DynamicSignals is a brand of Vitrek, LLC a US-based small business entity. We have been in business for 40 years originally under the KineticSystems banner. In 1999, the company, under new management undertook a growth strategy that focused heavily on acquisitions of complimentary entities with proven products that DynamicSignals could manufacture yet still market under the acquired company's brand. To that end, we added the Preston Scientific and Cyber Systems brands in 2002, the GaGe Applied Technologies brand in 2003 and Signatec in 2011. Vitrek, LLC acquired DynamicSignals in 2021 to expand in the data acquisition market and is headquartered in Poway CA. DynamicSignals unified manufacturing facility is in Lockport (Chicago), IL and we have a second office location in Lachine (Montreal), Quebec, Canada. The company is quite vertically integrated in that all product design and assembly is done in-house. DynamicSignals utilizes its own automated surface-mount PCB assembly line as well as through-hole PCB assembly capability. Our employees total 50 with approximately 50% being technical/engineering oriented.
As a whole, our largest market can be defined as Mil-Aerospace and/or Defense. Annual sales to these customers average >50% of total sales. For the Kinetics, Signatec, Preston and Cyber brands this percentage is probably higher. GaGe's primary market is Universities and Research Labs. Many of these projects also benefit from Government and, in some cases DoD funding. The respective brands are sold through a combination of channels including direct sales people (2 US-based and 2 Canadian-based) and a network of independent sales reps and international distributors. Approximately 60% of our sales are to the US. The 40% international is concentrated in Europe (Germany, France and the UK) and Asia (Japan, Korea, India and China). Other strong international markets include Canada and Israel.
Our customers are an impressive list of DoD entities and large DoD prime contractors. We sell directly to the Airforce (AFRL, Wright-Patterson, Arnold, Edwards, Hill, etc.), the Navy (NSWC, NUWC, NRL, etc.), the Army (Yuma Proving Grounds, TACOM, etc.), and the Coast Guard. In addition, we have sold to virtually every NASA site in the US. However, most often we get involved with projects through the large, prime contractors. Over the years, Northrop, Boeing, Lockheed, BAE, EADS, Honeywell, Raytheon, General Electric, General Dynamics, Rockwell and the like have been some of our most valuable customers.
Our product offering has traditionally been designed as general purpose function cards to meet industry recognized standards including CAMAC, VXI, PCI/PCIe, cPCI and PXI/PXIe platforms. Additionally, we have developed proprietary platforms to meet the specific needs of certain applications or market requirements. These products range from very high-speed, low channel-count digitizers to lower-speed, high-channel count data acquisition cards for functional test. As a result, our products are used in a wide variety of applications including various jet and rocket engine, wind tunnel, structural and ballistic test systems to name a few. Many applications are, quite literally unknown to us due to the classified nature of the project. For example, in 2007 we were part of a DARPA Program to produce a very high performance (ENOB and bandwidth) digitizer for future use by the DoD.
DynamicSignals is a proud member of the National Spectrum Consortium (NSC).
The NSC mission is to foster collaboration between Government, Industry and Academia to identify, develop and demonstrate the enabling technologies necessary to broaden the military and commercial access to and use of the electromagnetic spectrum.
DynamicSignals is an ISO 9001:2015 certified organization, whose quality policy is:
"DynamicSignals is dedicated to meeting or exceeding our customers' expectations in quality, delivery, and cost through establishment of a comprehensive quality assurance system and a dedication to a continuous improvement program that allows us to meet all the requirements of the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Standard."
DynamicSignals, a brand of Vitrek, LLC, has been certified in December 2020 by an independent auditing agency, Verisys Registrars, in meeting the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 certification in performing engineering, manufacturing and integration of data acquisition boards, digitizers, signal conditioners, and waveform generators into continuous signal data recording and arbitrary signal generation systems.
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Effective 04/21/2014, DynamicSignals extended the standard product warranty for GaGe, Signatec and KineticSystems branded manufactured products to 2 years. Please refer to the DynamicSignals Standard Terms and Conditions of Sales for complete product limited warranty details.
Vice President and General Manager - Patrick T. Cassady
Mr. Cassady is Vice President and General Manager of DynamicSignals located in Lockport, IL. Since joining the company in 1999, Mr. Cassady has directed the Sales and Marketing activities of the company including the direct sales team of application engineers, network of domestic sales representatives and international distributors and all marketing activities and relationships.
Prior to joining the company, Mr. Cassady had over twenty years of experience at Rockwell International.
Mr. Cassady received his BA degree in Political Science from John Carroll University, University Heights, OH in 1979. He went on to earn a Masters of Management in 1995 from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Mr. Cassady lives in Wheaton, Illinois with his wife Debbie and they have one son.
