BCFS has named Gary Sicard as Vice President of Logistics and Resource Management, responsible for agency resources and procurement. Additionally, Sicard will serve as the organization’s Emergency Management Division’s Logistics Chief, responsible for disaster preparedness, capacity building, vendor management, packaging, pricing and deployment of resources nationwide and internationally. Sicard will work to further strengthen BCFS’ impeccable reputation for stewardship by improving and implementing agency procedures to ensure efficient and effective methodologies for purchasing, inventory management storing and shipping goods to all BCFS locations from coast-to-coast and throughout the world.
“BCFS operates in high stakes environments, so it’s essential we always have the right tools and procedures ready for response at a moment’s notice,” said Kari Tatro, Chief Operating Officer/Executive Vice President – Administration, Education and Emergency Management. “Gary’s ability to manage highly expansive and complex procurement and resource efforts are essential for overseeing the many, quick-moving parts of our international organization.”
Sicard joins BCFS EMD after a 26-year career in the U.S. Navy, where he rose through the ranks to represent the Department of Defense to high-ranking officials in Europe and the Middle East as a Lieutenant Commander. He directed the procurement of more than $2.5 billion in material, equipment and services for the construction and overhaul of nuclear aircraft carriers and submarines, ensuring the nation’s capital vessels were ready for sea. In both the public and private sectors, he led large and multifaceted teams, managing purchasing, expediting, logistics, inspection and material for multibillion dollar engineering procurement and construction projects in complex regulatory environments.
Sicard holds a Master’s of Business Administration from Ashford University and is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, Institute for Supply Management, Institute for Real Estate Management, and is a Certified Defense Privatization Manager. He is a Lean Six Sigma Champion and a former instructor for process improvement, adhering to the Deming methods.