John Hufstedler

Ground Mobility Vehicle
Product Director
2024 Tactical Wheeled Vehicles Conference
Mr. Hufstedler currently serves as the Product Director, Ground Mobility Vehicles (PD GMV). In this role, he is the responsible management official providing professional management for the development, systems integration, acquisition, testing, fielding, sustainment, and improvement of responsible programs to include Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV) and electric Light Reconnaissance Vehicle (eLRV) program development. 

From February 2022 to August 2022, he served as Lead Systems Engineer, Assistant Program Executive Officer - Systems Engineering, Program Executive Office Combat Support & Combat Service Support (PEO CS&CSS). In this role, he provided engineering and technical support for the PEO CS&CSS family of products. 

From July 2019 to February 2022, he served as Product Manager, Allied Tactical Vehicles (PdM ATV). A Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan (CSTC-A) dedicated program office established to execute Afghan National Defense Security Forces (ANDSF) ground vehicle requirements. In this role, he served as the total lifecycle manager for multiple vehicle programs and execution of PdM ATV National Maintenance Strategy Ground Vehicle Support (NMS GVS) contract.  

From May 2018 to July 2019, he served as Deputy Product Director, Light Tactical Vehicles. A program office with life cycle management responsibility of 250,000 light tactical vehicles and trailers, as well as continued production, technology insertion, system integration, recapitalization, and fielding efforts.

Mr. Hufstedler is a 2018 Senior Service College Fellow graduate from the Detroit Arsenal Community Seminar. Prior to Senior Service College, he served as Program Officer for Tactical Network Integration from April 2014 to July 2017 where he was the lead advisor to PEO CS&CSS for the integration of current and future Army communications and network technologies.

Mr. Hufstedler began his Army civilian career in 2009 as a Systems Engineer with PEO CS&CSS. He later transitioned to Product Lead - Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Integration (C4I), Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Project Management Office from June 2010 to April 2014. 

Prior to entering Army civilian service, Mr. Hufstedler held several positions with Chrysler Corporation to include Engineering Supervisor for the Thermal Systems Core Group. Mr. Hufstedler entered military service in 1988 with the U.S. Army. 

Mr. Hufstedler holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oakland University and a Master of Global Leadership and Management from Lawrence Technological University. Mr. Hufstedler is an Acquisition Corps member and holds Advanced Certification in Program Management and Practitioner Certification in Engineering & Technical Management.