Gary Pituch joined AMF in January 2006 as the Manager of Facilities and Security. Mr. Pituch brings an extensive background in Facility Maintenance, Repair, and Management to the Astronauts Memorial Foundation.
Mr. Pituch’s career encompasses over 25 years of military and private sector experience. He started as a residential construction worker prior to joining the United States Air Force in 1979. In the military he trained as a Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) technician and made his way through the ranks while taking on more diverse roles as his career progressed. He has successfully supervised HVAC shops with over 30 employees, a high pressure steam heating plant at Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, and a prime power and chilled water plant for Southwest Air Defense Command serving the country’s early warning ballistic missile defense system at March Air Force Base. Mr. Pituch was also selected to be a member of the Air Force’s Extended Training program where he was the Civil Engineering liaison to the Egyptian Air Force Commander at Abu Suywer Air Base. Most recently, he was a Contract Manager for a local company that provided facility maintenance and repair programs for the Department of State, the Federal Courts and the General Service Administration.
Mr. Pituch is responsible for facilities operation, maintenance and security for all facilities owned by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation, including the Center for Space Education, the Space Mirror Memorial and the Technical Training Center.