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Aetos Systems, Inc. was founded in early 2007 for the purpose of bringing innovation to market to solve real world business problems for our Government and Commercial customers. Aetos is a certified Native American, Woman-owned company with headquarters in Huntsville, Alabama.  

The Aetos Management team brings more than 30 years of experience in Information Technology, Engineering and Education services for both commercial and federal customers. We are committed to Serving and the Success of our Customers, Employees and Community.

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Donna Coleman

A graduate of Athens State University, Donna has been working in the IT and Engineering Services Industry for more than 30 years.  Prior to founding Aetos in 2007, she was employed with SAIC, Inc., as Deputy Business Development Manager and Small Business Program support.


Donna has held a number of leadership positions within the local Huntsville and NASA community.  She currently serves on the Board of the Athens State University Foundation, Energy Huntsville, and Choose Life of North Alabama and is an active member of the NASA Headquarters Industry Forum and NASA Small Business Executive Leadership Team. 

She is an alumna of Leadership Huntsville Class 22 and currently serves as the Co-Chair for the Leadership Huntsville Class 32 Flagship program. 


Donna was named the Small Business Administration's Alabama Small Business Person of the Year in 2014.  Married to Alabama native and Aetos business partner, John Coleman, they have two sons and two grandsons. 

John "JD" Mauldin

John “JD” Mauldin, former High-Performance Computing Program Manager for SAIC, is a seasoned leader with a proven track record of leading large technically focused organizations and accelerating their innovation and growth.


With more than 3 decades of experience leading high performing organizations at SAIC and CSC, Mr. Mauldin has the knowledge, business acumen, and leadership skills that will help Aetos thrive and achieve the next stage of exponential growth as they graduate from the Small Business Administration’ 8(a) program and mature as a larger small business.

Prior to SAIC, Mr. Mauldin served as Operations Director for CSC’s High-Performance Computing Center of Excellence. Earlier, he served as Chief Operating Officer and VP of Technology Development for Sword Microsystems and Division Director for Nichols Research Corporation. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University with degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

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