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About Us | Acumen Dynamics

About Us

We are a collection of intellectually and culturally diverse executives, entrepreneurs, scholars and thought leaders who work at the intersection of people, technology, and enterprise. Our approach is to bring rigorous, collaborative, and inclusive tools and techniques to support our client’s growth, development, and wellbeing.

David Pistrui

Founder and Managing Director

David Pistrui

Founder and Managing Director

David Pistrui, Ph.D., is an executive, entrepreneur, and educator with over 35 years of comprehensive experience serving the corporate, nonprofit, and education sectors. David possesses the ability to identify opportunities, solve problems, lead people, raise capital, and craft effective outcome-based strategies in a variety of contexts. He has a proven track record of documented results in the U.S., Europe, Middle East, Asia, and South America. David is on the faculty at Purdue University and the University of Detroit Mercy.

Darrell Kleinke

Engineer

Darrell Kleinke

Engineer

Darrell Kleinke, Ph.D., is an engineer, innovator, and educator with experience in the automotive, manufacturing, utility, and education sectors. Darrell is a mechanical engineer with deep knowledge of product development, systems engineering, and magnetostrictive sensors. Darrell is a full tenured professor at the University of Detroit Mercy College of Engineering & Science., Ph.D., is an engineer, innovator, and educator with experience in the automotive, manufacturing, utility, and education sectors. Darrell is a mechanical engineer with deep knowledge of product development, systems engineering, and magnetostrictive sensors. Darrell is a full tenured professor at the University of Detroit Mercy College of Engineering & Science.

Sandy Dietrich

Engineer

Sandy Dietrich

Engineer

Sandy Dietrich, Ph.D., is an industrial engineer, technologist, and executive with comprehensive experience in manufacturing, product design and organizational leadership. Sandy is an advocate for women in STEM and is certified expert in diversity, equity, and inclusion. She has extensive experience leading organizational change from the shop floor to the executive suite.

Shuvra Das

Engineer

Shuvra Das

Engineer

Shuvra Das, Ph.D., is an engineer, educator and thought leader. In addition to his deep academic experience, he worked in industry for many years. Shuvra is an expert in mechatronics, mechatronic modeling, and simulation. He has done extensive work related to electric and autonomous vehicles and is a full tenured professor at the University of Detroit Mercy.

Adam Barragato

Instructional designer

Adam Barragato

Instructional designer

Adam Barragato, Ph.D., is an instructional designer, educator, and entrepreneur. Adam brings a fresh and deep understanding of learning management platforms, pedagogical methods, and learning models to best serve a multi-generational workforce. His approach blends scholarly rigor with practical applications. Adam is on the faculty of Purdue University.

Jonathan Weaver

Engineer

Jonathan Weaver

Engineer

Jonathan Weaver, Ph.D., is an engineer, innovator, and educator. Jonathan has developed a series of unique innovation tools and techniques and has worked extensively in the manufacturing and defense sectors. He is an expert in product development and often utilizes biomimicry. Jonathan is a full tenured professor at the University of Detroit Mercy.

Dorothea Williams

Educator

Dorothea Williams

Educator

Dorothea Williams, M.A., is an educator, administrator, and trusted advisor to school systems across the U.S. Dorothea has broad and extensive experience ranging from the classroom, administrative suite, and system levels. Much of her work has focused on primary and secondary education focusing on urban environments and unrepresented communities.

Duane Spytman

Engineer

 

Duane Spytman

Engineer

Duane Spytman, M.S., is an engineer, executive and entrepreneur with extensive experience in the automotive, manufacturing and consulting fields. Duane is a leading expert in technological innovation, product development and executive leadership. He has served as an automotive executive leading the development and launch of a variety of vehicle platforms.