DVTI offers its customers the ability to transition innovative product improvements from idea to proof-of-concept and execute the solution in a production environment. With its team of researchers and engineers continuously engaged in the future needs of our customers, DVTI can provide integrated engineering and product development services for coating-enhanced components and devices. Using its state of the art production coating facility, DVTI delivers production-ready coating development services and coating application services to its customers.



To develop and apply the next generation of advanced coatings. DVTI is utilizing Directed Vapor Deposition (DVD), an advanced approach for vapor depositing high quality coatings. This process is capable of depositing thin or thick films with highly controlled compositions and architectures onto line-of-sight and non-line-of-sight (NLOS) regions of complex components.


“To utilize the unique capabilities of the DVD process to create competitive advantages for our customers.” -Harry Burns, President and CEO


Harry Burns

Harry Burns

Chief Executive Officer

As President and Chief Executive Officer, Harry A. Burns, has over thirty years experience as a senior executive in industry. He has served as CEO of an international manufacturing company with revenues in excess of $500 million and is experienced with the start up of new technology spin-off companies and the commercialization of new technologies.

Derek Hass

Derek Hass

Vice President of Research and Development

Dr. Derek Hass received a B.Sc. in Metallurgical Engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1993. A M.S. degree was received from the University of Virginia in 1996 and a Ph. D. degree in 2001. From 2001-2002 he was employed as a research scientist in the Intelligent Processing of Materials Laboratory at the University of Virginia. His research interests include the development of a novel electron beam-directed vapor deposition (EB-DVD) technique. He is also involved in the development of combinatorial synthesis techniques using DVD. Dr Hass is currently the P.I. on multiple government research contracts for DVTI, has published 9 papers and is an inventor on 6 pending patents.