Michael A. DeMaioribus
An Intelligence Engineer
Inducted in 2015
A significant portion of Michael “Mike” DeMaioribus’ 37-year career at Dynetics has been spent in the unique field of scientific and technical intelligence engineering, or S&TI. This discipline involves in-depth engineering analysis and evaluation of highly classified, all-source S&TI information to determine the capabilities, limitations and vulnerabilities of complex, advanced foreign-weapon systems in order to develop countermeasures to protect U.S. forces.
DeMaioribus earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Auburn University in 1976 and 1977, respectively, where he received the President’s Award as the Outstanding Engineering Graduate. After graduation, he joined Dynetics in Huntsville, Alabama. The company serves clients within the federal government and related sectors, providing complete life cycle analysis, engineering and systems development in the areas of intelligence, missiles, aviation, cybersecurity, space and automotive.
He joined Dynetics in 1977 as an engineer charged with evaluating the effectiveness of foreign air-defense radars against U.S. aircraft. He showed promise and was quickly promoted, starting a career that advanced and evolved the field of engineering through the analysis, evaluation and development of highly complex systems for the defense and intelligence sectors. These included radars, guided missiles and integrated air-defense systems.
During his time with Dynetics, DeMaioribus has been responsible for engineering, program management, technical direction, quality control and staffing for systems analysis, modeling and simulation, electrical and mechanical system design, development, test and evaluation. He helped the company grow from 30 to 1,400 people and was eventually named senior vice president for the Hardware and Intelligence Operating Unit, which had 250 engineers and technicians in five locations nationwide and a $50 million budget.
In 2013, he was promoted to executive vice president of business operations over what is now a $300 million company. He is responsible for financial and material tracking systems necessary to manage large parts inventories and in-house labor costs, along with subcontractor costs. He is also responsible for contracts, information technology, security, human resources and facilities. He has been involved in the construction of three major Dynetics facilities totaling 450,000 square feet, two of which are focused on classified hardware programs.
DeMaioribus is also active in the Huntsville community. He is a member of the Huntsville Botanical Garden board of directors and is past chair of the United Way of Huntsville/Madison County board of directors. He is an alumnus of the Leadership Huntsville program. He and his wife, Leta, are actively involved in the Huntsville Community Foundation.
DeMaioribus currently serves on the Auburn University Board of Trustees. He is the past chair of both the Auburn Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Industrial Advisory Board and the Auburn Alumni Engineering Council. He and Leta have pledged their support to Auburn through several gifts to the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. In 2008, he was named an Auburn Distinguished Engineer after being selected as an Outstanding Alumnus in 2003 by the Auburn ECE department.
Mike and Leta reside in Huntsville. They have four children and seven grandchildren.