Poland-U.S. Operations (PLUS Ops) was established in 2015 in response to the overwhelming demand for support to international industry pursing opportunities associated with Poland’s defense modernization program. Supporting various projects to include C-130 maintenance, communications, Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), and others, we quickly recognized that local Polish industry had much to offer both regional and global partners, but very little experience operating outside of Poland. Capitalizing on this drive and working closely with local suppliers, PLUS Ops quickly became the #1 Polish prime contractor to the United States Department of Defense (2016), and later, the #1 Polish supplier to the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) (2018).
PLUS Ops is partnered with Pol-Mare, a leading Polish freight forwarder and key regional service provider to government and industry. http://pol-mare.pl/en/.
In 2019, we expanded our portfolio to include the FMS PLUS program, offering consulting and management services to government and industry for FMS case optimization and execution.
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Founder and President of Poland-U.S. Operations (PLUS Ops), Ron was born in Columbus, Ohio and enlisted in the United States Air Force (USAF) in 2001. He was accepted to the United States Air Force Academy, and graduated in 2008 as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer. His first tour as an officer was at Eielson AFB, Alaska which included an assignment as the 353rd Exercise Support Division Chief. There, he was responsible for the coordination of all multinational RED FLAG-ALASKA exercise maintenance and logistics.
In 2012, Ron was selected as the Air Force Programs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in the Office of Defense Cooperation Warsaw, Poland. His responsibilities included managing and coordinating over $4B in Foreign Military Sales programs between the United States and the Republic of Poland. Ron has also served as an Instructor of Security Cooperation Studies at the Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies (DISCS) at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. There, he was responsible for educating the U.S. Department of Defense Security Cooperation workforce, industry, and foreign partners. This included programs such as Foreign Military Sales, International Armaments Cooperation, Building Partnership Capacity, Excess Defense Articles, International Agreements, Acquisitions, Security Cooperation Office operations, and other authorizations and appropriations under Title 10 and Title 22 of U.S. Code.
At DISCS, Ron also acted as the curriculum development lead for International Program Security, Technology Transfer, and End Use Monitoring in collaboration with the Defense Acquisition University (DAU), the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), and the Defense Technology Security Administration (DTSA).
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY Bachelors of Science, Military Strategic Studies, 2008
Master of Arts, Diplomacy
Activities & Affiliations
• Board Member, People Matter, Non-profit mentoring program
• Founder, Security Cooperation Journal
Paweł Bystrzejewski is Managing Director of PLUS Ops, responsible for identifying market opportunities, managing sub-contractor networks, organizing tender submissions, and developing clear and actionable data for clients.
Paweł was born in Warsaw, Poland where he grew up and finished his first Masters studies program. He went on to study International Management in Germany and Business Administration in the United States. Upon completion of these programs, Paweł returned to Poland and worked in the Mazowiecki Provincial Office (Mazowiecki Urząd Wojewódzki) as a Federal Inspector for EU funds management and was responsible for supervising over 100 local road construction projects in the district. In 2010 he joined the Polish Ministry of Justice as a Project Coordinator in the Budget, Managerial Control, and Effectiveness Department and supervised the verification of document and process compliance with both Polish and European regulations.
In 2013, Paweł joined Office BPO Sp. z.o.o as the Managing Director. There, he helped a newly founded company delivering outsourcing administrative services grow to over 50 employees, providing its services to more than 40 companies employing a total of over 1200 people.
Activities & Affiliations
• Vice President, Junior Chamber International (JCI) Warsaw
• Certified ISO 9001:2008 auditor
UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW Bachelors of Arts, International Relations
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA Master of Arts, Business Administration