Dos Santos International was founded in 1997 on the experience and accomplishments of its name sake, Joseph A. Dos Santos. Recognized as a high tech leader in materials handling and engineering, DSI approaches the future with optimism and confidence.
Great confidence is placed in the DSI officers and Personnel. Each brings unique strengths that complement and leverage the others so that DSI is more than the sum of the highly qualified individuals, it is a team with unity of vision and direction and diverse capabilities to focus on the common objective.
Joseph is the founder and president of DSI and has a B.S. and Masters of Civil Engineering from Cornell University. He has published several major study reports on high angle conveyors and has written numerous technical articles on modern continuous haulage systems and equipment. He is the inventor on three US and foreign patents covering the HAC® High Angle Conveyor and is inventor of the DSI Snake Sandwich belt conveyor system. Joseph is a registered professional engineer and a member of the society of Mining Engineers.
Marc has a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering with Information Technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined DSI as a partner on May 1, 2004. Marc was an important part of DSI at its founding in 1997, organizing much of the company's computer and communications systems. Since 2004, he has played a major role in the development and optimization of many company processes and analysis tools. He has worked through the development of a number of DSI Snakes, and been deeply involved in various consulting and upgrade projects. He has represented DSI at a number of Snake Conveyor start-ups from Australia to the Arctic Circle.
Marc joined DSI from Midé Technology located in Medford, Massachusetts, where he worked in high-tech projects involving piezoelectrics, smart materials, fuel injection for jet fighters and lab software development. His experience and expertise will now serve DSI’s high-tech systems and services. Marc will take on engineering responsibilities including software development.
Amy is a 2004 graduate of the University of Alabama where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations. While at the University of Alabama, Amy served as creative director for the Uvote 2004 campaign, an outreach to young unregistered voters. After graduation, Amy worked at a Birmingham, Ala. radio station as a creative writer and promotions coordinator. During her two year stint, she lined up many on air interviews with several influential people such as, Senator Trent Lott and Fox News Contributor and former Clinton aid, Dick Morris to name a few. She was also responsible for interviews with sport figures like Charles Barkley. During her time with the news talk station, Amy also organized promotional appearance for the hosts of the all news talk station which reached from Birmingham to the borders of Tennessee, Mississippi and Georgia. During the gubernatorial election, Amy organized a voter registration campaign, registering hundreds of Alabamians to vote, some for the first time. Fluent in Portuguese and proficient in Spanish, Amy has traveled and interacted in various cultures. She continues to excel journalistically with publish announcements world-wide. Amy serves as Marketing Manager supporting the representation of DSI worldwide and fulfilling all advertising and office duties.
John is a 2009 graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology where he obtained a bachelors degree in Civil Engineering. While at Georgia Tech, John was the social chair for the Alpha Nu Chapter of Theta Chi. He volunteered at local men’s shelter, as well as volunteering and participating in several other charitable events throughout Atlanta. One of his most notable contributions involves his work with the Shirlock Foundation. Named for Jonathan Shirlock, who lost his battle with leukemia, the foundation was started to help ease the financial burden faced by college students diagnosed with leukemia. After graduation, John began work has a Field Engineer with Engineering Consulting Services Southeast, LLC in Marietta, GA performing various engineering task at job sites throughout the state.
John will serve as a Civil/Structural Engineer, helping to develop projects, and generate business for Dos Santos International.