AMERICAN SYSTEMS appointed John Manning to vice president of Acquisition and Logistics Strategic Business Area Thursday. In his new role, Manning will seize new business opportunities and work withlarge acquisition and supply chain management customers under AMERICAN SYSTEMS’ professional management and advisory services practice.
“John’s thorough understanding of the acquisition process and of integrated logistics support elements makes him ideal for this position,” said AMERICAN SYSTEMS COO, Peter Smith. “His expertise will be a tremendous asset to AMERICAN SYSTEMS as we help our customers manage and implement timely acquisition programs that deliver the affordable, technically sound and logistically supportable equipment they need for mission-critical operations.”
Manning has more than a decade of private sector experience. He was previously business development director for CDI Corporation, a global engineering and technology services organization, and held an executive sales position with Perot Systems.
Manning retired from the Navy in 2001 while stationed as military staff at the Executive office of the President and served his last sea tour as a Surface Warfare Officer as Executive Officer aboard the USS Thorn (DD-988).
He earned masters degrees in Strategy and National Security Affairs from the U.S. Naval War College, in Public Administration from Troy State University and an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University.