Dayton T. Brown, Jr. announced the promotion of Jim Kelly to president of Dayton T. Brown, Inc. effective Jan. 1.
His new role encompasses the direction of the entire corporation and responsibility for all three divisions — Technical Services, Engineering and Test, and Mission Systems, as well as all general and administrative services and support functions.
DTB, operating for more than 70 years is a leader in the fields of testing, engineering, logistics, technical publications and military mission systems.
The company was founded in 1950 and is headquartered on 32 acres in Bohemia. Today, the company is composed of three divisions, whose operations are widely diversified yet complement one another.
Since joining the company, Kelly has been promoted multiple times in recognition of the talent and capabilities he brings to the team. He joined DTB in 2008 as a business development manager for the Technical Services Division.
He was named vice president for sales and marketing, Technical Services Division in 2010, and senior vice president for corporate sales and marketing in 2014.
In 2015 he was named senior vice president/general manager, Technical Services Division. His most recent appointment in December, 2020 was executive vice president — managing all three divisions.
While his full-time employment at DTB began in 2008, his relationship and roots began much earlier when he attended activities at the company as a child with his dad, Jim Kelly, Sr. who also worked there.
While pursuing his college degree, he worked in the paint shop in the Manufacturing Division and fulfilled many other roles as a summer hire between semesters, strengthening his knowledge and commitment to DTB.