John T. Wright - Redstone-Huntsville Chapter President

John T. Wright - Redstone-Huntsville Chapter President

Civilian Employment:

Senior VP for Sales and BD, PESA Switching Systems, Inc.

Past Positions with AUSA:

Volunteer; VP Satellite Chapter Activities; VP Special Activities; Executive VP

Military Background:

Colonel, US Army (Retired)  - retirement date 30 Sep 2007


  • Commander, US Army Garrison Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, July 2004 – July 2007 
  • Chief of Support, Multinational Force & Observers and Deputy Commander US Army Task Force Sinai, Arab Republic of Egypt, June 2003 – June 2004
  • Student, US Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL, July 2002 – June 2003
  • Professor of Military Science & Army ROTC Battalion Commander, University of North Alabama, Florence, AL,  July 2001 – July 2002
  • Commander, 832d Ordnance Battalion, Redstone Arsenal, AL, June 1999 – June 2001
  • Program Analyst, Program Analysis and Evaluation Directorate, Office Chief of Staff, Army, The Pentagon, August 1996 – May 1999
  • U.S. Army 1981-1996 – positions with increasing levels of responsibility worldwide. Overseas assignments included The Federal Republic of Germany; The Republic of Korea; The Arab Republic of Egypt to include business operations in The State of Israel and Italy. Operational deployments included Joint Task Force Andrew and Operation Restore Hope.

Military Education/Training:

  • U.S. Army Installation Management, Army Management Staff College, 2004
  • U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 1993-1994
  • Government Contract Law, 1992
  • Management of Defense Acquisition Contracts (Basic), 1991
  • U.S. Army Combined Arms & Services Staff School, 1988
  • Lean Six Sigma, Seminar for Executives, 2006
  • School for Innovators, Class XXIV, 1998
  • Various military leadership and technical schools


Strategic, results-driven leader with 36 years of professional experience. Proven results in improving performance, increasing efficiency/effectiveness, and innovation. His expertise encompasses business development, strategic planning, installation management, training and leader development, operational logistics, inventory management, and supply chain management, multi-site/multi-country operations management, and human resource management. Maintains a Leadership Philosophy of VIP3 (Values, Innovation, Perseverance, Perspective, Patriotism).  Mr. Wright is a retired U.S. Army Colonel having served in the Ordnance Corps and led logistics organizations at every level from platoon thru brigade.

Other biographical details:

Civilian education:

  • MS, Strategic Studies, US Air War College (Executive Military Leadership School), Maxwell Air Force Base, AL, 2003
  • MBA, Materiel Acquisition Management, Babson College, Babson Park, MA, 1991, Highest Distinction
  • BS, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 1981

Private Sector Positions Held:

  • Senior Vice President, Sales and Business Development, PESA, August 2011 – Present
  • Senior Strategic Consultant, Cintel, Inc, October 2013 to present
  • Vice President, Government Business Development, PESA, April 2011 – August 2011
  • Team Leader, Facilities/Installation Energy Management Team, Energy Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, September 2010 – February 2011
  • Regional Manager - Principal, ICF International, March 2008 – April 2011
  • Program Manager – Tyonek Services Inc., Oct 2007 – Feb 2008


  • Married, 3 children, 2 grandchildren 


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