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2017 Hall of Fame Inductee: Douglas Dunlap, Accounting '74


Douglas Dunlap
President and Majority Owner
Syntech Systems, Inc
2017 Hall of Fame Inductee

Douglas Dunlap’s impressive background includes more than 35 years in the U.S. Department of Defense contracting arena and computer technology development. His company, Syntech Systems, Inc., specializes in automated fuel management systems and munitions support equipment.

Syntech’s operations include engineering design, systems integration, independent research and development, and product manufacturing. The company supports 29 transportation departments across the country, 6,000 customers worldwide, 2.6 million vehicles daily and more than 13,600 fueling locations. Recently, the company was awarded a $10.3 million contract to install a monitoring system for vehicles used by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection law enforcement agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Syntech employs 190 workers, and its revenues exceed $450 million.

Widely considered an expert in his field, Dunlap has taught management at Florida State University’s College of Business and the FSU College of Engineering, as well as the American Institute of Industrial Engineers. He holds leadership positions in professional organizations, including the National Petroleum Management Association and the American Defense Preparedness Association.

Dunlap and Syntech are generous supporters of FSU and the College of Business. In 2013, he presented a check to help launch the college’s campaign for Legacy Hall and establish the Syntech Systems Student Incubator Suite in the new building. He also provided a gift to create the Douglas Dunlap Scholar Award, which funds summer research for a faculty member in the Department of Marketing.

Dunlap has been a member of the Seminole Boosters since 1975 and has served on its board of directors. He also is a Vires, Artes, Mores donor recognition society honoree.

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