Leadership and Contacts

FyeattsFredrick Yeatts received a B. S degree from the U. S. Naval Academy in 1959, a M. S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1964 and a Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University in 1970. After being commissioned into the Air Force he worked as a missile operations officer and subsequently for the remainder of his Air Force career as an electrical engineer assigned primarily in large system acquisitions. His varied Air Force assignments included development and deployment of receivers for electromagnetic detection of nuclear weapons testing, development of very high energy electrical power devices for an airborne electric discharge laser system and development of PAVE PAWS, the large ground based phased array radar systems for surveillance, detection and warning of submarine launched ballistic missile radar. After the completion of his military service he initially worked at Riverside Research Institute in support of development of large shipboard phased array radar imaging system and other systems engineering work.

In 1985 Dr. Yeatts founded the successful Applied Research and Engineering Corporation (ARE) and its successor, Sensors and Communications (Sencom), in 1992. These companies heavily supported a variety of Air Force development, testing and operation of communications, radar and computer systems. Sencom also designed, built and successfully fielded an autonomous remotely located alerting system for detection of border crossing violations in addition to supporting the operation and data analysis of several large computer government systems.

After the acquisition and transition of Sencom by the Titan Corp, which subsequently was acquired by the L-3 Communications, Dr. Yeatts has heavily supported the research for remediation of hearing losses and macular degeneration by Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. His primary interests include environmental conservation and new technologies especially those used in medicine.


Patricia Foland is a CEO and President for ITRI. She has a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Instrumentation from Antonio Narino University (Bogota, Columbia). She lectured at both the Manuela Beltran University and the Antonio Narino University (both in Bogotá, Columbia) acting as an academic expert on theoretical electrical engineering topics.

staceyStacey Standridge is the ITRI Vice President for Government Services. She received a PhD in chemistry from Northwestern University, where she researched photovoltaics using silver nanoparticles. She is currently researching the nexus of food, water and energy