Mr. Michael Dudzik serves as the President of IQM Research Institute, an R&D organization engaged in advanced technology development for aerospace, automotive, and the biosciences market sectors. Mr. Dudzik is a member of the Board of Directors for Solace Power Corp and Lingua Franca Group, and a former Air Force Reserve Brigadier General, having served in key roles in Air Force Space Command in policy, space systems acquisition and operational space assignments.
Mr. Dudzik graduated from the University of Detroit with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics, and from the Ohio State University with a Masters Degree in Nuclear Engineering. He received a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Dallas and attended advanced courses at the Northwestern Kellogg Business School.
Mr. Dudzik began his professional career at Texas Instruments with assignments of increasing responsibility in engineering, manufacturing and profit & loss management operations. He later joined the Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (ERIM)/later Veridian serving as Managing Director/Vice President, leading development of advanced technology, technology transition, and prototype creation with multiple industry sectors, including the automotive and aerospace. Mr. Dudzik served as the Director of Advanced Technology Programs at Georgia Tech Research Institute before joining the Lockheed Martin Corporation. At Lockheed he held positions of increasing responsibility, including as the Vice President of Science & Technology responsible for an $600 million portfolio of technologies for aerospace applications.
Mr. Dudzik's Advisory Board service includes: University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Research Institute, and the University of Detroit-Mercy College of Engineering & Sciences. He is a recent Governing Board member for the Flex Tech Alliance (non-profit). He was elected as Fellow of SAE (Aerospace) in 2010, was appointed a Technical Fellow of the Georgia Tech Research Institute and a previous member of the NDIA Science & Technology Division Committee. He has published over 25 technical articles, book chapters, holds three US patents and is a Registered Professional Engineer. In his civic role he served on the Board of the Northern Virginia Family Services charity and a Council Board member of the Boy Scouts in the National Capital Area. In 2019, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of Zomio Inc (Puerto Rico), a startup firm developing child and adult safety sensing systems.
Mr. Dudzik and his wife Lynn reside in Great Falls, Virginia.