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.
Wm. Scott Carns
Chief Commercial Officer
Mr. Carns is an original founding employee of Duos Technologies and has spent over 20 years with the organization in a variety of roles. In this current position, he is responsible for the development and execution of Duos’ growth strategy and expansion. His management and capabilities provide leadership and direction to the entire organization. Mr. Carns has extensive experience in the information technology industry. He works with Duostech’s major clients to develop and create solutions to meet their operational challenges. He is a co-inventor of the company’s Train Rider Detection System developed for U.S. Customs & Border Protection which is the predecessor of the Railcar Inspection Portal (RIP) and in use at many Class 1 Freight Railroads today. Prior to joining Duostech, Mr. Carns worked as the Information Technologies Coordinator for Environmental Capital Holdings, Inc. and the owner and President of Software Solutions Group, Inc. He served in the United States Army as a Military Police Officer and attended Kansas State University. He has been married for over 26 years and is the proud father of four daughters.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Eiser has over 27 years of active duty military service and private-sector leadership, Project and IT Management experience. Prior to joining Duos Technologies, He was the Vice President for Global Projects for APR Energy from 2016 to 2020 leading a Project Management Team for global fast-track power, responsible for the installation and demobilization of Temporary Power Plants, synchronization and coordination for the deployment of Personnel and Materials, ensuring that all projects were completed on-time and under budget. The APR PMO Team was able to deliver 17 power plants faster than ever completed in the company’s history while becoming profitable; and implementing process and procedures to ensure mission success. Mr. Eiser was the Director of Projects for ARMA Global where he was the operations officer for a large, complex IT program in US Special Operations Command. He supervised hiring over 300 people across six different locations in just 60 days. He then provided the leadership and management to deliver more than 50 complex projects with a very demanding customer. He served 21 years on active duty in the U.S. Army leading Infantry (Light, Airborne & Mechanized), and Ranger Units to include over 48 months of combat in Afghanistan (x4), and Iraq (x3). Mr. Eiser has an undergraduate degree from Illinois State University in Industrial Technology Construction and earned his MBA while still serving his Country.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Goldfarb has over 40 years of business experience in technology companies including over 12-years as CFO of public companies. In 2012, he was appointed as President and CFO of Information Systems Associates, Inc., which merged with Duos Technologies, Inc in 2015 upon which he agreed to continue serving the merged company as CFO and Director. Mr. Goldfarb managed the company’s listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market in 2020. Prior to joining Duos, Mr. Goldfarb served as CFO for Ecosphere Technologies, overseeing growth from $0 to $24 million and profitability. Mr. Goldfarb was also Managing Director of WSI Europe, a division of the Weather Channel from 1998 until 2002. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Goldfarb served as interim-CFO for MOWIS GmbH, a Weather Technology Media start-up company which was successfully sold to a large European media group. Mr. Goldfarb has served as a Director of GelStat Corp since 2008. Mr. Goldfarb’s extensive business and financial experience includes10-years at a subsidiary of Fujitsu where he served Director of Operations for a new software venture. Mr. Goldfarb started his formal career at IBM and was given responsibility for an account team focused on Latin America and Southeast Asia. He was awarded three “100% Clubs” for his contributions.
Mr. Goldfarb did his initial accounting training in London and graduated “cum laude” with a business degree specializing in Finance from Rutgers University, Newark, NJ. Mr. Goldfarb also has more than 20 years’ experience in financial derivatives including model development for valuation of complex financial instruments and has served as a Consultant for small companies dealing with restructuring issues.
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.
Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Ponevac is a technology enthusiast with over 24 years of experience in software engineering and software architecture. David serves as the CTO of Duos Technologies focusing on computer vision, high speed imaging, high speed data processing, edge and low-power computing and Internet-of-Things. David has considerable expertise in Objective-C, Java, C#, PHP and many other scripting languages. He is also driving the company’s Artificial Intelligence efforts including platform development. Previously, he was CTO of Luceon LLC and worked with a wide range of domestic and international clients operating in the public and private sectors. David has worked on high profile projects for Fortune 500 companies including FedEx, HBO, Time Warner, and Aetna as well as government agencies including Bundeswehr, NYC DOT, and the Slovak Ministry of Education. Mr. Ponevac holds a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Computer Science, both from University of Texas, El Paso. In his free time, David enjoys exploring the world with over 100 countries under his belt, photography, amateur radio as an FCC-licensed Extra class operator (AB3Y) and building low-power gadgets of all sorts.
Mr. Grata is responsible for leading our engineering team and the development and success of current and future intelligent technology solutions. Jeremy comes to Duos from Magic Leap in Plantation, FL where he was the Sr. Manager of Optical Test and Metrology with the responsibility for all test and measurement systems development for optical tests, measurement systems for camera intrinsic and extrinsic calibration, and standardized testing of optical components and subsystems. This effort included operation of an 8000 square foot clean room facility with multiple pieces of state-of-the-art optical characterization hardware, and a 30-person team of multi-disciplined engineers and technicians. Mr. Grata has over 27 years of experience designing, building and testing imaging and spectral measurement systems operating across the spectrum from UV to millimeter wave for DoD and the commercial sector. Mr. Grata holds a Master of Science degree in Physics/Optics from Bowling Green State University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and Natural Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh. He has authored or co-authored numerous publications, journal articles and patents.
VP, Information Technology
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.
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.