Czechoslovak Group (CSG), the global industrial holding company, has appointed Jeff Janey as executive vice president of its Munitions Programs for CSE USA, the company’s Reston, VA-based U.S. division.

As part of his new role, Janey will be responsible for CSE USA’s development of the U.S. market for medium and large-caliber munitions through collaboration with partners and the U.S. Government, international trade, and the development of strategic relationships. 

Janey will also support the company’s U.S. Defense Security Cooperation and international expansion projects. He brings over two decades of experience working with the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and other government agencies, including global acquisition and business development expertise. 

CSG manufactures large-caliber ammunition in Europe, with factories in Slovakia and Spain. The company reported ramping up its capacities and investing in production to fulfill the needs of NATO and its allies.

CSE USA plays a key role in serving the U.S. market on behalf of CSG and in facilitating global trade opportunities. The company has significant experience in the U.S. and has supplied POLR-1 radars to the U.S. Army, FBI Hostage Rescue Unit and police forces in Phoenix, AZ and San Antonio, TX. CSE USA also serves as the point of contact for the U.S. partners of the CSG Group, which owns Fiocchi Munizioni, the manufacturer of small-caliber ammunition with production facilities in Missouri and Arkansas, employing over 300 workers.

Paul Lemke, CEO of CSE USA, said “Jeff is a seasoned industry executive with deep government and private sector experience built over more than two decades. The U.S. is an extremely important market for CSG, and we plan to significantly expand our presence here, including through our planned acquisition of Kinetic Group, which we are purchasing from Vista Outdoor.” 

Jeff Janey said, “CSG is a world-class organization that has built a strong global reputation, and I am honored to join the company and contribute to its growth in the U.S.. CSG brings a long-term vision of contributing to the U.S. economy by creating jobs, serving our customers in every segment with world-class quality and being responsible members of the communities in which we operate.”

Most recently, Janey was the senior director of business development and strategy for the Weapon Systems Division of Northrop Grumman. He previously held similar roles in various divisions and was the vice president of strategy for the Orbital ATK Armament Systems Division of Northrop Grumman. Janey was also the vice president for Defense and Homeland Security Programs for American Defense International, Inc., in Washington, D.C. Additional roles include director of business development for DoD/DHS for ATK Civil Ammunition in Anoka, MN and other positions with the ATK. Janey earned his Master’s from the University of Minnesota and his Bachelor’s from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is the chairman of the National Defense Industrial Association’s (NDIA) Munitions Technology Division.

Czech entrepreneur Michal Strnad owns CSG and has production facilities in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Spain, Italy, India, the UK, and the U.S.. It exports its products worldwide.

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