Over his long and successful career, Lev M. Dawson has been a leader in fields as diverse as computer architecture, control systems and instrumentation, battery technology, and agriculture. Mr. Dawson is a named inventor on numerous patents in the battery and power metering fields.

Lev Dawson is a member of the Board of Directors for Network Foundation Technologies, LLC whose NiFTyTV product promises to revolutionize online broadcasting by dramatically reducing the costs associated with large-scale live webcasting.

In 1994, Mr. Dawson established and became the owner of Dawson Farms, LLC. Dawson Farms, which is located in northeastern Louisiana, has grown to be one of the largest producers of sweet potatoes in the United States.

Mr. Dawson founded Valence Technology in 1989 where he served as the company’s Chief Executive Officer / Chief Technology Officer from 1989 to 1993 and again from 1997 to 1999. Building on the foundation laid by Mr. Dawson, Valence has grown to become a global leader in lithium phosphate energy storage solutions.

Prior to founding Valence, Mr. Dawson co-founded Robinton Products, Inc. in 1978 and served as its President, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer until 1988. Robinton Products manufactured solid-state meters and data retrieval systems for the electric utility industry.

In the mid-1970’s, Mr. Dawson held various positions with Moore Systems, Inc. – a subsidiary of Lardis and Gyr, Inc., including General Manager in 1973, Vice President in 1974, and President from 1975 to 1978. Moore Systems was an international supplier of control systems and instruments for the electric utility and communications industries.

In the early 1970’s, Mr. Dawson was with Fairchild Camera and Instruments Corporation. He held a number of positions at Fairchild including Director of Engineering, Director of Business Planning, and Director of Operations.

From 1966 until 1970, Mr. Dawson was employed by Westinghouse. While at Westinghouse, Mr. Dawson served as project director for the design of a new line of computers for scientific and process control applications. He led the design of the computer’s 16-bit central processing unit, memory subsystems, process control subsystems, secondary storage subsystems and various I/O subsystems.

Mr. Dawson graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (formerly the University of Southwestern Louisiana) in 1966. His interests include skiing, history, and flying. He is actively involved with promoting primary and secondary education in his local community.

Building on the foundation laid by Mr. Dawson, Valence has grown to become a global leader in lithium phosphate energy storage solutions.
He led the design of the computer’s 16-bit central processing unit, memory subsystems, process control subsystems, secondary storage subsystems and various I/O subsystems.
Over his long and successful career, Lev M. Dawson has been a leader in fields as diverse as computer architecture, control systems and instrumentation, battery technology, and agriculture.