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Hugh DeHaven

 

 

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Exodyne Headquarters
in Phoenix, Arizona

 

 

Celebrating 35 years since the visionary engineer and early air-bag proponent, Ralph A. Rockow, launched Exodyne, Inc.

History of Exodyne, Inc.

Hugh DeHaven's* appointment as a research associate at the Cornell University Medical College in 1942 soon led to the formation of the Aviation Crash Injury Research group (AvCIR). From this small, pioneering research group has grown a diversified and dynamic technical services company devoted to the same principles of science and safety that Hugh DeHaven embraced nearly a century ago.

1917

Hugh DeHaven is injured in airplane training flight and begins to research aviation safety.

1937

US Navy asks DeHaven to make its planes safer.

1942

DeHaven becomes research associate at Cornell University Medical College, which leads to formation of Aviation Crash Injury Research group (AvCIR).

1950

Cornell-Guggenheim Aviation Safety Center assumes oversight of AvCIR.

1957

AvCIR moves from New York to Phoenix, Arizona.

1959

Flight Safety Foundation assumes ownership of AvCIR.

1962

By September 1962, AvCIR is operating out of Deer Valley Airport, north of Phoenix.

1963

On 1 May 1963, AvCIR's name changes to Aviation Safety Engineering and Research (AvSER).

1968

Dynamic Science, Inc. (DSI), a division of Marshall Industries, purchases AvSER. Ralph Rockow joins DSI.

1972

Ultrasystems, Inc., acquires DSI in March.

1976

Talley Industries, Inc., purchases DSI.

1982

Exodyne, Inc., owned by Ralph Rockow, purchases DSI in October 1982.

1985

DSI begins to work with youth as a Department of Labor contractor.

1986

Exodyne, Inc., forms Exodyne Properties, Inc. (EPI) on 1 May 1986 as a real estate management and investment vehicle.

1990

DSI's Dynamic Educational Systems division wins 11 new contracts with the Department of Labor and is incorporated as Dynamic Educational Systems, Inc. (DESI) on 20 September 1990.

2007

Exodyne, Inc., celebrates its 25th anniversary.

2008

DSI awarded contract at Detroit Metro Airport to expand aviation services into ramp control and gate management.

2012

Exodyne, Inc., celebrates its 30th anniversary.

2016

DSI wins the management of Ramp Control Tower Services for SeaTac.

2016

DESI wins grant with Arizona Department of Veterans' Services and partners with Veterans First, Ltd., to help women veterans successfully assimilate back to civilian life.


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