(PASCAGOULA, Miss.) — VT Halter Marine Inc., a subsidiary of Vision Technologies Systems Inc., has appointed Ronald Baczkowski as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately.
“Ron comes with proven leadership and operational skills from his time with the United States Marine Corps. Since he joined the group, he again demonstrated his leadership skills and business acumen through various high profile competitive programs. We are confident in his ability to grow the company while maintaining its reputation as a customer-focused and reliable shipbuilder to our U.S. military customers and to our commercial customers,” said John Coburn, chairman and CEO of VT Systems.
Baczkowski joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1980 and retired with the rank of brigadier general in 2012. He had held various command and staff appointments directing high-level strategic initiatives with impact on tens of thousands of troops. He joined VT Systems in 2016 and was mostly recently vice president of business development.
From 2013-2015, Baczkowski was chief operating officer of Angarai International Inc., a professional management consulting firm; and senior program manager at Engility Corp., a provider of integrated services for U.S. government, where he had operational oversight and P&L responsibility.
“I look forward to joining the talented men and women of the VT Halter Marine team providing capabilities essential to a strong U.S. industrial base supporting national defense and domestic trade,” said Baczkowski.
Baczkowski holds a master of science degree in national resource strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces; a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy; and a master of science degree in systems management/logistics from the University of Southern California.