Daniel Deans

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Daniel Deans is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Millennium Engineering and Integration Company and is responsible for all corporate operations, contracts, customer and employee relationships, communication, outreach and business growth. Dan has been with Millennium for nearly eleven years and previously was the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development where he led the corporate strategic plan, business development, business growth pipeline, corporate marketing, corporate infrastructure, and corporate employee satisfaction.

Deans received his bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. After graduation, he accepted a role with Ford Aerospace supporting NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston on the Space Station Freedom Program. He was employed by Ford and Loral Space Information Systems (via acquisition) for five years in various capacities, including lead engineer and engineering supervisor as a NASA JSC prime contractor.

In 1995, Deans began serving as lead engineer with Lam Research in Freemont, California where he assisted with the design of semiconductor manufacturing equipment. He returned to NASA JSC as a deputy program manager and program manager in the late-1990s, where he stayed until he joined The Dow Chemical Company as Global Reliability Leader in July of 2000. At Dow, Dan led a group of 25 engineers and managers at six global sites including Brazil, Germany, South Africa, Texas and Louisiana. Dan has spent the last 15+ years in the National Capital Region as an executive for ManTech International and at Millennium Engineering and Integration Company.

He holds several six sigma certifications (Green Belt, Black Belt, and DFSS Champion) and serves in volunteer capacities on several national committees at the University of Texas at Austin. Deans enjoys spending time with his wife and family, flying (he is a private pilot currently working to achieve an instrument rating), playing guitar in his church worship band and giving back wherever possible. Deans has been happily married to Cathy for nearly 29 years this year and they have four beautiful children, Kayleigh, Paige, Collin and Jonathan along with one granddaughter, Sophia.