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Chemring Ordnance Appoints Kevin McDonald Vice President of Programs

Chemring Ordnance (“COR”), part of the Chemring Group PLC (“Chemring”), announced the appointment of Kevin McDonald as Vice President, Programs.

Most recently, Mr. McDonald held the title of Vice President of Operations at National Technical Systems. Before that, he was Senior General Manager for General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS) Large Caliber Operations and was responsible for two GOCO manufacturing facilities and a demilitarization facility. His career with General Dynamics began in 1984 when he accepted a position with General Defense Corporation (later acquired by General Dynamics) as a manufacturing engineer.

Mr. McDonald quickly elevated in the company through various R&D engineering roles, eventually becoming a Program Manager for the 120mm Tank Ammunition Second Source Program in 1989. From there, he continued growing within the tank ammunition sector and was promoted to General Manager of the Munition Services operations in Joplin, MO in 2011.

In 2013, he assumed leadership of all demilitarization operations. Mr. McDonald received a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and is a certified Six Sigma “Green Belt”.

Michael Quesenberry, President of Chemring Ordnance, stated: “I am delighted to welcome Kevin McDonald to the Chemring team. His long term commitment to the defense industry and expertise in COR’s market segments will enhance our ability to serve the warfighters with the highest quality products on the market.”

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