MTDG Announces CEO Succession Plan at NCDMM

MTDG Announces CEO Succession Plan at NCDMM

NCDMM Executive VP & COO Gary Fleegle Appointed to CEO

Clearwater, Fla. — September 1, 2020. The Manufacturing Technology Deployment Group, Inc. (MTDG) announces that its Board of Directors, along with the Board of Directors of the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), an MTDG subsidiary, have unanimously selected the current NCDMM Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Gary Fleegle to succeed Dean L. Bartles, Ph.D., FSME, FASME as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. As NCDMM CEO Mr. Fleegle will report to Dr. Bartles, who continues to serve as President and CEO of MTDG.

Gary Fleegle
Gary Fleegle photo

“Today’s leadership succession announcement promoting Gary to CEO has been integral to executing NCDMM’s long-term growth strategy and its role within the MTDG family of companies,” said Dr. Bartles. “Throughout the years, he has made significant contributions to the direction and the success of the organization. The Board and I are confident that Gary is more than qualified to lead NCDMM into its next chapter of delivering collaborative and innovative manufacturing solutions to the defense manufacturing base. On behalf of the Board and all of us at NCDMM and MTDG, we congratulate Gary on his well-deserved appointment.”

Mr. Fleegle has more than 20 years of experience in the defense manufacturing industry handling government contracting, administration, and finance, with the last 16 years spent as part of the NCDMM executive team. In October 2019, he was promoted to EVP & COO, responsible for the leadership and the success of NCDMM’s strategic, operational, business development, and financial goals and objectives. Previously, Mr. Fleegle served as Vice President and Chief Operation Officer, and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

“I am honored to become NCDMM’s next CEO,” said Mr. Fleegle. “I want to thank both Dean and the Board of Directors for their conviction in my appointment. NCDMM has always excelled at collaboration and as CEO, I look forward to working with NCDMM staff, customers, and strategic partners, as well as colleagues across the MTDG family of companies. Guided by our shared and unwavering commitment to teamwork, innovation, and excellence, NCDMM will continue to meet the unique needs of the defense manufacturing industry and its supply chain.”

Before joining NCDMM, Mr. Fleegle was a Business Financial Analyst at Concurrent Technologies Corporation. He holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in business administration from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and St. Francis University, respectively. He also earned a master’s certification in Government Contracting from George Washington University.

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About Manufacturing Technology Deployment Group, Inc.

The Manufacturing Technology Deployment Group (MTDG) is committed to transforming the advanced manufacturing industrial base throughout the world by driving innovation and accelerating growth. It is the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit holding company of both the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) and Advanced Manufacturing International (AMI), a new subsidiary and sister company to NCDMM. Founded in 2020, MTDG is headquartered in Clearwater, Fla. For more information, visit MTDG at


NCDMM delivers innovative and collaborative manufacturing solutions that enhance our nation’s workforce and economic competitiveness. NCDMM has extensive knowledge and depth in defense manufacturing to continually innovate, improve, and advance manufacturing technologies and methodologies. Our experienced team specializes in identifying the needs, the players, the technologies, and processes to attain optimal solutions for our customers. We connect the dots. That’s the NCDMM methodology. NCDMM is a subsidiary of the Manufacturing Technology Deployment Group, Inc. (MTDG) and also manages America Makes and the V4 Institute. For additional information, visit the NCDMM at and follow @NCDMMnews on Twitter.

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