Daniel J. Pisano, Jr.
3522 Oak Drive, Edgewater, MD 21037
Cell: 203-470-5093  Email: djpisano@earthlink.net

Experienced leader with successful track record of high tech businesses with broad Ph.D. level technology experience


Business Technologies
Leadership Experimental Nuclear Physics
Communications Systems Engineering
Customer Experience Optical Design and Manufacturing
People skills Power Conversion System Design
Strategy – Certified Strategic Management Professional Color Science
Marketing & Sales Digital Imaging
Operations Semiconductor Manufacturing
Organizational Change Management Analytical Instrument Design
Rapid Product/Service Development Medical Imaging Systems
Lean Service Delivery Data Architecture
Master Black Belt/Lean Six Sigma RF Communications
Process Improvement Network Design
Strong Financial Skills



General Management and Corporate Governance

  • Led as President/General Manager five high technology firms that ranged in size from $10 million to $150 million in annual sales
  • Achieved record sales and profits in all five firms through strong marketing and product development
  • Returned three of these firms (the other two were already profitable) to profitability and positive cash flow through expense control and implementation of lean manufacturing
  • Provided strong technology leadership at $2B high technology conglomerate
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Altana Inc.
  • Member of various business and technical advisory boards


  • Led project team that brought the first practical high-speed CAT scanner to market
  • Led assessment and oversaw improvement projects at a community hospital in Vermont, addressing several labor issues and the challenge of complete and accurate medical records
  • Completed comprehensive study in 2010 of the technologies used in imaging in women’s healthcare
  • Responsible for the design and development of instrumentation and reagent kits for clinical analyses

Electronics/Optics Product Development

  • Medical Imaging – CT, MRI, Digital X-ray, Film X-ray, Ultrasound
  • Instrumentation – Spectrophotometers (FTIR – VUV), mass spectrometers, Flame photometers, Inductively-coupled plasma spectrometers, thermal analyzers, differential scanning calorimeters, gas and liquid chromatography, appearance measurements
  • Electronics – High-voltage/high-energy (10KV – 200KV/up to 20KW) power supplies
  • Digital Imaging – Research grade digital cameras (10 Megapixels, LN2) and image processing software
  • Lithography – Semiconductor manufacturing equipment
  • Color Standards – Standards for color and gloss measurements
  • Seismic Sensors – Geophones and software for the detection of footsteps for security applications

Continuous Improvement

  • Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma
  • Developed 160 classroom-hour course in Design for Six Sigma
  • Taught training courses in Lean Six Sigma (Yellow, Green, and Black Belt), Design for Six Sigma, Root Cause Corrective Action, Supply Chain Management
  • Clients included Raytheon Aerospace, Bayer Clinical Instruments, and several healthcare organizations
  • Implemented a program to improve the quality and timeliness of products that was cited by Dr. Joseph Juran (the quality guru) as one of the most significant efforts undertaken in an American company
  • Implemented lean product development and lean manufacturing at several firms



  • Navy Innovation Program
  • Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • DoD – Electronic Health Records Deployment
  • VA
    • VHA Internal Audit Standup
    • GAO High Risk List
    • White House Veterans Hot Line
    • VHA Electronic Health Record
  • HHS
    • Assistant Secretary for Financial Reporting (ASFR) – OPIC risk assessment
    • CMS – Strategy, Performance Assessments, Portfolio Analysis, Clinical Quality Standards, Standup of Marketplace Infrastructure, Standup of CMMI


  • Retained by Director, National Security Agency to conduct organizational assessment project for his senior staff
  • Retained by Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs to lead a three-day senior staff development and strategy program
  • Retained by American Physical Society to assist them in better serving their industrial physicist members and to lobby for their interests on Capitol Hill
  • Received an award from President George H.W. Bush in a Rose Garden ceremony in recognition of effort to foster exports of U.S. goods and services
  • Industry representative to Food and Drug Administration program to acquire an understanding of the technologies used in computer assisted tomography
  • Qualified for NSA Top Secret SCI clearance
Work Experience
Principal Business Strategist/Integrator The MITRE Corporation (2011 – 2018)
Co-Founder Deming & Pisano LLC (2006 – 2011)
Sr. Vice-President North American Operations Juran Institute Inc. (2005 -2006)
President, Power Conversion Group Del Global Technologies Inc. (2001- 2004
Co-Founder Dynamic Marketing Inc. (2000 – 2001)
President Roper Scientific Inc. (1998 – 2000)
President Byk-Gardner Inc.
President Macbeth Division, Kollmorgen Corporation
Corp. Vice President Technology, General Mgr. The Perkin-Elmer Corporation
Product Program Engineering EMI Medical Inc




Ph.D.   Physics   Yale University B.A.   Physics  Columbia University
Course:Management of Innovation

School:M.I.T. Sloan School of Management

Course: Mergers & Acquisitions

School: Columbia Univ. School of Business

Courses: M.B.A. level

School: Keller School of Management

Course: Einstein’s General Relativity & Gravitation

School: UC Irvine

 Intellectual Property: 2 U.S. Patents, 2 Patent Applications, and many invention disclosures 

Clearances: NSA TS/CSI/Poly (No longer active)

 Publications: Available on request

 Awards: Presented the E*award by President George H.W. Bush in White Rose Garden Ceremony; Received many corporate awards from MITRE and Perkin-Elmer