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 Fuze Section 

Fuze Section


The purpose of the Fuze Section shall be to promote an open exchange of technical information among government and industry technical personnel, and to identify and address changes in standards, guidance, policy, and organizational functions that impact the development, production, and performance of fuzes.

The Fuze Section's scope will encompass those areas relating to the technical and programmatic aspects of fuzes, fuze packaging and related safety devices (sensors, arm/fire devices (AFD), safety and arming (S&A) devices, etc.)


Bob Hertlein
L3 Fuzing & Ordnance Systems
3975 McMann Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45245
Phone:  (513)943-2130

Steering Committee Members:

Nassir Alaboud, Lockheed Martin - Orlando, FL
Ed Cooper, L3 Communications - Fuzing & Ordnance Systems - Cincinnati, Ohio
Mark Etheridge, US Army AMRDEC - Redstone Arsenal, AL
Lawrence Fan, NSWC Indian Head - Indian Head, MD
Thomas Harward, Raytheon Missile Systems Co - Tucson, AZ
Robert Hertlein, L-3 Communications - Fuzing & Ordnance Systems - Cincinnati, OH
Bruce Hornberger, Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division - China Lake, CA
Ken Kelly, Kaman Precision Products - Middletown, CT
William Konick, Booz Allen Hamilton - Arlington, VA 
William Kurtz, Kurtz Associates - Augustine, FL 
Homesh Lalbahadur, US Army ARDEC - Picatinny Arsenal, NJ
David Lawson, L3 Communications - Fuzing & Ordnance Systems - Cincinnati, OH
Telly Manolatos, Electronics Development Corp - Columbia, MD
Francis Mattia, Action Manufacturing Company - Philadelphia, PA
Robert Mullens, Air Force Nuclear Weapon Center, Missile Sustainment Div - Tinker AFB, OK
Barry Neyer, Excelitas Technologies Corp. - Miamisburg, OH
Eric Roach, Lockheed Martin - Orlando, FL
Jim Sharp, Naval Surface Warfare Center - Dahlgren, VA
Don Shutt, ATK Defense Components - Plymouth, Minnesota
Roy Streetz, Excelitas Technologies Corp. - Miamisburg, OH
Scott Sundvold, Kansas City Plant - Kansas City, MO
Martin Tanenhaus, Tanenhaus and Associates, Inc. - Annapolis, MD
Tim Tobik, Air Force Research Lab, Munitions Directorate - Eglin AFB, FL 

 Past Chairs:

  1. Donald Shutt, Orbital ATK
  2. Gabe Peterie, Steward Warner
  3. Jim Erickson, Steward Warner
  4. Dick Strauss, Steward Warner
  5. Al Dilz, KDI
  6. Art Linkins, Kodak
  7. Ken Clark, Textron
  8. William Kurtz, General Electric
  9. Len Friedman, Action-Manufacturing
  10. Martin Tanenhaus, Martin Marietta



The Harry Diamond Fuzing Excellence Award recognizes the individual who, in the judgment of the panel, has made the greatest overall contribution to the fuze program during their lifetime.  The achievements for which this award will be considered may relate to any of the many components that make up this highly diverse, complex, vital commodity, from R&D through demilitarization and disposal.

The award will encompass achievements during the nominee’s career and will be presented to the winner at the annual NDIA Fuze Conference.  This competition is open to all individuals, regardless of grade or position, in the United States fuze community.  All military personnel, government civilians, and contractor employees are eligible. 

All service munitions supervisors of Headquarters, munitions plants, depots, laboratories, and proving grounds, are asked to seriously consider the contributions of their best qualified subordinates for this prestigious award.

Questions?  Please contact Loey Bleich, Meeting Planner



Affiliate Associations

The Association for Enterprise Information    National Training and Simulation Association    Precision Strike Association    Women in Defense