Mark Holecek serves as the Manager for NNSA's Kansas City Field Office (KCFO). He has day-to-day responsibility for NNSA operations under the Kansas City National Security Campus (KCNSC) contract. This includes operations in Kansas City and Albuquerque, New Mexico; and covers a diverse set of manufacturing and procurement activities for NNSA and national security customers. Products include electronic, mechanical, and engineered material components.
For the past several years, Mr. Holecek has served as the Prime Leadership Champion for the Kansas City Responsive Infrastructure, Manufacturing and Sourcing Project. This project involved the successful on-time, on-budget completion of KCNSC, a state-of-the-art facility that is part of NNSA’s goal of transforming the Nuclear Security Complex to be more modern, efficient, and cost effective. Moving to a new facility involved a unique private industry/Federal government agreement. As Manager, Mr. Holecek oversaw the relocation from the Bannister Federal Complex to KCNSC and the efforts to repurpose Bannister.
Mr. Holecek has served in various leadership roles in NNSA including being Manager of the Savannah River Field Office and Program Executive Officer for the Infrastructure and Operation Office in Washington. In 2008, Mr. Holecek served on an NNSA team to develop an acquisition strategy for NNSA plant contracts. Prior to that, he worked on a team to develop NNSA’s strategic framework.
Mark started his government career as an Intern with the Department of Energy in Washington. After assignments in Pinellas County, Florida, and Boulder, Colorado, he transferred to the KCFO in 1994 to take a position as a Quality Engineer. Since then, he has served in numerous leadership roles in the office, including Weapons Program Engineer, Quality Engineering Team Lead, and Deputy Manager.
He holds a bachelor of science degree in materials engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a master of science degree in engineering management from the University of Kansas.