Blairsville, Pa. — October 1, 2019. The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) proudly announces that George Barnych has joined its executive team as the next VP and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). As VP and CTO, Mr. Barnych will be responsible for providing technical leadership internally and promoting NCDMM’s technical expertise to its client base.
The VP and CTO position was previously held by Randy Gilmore for the last seven years. Mr. Gilmore has been promoted to the newly created role of VP and Chief Development Officer. In this capacity, he will conduct market research and analysis, and work with the executive team to plan and implement strategic initiatives to drive business growth.
“I want to extend a very warm welcome to George as he joins the NCDMM executive leadership team,” said Dean L. Bartles, Ph.D., NCDMM President and Chief Executive Officer. “George is uniquely qualified to provide technological leadership within our organization and to our clients. He brings a wealth of technical knowledge steeped in the development and integration of complex military weapon systems and commercial avionics systems. With his business acumen and track record of success, I am confident George will be looked upon as a valuable addition to our team.”
Mr. Barnych has more than 22 years of management experience in technology development, project and product management, strategic planning, regulatory agency certification, and system engineering strategies.
Prior to joining the NCDMM, Mr. Barnych had worked as an independent contractor for B3 Technical Services. During his tenure at B3 Technical Services, he served as a technical program manager on a significant R&D program. Prior to this most recent assignment, Mr. Barnych served as an Advanced Manufacturing Consultant at the John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center; Senior Strategic Consultant for International TechneGroup Incorporated; Chief Programs Officer at the Advanced Robotics Manufacturing (ARM) Institute; and the Director of R&D at the Digital Manufacturing & Design Innovation Institute.
Previously, he was the Vice President of Operations at LEDA Corporation, an organization specializing in procurement, material handling and manufacture of high reliability flight grade defense and space electronics. Mr. Barnych was also the Executive Director and Co-founder of Synepsys Technologies, Inc., which provided guided munitions development engineering services to the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC).
For more than a decade, Mr. Barnych worked for General Dynamics – Ordinance and Tactical Systems, a global aerospace and defense company, as its Director of Advanced Munition Systems.
Mr. Barnych began his career working for the U.S. Air Force at Edwards Air Force Base, specifically the Air Force Test Center as an R&D Flight Test Instrumentation Technician. He specialized in the installation and maintenance of telemetry systems, data acquisition systems, sensors, signal conditioners, video cameras, and encrypted data recording equipment for the F16 LANTIRN, F15 ASAT, and B1 weapons system test.
Mr. Barnych earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Wayne State University.
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