Thomas Kosinski

Work History

Work History



Led Communications Systems Division in the acquisition and support of tactical and mobile IT networks and switches for U.S. DoD. Provide d direction and guidance for programs including Mobile Subscriber Equipment (MSE), tactical switched networks, telephones, multiplexers and tropospheric scatter transmission systems. Managed human resources, budget authorizations (OMA, OPA, SSTS, SSIRDAP, AWCF, travel and supply) and workload in commodity-based weapon systems division while providing technical, creative, financial, schedule and resource management direction for the division, the directorate and to Army and contractor facilities. Led cross-functional organization of branch chiefs, team leaders and supervisors, IT/software professionals, engineers, logisticians, technicians, technical writers and editors, provisioners, inventory managers and customer service representatives.

Served as Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Shift Chief and LOG Shift Chief (2001-present). Coordinated functional support agreements (FSA) and requirements with customers and administered overarching partnering agreements with private industry contractors. Provided counseling, coaching and mentoring for branch chiefs, personally administering adverse job actions, disciplines and awards. Guided weapon systems team performance in accomplishing Stock Availability (SA), lead time (ALT/PLT) and Readiness objectives.

Key Accomplishments:

• Developed marketing strategy and co-author of the strategic business plan for the Communications Directorate. The adopted plan reduced the division by two branches and improved productivity by 10-15 percent.

•Created and lead command level Continuation of Operations Plan (COOP) for critical communications and business processes for CECOM following 9/11/2001 that became the basis for the Army Materiel Command community communications COOP planning. Organized and facilitated AMC command-wide team including DCSOPS, DCI, PEO, PM, Garrison, G6, SEC, RDEC, Tobyhanna Army Depot, Fort Belvior and private energy company members. Briefed Deputy Commanding General on plan and recommendations.

•Developed two new business lanes, generating over three new manyears of effort and reimbursable support.

• Key member of the CECOM Knowledge Management Center implementation team.

• Performed analysis of business processes and logistics methods for PM TRCS radio program, with implementation recommendations saving the program in excess of $350,000 immediately and over $1,000,000 overall. Lead team efforts for CECOM Enterprise System Management initiative.

Nov 2004 - Present



Sole U.S. Representative. Provide all media, communications, product demonstrations, recruiting, coach and player services. Create and maintain sales and marketing network of coaches, clubs, specialty pro

shops and retailers.

Key Accomplishments:

• Created and distributed first media campaign for Vantage brand in the US. Efforts, receiving full page articles in RSi Magazine and

• Located and signed first US distributor (RacquetMAXX) to assemble and sell Vantage brand products.

• Developed US based marketing strategy for squash racquet products.

• Exceeded first year sales goal by twelve percent.

Nov 2008 - Present



Lead organization in the acquisition, logistics, sustainment and supply chain management of unmanned and robotic sensor weapon systems for U.S. DoD.Provide day-to-day management of project including personnel, administrative and financial reporting. Manage domestic and international contracts. Lead multi-functional team of professionals, engineers, logisticians, technicians and customer service representatives. Lead implementation of Systems Engineering discipline as well as oversee Army Six Sigma and Lean Enterprise initiatives.

Key Accomplishments:

• Developed and quick reaction/response maintenance and repair strategy for Persistent Threat Detection System (PTDS) systems in Operation Iraqi Freedom that were damaged due to unpredictable weather conditions. Executed the strategy, placing the systems back fully mission capable thirty percent faster then any previous effort.

• Developed reorganization plan for the Readiness Management Division. The adopted plan reduced the personnel strength by eight percent and improved overall system support by ten percent.

Mar 2006 - Nov 2008



Administer day to day operations of AN/TPQ-48 Lightweight Counter Mortar Radar program. Lead technical and logistics teams in acquisition and support of counter mortar radar system. Prepare and defend program budgets, plans, acquisition strategies, contract actions, human resourcing and customer liaison. Lead multi-functional team of engineers, logisticians, technicians, contractors and customer service representatives. Lead implementation of engineering, configuration management and quality control discipline as well as oversee acquisition logistics initiatives.

Key Accomplishments:

• Led AN/TPQ-48(V) (LCMR) Radar Team and was awarded TEAM CECOM LCMC/C4ISR Team of the Year for 2006. • Lead team in the establishment of Forward Repair Activities (FRA) in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan resulting in the improvement of system readiness and availability over forty percent to consistently greater then ninety eight percent system operational availability. • Personally deployed to OIF and Kuwait to lead the facilitization and staffing of the FRA, completing the mission successfully in May 2007. • Established first sustainment strategy and maintenance methodology for the LCMR system. •Led efforts to successfully transition technology demonstration to formal Army Program of Record (POR). Led radar system team in the award of contract for production of one hundred and fifty radar systems and the development of a three hundred and fifty million dollar acquisition contract for lifecycle system engineering, production, sustainment and maintenance.

