Chemring Ordnance Appoints Kevin McDonald Vice President of Programs

August 30

Perry, FL –  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.”

About Chemring Ordnance
Chemring Ordnance, Inc. (COR), part of the Chemring Group Plc., is a center of excellence for the design, development and production of ordnance, pyrotechnic, and counter-IED products for military, homeland security, and first responders. COR manufactures all types of 40mm low and high velocity ammunition, pyrotechnic marking, signaling, tactical illumination devices, battlefield effects simulators, hand grenade fuses, and the Anti-Personnel Obstacle Breaching System (APOBS). COR also provides load, assemble, and pack (LAP) services.


About Chemring

Chemring Group PLC is a market-leading manufacturer supplying high-technology electronics and energetic products to over fifty countries around the world.  Chemring has a diverse portfolio of products that predominantly protect military personnel and platforms, providing insurance against a constantly changing threat.  These range from countermeasures that protect aircraft, to ground penetrating radar that protect troops and vehicles from improvised explosive devices.  For more information about Chemring, please go to:


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Jim Batina
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