HDA Technology is a team of scientists, engineers and inventors with a stellar record of creating value for our clients.


Hunt Dabney – Founder & President

Hunt has extensive experience developing a wide variety of electronic products and systems. For more than 30 years he has served in a design or technical problem solving capacity in a broad range of industries including: medical electronics, in-flight entertainment, industrial instrumentation, automotive electronics, applications software development, semiconductor device specification, professional audio, military and avionics. After founding and operating a successful electronic products company and licensing the manufacturing rights to patents that he held, he formed Hunt Dabney and Associates. In the decades since, HDA has grown from a one-man consultancy to a dynamic firm employing a group of highly talented and diverse individuals. Hunt holds more than 13 US patents with an additional 17 pending. Current US Patents: 7,029,628; 7,175,618; 6,964,667; 6,847,334; 6,633,658; 6,620,157; 5,538,423; 4,352,179…


Jon Schmidt – General Manager

Jon has provided engineering innovation and leadership for over 30 years. He has managed programs spanning medical products, advanced memory, carbon fiber composites, commercial electronics, top secret DOD special programs and aerospace. Jon’s processes and designs have opened or renewed untapped market segments, creating growth for companies like Sanmina-SCI, Newport Medical Instruments, WorldCom Electronics and Irvine Sensors Inc. A number of his development efforts in chip stacking, thermal management, mechanical design, and equipment development enjoy patent protection. Jon holds a Secret Clearance, a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology, and an Associate Certificate in mechanical modeling.


Steve Durana, Ph.D. – Senior Scientist

Dr. Steve has worked in product development and research and development for over three decades. His experience spans applied research to product development for volume production. He has shouldered team and group managerial rolls as well as complete design responsibility in classified Government, commercial in-flight entertainment, process control and medical industries. His skills include analog, digital, microprocessor, RF, power conversion and network circuits and systems design, system and project definition, organizing and leading project teams, and oversight of third party vendors. Steve received his Bachelor of Science and Ph.D. at UCLA, and his Masters at Yale University.


Jim Windlinger – Electro-Mechanical Specialist

Jim brings over 20 years of experience to HDA, with specialties in medical devices, in-flight entertainment systems, on-aircraft troubleshooting, and MEMS optical switch development.


Lisa and Fred Carr – Quality Assurance

Lisa and Fred have over 40 years of combined Medical Device and ASD (Aviation, Space & Defense) experience. They are experienced in Quality Assurance covering product design and development, manufacturing, packaging, regulatory documentation and auditing. Both are certified ANAB auditors and members of ASQ (American Society for Quality), OCRA (Orange County Regulatory Affairs) and IOPP (Institute of Packaging Professionals – Medical Packaging Technical Committee) and are responsible for assuring compliance of HDA’s quality and documentation system.

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