslie joined the Monolith team as a Board Member in December 2018. Allie graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1985 and retired from the Navy in 2017 as a 2-Star Rear Admiral.
She received her MBA (Law) from National University, where she was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award (Criminal Law).
Allie transitioned into the Navy Reserve and the private sector in 1993. In her civilian capacity, she has worked in the public sectors, including municipal, state, and federal government agencies; and the Department of Defense. In the private sector, Allie worked in retail distribution, contracting, and medical device manufacturing; and, from 2005 to 2010, was a small business owner.
In 2011, Allie was recalled to active duty for the last time. From 2011 until her retirement in 2017, she served in a variety of acquisition leadership positions at the Pentagon including Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Expeditionary Programs and Logistics Management); Executive Director, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Acquisition & Procurement); Acting Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy; Commander, U.S. Central Command Theater Support Contracting Command; and, Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L). As Chief of Staff, Allie facilitated the Under Secretary’s leadership of AT&L across the offices of five Assistant Secretaries of Defense, eleven directorates, and several defense agencies.
In 2017, Allie was confirmed by the U.S. Senate and served as Deputy Administrator in the U.S. Small Business Administration until 2018. In this capacity, she championed the causes of entrepreneurs and small business owners to optimize the SBA’s resources to start and grow small businesses. Leveraging a lifetime of diverse personal and professional experiences, Allie started a consulting firm to deliver strategic solutions with the highest levels of integrity, accountability, and competence.
Arthur G. Lofton
Arthur G. “Art” Lofton joined Monolith Security Corporation’s Board of Directors in May 2019. Art is a seasoned business executive with a demonstrated track record of success in senior executive positions in Program Management, Information Technology, and Mission Assurance as well as the execution of global programs. Most recently, Art served as Vice President, Global Mission Excellence for Northrop Grumman,
responsible for Quality/Mission Assurance, Data Analytics and Program Management for all Northrop Grumman Satellites and Aircraft (Manned and Unmanned). Previous to that position, he served as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, successfully implementing new ERP systems (Classified and Unclassified) along with maintaining a seamless cyber resilient environment for over 20,000 employees. Previous to his CIO position, he served as Deputy Program Manager for Long Range Strike Programs including B-2 Stealth Bomber.
Art brings to Monolith a wealth of experience leading teams focused on improving Global Customer Relations, Business Development, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Business Management, and Human Resources, directly improving business efficiency across the entire program life cycle. As Vice President of Global Mission Excellence for Northrop Grumman, he led all phases of Quality and Mission Assurance (Engineering, Supply Chain, Business Management, Production, etc.) to drive significant business value through Optimization.
In addition to his executive career, Art is a Board Director at the California Science Center, a state agency and museum and the West Coast’s largest hands-on science center. He is also a Member Board of Trustees at the DaVinci Charter School, an Innovative World Class Charter School and winner of many grants and awards, including being recipient of a Bill & Melinda Gates grant.
Art earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and maintains an Active Top Secret/SBI security clearance.
Matt Bellis is a high-tech executive with fifteen years of experience managing high-tech ventures and ten years of experience managing business units at large technology companies (Hewlett-Packard, JDSU). He is the founder and CEO of Seikowave Inc, a high-tech, venture backed, company focused on developing novel 3D imaging and 3D sensing technologies.
Matt has numerous patents in a wide range of technologies: 3D imaging, display systems, hard disk drive production, and semiconductor devices.
Matt holds undergraduate degrees in engineering and physics from Northwestern University and an MSEE from the University of California at Santa Barbara where he focused on laser material systems. Matt spent ten years in Japan in senior positions at several technology companies. He is proficient in written and spoken Japanese. Matt is on the Board of Directors at Seikowave Inc. and at Monolith Security Corporation, a firm focused on delivering cradle to grave secure supply chain solutions. Matt is also on the Board of Directors at Athens West, a Theatre Company located in Lexington, Kentucky.
Reginal D. King
Reginal D. “Reg” King is the Founder and Managing Partner of Alexander King Advisors (AKA), a growth capital focused professional services firm providing strategic advisory, capital advisory and asset management services to a select group of corporate, institutional, government and family office clients. Most recently, Reg has been instrumental in developing the private equity, investment banking and institutional distribution businesses of several globally focused, entrepreneurial investment firms.
Immediately prior to AKA, Reg led the Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) investment banking practice at Security Research Associates (SRA) and created the Firm’s inaugural Private Equity fund. Before SRA, he served as Co-Head of Global Securities for Libertas Capital’s (UK/UAE) merchant banking team. Before Libertas, he was Head of Investment Research at WR Hambrecht + Co and, subsequently, at Nollenberger Capital Partners.
Prior to WR Hambrecht, he was a Senior Technology Analyst at JP Morgan (Hambrecht & Quist) serving, primarily, institutional and corporate clients. During his tenure in financial services, he has been responsible for over 80 successful investment banking transactions (e.g., Broadcom, Nice Systems, Live Person and Interactive Intelligence) and 10 principal investment transactions
(e.g., Facebook, Amber Networks and Witness Systems).
Before entering the financial services industry, Reg held several management positions of progressive responsibility at Hewlett-Packard and as an U.S. Army Technical Intelligence officer.
Reg earned his B.S. in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and his MBA from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business Administration.
Bradley A. Patterson
Esq. General Counsel
Brad Patterson joined the Monolith Security Corporation team as its General Counsel and a member of its Board of Directors in January of 2020. Brad is a law school graduate of the University of California and has almost 30-years of experience as a California based lawyer. Brad enjoys an international practice and advises businesses, at home and abroad, on their legal duties and obligations, intellectual property matters, and oversees regulatory and tax compliance matters. Brad has a proven record of ensuring business growth and development while focused on managing risk.
Steven B. Petty
Chairman & CEO
As President and CEO of Monolith Security Corporation, Steven B. “Steve” Petty has been tasked with building the business, seeking out a location, designing facilities, overseeing the build out, bringing on the additional Board members, growing the executive team and coordinating the direction of the company.
Steve has been a leader in the Aviation Industry for decades. In May of 1994 Steve became the owner and CEO of Airweld Inc.,
a company that was founded in 1957 in Oakland, CA as a small repair station. With the change of ownership and new vision, Steve re-structured the management and began a very aggressive expansion by increasing its repair & overhaul capabilities, applying for and receiving its FAA Parts Manufacturing Authority (PMA), and acquiring several companies, including Advanced Aerospace, World Auxiliary Power Company (WAPCO), KB Aviation, Clarion Avionics, and Dothan Air Charter. In addition to opening new divisions such as Flight Line Services and Dothan Jet Center, Airweld developed and/or acquired over 33 Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs). Through Steve’s vision and his executive team’s leadership, Airweld became a leader in the industry and grew from less than 10 to over 150 employees by 1997.
In the summer of 1999, Airweld designed and manufactured a C-130 Short Pod APU modernization program, selling 16 kits to operators. Additionally, Airweld designed and Manufactured Onboard Folding Airstairs on the Boeing 707, 737, 757 and 767 platforms, Hush Kits for the Presidential Fleet of C-9’s, Auxiliary Power Units (APU’s) for the DC-8 and Boeing 707, and maintained thousands of parts on the Navy’s fleet of C-9’s and KC-10’s. In August 2000, Airweld sold its C-130 Short Pod APU modernization program to Kellstrom Industries. Airweld remained a manufacturer, parts supplier and maintenance facility supporting its STC’s until 2010 and sold its remaining STC’s in 2014.
In 2017, Steve started Airweld Group, Inc. (AGI) a holding company for aviation, automotive and specialty tool related businesses.