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HDA was founded in 1982 as Hunt Dabney & Associates. Hunt’s goal was to serve as a virtual engineering department for our clients. Today we are among the leading product development companies in Southern California, offering turnkey development and box-build manufacturing in our FDA registered facility. We specialize in developing and manufacturing Class I, II and III medical devices.
We work with startups, midsize and multi-national companies. Most of our business comes from returning clients and referrals. We invite you to become a long-term satisfied customer as well.

A seasoned team of creative engineering professionals with many decades of collective experience.

Our Management Team

Hunt Dabney, CEO
Founder, CEO

Hunt Dabney

Hunt has extensive experience developing a wide variety of electronic products and systems. For more than 35 years he has served in a design or technical problem solving capacity in a broad range of industries including: medical electronics, in-flight entertainment, industrial instrumentation, automotive electronics, applications software development, semiconductor device specification, professional audio, military and avionics. After founding and operating a successful electronic products company and licensing the manufacturing rights to patents that he held, he formed Hunt Dabney and Associates. In the decades since, HDA has grown from a one-man consultancy to a dynamic firm employing a group of highly talented and diverse individuals. Hunt holds 24 US patents with others pending. Current US Patents: 7,029,628; 7,175,618; 6,964,667; 6,847,334; 6,633,658; 6,620,157; 5,538,423; 4,352,179…

Jon Schmidt, GM
Chief Operations Officer

Jon Schmidt

Jon joined HDA in 2015, assuming management and oversight of engineering and manufacturing operations. He was instrumental in planning and executing our move to our facility in Lake Forest, and brings a customer-focused, high-energy, hands-on management style to HDA.
Jon has provided engineering innovation and leadership for over 30 years. He has managed programs spanning medical products, advanced memory, carbon fiber composites, commercial electronics, top secret DOD special programs and aerospace. Jon’s processes and designs have opened or renewed untapped market segments, creating growth for companies like Sanmina-SCI, Newport Medical Instruments, WorldCom Electronics and Irvine Sensors Inc. A number of his development efforts in chip stacking, thermal management, mechanical design, and equipment development enjoy patent protection. Jon holds a Secret Clearance, a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology, and an Associate Certificate in mechanical modeling.

Jim Windlinger
Electro-Mechanical Specialist

Jim Windlinger

Jim brings over 25 years of experience to HDA, with extensive experience in medical device development, optics, electronics, mechanical design, MEMS optical switch development, manufacturing process and test development, in-flight entertainment systems and on-aircraft troubleshooting.

Mimi Habib
Office Manager

Mimi Habib

Mimi brings years of experience to the administration and operation of HDA. In addition to her day to day office management responsibilities, she also manages our document release process and oversees quality assurance, including scheduling and coordinating quality audits.

Lisa Carr
Quality Assurance

Lisa and Fred Carr

Lisa and Fred have over 40 years of combined Medical Device and ASD (Aviation, Space & Defense) experience. They are experienced in Quality Assurance covering product design and development, manufacturing, packaging, regulatory documentation and auditing. Both are certified ANAB auditors and members of ASQ (American Society for Quality), OCRA (Orange County Regulatory Affairs) and IOPP (Institute of Packaging Professionals – Medical Packaging Technical Committee) and are responsible for assuring compliance of HDA’s quality and documentation system.

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FDA and FDB Registered

ISO Certified Quality System

Our quality management system helps us provide you with world-class products throughout their life cycle. This means better designs, complete documentation and safe, effective and reliable products in the field.
We designed our quality system to meet your needs and to control cost by being adaptable to individual program goals. So developing a proof of concept prototype requires considerably less documentation than when we develop a device for human use.
Our commitment to quality is crucial to your success, so we continue to invest in our people and our QMS. This lets us deliver the best value to our clients by using well-established development, production and documentation methods.
HDA is certified to ISO 13485 for the design and manufacture of medical devices, and registered with the FDA and California FDB to manufacture medical devices.



Our Quality System is certified to ISO 13485 for the design and manufacture of medical devices.

HDA Technology

Statement on Covid-19

HDA Technology is committed to our ongoing Product Development and Production programs for the medical industry.

To comply as completely as possible with California’s Stay at Home order, HDA is working to implement processes to allow many of our team to work from home effectively.  We have increased our use of video conferencing to limit personal contact, have put disinfecting protocols in place, and have increased personal space.

Critical activities such as Production, Laboratory, Prototyping, and Shipping and Receiving continue during normal office hours at our Lake Forest, California facility.

Thank you for your patience during this challenging period.