Eugene Jones, Purdue MEP

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Eugene Jones is a Manufacturing Business Development Consultant for Purdue MEP. In this capacity, Gene manages a DoD grant that is focused on educating Indiana small businesses about DoD cybersecurity contracting requirements and helping them comply with this demanding set of controls. Previously at Purdue, he was the Managing Director of Purdue’s VACCINE (Visual Analytics for Command, Control, and Interoperability Environments) Center, and when he was still on active duty in the US Navy, Gene was the Commanding Officer of the Purdue Naval ROTC unit.

Immediately following his naval career, Gene worked for Caterpillar for several years as a New Product Introduction Team Lead. Gene served our country for most of his career as an officer with the Navy, serving on three different submarines. He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University, a Master’s degree in Management for Organizational Effectiveness from Marymount University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science from the U.S. Naval Academy.