The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) in the US has appointed Gino Spinos as its first director of manufacturing engineering.

In his role, Spinos will provide improved support to the US Army Letterkenny Army Depot and Letterkenny Munitions Center, manage manufacturing, technology and road mapping programs, and develop customer relationships.

‘[Spinos] brings extensive defense, technical, and business experience to NCDMM,’ said Jim Fisher, NCDMM executive director of advanced manufacturing. ‘Moreover, Gino is incredibly knowledgeable about all things ammunition.’

Before joining NCDMM, he was the director of environmental and process engineering (EPE) at Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) and also led a team that received the National Armaments Consortium (NAC) and Department of Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium (DOTC) prestigious Outstanding Technical Achievement award for its approach to manufacturing ammunition, ultimately improving logistics and the end products.

This story uses material from NCDMM, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.