Meet the Team

Hugh Middleton

Hugh Middleton

Co-Founder, and CEO

Hugh graduated from The Citadel with a degree in Business Administration and has extensive experience in Naval Special Operations and multiple civilian upper management positions. He is a former Navy SEAL and served at several SEAL Commands including Naval Special Warfare Development Group, a national level, tier-one command. Upon leaving the Navy, he served as Director of International Training and Director of Maritime Operations at a large, billion-dollar security firm. Following that, he then moved on to another large defense company where he managed a staff of highly skilled intelligence analysts conducting classified data collection.

Dan DeMott

Dan DeMott

KopisSafe General Manager

Dan graduated from Buena Vista University in Strom Lake Iowa with a degree in Business Development and Psychology and has extensive knowledge in Counter Improvised Explosive Devices, Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction, Homeland Security, Emergency Management and Training. He retired from the US Army after serving 20 years in the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Field, where he provided support to the United States Secret Service for Presidential and Foreign Dignitary protection details. Dan served as the Associate Director for the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4), where he directed the National Sports Security Lab. Dan also served as a Training Manager and Instructor at Texas A&M Engineering Extension Services. He was responsible for the delivery of incident management, sports, and special events courses while serving as the Lead Developer for the NERRTC Emergency Operations Center Course and Lead Instructor. Dan’s other past duties include working as a Poweshiek County Homeland Security Advisor and Emergency Management Coordinator; he also served as the Iowa Regional Homeland Security Board Chair from 2004-2006.