Our Vision & Mission

Our vision is to be the world’s number one ecosystem for enabling remote machine operations, through unparalleled control and awareness of your autonomous workforce.

Our mission is to be industry thought leaders who persistently create technology, leverage alliances and platforms to enable the operational transformation of commercial and government customers.

 

Why the name “Department 13”

During the Cold War the U.S. practised the art of deception to protect vital secrets and projects.

On its most sensitive projects, the U.S. often obfuscated a project’s purpose and its source of funding. One deceptive practice was to create shell organizations that had shadow departments staffed with fake employees, such as ‘Typing Pool 12’ and ‘Paint Shop 22’.

As homage to the dedication, commitment, and sacrifice of the people who participated on these projects, the initial executives named the company after one such shadow department: ‘Department 13’.

 

Meet Our Team

D13 Executives


Lee Croft
Chief Executive Officer

Jonathan Hunter
Chief Operating Officer

Leuk Andersen
Chief Technology Officer

David Parkes
Chief Customer Officer

Ben McAlister
Chief Financial Officer

Read more here on D13 Executives.

 

D13 Management


Steve Shattil
Patent & IP Strategist

Kelly Bruffey
Head of Human Resources

Tony Burks
Head of Software Development

Zaven Kalayjian
Head of Hardware Development

Ron Eggert
Program Manager

Kevin Mayhew
Product Manager