Michael Manning

Kratos Defense, Engineering Fellow

Mike Manning is currently the Director of Sales for Custom Forgings at Finkl Steel.  Mike’s initial role with Finkl was in Business Development with a special focus on Defense and Energy.  Prior to Finkl Steel, Mike spent over 20 years in design & manufacturing of equipment for the Energy industry with General Electric.  Throughout his career Mike has held direct and/or supporting roles in supply chain, manufacturing, new product Introduction, and quality across the automotive, aerospace and Energy industries.   Mike also served as a Lieutenant in the US Navy Reserve, and also as the Mayor of his hometown (Watervliet, NY).  Mike received both his Bachelors and Masters in Materials Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in Troy, NY, and is a Certified Quality Manager (ASQ) as well as Six Sigma Blackbelt (GE).