Our Team

The KDY Team

We understand that in a service business, our primary assets are our people and our reputation. At KDY, we make a great effort to find the most qualified individuals for each position. With our strong commitment to client success, we have built a team of individuals passionate about solving problems and achieving effective results.

Douglas McVey, Senior Automation Design Engineer - Doug holds a master's degree in engineering physics from Cornell University, where he graduated summa cum laude, and a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Amherst College. Doug is a Certified LabVIEW Architect, Certified TestStand Developer, and a National Instruments Certified Professional Instructor. He is also a recognized expert LabVIEW developer with 16 years of industry experience. Doug has lectured on LabVIEW programming topics at National Instruments events, provided custom LabVIEW training to many KDY clients, and works closely with National Instruments to improve products and prepare product demonstrations.

Allan Salant, Senior Electrical Engineer - Allan holds a master's degree in management from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University. As a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with more than 17 years of industry experience as an electrical engineer and project manager, Allan is an expert in quality management systems. Prior to co-founding KDY, he was a Senior Product Engineering Manager at Cree, a world leader in LED-based lighting technology.

Byron "Kit" Goode, Automation Engineering Specialist - Kit is an expert at machining, welding, drafting, electrical work, pneumatics, hydraulics, and has over 13 years of experience in the field. Kit holds a Welding Technical Diploma, as well as a Machining Technical Diploma from Forsyth Technical Community College and is currently an instructor at Durham Tech Shop in Durham, NC. Prior to working at KDY, he was a CAD Draftsman, Welder, and CNC programmer for Fuel Tech Inc.

Carlos Arango, Automation Design Engineer - Carlos holds a master’s degree in mechanical and systems engineering as well as a bachelor’s degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Cornell University. He is a Certified LabView Developer and has over four years’ experience in development and deployment of automation systems utilizing the latest Rockwell and Allen Bradley products. Carlos originally joined KDY in 2009 before taking a position as design engineer and project manager at Michelin, where he was able to expand his electro-mechanical and ControlLogix skills.

Kimberly Hodes, Executive Assistant - Kimberly holds a degree in Advertising Design from FIT in New York. In addition, she went on to study CAD and 3D design at Brick Computer Science Institute in NJ. Prior to joining KDY Automation, Kimberly worked at such companies as Lucent Technologies and Barnes & Noble Booksellers. She brings with her several years of experience in the areas of administration, management, document control and CAD drafting.