Company History

Drodex was incorporated on March 20, 2012 as an Alabama Corporation.

Patrick A. Taylor is the founder and majority stockholder in the company.  On February 18, 2015 Drodex was notified that it has been certified to participate in the Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) Business Development Program.  The company is eligible to participate in this program until 2024.

Since 1988, Mr Taylor has worked with several government contractors in increasingly responsible positions.  Starting as a cost accounting manager at Teledyne Brown Engineering (TBE), he was responsible for automating the previously manually prepared cost allocations to a spreadsheet format using a personal computer saving hours of manual calculations and improving the accuracy of the computations each month.  A few years later he went to work for Applied Research Incorporated (ARI) as controller where he was responsible for all aspects of government contract accounting and reporting.  He also became involved in preparing cost proposals.  When ARI was in the process of being sold to SAIC, he left and joined System Dynamics International Incorporated (SDI) first as controller and left as CFO to start Drodex.

After graduating from the University of Alabama with a BS in accounting and prior to working in the government contracting arena, he spent time working in public accounting both for the State of Tennessee as a state auditor and for Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. (which currently is KPMG).  He is a licensed CPA.

Mr. Victor Welner, President of Drodex joined the company in 2012. His prior experience includes that of Vice-President of System Dynamics International Inc. where he was responsible for the financial and technical management of multiple engineering services and Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) projects across multiple technologies in support of AMCOM, the Air Force Research Laboratory and other government customers. His functions included business development, financial planning, resource management, budgeting, scheduling, staffing and progress reporting. As program manager for AMCOM EXPRESS contracts, he served as the primary interface between SDI and its prime contractors in the development of new business and execution of tasks. Prior to that, he was the chief of the Product Assurance and Test Division of the Advanced Scout Helicopter Program Manager’s Office where he was responsible for the planning of system and subsystem level testing. He also served as an engineer in the Apache Helicopter Program Office and an engineer at the US Army Air Mobility Research and Development Laboratory. He holds an ME degree in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University and a BS degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Kansas.
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