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Meet Our Team of Industry Leading Experts

Charles (Chuck) Ferry

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Ferry has over 35 years of military and private-sector leadership experience. Prior to joining Duos Technologies, He was the CEO for APR Energy from 2018 to 2020 and COO/President from 2016 to 2018 leading a global fast-track power company with P&L responsibility for $325 million in annual revenue, 800 employees and 17 globally dispersed power plants. Mr. Ferry was General Manager/VP at ARMA Global Corporation from 2010 to 2016, which he helped grow from 80 employees and $20 million in annual revenues to 1,200 employees and $200 million in annual revenues. Previously he was a Business Developer and Operations Manager with Lockheed-Martin. He served 26 years on active duty in the U.S. Army leading Infantry, Ranger, and Special Operations Units to include 48 months of combat in Somalia, Afghanistan, and Iraq. In 1993, while second-in-command of a Rifle Company in the battle of Blackhawk Down in Somalia, he earned a Bronze Star Medal for Valor. In 2007, while commanding a Rifle Battalion, he earned a Silver Star Medal for valorous actions in Ramadi, Iraq. Mr. Ferry has an undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University in Political Science and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.


Andrew Murphy

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Murphy has over 16 years of progressive business experience in accounting and finance including nearly 5 of public company experience for a London Stock Exchange-based company. He joined Duos Technologies, Inc. in 2020 where he served on the Commercial team to support new project bids while also building out the Finance function. Prior to joining Duos, from 2011 - 2020 Mr. Murphy held progressive senior Finance roles within APR Energy, an global fast-track power and asset management company formerly listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). In these roles Mr. Murphy oversaw the pricing & risk management efforts for more than $800 million in new business and asset transactions across the globe. Additionally, He was also responsible for managing the FP&A function as well as supporting M&A activity and the investor relations function during APR Energy’s time on the LSE. Prior to his time with APR, Mr. Murphy served in corporate accounting roles within a Fortune 500 company as well as a time working in public accounting with a focus on tax and business services.

Mr. Murphy graduated from Jacksonville University “cum laude” with a business degree in Accounting and later his Masters degree in Business Administration with a focus in Finance.


Jeff Necciai

Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Necciai brings over 25 years of experience in designing, developing, and delivering value-driven technology solutions across a wide range of industries to Duos. Prior joining Duos, Jeff served as the Chief Technology Officer of NASCENT Technology, where he cultivated and led high-performing cross-functional product teams to develop and deliver comprehensive gate automation solutions to rail and maritime terminal customers. Jeff was responsible for the solution design and software architecture for many of the company's innovations, including an advanced OCR and imaging solution, proprietary point-to-point VoIP technology, an automated work queue management system, a line of integrated "smart" outdoor IP-based callboxes, and a comprehensive human-assisted security and surveillance platform. In 2001, Jeff co-founded and served as Lead Systems Architect for Solution Dynamics, which developed remote digital video surveillance products for institutional customers. Jeff is listed on several technology-based patents and has contributed articles for publications such as American Shipper, World Cargo News, and the Journal of Commerce. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.


Connie Weeks

Chief Accounting Officer

Ms. Weeks has over 40 years of accounting experience and is responsible for overseeing and managing the day to day accounting and financial reporting, internal controls, and cash management. She has been a key member of the Duos team for 35 years, progressing from an assistant to the staff accountant and subsequently being promoted to roles with increasingly more responsibility including serving as Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller. In 2015, when the Company became public, Ms. Weeks continued to serve as VP of Finance, overseeing the Audit process and interfacing with PCAOB auditors, managing the audit process. Ms. Weeks currently holds the position of Chief Accounting Officer as well Executive Vice President for Duos. As the Company’s most senior female executive, Ms. Weeks is actively engaged with management and provides guidance on diversity matters and has also taken courses in Human Resources. Ms. Weeks attended Florida State College of Jacksonville where she majored in Accounting.


Matt Keepman

Senior VP, Sales & Marketing

Mr. Keepman is responsible for leading, executing and communicating Duos Technologies commercial and marketing strategies. Matt brings extensive experience in developing strategic partnerships within the North American Rail Market. Most recently, Matt was a Key Account Executive for Wabtec Corporation. In this role, he led the commercial strategy for the Canadian Pacific Railway account across all of Wabtec's business segments. Matt is extremely passionate about the emergence and utilization of Next Gen technologies into the freight and transit rail spaces. Matt is a graduate of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis where he majored in Political Science.


