Mark Holecek serves as the Manager for the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Kansas City Field Office (KCFO). In this position, he has day-to-day responsibility for NNSA operations under the Kansas City Plant contract. This includes operations in Kansas City, Albuquerque, Los Alamos, and Ft. Chaffee 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, Mark has served as the prime leadership champion for the Kansas City Responsive Infrastructure, Manufacturing and Sourcing (KCRIMS) Project. This project involved the successful on-time, on-budget completion of the National Security Campus, a state-of-the-art facility that will significantly reduce the size of the current facility and reduce operating costs by over $100 million per year. The new facility is part of the NNSA’s goal of transforming the complex to be more modern, efficient, and cost effective. Moving to a new facility involved a unique private industry/federal government agreement. The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), acting as the federal government’s broker, signed a 20-year lease agreement with developer CenterPoint Zimmer, LLC, for the $687 million campus in June 2010. The new campus is a private facility being leased to the federal government. In addition, this project has boosted the local economy by generating more than 1,000 construction jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in needed economic development to the region. Also, as manager Mark oversees the relocation from the Bannister Federal Complex to the National Security Campus (a 19-month effort that is the largest industrial move in the country) and the efforts to repurpose the former Bannister Federal Complex.
Mark has served in various leadership roles throughout NNSA including a brief stint as the manager of the Savannah River Field Office and Program Executive Officer for the Infrastructure and Operation Office in DC. In 2008, Mark served on an NNSA team to develop an acquisition strategy for NNSA Plant contracts. Prior to that, he worked on a team to develop the NNSA’s Strategic Framework.
Mark started his government career as an Intern with the Department of Energy in Washington, DC. After assignments in Pinellas County, FL and Boulder, CO, he transferred to the Kansas City Field Office (KCFO) in 1994 to take a position as a Quality Engineer. Since then, he has served in numerous leadership roles at the KCFO, 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, where he graduated in 1992. In 1996, he earned a Master of Science Degree in Engineering Management from the University of Kansas.
Mark lives in the Kansas City metro area with his wife, Alicia, and their two children, Matthew and Morgan.