Advanced Product Transitions Corporation (APT), a small, veteran-owned, business headquartered in McLean, VA, provides training, engineering, and management consulting services to commercial and Department of Defense, and other federal, state, and local governments, as well as international clients.
APT is a key ongoing developer and contributor to the Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) criteria, metrics, MRL Users Guide, MRL Deskbook, and assessment tools. The APT Team are experts on implementation of Technology Readiness Level (TRL) criteria and metrics. As a member of the AS6500 Manufacturing Management Program Standard Committee (G-23), APT provides expertise and support to the ongoing development and updating of the standard. APT contributed to Air Force Instruction 63-145 "Manufacturing and Quality" and the "Manufacturing Management Guide" MIL-HDBK-896A.
Our staff is highly experienced in program management, acquisition, systems engineering, technology development and transition, manufacturing and quality assurance, supply chain management, and lean enterprise techniques.
APT has the experienced staff and tools to assist in assessing technology maturity, transitioning from technology development, assessing manufacturing capability and risk, and assessing product maturity during development through production. APT can assist in addressing affordability, cost control, productivity, and process improvement – keys to greater efficiencies and improved program performance.
Thomas Fiorino, PhD
President & CEO
Thomas has over 40 years' experience in DoD and private industry as well as research and development experience in aerospace engineering, systems engineering, and manufacturing technology. With a Top Secret Clearance, Tom has directed manufacturing and quality assurance for the F-16 Program and the multi-national participation for the Strategic Defense Initiative Office.
John F. Galuardi, Jr.
Senior Manufacturing Engineer
Jack is a highly-qualified in policy development, strategy implementation, and instruction and training for MRLs, TRLs, and EMRLs. With over 30 years' experience in DoD and private industry, Jack has developed DoD sustainable manufacturing policy and training as well as the Missile Defense Agency policy, implementation strategy, and assessment.
Gregory L. Stottlemyer
Senior Acquisition Manager
With over 35 years' experience in DoD and private industry, Gregory is well versed in managing a diverse workforce of skilled technical personnel. Gregory has extensive experience in program risk identification assessment in manufacturing and risk mitigation assessment.
S. Howard Bluth
Senior Industrial Engineer
S. Howard Bluth is a proven leader in manufacturing management, industrial engineering, and production. As a senior industrial engineer, he has experience ranging from manufacturing and producibility support for Missile Defense programs to playing a key role in the development of the Navy ManTech database.
As an experienced leader, Randy has directed the Program Support team for Missile Defense National Team Program Office and the federally-chartered Fail-Safe & Risk Reduction Study. Randy has over 40 years' of multi-faceted experience with missile defense, war-gaming, strategic analyses including DoD and Industry on Budget, policy, and organizational issues.