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Pascagoula, MS, July 30, 2018 – VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a subsidiary of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems) today announced that Ronald Baczkowski has been appointed as the President and CEO for VT Halter Marine with immediate effect.

“Ron comes with proven leadership and operational skills from his time with the United States Marine Corps.  Since he joined the group, he again demonstrated his leadership skills and business acumen through various high profile competitive programs.  We are confident in his ability to grow the company while maintaining its reputation as a customer-focused and reliable shipbuilder to our US military customers and to our commercial customers,” said GEN John Coburn, Chairman and CEO of VT Systems.

Ronald Baczkowski joined the United States Marine Corps in 1990 and retired with the rank of Brigadier General in 2012.  He had held various command and staff appointments directing high-level strategic initiatives with impact on tens of thousands of troops.   He joined VT Systems in 2016 and was mostly recently Vice President of Business Development.

Before that from 2013-2015, he was Chief Operating Officer of Angarai International Inc, a professional management consulting firm; and Senior Program Manager at Engility Corporation, a provider of integrated services for US government, where he had operational oversight and P&L responsibility.

“I look forward to joining the talented men and women of the VT Halter Marine team providing capabilities essential to a strong US industrial base supporting national defense and domestic trade,” said Ronald Baczkowski.

Ronald Baczkowski holds a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces; Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the US Naval Academy; and a Master of Science in Systems Management/Logistics from the University of Southern California.

VT Halter Marine, the marine operations of VT Systems, is based in Pascagoula, Mississippi and is a leader in the design and construction of medium-sized ships in the United States. VT Halter Marine designs, builds and repairs a wide variety of ocean-going vessels such as patrol vessels, oil recovery vessels, oil cargo vessels, ferries, logistic support vessels, auxiliaries, and research and survey vessels.  Please visit

VT Systems is an engineering company providing integrated solutions to the commercial and government markets in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors. VT Systems’ innovative solutions, products and services include aircraft maintenance, repair and modification; software solutions in training and simulation; satellite-based IP communications technology; network solutions that integrate data, voice and video; rugged computers and computer peripheral equipment; specialized truck bodies and trailers; weapons and munitions systems; road construction equipment; and ship design and shipbuilding. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., VT Systems operates globally and is a wholly owned subsidiary of ST Engineering. Please visit

Media contacts:

Robert Socha
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
VT Halter Marine
Phone:    (1) 228.696.6888
Fax:        (1) 228.696.6890

Whitney Morcom
Manager, Corporate Responsibility
VT Systems
Phone: (1) 703.739.2610
Fax:     (1) 703.739.2611