Category: Leadership


Al Wofford

By Nova Editor,

As the Founder and President of CDO Technologies, Al Wofford has dedicated his life to bringing groundbreaking technology and innovation to address everyday business challenges. For nearly 30 years, he has worked to develop a suite of technology including automatic identification, sensors, global positioning systems, and communication technologies to improve workflow process efficiency, asset visibility, and real-time location.

Mr. Wofford has grown the company from a team of two to employing over 300 people at 8 locations throughout the U.S. Under his leadership, revenues have increased every year since the company’s inception in 1995. Ranked at number 14 in the Dayton Business Journal’s 25 Fastest Growing Companies in 2004, CDO Technologies has offered award-winning products in solutions in both federal and commercial sectors. Advancing Identification Matters (AIM), the industry association and worldwide authority on barcode, RFID, RTLS, NFC and mobile computing, selected CDO RoadTag as the winner of the 2015 RFID Case Study Competition.

An Air Force veteran, Mr. Wofford holds an MBA from the Golden Gate University and a BA from the University of South Carolina. His involvement in economic development organizations, such as the Dayton Development Coalition and the Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council, gives him a strong sense of the industry issues businesses face today.

Mr. Wofford is very active in the community and believes that collaboration leads breakthroughs in technology and social change. He has served the community through the Wright Brothers Institute, Air Force Communications Electronics Association, Wright State Applied Research Corporation, and Omega Community Development Corporation, among others. Mr. Wofford’s dedication to business growth and practical technology application improves communities and businesses.

Today, CDO Technologies leverages data collection, sensors, advanced communications technologies, and managed services solutions to help businesses operate more efficiently and effectively.

Don Ertel

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Don Ertel is Senior Vice President of Operations. Mr. Ertel is responsible for strategic, tactical plan development and execution of Auto-ID solutions for CDO. Mr. Ertel’s leadership has led to the development and implementation of several successful Auto-ID solutions deployed across the DoD.

As Vice President of CDO’s Systems & Technology Solutions division, Mr. Ertel was responsible for growing the division from a start-up to its current state as a leader in supplying AIDC solutions. He has experience in all levels of management and is well versed in managing the development of AIDC solutions from requirements through deployment and sustainment.

In his current role, Mr. Ertel is responsible for strategic and tactical plan development and execution for over 200 people at multiple geographic sites and over $26 Million in sales.  Mr. Ertel uses his 24 years of Auto-ID Industry experience to enhance the contribution technology makes to the overall success of CDO and its customers, assimilating emerging technologies in business solutions, and developing technology strategies that align with business and customer needs.  Additionally, Mr. Ertel has to staff, supervise, mentor, and lead teams of highly skilled managers, technical, functional, and support staff daily. These dynamic teams under Mr. Ertel’s leadership develop and implement technology plans based on business requirements, including infrastructure requirements, business application solutions, computer operations, and sustainment support.The key to Mr. Ertel’s success has always been to ensure customer service comes first.

Raised in Cedarville, Ohio, he now lives with his wife Natalie, daughter Rachel and son Ryan in Beavercreek, Ohio. Don has recently been honored with being inducted into the AIDC 100 organization and currently sits on the Board of Directors for AIM North America.

Greg Greening

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Mr. Greg Greening joined CDO Technologies in June of 2003 as a Business Development Manager. He is now the Vice President of CDO Technologies’ federal business development group. Greg is responsible for assisting the President and CEO, and Executive Vice President in the development of new business strategies. He coordinates with his staff to identify opportunities to expand the company’s competitive advantage within the Federal and Private market, and identify technology trends, industry trends, and competitors position within the market. His team works closely with new customers, opening new market segments, and leveraging new solutions. He fosters new teaming arrangements and strategic partnerships to aid in the growth of CDO’s portfolio. His team includes the proposal development group, who executes the development of bids and proposals. Prior to joining CDO, Greg spent three years at Kelley’s Logistics as Marketing Director. Prior to that, he spent 20 years as an active duty Air Force aircraft maintenance technician.

Greg began his Air Force career working on fighter aircraft then became an Acquisition Management Specialist at Wright-Patterson AFB, working in the F-15 System Program Office. His last assignment was working on staff at Air Combat Command’s Logistics Branch at Langley AFB. He focused on developing and deploying Information systems to the maintenance community. He has continued to work with and support the Department of Defense since his transition from active duty. Greg is a graduate of Park University with a Bachelors of Science in Business Management.

