Mr. Solverson is Director of Marketing and Business Development for Medium Caliber Ammunition at General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems. He graduated from SIU with a BS in Engineering in 1986. Matt began his career as a Research and Development Engineer with Olin Corporation, working on medium and large caliber ammunition projects in support of the US Department of Defense and Military Services. In 1996, Olin spun off its defense business to Primex Technologies, where he held the position of Manager of Product Engineering. Primex was acquired by General Dynamics Corporation in 2001, when Matt was promoted to Program Manager of Medium Caliber Ammunition programs, later becoming manager of that department. In January of 2012, Matt was promoted to his present position of Director of Marketing and Business Development, where he currently has responsibility for directing and implementing marketing and business development initiatives for the Medium Caliber Ammunition Strategic Business Unit (SBU) of General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems. In this capacity he identifies new and innovative opportunities for both core and non-core product lines within the SBU, and has responsibility for all contract order activities and requirements, including coordination of international procurement opportunities.
Matt resides in Carbondale with his wife Christy (BS Radio and Television ’86, and JD ’90 – both from SIU). They have a daughter, Emily. Matt enjoys attending SIU football and basketball games, as well as running and playing golf.