A. Dale Climie, Ph.D. is a Registered Biomedical Engineer and serves as the Senior Engineer for CMI Biomedical, Incorporated. He has held factory certifications to provide service and maintenance to practically all hospital equipment. He partnered with International Biomedical where he certified physicians and respiratory therapists on the company’s line of cardiac-stress equipment and where his team developed the first, commercially viable, Houlter monitor. His experience within the health care industry proved invaluable when he partnered with Pyxis Corporation to facilitate the propagation of their product line. That product line now facilitates the complete pharmacological flow within 65% of American hospitals. As a licensed Special-Hazards Fire Protection Engineer, Climie was called upon to provide the security and fire suppression systems for the Federal Reserve Banks and Air Force nuclear weapons storage facilities. His expertise in hospital facilities management again proved invaluable when he partnered with BEI Security. As a licensed Security Consultant, he was able to demonstrate weaknesses in facility security of the nation’s largest healthcare center, allowing their security department to complete the additional upgrades to help prevent active-shooter/terrorist attacks.
As Vice President of International Market Development for BEI Security, Climie continues to consult with national leaders to oversee the design and installation of proprietary security technology for industrial and military applications. This technology is used to secure international borders and other high value assets.
Additionally, he serves as the Dean of the School of Theology and Chancellor Emeritus at Saint James University in Sanford, Florida. He serves as the Deputy Southwest Region Chaplain for the United States Air Force Auxiliary. He is a Certified Director of Squadron Leadership Schools and Corporate Leadership Colleges and has served as the Director for the annual Chaplain Corps Staff College. He is CISM certified and serves as the Deputy Director of the Texas Critical Incident Stress Management team.
The eldest child of two US Marine Sergeants, he was born with respiratory problems but was not allowed to use these problems as an excuse: both parents compelled him to excel beyond his physical ailments as he was reminded daily, “You are as good as any and better than most”. At 11 years of age, he became the youngest Scuba diver certified by the National Association of Underwater Instructors. At 12, he was accepted into the Junior Engineering program at General Motors Institute of Technology. In 1965, at the age of 13, he designed and built a base 12 computer. As a High School Senior, he was the President of the Amateur Radio Operators club, Drum Sargent of the Marching Band and the top rated High School percussionist in the State of Michigan. He received his Private Pilot License in 1973 and received certifications as a Water Safety Instructor, Hunter Safety Instructor and Snowmobile Safety Instructor for the State of Michigan.
Over the years, Dr. Climie has continued to expand his areas of expertise becoming an Emergency Medical Technician, a Pharmacy Technician, earning certification as a Professional Risk Manager, a licensed Amateur Radio Operator (W2DAC), and a Special Hazards Fire Protection Engineer. Perhaps Dr. Climie’s greatest success is that Terri, his wife of 48 years, has put up with him all this time. They have three children (one adopted), and seven grand-children. They derive their greatest satisfaction from their work with the elderly. Although his Marine Corps parents passed away years before seeing their son promoted; that sickly child whom they had rushed to the hospital on so many occasions, has grown up to be a 6’-1”, 220 pound Lieutenant Colonel with six awards for Exemplary Service, who still believes that, with dedication and proper motivation, anyone can achieve the impossible.