Walter Bawell Joins Foresight Management Team

By paul ~ March 20th, 2009. Filed under: Press Releases.

Walter Bawell Joins Foresight M & S as Director, European Region

Walter Bawell brings significant depth of experience in logistics to the Foresight management team.

Scottsdale, AZ — March 19, 2009 — Foresight Systems M&S (Foresight), a developer of advanced visualization software for the design of complex highly constrained systems is pleased to announce that Walter Bawell has joined the Foresight management team as Director, European Region.  Walt has over 30 years of logistics engineering experience and is recognized as one of the foremost Army logistics thinkers.  Walt developed and modeled algorithms for repair parts stocking decisions which reduced inventory levels while improving world wide availability of stocked items.  He chaired and led the Department of Defense (DoD) procurement and implementation of bar code technology, Logistical Marking and Reading System (LOGMARS), returning a savings of $110 million within 3 years.  As Commander of a Corps Materiel Management Center in Germany he developed a software asset visibility system yielding $24 million in cost avoidance charges.

Serving at NATO headquarters in Brussels and the US Embassy in Germany, Walt was instrumental in the development of the NATO communications software development center.  As Chief of the Joint Programs Section, Office of Defense Cooperation, US Embassy, he directed multi-million dollar cooperative defense research programs and  was the project manager for the $2.3B Patriot/Roland agreement signed by the US and German secretaries of Defense.  Walt advised the US Ambassador in Germany on defense cooperation issues and made recommendations to congressional staff for enabling legislation to support international joint ventures.  As the personal representative of the Commander-In-Chief, United States Army Europe, to the German ministries of Defense, Finance and Transportation, Walt has developed deep international contacts in key policy making positions.

As national president of the American German Business Club (AGBC), Walt worked closely with the US Department of Commerce and the US Embassy in Germany to expand and strengthen mid-level business and commercial ties between US and German companies.

He has published numerous articles on logistics for the Army Logistician, Handling and Shipping trade journal, Armed Forces Comptroller and the Defense Institute for Security Assistance Management, of which he is a graduate.  He is co-author of the text book Management of Business Logistics used by the Pennsylvania State University.

Walt is a Certified Professional Logistician, has a BS in Accounting and Management and a MS in Business Logistics from Pennsylvania State University and is a graduate of the Army War College and the Command and General Staff College.

About Foresight:
Foresight Systems M&S meets the challenge of building complex highly constrained systems quickly and efficiently.  The company’s military grade Resource Aware Modeling and Simulation (RAMS) software works from system requirements to produce a detailed design specification that can be implemented with confidence.  These powerful analysis tools allow engineers to look ahead and optimize implementation decisions during system design.  Anticipating system tradeoffs early allows designers to manage complexity, provides additional flexibility, compresses product cycles and minimizes execution risk.

The company’s customers represent the leading edge of the communications technology, aerospace and defense industries.  Representative users include:  Bell Northern Research, Boeing, General Dynamics, Hewlett-Packard, L-3 Communications, Lockheed Martin, Motorola, Nokia, Raytheon, Texas Instruments and United Technologies.

For further information on Foresight, please visit our website. For direct inquires, please contact:

Gerry Allen
Foresight Systems M&S

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