Arizona Manufacturers Council

Fred Coons, Treasurer

Fred joins the AMC from Mercury Systems where he is the Sr. Director of Operations for Microsystems. Fred leads Operations for the Phoenix Advanced Microelectronics Center (AMC). The Phoenix AMC is a DMEA-accredited facility for design, assembly, test and broker services, delivering a trusted and assured chain of custody, processing ITAR and classified work for sensitive Defense and Space programs.

As an Engineering and Operations leader, Fred has more than 25 years of Aerospace, Defense and Space experience in Electronic Warfare (Jammers, Countermeasures & Threat Warning Receivers), Missile Systems (Airborne & Ground-based), Radar Systems (Airborne & Ground-based) and Air Traffic Control & Landing Systems (ILS, VOR & DME). Fred is also an experienced practitioner of OpEx and Lean methodologies and techniques, including immersion training in Japan.

In addition to his experience at Mercury Systems, Fred brings valuable experience from prior positions at Crane Aerospace & Electronics, General Dynamics, Emerson Network Power, Thales and Paratek Microwave. Fred is a veteran of the United States Air Force, including four years of service in Germany. Fred is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute (VMI), where he earned B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering.