A former marketer, Jack Berlekamp formed Pallas Systems to take advantage of knowledge garnered as a contractor for the armed forces, where workers handled specialized electronic instruments out in the field. Those instruments, which tested or measured equipment on large vehicles or airplanes, were cumbersome and often failed in bad weather. In 2005, he founded Pallas Systems, LLC, an advanced logistics tool provider, in his Delaware County basement. Berlekamp moved his company from Columbus to Springfield to be near the opportunities afforded by being located near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base . He's currently in Springfield's National Environmental Technology Incubator where he moved the company in 2009.