Jon E. Dionne joined SDi in 2021 as General Manager and Director of the Mission Software Solutions business unit. As such, he is responsible for managing the business unit’s contracts, people, customer satisfaction, and financial goals. His duties include coordinating business development opportunities and strategies, while maintaining full responsibility for the business unit, including profitability, product management, budgeting, and business unit operations.
Prior to joining SDi, Jon worked at RDA, Inc. for twenty-five years, as a member of the technical staff, a site and department manager, and as Vice President of Engineering. Jon served as Principal Investigator of many Phase I SBIR topics (R&D), successfully transitioning many such topics to Phase II (prototype) and to Phase III (fleet products). RDA’s key product is LCAP, a Low-Cost Advanced Processor suite, used to command, record, and process all current and experimental U.S. Navy sonobuoys.
As Site Manager from 2004–2015, Jon assembled the talented team of software developers and system designers overseeing LCAP’s development and personally developed LCAP’s acoustic analysis display. LCAP has successfully flown onboard P-3 and P-8 aircraft for twenty years, and it maintains a vibrant path forward. As RDA’s Vice President of Engineering from 2015–2021, Jon oversaw staffing, tasking, and budgeting for RDA, including all engineering development efforts. Jon regularly met with RDA’s customers to review program status, outlook, and planning for all RDA activities, keeping RDA on schedule and under budget.
Jon graduated from Brigham Young University in 1990, with Master’s and B.S. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering, with an emphasis on Digital Signal Processing and Data Communications. He began his career at IBM / Loral Federal Systems as an associate engineer and scientist in R&D in Manassas, Virginia.
Jon grew up on the Tulalip Indian Reservation, just west of Marysville, Washington. Jon and his wife, Lisa, met in high school, married in college, and raised their family in Northern Virginia. They have four married daughters, a son starting college, and five beautiful grandchildren. Jon served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving the people of France and French-speaking Switzerland.