James E. Schaeffer

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

James E. SchaefferJames E. Schaeffer is Chairman, President, and CEO of DDL OMNI Engineering Corp.  He articulates the company’s strategic vision and values, and develops and implements corporate business strategy and operating plans. This includes directing and coordinating the activities of business development, administration, financial, and operating divisions to attain corporate business objectives concentrating on core business, new business diversification, cost management, and an active acquisition program.

Mr. Schaeffer joined DDL OMNI as President and CEO in November 1987, and purchased the stock of the company from Data-Design Laboratories, Inc., in June 1990.  Since that time, he has led the steady growth of the company and its core capabilities through the acquisition of OMNI Analysis Incorporated in 1994, CASDE Corporation in 1997, Walcoff Technologies, Inc., in 2000, and Acquisition Planning Corporation in 2001.

Beginning his career as a research and development engineer, Mr. Schaeffer progressed into senior management positions with increased levels of responsibility. His broad experience includes the development, production, installation, operation and life-cycle support of acoustic systems, correction of deficiencies of operational systems, and the continual assessment and product improvement of systems through technology advances. Throughout his career, he has managed numerous IR&D projects, including the initial studies and efforts required for the successful entry into new programs.

Mr. Schaeffer serves on the Board of Directors of the Professional Services Council, a national trade association representing for-profit professional and technical services contractors doing business with the federal government, and commercial and international markets. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Association for Corporate Growth, and was President of the Association for Corporate Growth-National Capital Chapter (1997-1998). He currently serves on Mount Saint Mary’s University Board of Trustees; he is a member of the Finance Committee and is Vice Chair of the Audit Committee.

Mr. Schaeffer is a 1998 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where he received a master’s degree in science and technology commercialization. He also holds a master’s degree in business administration from Mount Saint Mary’s College and a bachelor’s degree in management from Southeastern University.