Deane Joyce is an Adviser for Stavatti Aerospace Ltd joining the Stavatti team in 2010. Deane was born the third son of Richard and Elizabeth Joyce in Port Augusta, South Australia, in 1969. Soon after his family moved to the East Coast of Australia, settling in the internationally diverse university town of Armidale.
At age three Deane began a long and successful association with all things to do with water. His father was building a boat when Deane asked whether he could sail on the boat with him. Deane’s father told him he would have to be able to swim 50 meters, before he could. True to form, on his 4th birthday Deane swam 50 meters freestyle and promptly demanded his first crewing position.
At age 11 Deane won his first solo sailing race. In school Deane loved to learn as much about everything as he could, reveling in extra curricular activities. In addition to being at various times Captain of the Soccer, Basketball, and Cricket teams, Deane studied drama for 4 years in an after High School program and developed his own games on an old “Vic 20” personal computer.
By age 18 Deane was ready for bigger challenge and enlisted as a Rating (Deck Boy) in the Australian Merchant Navy. A year later he secured a 250,000 AUD Scholarship and became an Office Trainee or Deck Cadet with the Australian National Line. Within four years Deane had earned the prestigious rank of Senior Cadet (the highest ranking cadet in the Australian fleet). As an Officer, Deane once more excelled, making 2nd mate (No.3 in charge) within 5 years of joining the Merchant Navy. By the age of 27 he racked up enough sea time to be 6 months away from his Master’s “ticket” (a feat often not normally achieved until the mid-30s). During his time at sea as an Officer, Deane, unarmed, thwarted two pirate attacks with no loss of life or injury to his vessel. He also set a world record for most container moves with non-computerized gear (48 moves per hour) while using union labor (the record at the time using computerized non-union labor was 56 moves per hour in the port of Osaka).
During his last few years at sea, when in Australia, Deane lectured at James Cook University, on Meteorology, Ship Engineering Structures, and Navigation. Deane would probably still be enjoying his successful career at sea if not for one thing. He fell in love with and married an American girl who wanted to make a life together on land. In 1999, after a year’s stay in Australia with his new wife, Deane found himself living in the suburbs of Washington, DC and looking for a new career on land. Deane used his flexible disposition and computer experience to take a job in e-commerce programming for Daly Computers, of Gaithersburg MD.
In March 2002 Deane incorporated Cru.cx, Inc., focused on development of his proprietary concept developing the hardware required to allow first responders to view information being transmitted to State Emergency Centers. This resulted in a 6 unit 2 man carry blade server cluster called “Mobilguard” capable of handling a quarter of the Pentagon’s voice telephone traffic. In April 2007 Deane co-founded Cermetica Holdings Inc where he served as CEO until August 2013. Focused on the development and commercialization of Georgia Tech co-developed non-carbothermic Titanium Diboride cermets, Deane Negotiated exclusive IP licenses to form the core multi-functional material nucleus of the company with the initial potential of over Five Billion in USD markets. Developed Applied Risk Space Analysis theory to create a quantitative predictive analysis methodology that could be applied to any system. Deane also negotiated 15 Million USD equity investment for a subsidiary valuing the company at 1Million USD per equity point. Deane Refined processes, defined logistic lines of supply to determine the most viable sites world wide, monitoring new talent and guiding development of new technology in materials, the application of materials in energy and mass production techniques. Deane interfaced with “Green Energy” industry leaders on a regular basis.
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