The VPI Team
VPI has assembled a team of excellent engineers who have many years of experience designing and developing electronic and mechanical systems. From the diverse backgrounds of our engineers working on many types of projects, VPI offers a wealth of talent and skills to your projects, products, and programs.
VPI has systems engineering and product development expertise to take projects and programs from initial concept to final manufactured product. Our engineers possess university degrees and experience in the following engineering disciplines:
- Electrical/Electronics Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Software/Firmware Engineering
- Manufacturing Engineering
Jeremy Williams, CEO
Jeremy Williams has over twenty years of experience in directing engineering research and developing advanced systems for a wide variety of applications. He has led numerous engineering teams in the design and development of multiple unmanned air and ground vehicle platforms, and multiple robotic systems for government subcontracts.
Paul Hepworth, CTO
For over 20 years, Mr. Hepworth has experience in developing real-time software and hardware systems and mission-critical applications software. At VPI he oversees all embedded systems firmware and real-time software development. He also has extensive experience in managing engineering teams.
Gary Olsen, Chief Marketing Officer
Gary Olsen oversees the marketing efforts of VPI. Since 2000, he has been responsible for all of VPI’s marketing strategy including competitive strategy/positioning, new services/product introduction, and company branding. He oversees the planning, development, and execution of company-wide sales and marketing initiatives.
Morgan Taylor, CFO
Mr. Taylor has been with VPI since 1998 serving in leadership roles. He currently serves as CFO, managing the financial aspects of the company. Morgan has a long-term commitment to the overall success of the company.
Jerry Scott, COO
As Chief Operating Officer at VPI, Jerry Scott is responsible for day-to-day operations. Joining VPI in 2015, Jerry uses his experience and leadership to focus on developing corporate programs and systems that support VPI’s workforce and leverages a strong project management background to help deliver technology-driven business services and solutions to meet the needs and interests of VPI and its customers. Jerry holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Arkansas, Monticello and he received his Masters of Business Administration from Amberton University.
Kurt Jensen, Vice President, Product Development
Kurt Jensen has led the successful product development of many products both domestically and internationally in a variety of small and large companies. Kurt loves to build things and it shows. He's a hands-on thinker and doer with a strong emphasis on practicality. Kurt is tenacious in seeking out the solution to the problem with the stamina to keep digging until he hits bedrock.
Kurt Olsen, Vice President of Business Development
Mr. Olsen acts in a sales role in developing new business and maintaining and building relationships with future potential clients. He has been involved in technical sales and business development for over 21 years, 5 of those years with VPI. His experience and insight drive new business opportunities for VPI Technology Group.