G. Ward Paxton
G. Ward Paxton is co-founder of the Company and serves as Chairman of the Board for Intrusion Inc. Ward has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director since the Company’s inception in September 1983 and served as Chief Financial Officer from 1983 until 1994. Prior to founding the Company, Ward was Vice President of Honeywell Optoelectronics, a division of Honeywell, Inc., from 1978 to 1983. From 1969 to 1978, Ward was Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Spectronics, Inc., which was acquired by Honeywell, Inc. in 1978. Prior to founding Spectronics, Inc., he held various managerial and technical positions at Texas Instruments Incorporated from 1959 to 1969. Ward holds Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. degrees in Physics from the University of Oklahoma.
T. Joe Head
Co-Founder, Vice President
Joe Head is co-founder of the Company and has served as a director since the Company’s inception in September 1983. Joe was named Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors in June 2000 and was named Vice Chairman and Vice President on February 14, 2003. He also served as Senior Vice President from 1983 until 1998 and Executive Vice President from 1998 until June 2000. Prior to co-founding the Company, Joe held the positions of Product Marketing Manager and Marketing Engineer of Honeywell Optoelectronics from 1980 to 1983. He holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A & M University.
Michael L. Paxton
CFO, Vice President
Michael Paxton joined the Company on August 13, 2002 as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer. Michael was also employed by the Company from 1986 until May 1998. He previously held positions with the Company as Vice President and Secretary from 1996 to 1998, Controller of Finance and Accounting from 1987 to 1996 and Accounting Manager from 1986 to 1987. From 1998 to August 2002, Michael worked in Venture Capital as General Partner with Paxton Ventures, L.P. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma.
VP of Sales and Operations
Garry L. Hemphill joined the company on February 14, 2003 as Vice President of Sales and Operations. Garry was previously employed with the company from 1984 to 2000, serving first as Director and then Vice President of Operations. From 2000 to 2001 he was President and Chief Executive Officer of VHB Technologies, Inc., a Richardson, Texas-based start-up. Garry has also acted as an independent consultant to contract manufacturers in the area of business development with his background that covers over 20 years in the data networking arena.