11/01/2013: IAI Acquires Pacific Defense Solutions, LLC
Virginia – Integrity Applications Incorporated (IAI) announced today that it has acquired Pacific Defense Solutions, LLC (PDS). PDS is located in Kihei, Maui and
specializes in space surveillance and scientific technical services. IAI is an award-winning nationwide engineering
and software services company supporting the intelligence community and other civil, defense and commercial customers. The
acquisition of PDS by IAI unites the strengths of both organizations in such a way that the combined company will be able
to achieve opportunities that neither organization could have achieved individually. Working together as a single
business entity, IAI and PDS will be better positioned to support customer mission areas and requirements, now and in the
“PDS’s leadership team has done an outstanding job building a solid and successful organization
with the knowledge and expertise necessary to provide customers with the tools and technology for space situational awareness
and space control,” said IAI Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Joseph L. Brickey. “Both IAI and
PDS share a strong commitment to Above and Beyond customer results and company cultures that are fueled by innovation and
technical excellence. By joining forces, we will leverage the strengths of both organizations to deliver customers
with superior products, tools and resources that exceed customer expectations and demands.”
"IAI and PDS
together will provide even greater value for our customers and more opportunities for our employees,” said Wesley Freiwald,
President of PDS. “IAI’s high quality system engineering, integration and acquisition expertise
as well as their innovation software solutions compliment the services and solutions offered by PDS today. Both
companies share a strong commitment to world-class service and customer-focused results. This merger is an opportunity
to glean the best from each company and improve upon what we bring to all of our customers.”
IAI has established
a new PDS Business Area within the IAI Program Operations team. The IAI PDS Business Area is led by Wesley Freiwald
and is based in Kihei, Maui. By creating a PDS Business Area, IAI ensures continuity for PDS customers and employees.
IAI is also demonstrating its commitment to grow business in Maui and in the state of Hawaii. Over time, IAI will add
customers and employees to the PDS Business Area, enhancing its ability to deliver results for all customers and increasing
opportunities for employees, both in Hawaii and nationwide.
3/11/2011: Feb. 23 marked
SMC's transfer of satellite control authority of the Space Based Space Surveillance (SBSS) system to the 1st Space Operations
Squadron, signaling the start of the satellite's operational duty. PDS was heavily involved with the system analysis during
on orbit testing and characterization. PDS is actively involved with supporting lead integrator, Boeing.
PDS placed 7th in the Pacific Business News fastest 50 growing businesses in Hawaii in 2009. CEO Wes Freiwald attributes PDS’s
success with having true subject matter experts and a world class staff that have passion for their work. Wes states, "We've
been both tactical and strategic, and have been blessed with great timing and a little bit of luck."
PDS was selected as the winner of the Mayor's Small Business Awards in the category of a small business with 11 to 50
06/11/2009: To accommodate growth in staff and technology, PDS has moved offices and
is now located at the Park Plaza in the Maui Research and Technology Park.
06/15/2008: PDS is
now an official sponsor to the AMOS technical conference. PDS president, Wes Freiwald, will be the technical co-chair at this
year's event. http://www.amostech.com/
04/04/2008: The SBSS program receives Office of Security of Defense approval to proceed to launch.
PDS is actively involved with supporting lead integrator, Boeing, in the development and testing of the on board algorithms,
high fidelity scene simulation, and other technical efforts.
01/04/2008: Website is online. Please
check back for new information in the coming weeks.
05/09/2007: PDS wins BAA, 07-DE-02, Light
Innovation Technologies, Topic Area 1 - Real-time Optical Surveillance Applications (ROSA).