US Air Force Academy graduate, 1978
Co-captain of Air Force basketball team, 1977-78
Started handball club at USAFA with Tom Schneeberger, 1976
National Team Member 10 years (1977-1987)
Team Captain, 1984 Olympic Team
Won Gold in 1987 Pan Ams, Silver in 1986 Goodwill Games
Won Nationals 6 times
President, USA Team Handball, 2001-2004
Member, USOC Board of Directors, 2001-2004
Professional career includes COO of Ramtron International, 2006-2010
As an experienced general management executive, Djokovich has driven record sales and profit growth of two high tech companies. Under his leadership, Ramtron International doubled the size of the company in five years while maintaining 50% margins and reducing defect levels to 2 dppm. After inheriting a legacy of losing money, the company generated cash 19 out of 20 quarters at Ramtron, with 80% of sales being exports.
At Advanced Energy Industries, the company grew from $20 million to $400 million in 8 years under Djokovich's leadership. Comfortable in high growth and dynamic environments, Djokovich has the ability to analyze a complex variable set and provide quick and clear direction that leads to continuous improvement and profit enhancement. Building on his experience as an Olympic Athlete, Djokovich has the ability to lead and develop motivated teams that are held accountable to the vision of the company. Djokovich's career has been defined by turning around organizations, which has led to experience in manufacturing, test, quality, materials, logistics, New Product Introduction, R&D, and customer satisfaction.