By Jenna Guzman
Craig Wilson, TRAX International Corporation, TRAX, CEO/President, introduced John Fargason, TRAX Sr. Vice President, to assume the position as Program Manager of the Mission Support Services, MSS, contract at White Sands Missile Range June 23.
The MSS contract is operated under TRAX International, LLC, TRAX, LLC, a subsidiary of TRAX. Charlie Garcia, TRAX, LLC President and former MSS Program Manager, will continue his role as TRAX, LLC President interfacing with WSMR Government leadership and coordinating with Fargason on the contract’s mission.
Garcia’s role will be expanded as Sr. Vice President within TRAX to assist in leading the strategic development for the corporation, both nationally and internationally. He has served as Program Manager for the WSMR MSS contract since 2006. He has 48 years of experience for the Department of Defense, both within the Government and contract services.
“I have truly enjoyed my experiences and the pleasure of interfacing and working with the WSMR TRAX, LLC family as we applied our efforts supporting the Department of Defense, the Department of Army and this wonderful place we call White Sands Missile Range,” Garcia said in a letter to the TRAX workforce, informing them of the leadership change. Garcia also added that he is pleased to continue serving in an expanded role supporting ATEC and the war fighter mission.
Fargason has extensive experience with test and evaluation, most recently acting as the Program Manager for TRAX USAYPG Test Support contract in Yuma, Arizona, from 2000 to 2010 and TRAX Logistics contract for the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio from 1992 to 1999.
Fargason also has a long history with WSMR, serving as Program Manager for the Materiel Test Directorate contract, previous name, Army Test and Evaluation Omnibus Services contract, at WSMR from 1986 to 1992 and Program Manager in support of WSMR Radar Services contract from 1984 to 1986.
“I look forward to living in New Mexico and working with the dedicated people of the Department of Defense and TRAX that have made WSMR a vital test range for military and commercial programs,” Fargason said. “Mr. Garcia and I will work closely together to ensure our customers’ requirements are met in an exceptional manner for every element of their organization.”
Garcia said that while he is sad to leave TRAX LLC, he highly recommends Fargason due to his extensive leadership experience.
“Mr. Fargason comes with a wealth of test experience and management of several large contracts,” Garcia continued. “I wish you all nothing but success and rewards as we serve this important customer and ultimately the war fighters that help provide us those precious benefits we all enjoy.”
Wilson believes this change is a huge opportunity for TRAX, Fargason and Garcia. “Utilizing the operational experience of Mr. Fargason will ensure performance and management depth for this critical contract and, at the same time, will enable TRAX to more effectively utilize the capabilities of Mr. Garcia to oversee and strategically grow the company’s Test and Evaluation presence,” Wilson said.