About Us

Robert Pavlik

Robert Pavlik

CEO

Bob has grown both non-profit and corporate enterprises and is known for pushing boundaries. Previously the VP of marketing for both MBNA and Bank of America, he signed and marketed brands such as The Ohio State, PGA Tour, Volkswagen, Detroit Red Wings and the Rock Hall.

Bob has successfully innovated profitable new products, drove exceptional marketing results, is a successful venture capital investor and raised substantial sums for charitable organizations. He has been an active community volunteer, donor, mentor and Board member during his career. Bob has a marketing degree from Youngstown State and an MBA from John Carroll University.

robert.pavlik@dependalite.com

David Pavlik

David Pavlik

COO

As our COO, Dave has always had an inquisitive mind. From the time he could walk, Dave was often found dissecting different mechanical items to find out “how they worked”. Through countless endeavors, Dave bridged the gap between engineering and business by playing a leadership role and having the vision to move technical projects forward. Dave is a materials engineer at the Air Force Research Lab at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, has a mechanical engineering degree from Ohio University and is working to finish his Master’s degree from Cornell University.

david.pavlik@dependalite.com

Shane Smith

Shane Smith

CDO

Shane is our chief product designer. He can take any idea drawn on a napkin and make it manufacturing ready in CAD. He is also our resident politician as he can make anyone feel welcome and understood. The team has several new products we hope to bring to market (some of them lifesaving) and Shane will convert our creativity to manufacturable products! He has a mechanical engineering degree from Ohio University and currently works at the Air Force Research Lab Sensors Directorate at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

shane.smith@dependalite.com