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Eric Versluys

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Eric Versluys

Eric Versluys

Program Manager
The Barnes Global Advisors
Eric Versluys is a seasoned program manager with a diverse background spanning aerospace, automation, and manufacturing and currently leads technology and workforce development programs at TBGA. Beginning his career in custom robotic systems for nuclear decommissioning, Eric progressed to Lockheed Martin, contributing to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's low-rate production. Later, he led R&D programs at Lockheed Martin's Skunkworks, including the construction of the X-72 Darkstar for Top Gun Maverick. At Lockheed Martin, Eric served as the ADP Platform Integration Lead and was recognized as an Associate Technical Fellow in AM of RF structures. Notably, he pioneered additive manufacturing for antenna systems, achieving successful flight tests and integration on manned and unmanned programs. Subsequently, Eric directed defense programs at 3DFortify, enhancing composite additive manufacturing for RF/antenna markets. Under his leadership, the defense sales pipeline exceeded $10m, and he spearheaded an SBIR project achieving significant efficiency and cost savings with a novel antenna architecture. Eric holds a bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University and resides in Southern California with his wife and seven children.

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