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Kenneth Solinsky

President of Warrior Systems Sector

L-3 Communications Corporation

HQ Phone:  (212) 697-1111

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L-3 Communications Corporation

600 THIRD AVENUE 34TH FLOOR

New York City, New York, 10016

United States

Company Description

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide and is a leading provider of a broad range of communication and electronic systems and products used on military and commercial platforms. L-3 is also a prime contractor in aeros...more

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Background Information

Employment History

President and Co-founder

Insight Technology Incorporated


Affiliations

Primary Bank

Board Member


Rochester Precision Optics LLC

Managing Member


The NVL

Director


Army's Award for Outstanding Achievement

Secretary


Current News

Co-Founder


Sloan

Fellow


U.S. Army Night Vision Lab

Production Engineer


Education

B.S. degree

Mechanical Engineering

Clarkson College of Technology


M.S. degree

Industrial Engineering

Texas A&M University


M.S. degree

Management

Stanford University , Graduate School of Business


masters’ degree

industrial engineering


Web References(63 Total References)


Board of Directors › Primary Bank

Kenneth Solinsky
Director Mr. Solinsky, along with his wife Grace, founded Insight Technology of Londonderry, NH in 1988, the nation's leading developer and producer of U.S. Military Night Vision and Electro-Optical Systems. Mr. Solinsky became president of L-3 Warrior Systems which acquired Insight Technology and in 2013 retired from L-3. Mr. Solinsky worked for 14 years as a civilian employee of the Department of Army where he held a series of increasingly responsible positions from Production Engineer, Project Leader, Director of Quality Control, Director of U.S. Army Night Vision Lab, Forward in Europe, Branch Chief, and Project Manager, Night Vision Devices. Mr. Solinsky received a Secretary of the Army's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Material Acquisition, two Commander's Awards for Civilian Service, and numerous other awards. Mr. Solinsky holds 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 where he was a Sloan Fellow.


Association of United States Night Vision Manufacturers

2015: Douglas M. Hughes, Kenneth (Ken) Solinsky
Mr. Kenneth (Ken) Solinsky began his career at the U.S. Army Night Vision Lab (NVL) in December 1974. As Production Engineer and then Project Leader for the Night Vision Goggle (NVG), AN/PVS-5, he redesigned the eyepiece assembly for reduced weight and enhanced manufacturability, and achieved Full Material Release for the AN/PVS-5, the first NVG to be fielded in large quantities. Subsequently, Mr. Solinsky became Project Leader for the Tank Thermal Sight overseeing its qualification and production start-up. In 1979, he became director of Product Assurance at NVL where he enhanced the stature of this department and led a team that conducted a comprehensive assessment of Night Vision Devices in Europe. In 1981 he became the first Director of NVL Forward in U. S. Army, Europe. There, working with individuals such as MG (subsequently General) Mahaffey at the 3rd ID, and Col (subsequently General) Franks at the 11th ACR, he helped the Army begin to incorporate night vision systems into training and mission planning. Mr. Solinsky returned to the U.S. in 1982 and served as Chief of the Integrated Products Team, responsible for the surveillance and targeting payload for the Aquila unmanned air vehicle program. In 1983, he entered the Sloan Fellows Program at Stanford University and upon returning to Ft. Belvoir in 1984 became Project Manager, Night Vision Devices. In this position he was responsible for the first of what became a series of Omnibus night vision procurement programs. In 1986, Mr. Solinsky left government service for private industry, to see if he could do things better, faster, cheaper; something he had been advocating industry do for the prior 10 years. In Fall 2005, Mr. Solinsky acquired the precision optics capability of Eastman Kodak, and formed Rochester Precision Optics in Rochester, NY. During 2005 to 2009, Insight also developed and produced Fusion Goggles for SOCOM, and a Laser Marker configured as a 45 Cal Pistol. In 2010, Insight won a major Army contract for the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle (ENVG). In 2010, Mr. Solinsky sold Insight to L-3 Communications, combining Insight's systems and laser capabilities with L-3's image tube and thermal focal plane array capabilities, to form L-3 Warrior Systems. As President of L-3 Warrior Systems, he instituted changes that led to dramatic improvements in image tube performance and yield at the Tempe, AZ tube manufacturing operation and was instrumental in introducing white phosphor tubes. Further, as President of L-3 Warrior Systems, Mr. Solinsky presided over the nation's preeminent developer and manufacturer of night vision and electro-optical devices for the U.S. military and homeland security first responders.


Association of United States Night Vision Manufacturers

2015: Douglas M. Hughes, Kenneth (Ken) Solinsky
Mr. Kenneth (Ken) Solinsky began his career at the U.S. Army Night Vision Lab (NVL) in December 1974. As Production Engineer and then Project Leader for the Night Vision Goggle (NVG), AN/PVS-5, he redesigned the eyepiece assembly for reduced weight and enhanced manufacturability, and achieved Full Material Release for the AN/PVS-5, the first NVG to be fielded in large quantities. Subsequently, Mr. Solinsky became Project Leader for the Tank Thermal Sight overseeing its qualification and production start-up. In 1979, he became director of Product Assurance at NVL where he enhanced the stature of this department and led a team that conducted a comprehensive assessment of Night Vision Devices in Europe. In 1981 he became the first Director of NVL Forward in U. S. Army, Europe. There, working with individuals such as MG (subsequently General) Mahaffey at the 3rd ID, and Col (subsequently General) Franks at the 11th ACR, he helped the Army begin to incorporate night vision systems into training and mission planning. Mr. Solinsky returned to the U.S. in 1982 and served as Chief of the Integrated Products Team, responsible for the surveillance and targeting payload for the Aquila unmanned air vehicle program. In 1983, he entered the Sloan Fellows Program at Stanford University and upon returning to Ft. Belvoir in 1984 became Project Manager, Night Vision Devices. In this position he was responsible for the first of what became a series of Omnibus night vision procurement programs. In 1986, Mr. Solinsky left government service for private industry, to see if he could do things better, faster, cheaper; something he had been advocating industry do for the prior 10 years. In Fall 2005, Mr. Solinsky acquired the precision optics capability of Eastman Kodak, and formed Rochester Precision Optics in Rochester, NY. During 2005 to 2009, Insight also developed and produced Fusion Goggles for SOCOM, and a Laser Marker configured as a 45 Cal Pistol. In 2010, Insight won a major Army contract for the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle (ENVG). In 2010, Mr. Solinsky sold Insight to L-3 Communications, combining Insight's systems and laser capabilities with L-3's image tube and thermal focal plane array capabilities, to form L-3 Warrior Systems. As President of L-3 Warrior Systems, he instituted changes that led to dramatic improvements in image tube performance and yield at the Tempe, AZ tube manufacturing operation and was instrumental in introducing white phosphor tubes. Further, as President of L-3 Warrior Systems, Mr. Solinsky presided over the nation's preeminent developer and manufacturer of night vision and electro-optical devices for the U.S. military and homeland security first responders.


http://www.gns.l-3com.com/media-center/press-releases.html?pr_id=1669570&year=2012

Ken Solinsky
, president of L-3 Warrior Systems.


http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Security-Industry/2012/03/07/L-3-producing-new-lightweight-NVGs/UPI-16051331130516/?spt=hs%E2%88%A8=si

"Our BNVD (Binocular Night Vision Device) is a miniature, dual-tube goggle that incorporates advanced optics and the highest performance image intensifier tubes in a clever mechanical format that makes it the world's smallest, lightest, best-performing and most cost-effective product available," said Ken Solinsky, president of L-3 Warrior Systems.


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