Global Management Team

Drawing on 30 years of service to the defense industry.
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Dynasafe’s global management team combines expertise and experience across industries, functions, and geographies, fostering a company culture focused on safety, collaboration, and passion for innovation.

Charles Diggs

CEO Dynasafe

Charles “Charlie” Diggs is the Chief Executive Officer of Dynasafe. In this role, Mr. Diggs is responsible for the strategic direction and overall day-to-day management of the company.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Diggs served as Managing Director for the Americas for Dynasafe. His role encompassed all aspects of the company’s operations, including sales and business development for North and South America as well as developing key strategic relationships with private and governmental entities in the US market.

Prior to joining Dynasafe, Mr. Diggs worked for the Anniston Chemical Weapons Disposal Facility as the Static Detonation Chamber Plant Manager. He also held the roles of a Control Room Operator, Production Control Engineer, and Scheduler. Earlier, he served as a Nuclear-Trained Mechanical Technician and Quality Assurance Supervisor for the US Navy.

A graduate of the United States Navy Nuclear Engineering School, Mr. Diggs also has an Associate of Science (Engineering) Degree from Central Alabama Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Jacksonville State University.

Risto Viinikka

Engineering Manager

Risto Viinikka is the Engineering Manager of Dynasafe in Sweden. In this role, Mr. Viinikka is responsible for assessing needs and providing tools for the Engineering department while directing projects and developing competencies across Dynasafe’s engineering team.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Viinikka served as a Technical Manager, Project Manager, and Site Manager for Dynasafe. Earlier, he worked as a Mechanical Plant Design Engineer. He has many years of experience in manufacturing, holding roles in stainless steel production, and working on many chemical plant projects around the world.

Harley Heaton

R&D Officer

Harley Heaton is the Research and Development Officer for Dynasafe. In this role, Mr. Heaton is responsible for research, planning, and implementing new programs and overseeing the development of new products.

Prior to joining Dynasafe, Mr. Heaton was a Senior Research Scientist with Atlantic Research Corporation developing rocket propellants and R&D Manager with UXB International.  Mr. Heaton has over 20 years of experience in the demilitarization industry. He holds six US patents in the chemical field.

Mr. Heaton is a graduate of the University of Maryland and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry.

Nick Puorto

Sales and Marketing Manager

Nicola “Nick” Puorto is the Sales and Marketing Manager of Dynasafe. In this role, Mr. Puorto oversees Dynasafe’s global sales and marketing programs. Prior to his current role, Mr. Puorto served as Area Sales Manager for the Americas for Dynasafe. His role encompassed overall sales performance for the Americas.

Prior to joining Dynasafe, Mr. Puorto held senior Sales and Marketing Management positions with Mistral Security, Ingersoll Rand, and Honeywell. Mr. Puorto has 20 years of experience in marketing and sales management.

Mr. Puorto holds an MBA from the John Molson School of Business and a Bachelor’s Degree in education from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

Ryan King

Lead Quality Engineer / Quality Management Representative

Ryan King is the Lead Quality Engineer for Dynasafe. In this role, Ryan establishes efficient quality processes and supports the organization in the quality improvement of products and processes to increase customer satisfaction. Mr. King also serves as Dynasafe’s Quality Management Representative for the company’s ISO 9001:2015 certificate.

Prior to joining Dynasafe, Mr. King worked in the aerospace and missile defense industry, leading quality management activities at a manufacturing supplier for SpaceX, a contractor’s office for joint US DoD and NASA projects, and a Boeing multi-site certified facility.

Mr. King’s education includes Industrial & Systems Engineering and AS9100/ISO9001 Internal Auditor certified training.

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