BZ Sensors: Making Your World Wireless.



Bob Thurber has served as President and CEO of BZ Sensor Solutions since 2011. The co-founder of Intergraph Corporation, a publicly traded supplier of industry-leading computer-aided design systems and software, Bob served as Director and Executive Vice-President until his retirement in 2001.

Since that time, Bob has supported emerging high-technology firms in Huntsville by serving on the boards of the BizTech business incubator, the Huntsville Angel Network, and four other startup companies. He is also Chairman of the Board of Reliance Bank, a local community bank.


With 30 years of management experience in finance/accounting, mergers and acquisitions, marketing and strategy, Dusty recently joined the BZ Sensor Solutions team as its Chief Financial Officer.

Dusty was a senior executive with Avocent Corporation (Nasdaq AVCT) for 10 years and held the positions of Chief Financial Officer, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Strategy Officer during his tenure. He led the merger between Cybex Computer Products Corporation and Apex, Inc. in 2000 and led the acquisition, due diligence and integration teams for numerous other acquisitions.

Prior to joining Avocent, Dusty began his career in the Birmingham, AL office of Coopers & Lybrand, now  PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he served as the engagement partner on numerous clients in the manufacturing, healthcare, high tech, retail and financial industries. He later moved on and was the Chief Financial Officer for Barber Dairies where he led several acquisitions and the exit sale of the business to Dean Foods in 1998.


Scott Gates has 20 years of experience in electronic design and manufacturing, starting immediately after he graduated from the Gulf Coast University with a degree in Medical Science. His career began as a designer of medical equipment for the Veterans Administration and he has worked on many cutting edge technologies in the medical field, such as direct drive wheel chairs and environmental control systems for our nation’s disabled heroes.

As a program manager he has lead multiple design to manufacturing efforts for such products as IR Digital Cameras, Perimeter Monitoring Devices, and Emergency Shutdown (E-Stop) systems.

He has had many successful products under his leadership from start to finish as well as several patents in the outdoor and industrial markets.

He is a technical writer for electronics in the outdoor industry and is a published author of several technical papers.

Since November of 2010 he has directed business development, product development, and product manufacturing at BZ Sensors. He has been vital to the design, certification and manufacturing of the new BZ Sensors product line.

Scott plays a vital role in the relationship between BZ Sensors and its business partners and customers to understand product requirements, to make the design to build process work efficiently, and to bring products to market on time and within budget. With his many years of engineering and business development experience, he gives BZ Sensors a great advantage in helping the customer make the hard decisions seem easy.


BZ Sensor Solutions is an exciting work environment catered to candidates who are able to work in a growing, fast-paced environment and are looking to be part of a team of entrepreneurs who are committed to offering exceptional safety solutions to markets worldwide.

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BZ Sensor Solutions  -  515 Sparkman Drive,  Huntsville,  Alabama  35816

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