Meet the TDSX Team

Edward Larson, CEO & Founder

Ed is the Founder of Tampa Deep-Sea Xplorers. His professional experience, working for a variety of large and small companies, includes roles as an aircraft mechanic, life support technician, engineering technician, a CAD draftsman, network engineer, systems administrator, and a technical trainer. He has worked for a number of fortune 500 companies including: AT&T, Southern Company, Georgia Pacific, and Cisco Systems.

Ed is an entrepreneur and has founded several companies. He is a former President of the Atlanta Hobby Robot Club and has been working with robotics for over 20 years. Ed holds two Bachelor of Science degrees in Math and Computer Science and holds a Master of Science degree in International Business, from Georgia State University. He is bilingual and speaks German in addition to English.

Dennis Lorence, Mechanical Engineer

Dennis has over 30 years in software development and management experience across multiple platforms, software packages and development tools. He has additional experience in electronics, mechanical/electro-mechanical engineering, automotive mechanics, 3D design and 3D printing.

Dennis has strong application analysis, problem solving, design coding and database skills. He is responsible for design and printing of all custom parts required for our Barracuda AUV through the use of Fusion360 and FDM/Resin printers. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Professional Management from Nova University graduating as salutatorian.

Dr. Joseph R. Daum, Program Manager

Joe has a Doctorate of Business Administration. He has over 30 years of experience supporting the development and acquisition of weapon systems for the Air Force and United States Special Operations Command. Since his retirement in 2013 he has advised businesses in developing strategic business plans in support of their Government contract pursuits. He has over 20 years of experience teaching a variety of subjects to include research methods, statistics, project management, and supply chain management.

Dr Daum provides program management, proposal development, business development, and market analysis support. Dr Daum will provide Program Management, Purchasing and Financial support as needed.