Technical Program Speakers
Ned Davis is the Founder of Maui Innovation Group, Inc. and Chief Innovation Officer of Plexis Engineering. He holds a PhD, MS, BS in Mechanical Engineering and Masters in Electrical Engineering, all from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Davis has 20+ years of engineering and engineering management experience in defense and commercial R&D. Over the past 8 years, Dr. Davis has been developing the “Zero Leak” Magnetic Valve technology and has secured 2 patents and has 7 more pending on this technology. Most recently, Dr. Davis and his team were awarded a U.S. Air Force research contract to evaluate applications of the new valve technology. Dr. Davis began his career at Westinghouse and then Northrup Grumman, which provided him with extensive working experience with naval and marine machinery, avionics, and the engineering challenges of harsh operating environments. His hobbies include: wood and metal working; automotive repair; cooking; ocean swimming, and reading.