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Darrel Sandall

Darrel Sandall

Florida Institute of Technology

Darrel L. Sandall, Ph.D., has 15 years as an executive with two defense contractors as well as two years as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Technology Leadership and Innovation at Purdue University. Prior to coming to FIT, Darrel served as the Chief Operating Officer of Xtreme Alternative Defense Systems, LTD. In his role with XADS, Darrel managed the daily operations and government contracting of the company as well as managed the intellectual property portfolio and provided strategic leadership as part of the executive team. Prior to joining the faculty of Purdue, Dr. Sandall was the Chief Skills Officer (CSO) for SkillsNET Corporation, one of the Top 500 fastest growing companies in the United States in 2006 as recognized by Inc Magazine. As CSO, Darrel managed the research, development and implementation of the personnel science solutions provided by SkillsNET, and was involved with developing and implementing technology-based manpower, personnel and training solutions for corporate and governmental clients, including numerous multi-million dollar FFP, CPFF and T&M contracts for the U.S. Department of Defense. Darrel also directed the development and management of SkillsNET’s intellectual property portfolio, including co-inventing systems and methods covered by 13 patent applications. In his career, he has worked for 10 years in the field of Industrial-Organizational Psychology and managed numerous national and global consulting efforts that focused on optimizing the workforce for the client organizations in the commercial, government, and non-profit sectors. He has worked with clients such as the U.S. Navy, U.S. Naval Reserves, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Federal Aviation Administration, the General Services Administration, the Canadian Combined Armed Forces, the European Union, Cisco Systems, M-i SWACO, IEEE, Alliant Techsystems (ATK), CitiFinancial Mortgage North America, Plateau Systems, CSRG, First Hawaiian Bank, the National Shipbuilding Research Program, the American Job Link Alliance, and numerous state governments. Dr. Sandall’s research and publication stream focuses on the intersection of innovation, technology and personnel competencies, and has produced works related to the science of innovation, Product Lifecycle Managment, and Knowledge/Skill/Ability/Competency identification and management.