Dr. Cole serves as special assistant and contracting specialist, and serves as the company’s lead system safety engineer. He has a unique 36-year blend of military, consulting, scholastic and industrial experience, with the last 25 years connected to electronic fuzing and integrated ordnance.
Previously, he served 10 years in the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps, with specialties in missiles, ammunition and RDT&E. As a consultant, he has worked with U.S. Navy project and field engineers and program managers. Dr. Cole lectured as an Adjunct Professor in the University of Maryland system graduate program and later at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Subsequently he led in positions of increasing management responsibility at Hercules Aerospace (Laser Ordnance), then led in executive positions at KDI Precision Products, Martin Electronics, L-3 Communications Fuzing & Ordnance, ATK Fuzing & Warheads and currently at Artis.
Dr. Cole is a licensed professional engineer and he has served as Secretary of the NDIA Fuze Steering Committee; Fuze representative on the NDIA Industrial Committee of Ammunition Producers, NATO Industrial Advisory Group; and founding member of the AIAA Energetic Components & Systems’ Technical Subcommittee.
He is a lifetime member of the Army Ordnance Corps Association, Field Artillery Association, and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is also a member of the Association of the U.S. Army. He was twice decorated by the U.S. Army and honored by the National Defense Industrial Association’s Industrial Committee for his meritorious service.