May 2004 - Mar 2006



Chief of the logistics and specialty engineering matrix office for Project Manager Future Combat Systems (FCS).Duties included overall management, planning, acquisition, direction and coordination of office and multi-functional team of software, logistics, production and reliability/RAM engineers, logistics management and product support integration specialists. Provide day-to-day management of the full range ofpersonnel, administrative and financial actions.

Key Accomplishments:

• Led development of innovative supply, maintenance and logistical support concepts including Performance Based Logistics (PBL), Product Support Integration (PSI), Pit-Stop maintenance, Maneauver Sustainment, Reduced Footprint Logistics and Re-Supply.

• Managed Business Case Analysis (BCA) efforts for PSI selection in support of ILS IPTs, Integrated supportability strategy(ies) for system developers and installations for life-cycle of program from research, development, procurement and production to fielding of FCS platforms.

• Developed PBL metrics and implemented Performance Based Agreements for system-of-systems and translated the requirements to all FCS platforms.

• Formulate policy and guidance, and create objectives for execution of life-cycle logistics and supply management thresholds and participate in the creation of FCS platform fielding and training programs.

Apr 2003 - Feb 2005



Directed day-to-day technical operations for start-up racquet sports manufacturer. Managed web site services, monitored product quality control and design issues. Managed customer service accounts and customer product inquiries. Developed sales and marketing network and opportunities. Liaison to U.S. and international tennis associations and federations. Field tested products and developed market introduction

strategies. Provided, directed and managed all X-45 National Team Member, sponsored and professional player's racquet services and technology requests.

Key Accomplishments:

• Developed web pages and content for corporation web site.

• Created initial marketing strategy including authoring all company press releases.

• Worked with design team and foreign manufacturing plant to improve quality of racquet and resolve production deficiencies. Reduced production lot order to ship time by twenty percent.

• Performed initial product demonstrations and release at 2003 U.S. Open, Flushing Meadows, New York.

Jan 2001 - Dec 2003



Interim Assistant Athletic Director (August 2001 - January 2002) for two-year community college. Directed day-to-day operations of the athletic department and supervised all athletic programs. Liaison for coaches to senior college administration. Administered revolving athletic fund and assisted in accounting duties. Liaison among Athletic, Health and Human Performance Departments and campus and off-campus groups for facility use and program development. Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach 1/2001 thru 12/2003.

Key Accomplishments:

• Developed first web site and pages for the college athletic department and teams.

• Headed move of competitive athletic programs from Division III (non-scholarship) to Division II (scholarship), including organizing fundraising program and events.

• Revived dormant men's and women's tennis programs.

• Built fundraising program, booster association and charity drive.

• Men's program finished 2nd in the conference and 3rd in Region XIX for the first two years after being re-established.

• Women's program runner-up in the 2003 Region XIX NJCAA tournament.

Jun 1999 - Oct 2002



Planned, organized, directed and coordinated the acquisition and sustainment planning for tactical information systems and networks including the AN/TTC-39, AN/TYC-39, AN/TTC-56 Single Shelter Switch, Brigade Subcriber Node (part of the Interim Brigade Combat Team and First Digitized Division) and Warfighter Information Network (WIN-T) major equipment systems. Led, managed and supervised multi-functional team of acquisition professionals, engineers, logisticians, technicians and inventory management specialists in ILS/logistics support, production engineering, acquisition and quality assurance planning. Provided technical, funding, personnel and budget resource management direction for branch, division and directorate.

Key Accomplishments:

• Presented briefings to the Commander, Army Materiel Command, Commander, CECOM, Commander, Army Signal Center and Director, CECOM LRC as well as participated in several IPT and IIPT at all levels within and outside the CECOM LRC directorate.

• Mentored, coached and counseled personnel. Assisted both branch, division and directorate employees in the development of RESUMIX and ACCESS packages. Six received promotions (two women and three minority candidates, including one to GS-14 level).

• Lead directorate transition planning, including tracking, monitoring and reviewing transition plans and implementations (including SINCGARS, JTIDS and AN/TTC-39D systems.)

• Developed Communications Directorate web site and directorate marketing materials. Lead team in script development and participated in the creation of the Communications Directorate Marketing video.

• Reviewed and revised Acquisition Strategy and Plans for SINCGARS and WIN-Tactical Objective systems.

Nov 1988 - Jun 1999



Developed and executed programs as project and team leader/engineer for the Firefinder family of artillery locating radar systems. Directed multi-functional team of engineers, logisticians, item managers, provisioners and technical writers. Provided technical, financial, and resource management direction to Army depots and contractor facilities. Briefed high level delegations (general officer and diplomatic personnel)from Israel, Turkey, Greece, Korea, Singapore, Portugal, Thailand, Taiwan, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Italy and Austria. Provided briefing to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Export Controls.

