Secmation is a small business that provides engineering, technology, and tools to add information security to new and existing products. We specialize in emerging security applications that are not well served by traditional IT solutions. Our goal is to demystify security design, manage/develop it like any other technology, and keep product teams focused on the success of their product.
We are product developers first and security experts second. We understand the challenges product teams have and integrate with them providing our security experience to support a successful launch.
Hal Aldridge, Ph.D. CEO
I founded Secmation in 2016 based on my 20+ years of product development experience in applications including automation, defense, aerospace, and secure equipment. My background in gives Secmation a unique perspective on new applications of security in embedded systems with connectivity to the cloud. I have worked at high levels of responsibility as a Director of Engineering, as a Technical Director, and as a Chief Technology Officer. I have successfully led the design, development, and launch of high-security COMSEC equipment protecting critical networks from the most advanced attacks. I’ve also led the design and development of multiple robotic systems currently in use by Defense and Homeland Security organizations worldwide. I earned a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University specializing in Robotics and Fault Tolerant Control Systems. Outside of Secmation, I enjoy watching sports, cooking, and science fiction.
Executive Office Manager
I am the Executive Office Manager here at Secmation. I’m an HR and Business Operations professional with over a decade of experience working within the intricacies of people and business management. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my 2 sons who are always up for an adventure!
Business Development and Marketing Manager
I’m passionate about growing Secmation’s business portfolio and customer base. I want people to think of Secmation when they have cybersecurity and autonomous systems needs, or when they need a partner who they know will deliver every time. I’ve spent 15 years in the federal space as a civilian and a contractor. You can accomplish a lot more than you think when you put the right people in the right room, at the right time. Outside of business, I’m blessed with an amazing wife and three young kids who keep me on moving in all directions. I’m known in the gloom of early mornings as Repeato by my F3 buddies. I’m a sucker for a long ruck, some smoked swine, and a bourbon or two.
Fred Livingston, Ph.D.
I have been active in robotic autonomy systems for 20 years. As principal robotics, I have designed and prototyped Hardware and Software solutions for various industries, including medical devices and defense. The result has led me to multiple inventions, disclosures, commercial products, and patents. In 2021, I joined Secmation to develop embedded security solutions for uncrewed systems. I am currently developing a platform for the rapid design and development of secure modular uncrewed systems. I firmly believe the key to success is by pushing boundaries physically and mentally. When not in the office or co-working space, you can find me competing in challenges such as Badwater Ultra, IRONMAN, and Spartan.
I attended the University of Tennessee Knoxville and graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a M.S. in Computer Science. Worked at Boeing dealing with Linux deployment, simulations, and embedded computing. My work interests are Linux, networking/graph theory, embedded computing, machine learning, and devops. My non-work interests are sports, specifically football, basketball, baseball, and soccer, cooking, and spending time with my wife and daughter.
Senior Software Engineer
My background is in computer science and offensive cyber security. I'm working on Anneal, which aims to provide secure and real-time performance in an embedded system. I like staying active and have spent much of my time on breaking and hip-hop dance teams, enjoy surfing, cliff diving, and all things outdoors.
Senior Software Engineer
I graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Computer Engineering and have been working on embedded security software at Secmation since 2021. I have worked in aviation software since I graduated, participating in several FAA certified military and commercial products. I enjoy movies, board games, and grilling out while not chasing the kids around the house. Some of my more productive hobbies include DIY home improvement projects and 3D printing.
Dr. Roger Davis
Principal Embedded Systems Software Engineer
I’m currently working on hypervisor technology for embedded platforms. I work mostly remotely from home which is on the Nature Coast of Florida surrounded by the woods and wildlife. I enjoy having extended family living nearby, casual bicycling, and have a personal interest in ancient Biblical languages.