Director of Carrier Research and Development and Program Manager
Filipe is responsible for the design operations of Armor Express’ carrier research and development unit – including overseeing the Company’s product rationalization strategy and new innovations program; a highly skilled staff that services customer projects and requirements; process efficiencies, quality assurance and quality control; and business development opportunities.
As a senior manager, Filipe brings close to 15 years’ experience in the Commercial and Federal LE as well as Defense sectors – on both a domestic and global level. He has a demonstrated history of working in the areas of new product development, manufacturing, testing and certification, sales, program and contract management, and customer service. Prior to joining Armor Express, he was the Program Manager at Northrop Grumman and The Protective Group, respectively. Before that, Filipe served in various senior roles at Point Blank Enterprises for more than eight years, including as Customer Satisfaction & International Sales Manager, Program Manager, Design Manager, Configuration Control Specialist/Applications Engineer, and Ballistics Lab Technician. Earlier in his career, Filipe proudly served in the U.S. Coast Guard as a boarding officer, translator and EMT.
Filipe holds a Master of Business Administration degree from American InterContinental University. He also serves as Program Manager on various Military, Federal and/or International contracts given his vast expertise.
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