John White

VP, Operations

Mr. White has over 40 years of military service and private sector experience. He is currently the lead for Duos PMO, Operation Center, and SCM teams, responsible for all aspects of project development and operations. Prior to joining Duos Technologies Mr. White was the Regional Manager for Sun Pro Solar where he was responsible for managing installations, maintenance, budgets, and warehousing for three states, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Prior to that Mr. White was the Senior Project Manager for Global Projects at APR Energy from 2017 to 2020. Mr. White was responsible for the planning and installation of power plants across 4 different Countries/Territories: Australia, Africa, Dominican Republic, St. Thomas USVI. Mr. White was assigned as the Regional Program Manager for Australia in 2017 where he simultaneously installed 2 x Power Plants in Adelaide, Australia; both completed on time and under budget. He served 30 years on active duty in the U.S. Army Leading (Light and Airborne Units). Mr. White has over 13 Combat Deployments across South America, Africa, Afghanistan and Iraq. Mr. White achieved the highest enlisted rank possible during his military career – Command Sergeants Major.


Amy Colleary

VP, Contracts

Amy Colleary has been in the Government and Commercial Contracting industry for over thirty years. Her greatest strength comes from her years of applicable experience in both the large and small business environments as well as support for new startup companies. Amy was previously the Subcontracts/Contracts Director for the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) and received her Certification in Senior Leadership while there. Amy was also appointed as Senior Director of Contracts and Administration at General Dynamics Information Technologies (GDIT), followed by her position as her most recent position of Vice President of Contracts for APR Energy.

Amy is committed to the highest level of professionalism through a proactive, lean forward work ethic through good working relationships with her customers.


Derrick Schmenk

VP, Research Development & Innovation

Mr. Schmenk has extensive experience in server and network architecture, service management, data integration, programming, IT network security, and enterprise IT administration. He is responsible for managing, designing and implementing IT infrastructure both internally, and at our client sites. Derrick has over 16 years of experience with various firms in logistics, sanitation, consulting, and technology which he built and completed numerous high-performance system architecture projects. He has also developed solutions to service delivery challenges where safety and security requirements hinder most service models and processes. Mr. Schmenk holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology Management with additional majors in programming and network technology.


Jim Neddo

VP, Amtrak Operations

Mr. Neddo is responsible for leading our operations team. He oversees all installations and servicing of Duos’ products in the Rail, Infrastructure, and Securities verticals. Before joining Duos, he oversaw the Reliability Engineering department at the Mosaic Company’s New Wales facility and consulted with the Long Island Rail Road on their Asset Management project. Prior, he spent over 19 years with CSX Transportation. He supported both Car and Locomotive Engineering and overseeing operations in locomotive repair facilities. He oversaw the locomotive rebuild programs and developed the multi-year strategies for the Mechanical Department. He also represented CSX on multiple AAR committees. He is a graduate of CSX’s Business Leadership Program that was in conjunction with The Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Mr. Neddo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt and holds an Engineer In Training (EIT) certification.


Dan Smythe

Director, Artificial Intelligence

Mr. Smythe has over 34 years of military and private-sector experience in organizational leadership, software engineering and systems development. Prior to joining Duos Technologies, he held various software program management, software quality assurance and functional business analyst roles in the Telecommunications, Petro-Chemical and Clinical Research industries. He served 20 years on active duty in the U.S. Army including 12 years in various strategic DoD organizations in roles developing and operating effective software and network engineering solutions. Previously he served 8 years as a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter pilot where he flew numerous humanitarian relief missions delivering critical food and water supplies to refugees in the mountains of northern Iraq and southeastern Turkey. Mr. Smythe earned an undergraduate degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point in Computer Science, and earned a Masters Degree in Software Systems Engineering, with a Graduate Certificate in Information Engineering, from George Mason University.


Fei Kwong

Director, Corporate Communications

Ms. Kwong has over 20 years of marketing, graphics, production, logistics, and project management experience. One of the early employees of Duos Technologies, Ms. Kwong served for 14 years, as Production Manager, creating the company’s signature marketing design elements, software interfaces, and public messaging. From 2014 to 2020, she served as Global Project Manager for CT Miami/BLU, where she oversaw vendor contract negotiations, inventory, supply chain contracts, and logistics systems for their US and Asian offices. Eventually, Ms. Kwong also acted as the General Manager of the company’s offices in Shenzhen and Hong Kong. She returned to Duos in 2020, as Marketing Manager, until her 2021 promotion to Director of Corporate Communications, where she is currently responsible for Duos’ Marketing, Media Productions, Investor Relations, and Public Communication. Ms. Kwong attended Jacksonville University and is a graduate of the University of North Florida. She is fluent in three languages and multiple dialects.


