Mr. McBane has over 25 years of executive leadership experience in both the Technology and Defense-related industries serving in key Engineering, Operations and Product Lifecycle roles. In these roles, Doug has delivered industry-leading technologies in both the HDD and Semi industries, successfully transitioning designs from development into high volume manufacturing - on time, on cost, on quality - leveraging global supply chains supporting Tier 1 Automotive and Consumer Electronic customers. Further, using operational discipline, he has been instrumental in growing revenue in businesses from $250M to over $1B+ while improving product margins through aggressive cost and yield management and navigating multiple acquisitions and integrations.
These talents trace back to a 30-year Navy career as a Navy Captain, having completed multiple command tours. Doug served as an S-3B aviator and later supported the Naval Air Systems Command with the development and fielding of such systems as the F-35, P-8A and E-6B. Additionally, Doug holds advanced degrees in Engineering and Business and has been published in industry and government journals presenting unique research results and sharing development and recommendations of best-in-class business practices.
Doug is married and has two adult children.
Doug is excited to be part of the Owl AI Leadership Team, and bring lifesaving technology that will impact people’s lives daily to market. This is an opportunity of a lifetime and is deeply, personally rewarding.
When I'm not working you can find me participating in a range of outdoor activities including; skiing, boating and hiking.
I am passionate about “paying it forward” and supporting the entrepreneurial startup community. I enjoy mentoring new leaders, developing new technologies and helping businesses scale.