BG (ret) John J. McGuiness
President, Munitions & Government
Effective January 01, 2024 John was appointed President of Munitions and Government, and a member of Day & Zimmermann's corporate leadership committee. Prior to assuming this role, John was the President of American Ordnance, a Day & Zimmermann company, since June of 2016.
General McGuiness completed a distinguished 31 year career in the Army culminating as the Commanding General of Picatinny Arsenal and the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Officer for Ammunition, being designated as the DoD Single Manager of Conventional Ammunition. In this role, he led an 1100 person organization responsible for the development and fielding of high tech military systems by managing over 600 distinct ammunition, counter IED, artillery and mortar programs with an annual budget of $3.5B.
Other General Officer assignments include Deputy Commanding General NATO Training Command, leading a 1900 person organization from 32 different countries. He was responsible to run the day to day operations of over 70 Police and Army training centers increasing the daily student population from 18,000 to 34,000 during his tour. After returning from Afghanistan, McGuiness was the Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army RDECOM and Commanding General Natick Soldier Systems Center.
General McGuiness has earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and Masters of Science degrees from the Air Force Institute of Technology in Operations Research and the U.S. Army War College in National Security Strategy. He is also a graduate of the Program of Management Development, Harvard Business School.