Mary Sherman

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Mary Sherman has served as the Senior Director of Business Management at CDO Technologies for over eight years. Ms. Sherman brings over 33 years’ experience in Finance and Business Operations. She is responsible for the cohesiveness between the Human Resources, Contracting, and Purchasing departments. Mary collaboratively works with the leadership team to provide strategies, policies, and processes designed to support customer needs. She ensures employees feel empowered to excel and exceed customer expectations. She is a critical part of the team for contracts and pricing. Mary delivers comprehensive strategies for recruiting, on-boarding, employee development, compensation, and benefits administration.

Mary received her bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Dayton. Before joining CDO, she worked for LOGTEC for over 21 years as the Vice President of Finance and Business Management, as well as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Operations. While at LOGTEC, Mary led recruiting, contract and subcontract management, finance leadership, re-engineering processes, and the standardization of corporate data. She also served as the Vice President of Business Operations for SI International Inc. During her time at SI International, Mary lead the Logistics Strategic Business Unit financial activities, as well as the implementation of an automated time collection system. She also served as the Director of Finance at Serco Inc. where she was responsible for providing all necessary financial support for the Mission Support Business Unit.

Joe Melczer

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Mr. Joe Melczer joined CDO Technologies in 2017 as Senior Director for Army related activities.  He is responsible for leveraging his relationships within the Army’s Command, Control, Communications and Computing – Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (C4ISR ) sector as well as across all Army organizations in developing new business opportunities. He especially is focused on driving business activities associated with the Army’s strategic contracting vehicle for professional services, RS3.  This $37.4B IDIQ may be used by all U.S. government agencies that have a C4ISR Mission, foreign or domestic. It is expected to be a core prime contract vehicle for CDO Technologies going forward.

Prior to joining CDO, Mr. Melczer was engaged in planning and strategic consulting for companies interested in obtaining a Prime position on the ARMY’s, CECOM Software Engineering Center SSES NexGen IDIQ contract. This $7B IDIQ is used to acquire software and system sustainment for hundreds of different types of Army systems that support requirements around the world. His experience as the Director of the Software and Systems Solutions Division of Adams Communication and Engineering Technologies (ACET) was the source of his expertise in this area.  While at ACET he was responsible for the Division’s new business development as well as operationally responsible for the significant work it was doing under SSES NexGen in supporting critical Army acquisition systems, managing the website for Army Housing services, and hosting systems in support of the Defense Commissary Agency.

Mr. Melczer has had an extensive and highly successful career in sales and business development in the technology area, both in commercial as well as government sectors. His career has included growth with outstanding results at companies like Xerox, Digital Equipment Corporation, DRS Technical Services and CACI. His results have always exceeded expectations, including being named Top Performer in North America while at DEC.

Joe is a member of the Industrial Representatives Association, the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, and The Association of the United States Army. He is a graduate of The College of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.

Grant Richardson

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Mr. Richardson is CDO’s Director of Managed Services.  He is responsible for planning and directing operational delivery for both Government and Commercial Solutions. Mr. Richardson is also responsible for the division’s training and operational standards which govern the performance of multiple projects across the United States.

Prior to joining CDO, Mr. Richardson was Chief Information Officer for the Devine Group, CIO of Agil-IT-y and a Principal in Strategic Executive Services.  Prior to his tenure at Devine, Mr. Richardson was Sr. Director Information Systems for ABX Air Inc.

Mr. Richardson has over 30 years of experience in the Information Systems and Technology Field. Mr. Richardson is a past Ohio CIO Executive Board Member, National Infrastructure Protection Center and US Computer Emergency Readiness Team participant. He has is a contributing author of several books and articles on program/project management, technology and has been quoted in publications such as CIO magazine, Forbes, and RFID Journal. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Cincinnati.

