CICERO — Anthony Stewart is settling into his new role as general manager of SRCTec in Cicero.
He started as GM on July 23, replacing Mary Pat Harnett, who retired the day before after serving as SRCTec president since her promotion to the position in 2016, according to Lisa Mondello, who handles corporate communications for the firm.
As for the difference in titles, Mondello tells CNYBJ that when the company crafted the job requisition, it did some “benchmarking” in the defense industry and general manager is a “more common” title than president with a corporate structure like the one involving SRC and SRCTec, a manufacturing subsidiary within the enterprise.
SRCTec, located in Cicero, describes itself as a manufacturing and life-cycle management company specializing in the production of advanced military electro-mechanical products. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of SRC, which is a nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cicero.
Before his promotion to SRCTec general manager, Stewart had been serving as VP of quality at SRC.
As GM, Stewart will be responsible for the overall leadership of SRCTec, including the development and implementation of strategic plans and initiatives, working to continue the growth of the company’s manufacturing and logistics services.
Stewart has more than 30 years of experience working with quality assurance, manufacturing, engineering, and process-improvement practices within the technology sector.
“Tony has been integral in leading SRC’s efforts to focus on quality since he joined SRC three years ago. His expertise in business process re-engineering, manufacturing best practices, and understanding of customer relationship management will be great assets as he oversees expected growth at SRCTec,” Kevin Hair, president and CEO of SRC and chairperson of the SRC Ventures board of directors, said in a statement.
Under Hartnett’s leadership, SRCTec generated “significant” growth in revenue and number of employees resulting in a facility expansion that doubled the manufacturing footprint of the company’s Cicero facility.