John Pugliese

Director, IT & Software Development

Mr. Pugliese is responsible for managing, designing, and implementing IT/SW infrastructure both internally, and at our client sites. He has over 33 years of military and private-sector leadership experience. Prior to joining Duos Technologies, He was Previously a 5G Telecommunications Subject Matter Expert, supporting the Department of Defense and a Signal Coach at the United States Army National Training Center in Fort Irwin California. He served 30 years on active duty in the U.S. Army as a Signal Corps Officer. He has served in leadership roles from Platoon to Brigade Commander and deployed to Combat Three times. His Assignments include Special Operations and Airborne Units. He was in the lead assault of ground operations in Afghanistan. In his Role as the Brigade S3 for TF Signal during Operation Iraqi Freedom, he was awarded the Bronze star. His final assignment was as the J6 Director for US Southern Command where he supervised a work force of over 410 Joint Service personnel and executed a budget of over 80 million dollars. Mr. Pugliese has an undergraduate degree from the University of North Florida in Political Science, a master’s degree from Websters University in Management and is a graduate of the U.S. Navy War College (Masters in National Security and Strategic Studies).


Leah Brown

Controller

Ms. Brown is a graduate of the University of North Florida where she earned her MBA with a concentration in accounting and finance. She has worked in the industry for over 25 years. For the last 18 years, she has worked in the transportation sector for several companies including a Fortune 500 company in various management capacities. As a proven leader, Leah has a wealth of experience working in various positions in the areas of accounting, finance, budget, program oversight, strategic planning, and management. She is noted for leading teams to evaluate business processes, identifying opportunities and facilitating end-to-end process design. As the Controller at Duos Technologies, Inc. she is responsible for leading a team in the management and execution of all aspects of accounting including cash reports, cashflow analysis, sales tax compliance and reporting, project accounting and financial statement reporting.


Mike Adams

Human Resources Manager

Mr. Adams has over 26 years of military and 18 years of Human Resources leadership experience. Prior to joining Duos, Mr. Adams served 26 years on active duty in the U.S. Navy in the Submarine Force, 18 years of which was as a Chief Petty Officer. He served two tours as a Divisional Chief, where he led a division of up to 15 junior Sailors through the maintenance and upkeep of all Submarine Auxiliary Mechanical Systems, as well as being responsible for their qualifications, training, and professional development. He served two tours as the Material Maintenance Management Coordinator, where he led ship’s crews of up to 170 personnel in the scheduling, deconflicting, and completion of all preventative and corrective maintenance onboard, as well as the coordination with all contractors in the installation and use of all temporary systems required to complete all tasking. He also served two tours as the Chief of the Boat, where he supervised, managed, and mentored 4 Departmental Managers, 20 Divisional Managers, and 165 personnel in the overall accomplishment of all assigned tasks. Mr. Adams has a degree in Technology Education from Valdosta State University and is currently working on finishing his MBA and HR certification.


Ned Buschelman

Director, Engineering

Mr. Buschelman is responsible for leading our engineering team and the development and success of current and future intelligent technology rail solutions. He recently led the development and installation of expanded RIP subsystems to include 2x23 additional cameras across two existing RIP sites in Canada allowing for a significant increase in the imaging of critical railcar components. Prior to joining Duos, he was the Sr. Manager of the Technology and Performance Group at APR Energy where he led a team to develop and perform reliability-based maintenance procedures by leveraging predictive analytics for enhanced asset management while also acting as the Lead Engineer for engineering and re-design processes of operational aeroderivative gas turbine power plants in North America. Mr. Buschelman held roles as Asset Manager for locomotive and car reliability specializing in rail operations and reliability at CSXT Transportation, as well as Mechanical Engineer 3 for Newport News Shipbuilding. Mr. Buschelman holds a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of South Florida.


Selena Blanco

Director, Supply Chain Management Procurement

Ms. Blanco is a seasoned supply chain professional with 15+ years of experience in operations, distribution, procurement, demand planning, logistics, team development, and process leadership in a global environment. Selena is responsible for leading the transformational activities to build procurement, warehousing, and logistics capabilities for Duos. Prior joining Duos, she was the Global Warehouse Director who monitored Foreign Trade Zone operations and managing warehouse inventory control, balance, and admission data. Ms. Blanco holds Bachelor of Science in Management from University of Phoenix.