Kenny Edmundson

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Kenny Edmundson is the Director of Air Force Business Development for CDO.  Mr. Edmundson joined CDO Technologies Inc., in June 2015 and is responsible for Business Development and Program Management for Air Force programs including the $4.5B NETCENTS 2 NetOps and Infrastructure IDIQ.  A 20 year Air Force Veteran, Mr. Edmundson possesses over 33 years of Business Development and Program Management experience combined in Government and Industry.  He is an active member of the Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association (AFCEA) Montgomery Alabama Chapter, serving as the Committee Chairman for the Air Force Information Technology Conference (AFITC) AFCEA Awards Banquet and was the Chapter Vice President in 2009. He received a Bachelor of Science in Management from Wayland Baptist University and an MBA from Auburn University Montgomery. 

Mr. Edmundson’s industry business development experience prior to joining CDO includes leading the Business Development efforts for a start-up data management firm as a founding partner and Vice President of Business Development.  Responsibilities included opportunity identification, capture, and proposal activities and establishing business development and proposal policies and procedures for the company leading to rapid company growth.  He also served as Southeast Regional Manager for a successful 8a IT company responsible for all aspects of business development and operations management for the entire Southeast United States and managed a $100M IDIQ contract. 

Mr. Edmundson had a distinguished enlisted military career of over 20 years in communications, logistics, acquisition, and contract management.  Military experience includes program, project, and human resource management, supervisor, trainer, and organizational leader in various assignments in the Communications Systems Plans and Programs and Logistics Management career fields.  He served 9 years at Maxwell AFB, Gunter Annex on two separate tours working in the Phase IV Program Management Office, on the Directors Action Group, and Defense Message Systems Air Force Program Management Office.  He also held communications and logistics positions at 4 other assignments including at a deployed location in Southwest Asia.

Susan King

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Susan King is Sales Director for the Innovative Solutions Group of CDO. Susan has responsibility for bringing comprehensive AIDC technology solutions to Government end users, utilizing partner and reselling relationships with RFID, wireless, IUID, printer, software, and various other suppliers through CDO’s expansive Government contracts program. Using CDO Technologies’ vast integration capability, Susan works to assure the best solution is delivered on time to meet customer’s current and future requirements.

Susan has been a direct sales leader for Government, Defense, and Civilian, in addition to Aerospace markets for over 20 years. She has over 35 years of radio frequency and telecommunications technology industry experience, in both management and sales roles, from positions at Southwestern Bell, Yellow Freight System, and Psion Teklogix. She has developed and implemented strategic vertical marketing programs to penetrate and develop various government sectors in sales and delivery. In addition, Susan has worked on multiple projects to deliver competitive solutions to challenging markets including military frontline barcode systems, solid freeze warehouses requiring encrypted wireless connectivity and over 100 international U.S. Government facilities requiring single point service and support.

Susan is a member of NDIA, AFCEA, AUSA and the AFA. She graduated from the University of Missouri Kansas City.

Mary Tingle

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Mary Tingle has provided extensive financial experience to CDO Technologies for over 18 years. Ms. Tingle has served as the Staff Accountant, Assistant Controller, and is currently in the position of Controller. She is responsible for managing the accounting department, the successful coordination and passing of financial and government audits, as well as ensuring the company’s books are kept in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures (GAAP) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS). Mary Tingle offers her expertise in accounting, and finance, and is able to control and supervise all financial operations. She is experienced in negotiating contracts and leases, establishing vendor/supplier relationships, developing new sites, establishing start-up procedures, and setting up accounting systems. Ms. Tingle offers over 40 years of financial experience.

Prior to joining CDO, Mary provided her expertise to Copeland Corporation (Emerson Electric) where she served as the Internal Auditor and as a Cost Accountant & Purchase Analyst. While at Copeland Corporation she established an efficient and effective procedure for credit and collections, as well as created and implemented a productivity model which was utilized throughout this multi-unit, global compressor manufacturer. She also held the position of General Accountant with the Marine Corps Air Stations Department of Defense in Cherry Point, NC, where she was responsible for preparation of general accounting entries, ledger and journal postings, accounts payable and receivable, and preparation of financial statements. Ms. Tingle served as a Coal Broker Accountant at Johnson Energy Company where she was responsible for preparation of financial statements, payroll, accounts payable and receivable, and billing. Later she held the position of Controller for Accent Hair Salons, a hair salon franchise, where she managed the Accounting and Administration of up to 17 locations spread out over the U.S. Ms. Tingle also had the opportunity to own her own business and was the President and Owner of Hair Salon Management Systems Inc. for over 5 years before joining the CDO team. Mary received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting from the University of Dayton.