Dr. David Cullin

Teledyne FLIR Defense
Vice President, Technology & Product Management
2022 CBRN Defense Conference and Exhibition : Industry's Perspective on Driving Change in CBRN Operations for the Future Panel

Dr. David Cullin is Vice President of Technology and Product Management for Teledyne FLIR Defense. In this role, he leads a team focused on product innovation and developing transformative customer solutions to grow the company’s market position. He also serves as General Manager of Teledyne FLIR’s Detection business, comprising a wide range of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) sensors, as well as systems integration capability, all mainly serving the global defense and security markets.

Prior to his current role, Dave has served in many capacities within the company. He was General Manager of the Teledyne FLIR Defense Unmanned and Integrated Solutions business, overseeing a broad portfolio of unmanned aerial and ground systems. Before Teledyne Technologies acquired FLIR Systems in 2021, Dave was General Manager of FLIR’s CBRNE business unit, where he developed and brought to market a suite of CBRNE sensors and integrated systems. Previously, he served as CBRNE’s Vice President of Global Business Development. Earlier, Dave was Chief Technology Officer of FLIR Government Systems after they acquired ICx Technologies, which he had joined in 2005.

Before moving to the private sector, Dave enjoyed a successful 15-year career with the U.S. Department of Defense, starting in 1991 as a Research Chemist with the Naval Surface Warfare Center. In 1996, he assumed duties as NSWCDD Project Manager of the Air Base/Port Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration Program, supporting the Joint Program Office for Biological Defense (JPO-BD). Later renamed Portal Shield ACTD, the program is currently fielded to multiple sites worldwide. In 1998, Dave was named Director of JPO-BD’s Critical Re-agents Program, where he managed procurement and fielding for all of DoD’s re-agent-based consumables as well as a robust research and development effort. From 2002 until 2005, he served as Director of Technology at the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense, focused on transitioning new technologies into advanced development and procurement programs.

Dave earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, and his master’s and doctorate degrees in Physical Chemistry from The Ohio State University.