President, L-3 Warrior Systems
Co-Founder, Insight Technology Incorporated
wife, Grace, bet their life savings on his
dream business and grew it into a world leader in military technology.
Founded in 1988, bidding on a government proposal for infrared aiming lights, Insight
won that proposal, and Ken
has steadily grown the company into the largest developer and supplier of night vision and electro-optical systems to the U.S. military.
has been extensively involved in every aspect of the company from the beginning.
remains a hands-on leader.
The key to Insight's success is its willingness to postpone near-term profits to invest in new and improved products and processes.
With an organic approach to growth, Insight
has expanded its highly sophisticated product line to enhance the safety and performance of military and civilian forces.
Mr. Solinsky has a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson College of Technology, a M.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University, and a M.S. degree in Management from Stanford University, Graduate School of Business.
also holds a Secretary of the Army's Award for Outstanding Achievement
in Material Acquisition and two Department of the Army Commander's Awards for Civilian Service.
In 1974 prior to founding Insight Technology, Mr. Solinsky joined the U.S. Army's Night Vision Laboratory in Fort Belvoir, Virginia where he held a series of increasingly responsible positions, including Production Engineer, then Project Leader for Night Vision Goggles, Project Leader for Tank Thermal Sights, and Director of Product Assurance.
From 1981 to 1982, Mr. Solinsky was assigned to Europe where, as the first Director of the U.S. Army's Night Vision Forward Office, he was responsible for enhancing the Army's ability to use and maintain modern night vision equipment.
Upon returning to the United States, Mr. Solinsky managed the Integrated Systems Team at the Night Vision Laboratory and was then appointed Program Manager for Night Vision Devices.
In this position, Mr. Solinsky
was responsible for the technical requirements and system acquisition of $835+ million of night vision devices.
Mr. Solinsky left government service in 1986 and joined Kollsman in Merrimack, New Hampshire as Program Manager for Thermal Systems.
In 1988, with the help of his
wife and a former colleague, Insight Technology
Insight's founder, Ken Solinsky, now leads Warrior Systems as division President and serves as Warrior Systems sector President.