Jon Burt joined Vinfen in March 2014 as the Director of Information Technology and was promoted to Vice President of Information Technology in October 2014. Mr. Burt oversees all facets of the Information Technology (IT) Department at Vinfen, including customer service, vendor management, backend programming, and strategic planning. Because of the wide expanse of work, and the number of people and programs he is involved with, Mr. Burt tries to be out of his office about 70% of the time. This allows him to identify needs first hand and gain a fundamental understanding of set goals, which allows him more opportunity to accurately address any issues and be successful in his work.
Mr. Burt’s experience in the field runs the gambit from individual contribution and contract technical work through higher-level supervisory jobs, and from Windows95 to the latest software, devices, and operating systems. He came to Vinfen from Vision Government Solutions Inc, where he served as the Director of Operations, managing all internal and external IT functions.
Having grown up a sailor and knowing vessels inside and out, Mr. Burt worked for several years as a US Coast Guard Licensed Chief Mate and Merchant Marine Officer. He would spend up to ten months each year traveling, teaching marine education, and working with nonprofit organizations, all whilst aboard ships under his management.