Our Leaders

Here at Etegent, our leaders have a wealth of experience in each of their respective fields. They successfully guide our company with appreciation, curiosity, and respect while maintaining and encouraging an innovative workplace.

Stuart Shelley

CEO and President, Etegent Technologies
Stu is the co-founder and Principal of Etegent Technologies. He leads the Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) and the MTech segments of Etegent’s business portfolio. Prior to forming Etegent, Stu was a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati – Mechanical Engineering Department, where he obtained his MS and PhD degrees, and conducted Post-Doctoral Research in the Structural Dynamics Research Laboratory, while also consulting with over 30 national and international companies and government organizations.

Tom Sharp

CEO and President, NLign Analytics
Tom brings over decades of experience growing high-tech companies into market leaders by combining innovative technologies and inventive go-to-market strategies. Tom holds a BSEE, MSEE, Ph.D. from University of Cincinnati. Previously, he was a visiting scientist at AFRL Material Directorate where he developed innovative technology to optimize manufacturing processes. He was also a senior member of the design team that developed multiple innovations for computer terminals in the early 1980s – some of which have been displayed at the Smithsonian Institution.

Adam Nolan

Chief Technology Officer
Adam has been developing automatic sensor exploitation algorithms for the DoD and IC communities for over 30 years. Adam holds a BS in Physics from Miami University, MS in Electrical Engineering, and PhD in Computer Engineering from University of Cincinnati. He stood up Etegent’s ISR group in 2007 and has worked closely with AFRL to develop performance models supporting the sensor fusion mission. He is an advocate for leveraging physics models of sensor phenomenology to support acquisition, mission planning, and machine learning. He oversees the ISR portfolio and continues to serve as principal investigator on several current research efforts.

Mike Morgan

VP of Finance

Mike has been a leader in investment strategy, business framework design, and decision science in a wide array of industries ranging from Industrial Manufacturing to Healthcare, Banking, and DoD products. He has helped companies navigate every stage of the product life cycle, from explosive company growth to legacy cost management. His analytics and controllership background is leveraged to create efficient and robust financial management strategy to support Etegent’s agile team. Mike holds a BS in International Business from Butler University, and an MBA with Supply Chain concentration from Arizona State University.

Kate Legters

VP of HR
Kate is a senior HR leader and Organizational Psychologist. She is experienced in organizational change, communication, and development, championing culture and employee experience, leadership coaching, training, employment law, analytics, statistics, and performance. She has two master’s degrees in HR Management and Industrial Organizational Psychology.

Matt Rensing

Software Development Manager
Matt leads a team of software developers, building both prototype implementations of Etegent’s novel techniques and more formalized, deployable software tools for the intelligence community. His research focuses on the development and optimization of innovative signal and image processing techniques, including 13 issued patents for industrial signal processing techniques. He has been with Etegent since 1998 and graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.

Allan Burwinkel

Intelligence Group Manager
Allan leads a team of engineers, scientists, and analysts supporting the US Intelligence Community. Allan manages Etegent’s Intelligence Group which maintains a portfolio of projects to create tools and algorithms to transform data into information and intelligence. Allan has experience researching data processing algorithms, analytics, and visualizations. Allan’s recent focus has been to transition these technologies to enhance the capabilities of the Intelligence Community. Allan graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor’s in electrical engineering and has been with Etegent since he was a co-op engineer, starting in 2003.

Scott Kangas

AI/ML Group Manager
Scott is the lead engineer for the AI/ML group at Etegent supporting the Department of Defense and the US Intelligence Community. He has experience developing signal processing and pattern recognition algorithms. Scott graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a PhD in electrical engineering and has been with Etegent since 2014.

Rick Roth

MTech Manager
Rick has decades of experience working with embedded systems, real-time digital signal processing, measurement system design, ultrasonic systems, system identification, and vibration analysis for both civilian and military applications. He received his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati – Systems Group. He has managed the day-to-day operations of numerous SBIR contracts (both Phase I and Phase II). In addition, he is leaded Etegent’s continued development of waveguide temperature sensors. Richard has also managed various long-term commercial contracts.

Our Values

Our values are critical to our success. We use them to guide our behavior, to solve complex problems, seek new challenges, and set the tone for our culture.

We’re All in This Together!

Working with others is critical to our success. We seek to forge the best partnerships and understand individual needs and desires.

