Our Management Team

Dale Porter

Principal Owner

Mr. Porter brings 30 years of executive management experience in manufacturing, finance, program management, business development, mergers and acquisitions, and engineering. As a prior executive with the Siemens Corporation, Mr. Porter’s positions ranged from Chief Financial Officer to Director of Manufacturing. Mr. Porter was responsible for several significant programs in both the commercial space and government contracting. Mr. Porter played a key role in the Department of Homeland Security’s first large scale program which resulted from the September 11 attacks. Mr. Porter has managed the construction of new manufacturing facilities, has operated and outfitted several manufacturing operations, and has been responsible for the R & D of new products. Mr. Porter has led several successful business start-ups as well as the acquisition of several companies. Mr. Porter has a B.A. in Liberal Arts, an M.B.A. from Indiana University, and holds two patents for material handling systems.

Tony Vaticalos

Director of Business Development

Mr. Vaticalos is an owner of Tiburon Associates, and the Director of Business Development. Mr. Vaticalos has been responsible for the award of several significant programs for the organization.

Mr. Vaticalos has extensive experience in managing multiple Manufacturing Technology projects for the U.S. Army’s Material Command (AMC) and Aviation & Missile Command (AMCOM), including the Rotary wing Aircraft Sustainment Program(RWASP) and the Advanced Manufacturing and Maintenance Program (AMMO). Each of these programs were multi-year technology initiatives designed to modernize the U.S. Army;s Depot Capabilities by inserting critical technologies to enhance capabilities and reduce costs.

Mr. Vaticalos has considerable experience in supply chain management with credentials in programs management and acquisition logistics and has executed supply chain programs at the retail, wholesale, and corporate levels. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force’s Wholesale Logistics Supply Functional Experience Program and holds a bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Wayland Baptist University.

Tyler Pimental

Operations Manager

Mr. Pimental is a graduate from the University of South Alabama. He currently manages Tiburon’s 100,000 sq. ft. office and warehouse complex in Huntsville, Alabama where he is responsible for the quality control and inventory management of all PATRIOT Missile product. He oversees the inspection, testing and upgrade of PATRIOT Missile System components and Major End Items. Mr. Pimental is Tiburon’s Team Lead and Specialist for the planning and execution of all PATRIOT (FMS) Foreign Military Sales deliveries and installations around the world. Mr. Pimental resides in Huntsville, Alabama and serves as the primary contact for the USG IFMC PATRIOT Program Management Staff.

Scott Shaw

Engineering Manager

Mr. Shaw is a graduate of New Orleans University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

With Tiburon for several years, Mr. Shaw has served as Design Engineer, Project Manager and Engineering Manager. While at Tiburon, Mr. Shaw has been responsible for the project management of a $100 million program for the design and manufacture of specialized transmission test equipment for Army helicopters. Mr. Shaw supports several Patriot Missile programs in both project management and engineering.

Formerly with Eaton Aerospace, Mr. Shaw supported engineering programs for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and the International Space Station. Mr. Shaw is a dedicated individual with excellent management skills and attention to detail.

Meghan Elliot

Manager of Program Management

Ms. Elliott is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a dual Bachelor of Science degree in Corporate Finance and Operations / Supply Chain.

She has held her Project Management Professional (PMP) certification since 2015. Primarily serving various PATRIOT missile programs since 2014, Ms. Elliott specializes in providing robust program process analytics and risk management. Well-versed in project planning, communication and contract management she has greatly enjoyed working with multiple stakeholders to identify and mitigate challenges in executing multi-year programs. Her experience has allowed her to support more than a dozen foreign agencies in complex procurement of high dollar defense equipment through Foreign Military Sales (FMS). Core responsibilities include requirement traceability throughout each program and development of documentation for key communication working groups / management.