Brandon Card is the Executive Director of DATC (Defense Automotive Technologies Consortium)
Card is responsible for the curation of DATC’s strategic business and technical direction and together with the board of directors, drives long-term goals and objectives.
Throughout his career, Card established himself as a recognized leader with significant experience in federal and defense business heavily focused upon ground vehicle system prototype development leading programs, departments and related products and service lines.
Prior to joining DATC, Card lead all aspects of pursuits and operations at a R&D facility as program manager with ASRC Federal for 10 years. While there, he provided direction for 50 technical personnel across multiple geographic locations with skillsets ranging from electrical, mechanical, software and systems engineers and technicians supporting Department of Defense (DoD) customers predominantly located within Michigan. Card also served one-year terms on the ASRC Federal PM Council reporting to the Chief Operating Officer as well as the Infrastructure and Logistics Services Group Chief Technology Officer on the ASRC Federal Technology Committee.
During the ten years prior to joining ASRC Federal, Card worked within a division of Koniag Corporation serving as a lead engineer, engineering manager and program manager supporting DoD ground vehicle system research and development programs.
Card has a Master of Science degree in Information Systems Management from Lawrence Technological University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Product Development and Engineering Technology from Ferris State University.
DATC is an affiliate of SAE ITC. Its mission is to utilize SAE’s deep connections with the mobility community. DATC provides the government a streamlined acquisition methodology to leverage all the latest automotive, heavy duty and aerospace technologies, thus enabling the government to modernize in the most expeditious and efficient manner.