Don Zwirn, Quality Assurance

Don initially joined VT Milcom in July 1996 as a Sheet Metal Mechanic and Quality Assurance Inspector for the Manufacturing Division. Don earned an AAS degree in Industrial Engineering Management and a Certification in Quality Assurance from Tidewater Community College in 2000 and pursued management opportunities outside of the company. Don returned to VT Milcom in June of 2005 as the Corporate Quality/Safety Manager and was promoted to Director of Quality/Safety for VT Group in 2007. During his time with VT Group, Don has been a key contributor to maintaining the company ISO certification as well as supporting critical projects such as the $500+M IDIQ US Navy Sea Enterprise award.

Prior to rejoining VT Milcom in 2005, Don’s quality management career began in May 2000 as the Quality/Training Manager for Cable Communications Inc., a subcontractor for Cox Cable Inc. specializing in installations of cable, high-speed internet and telephone. In February 2003, Don accepted a position as Corporate Quality/Safety Manager with George G. Sharp Inc., a government contractor involved in modernizing troop quarters and facilities aboard Navy vessels. While with George G. Sharp, Don authored the company’s ISO 9001/2000 NAVSEA approved Quality System Manual and led the company to compliance.

Don is an active member of the Quality Committee and Quality Auditor for the Virginia Ship Repair Association through whom he received an award for creating the winning logo that was adopted by the organization as their official logo. In 2006, Don was elected as the Chairman of the American Maritime Modernization Association (AMMA) Quality Committee a position he held for 3years. In 2012, he was reelected as the Quality committee Chairman which he currently holds. He is also an active member of the local chapter of the American Society of Quality.

Don came to VT Milcom in 1996 after a distinguished 24-year Navy career. Highlights of his career while with the F-14 Fighter Community include positions as Aircraft Maintenance Control Chief, Flight Deck Coordinator, Lead Instructor for Hydraulic Systems and Primary Flight Controls, Quality Assurance Officer, and Lead Auditor for Fighter Wing One. He also served aboard the USS FORRESTAL at the end of the Vietnam War and on the USS NIMITZ during Desert Storm.


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