President and General Manager of GATI - Andrew Dawson
Born in Montreal, Dr. Dawson received his Doctorate in experimental solid-state physics from McGill University. His thesis presented low-temperature heat capacity measurements on glassy magnetic metals. These measurements provided solid experimental verification for recent theories on the fundamentals of transition metal magnetism - a long-unresolved and hotly-contested topic.
After graduation, Dr. Dawson worked for several years as a Research Officer at the Industrial Materials Institute - part of the Canadian National Research Council. His work involved the ultrasonic study of powder metal parts – which account for about 25 pounds of a typical automobile. New results included the ultrasonic monitoring of metal powder during its compaction into parts and during its sintering into the final part.
Dr. Dawson joined GaGe's Sales department in 1997 as Applications Engineer responsible for ultrasonic applications. Since 2003, he has been GaGe's Sales/Business Development manager. In addition, Dr. Dawson is President and General Manager of Gage Applied Technologies Inc. (GATI).
Director of Engineering for KineticSystems Brand - Steven Krebs
Steve Krebs is the Director of Engineering for the KineticSystems product brand at DynamicSignals. Mr. Krebs has been a member of the DynamicSignals family since August, 1980.
During his tenure, Mr. Krebs has held a variety of engineering roles from engineering assistant early in his career to design engineer, engineering manager, and currently as engineering director – a role he has occupied since 1999. Mr. Krebs has been instrumental in the design of a number of KineticSystems products throughout the years.
Mr. Krebs holds a BS in Electronics Engineering Technology from the DeVry Institute of Technology. He resides in Plainfield, IL with his wife, René, and their four sons.
Director of Human Resources - Patricia Ramazinski
Patricia Ramazinski is the Director of Human Resources at DynamicSignals. Ms. Ramazinski has been a member of the DynamicSignals family since November, 1999.
Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Ramazinski held the position of Executive Assistant to the President at Holy Cross Hospital, a position she occupied for seven years. Earlier in her career, she also held a variety of administrative roles at Rockwell International/Rockwell Graphic Systems, Inc., located in Westmont, IL.
During her tenure at DynamicSignals, Ms. Ramazinski first held the position of Executive Assistant to the President and then was appointed to Director, Human Resources in March, 2001. In September 2005, she assumed an additional role managing internal Sales Administration. Ms. Ramazinski oversees DynamicSignals' overall recruitment efforts, benefits management, employee relations, and domestic and international sales administration processes. She also is responsible for managing the Company's export compliance program.
Ms. Ramazinski and her husband, Jim, reside in Chicago, IL. They have one son.
Director of Operations / Quality Control Manager - Natalie Rauworth
Ms. Rauworth is the Director of Operations and Quality Control Manager at DynamicSignals. Prior to joining DynamicSignals, Ms. Rauworth had more than ten years of software engineering experience working with various defense contractors. Ms. Rauworth has been a member of the DynamicSignals family since October 1997. During her tenure with DynamicSignals, Ms. Rauworth has held a variety of engineering roles including Software Engineer, Technical Support Engineer, Manager of Technical Support and Services, Quality Manager, and Product Line Manager.
Ms. Rauworth received her Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1990. Additionally, Ms. Rauworth is active in community outreach and volunteering with her local church and other organizations. Ms. Rauworth and her husband, Bob, reside in Plainfield, IL with their two daughters.
Customer Service Representative for GaGe & Signatec Brands - John Strama
Mr. Strama is Customer Service Representative for the GaGe and Signatec brands and is located in the Lachine, Quebec office. He began his career as a machinist at Bombardier. In the late 1990s, he studied to become an electronics technician. After completion of his studies, Mr. Strama worked as an electronics technician at Alstom and then joined Nortel Networks. Mr. Strama joined the GaGe technical support team in 2000. Since then, he has served as lead resource for after-sales customer support for GaGe and Signatec products. In addition to his technical support focus, Mr. Strama also handles direct sales to International customers.
Applications Specialist for GaGe & Signatec Brands - Gerald Allgaier
Gerald Allgaier is an Applications Specialist for DynamicSignals. Prior to joining DynamicSignals, Mr. Allgaier spent 19 years working for Signatec as the Information Systems Manager. Mr. Allgaier's experience includes the custom design, development, and administration of Signatec's high-performance PC-based workstation and data storage system product lines. These advanced systems are designed to maximize the operational performance of Signatec products with the ability to acquire, process, transfer, and generate signal data simultaneously and continuously with no breaks in the analog record at sustained high-speed data rates. Mr. Allgaier collaborates closely with DynamicSignals customers in order to tailor advanced, real-time data streaming systems for applications such as signals intelligence (SIGINT), RADAR, and medical imaging.
Mr. Allgaier earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Information Systems Management from California State University, San Bernardino. Mr. Allgaier resides in Riverside, California with his wife and two sons.