Key Accomplishments:

• Developed contract concept, structure and negotiated $1 billion contract for the purchase of Firefinder radar systems for both the United States Army and Foreign Military customers. Contract yielded almost $500,000,000 in business and provided an overall savings in excess of 20% to the U.S. government and its allies. Unique contract allowed quantity discounts based on overall orders and allowed equipment manufacturers to avoid offset agreements. Awarded U.S. Army Commander's Award for Civilian Service for this effort.

• Served as representative for Israel, Turkey, Greece, Korea, Singapore, Portugal and Austria for this contract, generating sales of over $100,000,000 in the first two years of the program.

• Appointed Project Leader in 1994 to recover schedule and budget on the AN/TPQ-36(V)7 radar program that was one year behind schedule and $1,000,000 over budget. Restructured the program, recovering 6 months of schedule and finishing $1,200,000 under budget.

• Moved repair and production facilities from Sacramento, CA to Tobyhanna, PA, due to BRAC closures. Provided cost savings of over 25 percent.

• Coordinated and lead product demonstration in Grafenwoehr, Germany of U.S. military technology programs for 5 foreign delegations.




• Managing to Excel Program, 2003

• Accountability Management for Supervisors and Leaders, 1/2003

• SAP/Logistics Modernization Program (LMP), various, 2002-2003.

• Management Assessment of Proficiency, 3/2002

• Professional Supervision Skills, 7/2000

• Effectiveness and Self Management, 8/2000

• Leadership Development (LEAD), 6/2000, United States Military Academy, West Point

• Employee Performance and Conduct Problems, 4/2000, US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA.

• Coaching and Counseling For Leaders, 8/1997.

• Leadership and the New Science, 8/1997.

• Phil Crosby Quality College, 1986

• Statistical Process Controls, 9/1985 Ford Motor Company, Detroit, Michigan

Sep 1980 - May 1984




AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY, Trenton Section, Trenton, New Jersey 1/1985-12/1991


Three term President of the oldest and most prestigious section of the American Ceramic Society. Organization included members of the ceramic engineering and ceramic education communities along

with many ceramic industry corporate partners. Lead section in the development of ceramic engineering as a profession and in building opportunities for ceramics industries in the New Jersey state economy.

Key Achievements:

• Increased dues paying membership by two hundred percent.

• Recruited seven new corporate members.

• Increased fundraising and accounts, doubled scholarships awarded, reduced cost of annual, monthly and semi-annual meetings and outings.

• Developed strategic plan for lobbying of state government.

• Restructured the management of the section for more effective teamwork and communications.

• Brokered partnership program between Rutgers University Ceramic Engineering Department and small local ceramic companies to provide research opportunities for students and low cost engineering services to ceramics companies.

Planning Board, Borough of Point Pleasant (1/2001-Present)

Vice Chairman, Environmental Commission of Point Pleasant (1/2001-12/2007)

Environmental Commission, Borough of Point Pleasant (1/2001-Present)

Membership Co-Chair, Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation (1/2007-7/2008)


• Member, U.S. Army Acquisition Corps (13 March 2007)

• Certified Acquisition Professional, Level III, Systems Planning, Research, • Development and Engineering

• Certified Acquisition Professional, Level II, Systems Engineering


• Commanders Award for Civilian Service, Department of the Army, 10 November 2006

• Department of the Army Achievement Award for Civilian Service, Department of the Army, 28 September 2006

• Commanders Award for Civilian Service, Department of the Army, 22 August 1996

• Presenter (with Proceedings), Department of the Army Integrated Logistic Support (DA ILS) Symposium, Hunstville, Alabama, 7 November 1997

• Associate Editor, Ceramic Industry Magazine (1985)

• Numerous Memorandum and Letters of Appreciation, Special Actand Superior Service Awards.



• Reputable leader and strategic developer with a successful background in leading and coaching paid staff and volunteers to accomplish organizational goals.

• Expert in the identification, analysis, and resolution of diverse operational issues, continuously maintaining top performance while offering superior programs/services.

• Skilled presenter, communicator and trainer with success targeting volunteer and community groups, impacting organizational performance and reputation.

• Recipient of numerous awards for superior leadership, performance, and contributions.


Operations Management: Team Building, Coaching/mentoring, Six Sigma, LEAN, Strategic Planning, Marketing Strategies, Policy/Procedure Development, Problem Resolution, Project Management and Risk Management

Organizational: P&L Management, Financial Reporting, Budget Planning/Preparation, Expense Reductions and Cost Control, Change agent

Public/Business Relations: Seminars, College Lectures, Community Presentations, Contract Negotiations and Board Participation


Visionary: Demonstrated ability to think strategically, act tactically, and motivate others to buy into ideas, concepts and values. Willing to take calculated risks.

Professional integrity:Understand the value of honesty, accountability, and trust in a business environment.

Charisma, enthusiasm and energy:Natural ability for captivating an audience and holding their interest.

Effective use of inner resources: Known for strength of character and the perseverance to take the initiative and drive change.

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