Ron KRATZKE is a Senior Solutions Consultant for Dassault Systèmes, CATIA/No Magic. He has over 30 years of experience in complex systems management and systems engineering. He spent the first 20 years of his professional career as a U.S. Navy Surface Warfare officer specializing in the operation, maintenance, and management of Navy nuclear power plants and shipboard combat systems. Mr. KRATZKE is formally educated in systems engineering having completed a master’s degree in systems engineering during his final assignment on the Navy staff in the Pentagon where he participated in integrated mission area analysis and developing capability requirements for the Navy in coordination with the Department of Defense Joint Staff.
Following his navy career, Mr. KRATZKE provided system engineering design support on advanced systems for a number of government organizations including: the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense. Over this time frame he has had responsibility as a Chief System Engineer, Chief System Architect, and Project Manager. He has used model-based system engineering methodologies and toolsets for more than 15 years before joining the CATIA/No Magic team as a Senior Solutions Consultant.
Mr. KRATZKE has written papers, provided presentations, and participated as a panel member on a number of system engineering topics at International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) meetings, IEEE System Engineering Conference, and National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) System Engineering Conferences. Ron is a Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) through INCOSE, a Certified Six Sigma Greenbelt through American Society for Quality (ASQ), a SAFe Practitioner and, a certified OCSMP-Model User.