History Highlights Through the Years

2019

DESI is awarded Idaho, Oregon, and Washington Outreach, Admissions, and Career Transition Services contracts.

2019

DSI wins National Guard Bureau contract for Air Traffic Control and ATCALS Maintenance.

2017

Exodyne, Inc., celebrates its 35th anniversary.

2017

DESI receives a Finch-Henry Job Corps center contract as the first contingency operator.

2016

DESI obtains grant with the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services and partners with Veterans First, Ltd., to help women veterans successfully return to civilian life.

2016

DSI secures Ramp Control Tower Services management for SeaTac.

2012

Exodyne, Inc., celebrates its 30th anniversary.

2008

DSI commences contract with Detroit Metro Airport to expand aviation services into ramp control and gate management.

2007

Exodyne, Inc., celebrates its 25th anniversary.

1990

DSI’s Dynamic Educational Systems division procures 11 new contracts with the U.S. Department of Labor and is incorporated as Dynamic Educational Systems, Inc. (DESI) on 20 September 1990*.

1986

Exodyne, Inc., forms Exodyne Properties, Inc. (EPI) on 1 May 1986: a real estate management and investment vehicle.

1985

DSI begins to work with youth as a Department of Labor contractor.

1982

Ralph Rockow forms Exodyne, Inc., and purchases DSI in October 1982.

1976

Talley Industries, Inc., purchases DSI.

1972

Ultrasystems, Inc., acquires DSI in March.

1971

vSER moves to a new test facility at 19th Ave. and Pinnacle Peak Road.

1968

Dynamic Science, Inc. (DSI), a division of Marshall Industries, purchases AvSER. Ralph Rockow joins DSI.

1966

AvSER performs crashworthy fuel systems for rotary-wing aircraft.

1966

AvSER completes advanced testing on aircraft crew restraint seating and helmet systems.

1965

AvSER carries out aircraft crash tests using simulated nuclear payloads.

1964

AvSER conducts the first aircraft test using passenger airbags.

1960

AvCIR broadens its scope and changes its name to Aviation Safety Engineering and Research (AvSER).

1959

The Flight Safety Foundation assumes ownership of AvCIR.

1957

AvCIR moves from New York to the Deer Valley Airport in Phoenix, Arizona.

1942

From 1942 to 1959, DSI focuses on the collection of aviation crash test data through direct accident investigation and AvCIR program agency participation.

1942

DSI is established to assist in the Cornell University Medical College crash injury research project.

1942

DeHaven becomes Cornell University Medical College research associate, which leads to formation of Aviation Crash Injury Research group (AvCIR).

1937

The U.S. Navy asks DeHaven to make its planes safer.

1917

Hugh DeHaven is injured in an airplane training flight and begins to research aviation safety.

* From 1985 to 1990, DESI was a division of Dynamic Science, Inc. (DSI). It ran the DOL contracts under DSI until 1990, when it was incorporated in September 1990.