31.03.2021 | Press release

American Rheinmetall Munitions announces new board members

American Rheinmetall Munitions (ARM) has made three new additions to its Board of Directors. LtGen (Ret.) John Sattler, MajGen (Ret.) Charles Gurganus, and BG (Ret.) Al Abramson join the Board of American Rheinmetall Munitions as Outside Directors, and will provide leadership and industry insight to the US-based munitions manufacturer.

“I’m proud to be able to bring this level of talent and experience to American Rheinmetall Munitions as we enter into an exciting period of growth for the company. Having these board members join the team will continue to support the growth of our capabilities and ensure our future success,” said John Somich, CEO of American Rheinmetall Munitions.

LtGen (Ret.) John Sattler is a member of multiple corporate boards and proudly served as the Distinguished Chair of Leadership at the US Naval Academy’s Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership for seven years. John commanded at all levels over a prolific 37-year career in the United State Marine Corps. General Sattler served as the Director of Strategic Plans and Policy (J5) for the Joint Staff from September 2006 until his retirement in August 2008. Prior to joining the Joint Staff, he was the Commanding General of the First Marine Expeditionary Force and Commander, Marine Corps Forces Central Command.

MajGen (Ret.) Charles Gurganus was a Marine Infantry officer, with command all the way up through Marine Expeditionary Force. General Gurganus was commissioned in 1976 after attending the University of North Carolina. He commanded at the Battalion, Regimental Combat Team, and as the Commanding General of Marine Air/Ground Task Force Training Center. Recently General Gurganus has been serving as a senior mentor to the Joint Staff J-7.

BG (Ret.) Al Abramson had an exceptional career in the US Army, starting as a Chemical Corps officer after graduating from Virginia State University; he served at all levels of the Army Acquisition community, retiring after serving as the Joint Program Executive Officer for Armaments and Ammunition (JPEO A&A) while simultaneously serving as the Commanding General at Picatinny Arsenal. General Abramson’s time at JPEO A&A saw the start of several significant programs of record, as well as major facilities construction to support the continued development and support of over 90% of the US Army conventional weapons portfolio.

American Rheinmetall Munitions is headquartered in Stafford, Virginia with a production facility in Camden, Arkansas. The company is a part of Rheinmetall’s Weapon and Ammunition Division and has been bringing the group’s global product portfolio to the U.S. market for decades. American Rheinmetall Munitions, in concert with Rheinmetall global, specializes in large and medium caliber ammunition families and is a world leader in the field of long-range artillery, mortar and infantry systems. The company’s portfolio also includes propellants, fuzing and protection systems for vehicle survivability, as well as design and development, load, pack, assembly and full rate production capabilities.

American Rheinmetall Munitions is committed to continued growth in the U.S. through its strategic teaming efforts, investment in local U.S. production, and superior program, supply-chain and production management, all of which are aimed at providing next-generation capabilities to U.S. warfighters at an affordable price.


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