Northern Michigan University alumnus Geoff Parkhurst, who earned a master's in administrative service in 1995, was promoted to director of life cycle management at SRCTec. The not-for-profit research and development company “combines information, science, technology and ingenuity to solve ‘impossible' problems in the areas of defense, environment and intelligence."
As a director, Parkhurst leads the life cycle management, sustainment and service activities for all SRCTec's products and programs. He is also instrumental in expanding the sustainment support the company provides its customers.
"With Geoff's help we have made great strides with our company's logistics and sustainment efforts, especially during the design of new SRC products,” said Tony Stewart, general manager of SRCTec. "He has extensive background in life cycle management, and as a veteran, he understands our military customers and their mission.”
Parkhurst started at SRCTec in 2019 as the senior manager of integrated logistics support. He served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force for 26 years, achieving the rank of Colonel as Commander of the 56th Maintenance Group, which was the Air Force's largest field maintenance unit at the time. He led 2,800 military and civilian employees who maintained 186 F-16 fighter aircraft and launched 150 pilot training flights each day.
In addition to his NMU degree, Parkhurst holds a bachelor's ain mechanical/aerospace engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and a master's in business administration from the University of Rochester.