Balance Work & Play

We have high expectations of performance while also valuing flexibility. It’s ok to enjoy down time. We care more about what you do, not how you do it.

Curiously Smart

We believe curiosity is the foundation of innovation in science, business, and all endeavors. We are curious thinkers and believe in life-long learning. We solve complex problems with sound knowledge, logic, and judgement.

Ownership

We hold ourselves accountable to our work and lend a helping hand to those who need it. We own tasks and projects as if livelihoods and reputations depend on it (because they do).

Innovate

We provide new ideas and inspire new ways of thinking. We create and encourage out of the box thinking. We seek to be bold and produce valuable results.

Relentless

We set big goals. We’re not afraid to be the underdog or take on big challenges. We take on the mindset of rolling up our sleeves and being a little scrappy. We don’t give up.

Know Your Audience

We adjust and adapt our communication to address the main concerns of our audience, in a manner that is clear and understandable. We know the importance of timing and follow-up.

Humilty

We can always learn and improve. We acknowledge that the best ideas don’t always come from ourselves, or the person with the most education or experience.

Customer Focused

Customers deserve our best every day and our work should exceed expectations. We proactively communicate to build understanding not to demonstrate intellect.

Insist on Greatness

We never settle for mediocrity. We strive for delivering top-notch results every time. We are proud of what we deliver, discover, and create

Authentic Feedback

We want to hear how we’re doing. We encourage transparent and cordial dialogue to maximize performance, growth, progress, and potential.

Agile

We are about taking action and getting the job done. We perform in ambiguity and adjust plans if necessary. We do not fear change and do not hold onto traditions that no longer work.

Our Story

September 18, 1996

Founding as Sheet Dynamics Ltd,. (SDL)

Stu and Tom were doing research work at the University and they wanted to apply their work to real-world problems.
September 18, 1996

1996

First SDL Office

Mentor Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45212.

1996

1996

Long-standing partnership with Micro Motion Begins!

1996

1997

AK Steel

First Big Client as Sheet Dynamics was AK Steel in Middletown – Started off doing industrial consulting work for numerous industrial clients.
1997

1998

We worked on a wide range of industrial consulting projects such as with Corning Research to diagnose faults in a new process to manufacture computer monitors.
1998

1999

Emerging Technology Award with Ohio Governor Bob Taft.

1999

1999

1st patent application filed by Sheet Dynamics for structural control and monitoring using adaptive spatial-temporal filtering.

1999

1999

We were chosen to participate in the [MACE II] Zero gravity vibration control experiment conducted on the International Space Station.

1999

2000-2005

Marketed software product to enable rapid development of embedded algorithms on real-time hardware – DSPdeveloper

2000-2005

2002-2005

Started one of many SBIR projects including Misfire Detection with the US Army.

2002-2005

2004-2006

We designed and delivered a High Speed Research Press to Procter and Gamble, enabling them to rapidly prototype new products and processes.
2004-2006

2006

Began developing software for the management of aircraft non-destructive inspection data under an Air Force SBIR.
2006

2006

Etegent and Micro Motion jointly developed intelligent meter-verification technology, a key product differentiator.

2006

2009

We formed separate NLign group to focus on commercialization software for non-destructive inspection data management.

2009

2010

Sheet Dynamics changes name to reflect our broader business focus and philosophy: Etegent Technologies, Ltd., is Latin for “To Reveal That Which is Hidden”, describing our philosophy of seeking to distill deep knowledge and understanding from large, diverse data in a broad range of applications.

2010

2010

NLign’s first commercial sale.

2010

2012

Due to our growing business near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Etegent opens a secondary office in Dayton, Ohio. This was the beginning of our ISR Group.
2012

2013

Etegent expands into a new office at 5050 Section Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45212.

2013

2014

Etegent initiates new ISR business with major customer National Air and Space Intelligence Center.

2014

2015

Landing

Boeing adopts NLign for manufacture of 787.

2015

2017

Etegent expands to new location due to continued growth in ISR business 4027 Colonel Glenn Hwy. Beavercreek, OH 45431.

2017

2019

Etegent grows significantly, tripling headcount and adding a corporate team.
2019

2020

Etegent triples revenue in two years.

2020

2021

NLign spins off as wholly- owned subsidiary of Etegent.

2021