William “Randy” Muns ’78, ’80, Wrangling Wide Open Spaces
Randy is all about business and baseball. His love for both started at Florida Tech. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business in 1978, and he went on to earn his MBA in 1980. As a four-year letterman in baseball, Muns’s love for the game was evidenced by his generous support for the new baseball field, Andy Seminick-Les Hall Field, and his lead gift that helped Florida Tech reach its fundraising goal to light the baseball field. Randy also serves on Florida Tech’s Board of Trustees. Randy began his career in the aerospace and defense business at Bell Helicopter, TEXTRON, and General Dynamics. He became a principal/partner with Author Young in their special services and technology consulting group.
“My professors at Florida Tech taught me to think of business tactically, strategically looking for pragmatic yet unique approaches to problem solving,” he explains.
During his twenty-five-year career, he has participated in over twenty acquisitions and sales of technology companies in both public and private transactions. His performance has led to a 200 percent increase in market value for his companies over the past twenty years. His business interests stretch all the way to Africa, where he has made significant contributions to support local organizations and charities.
He currently spends his time advising a tech start-up that is transforming cyber security, engineering, and sustainment in the world of global aerospace and defense and supporting the resurrection of U.S. manufacturing.
Muns was featured in Florida Tech’s 60th Anniversary special edition book, “60 for 60: Celebrating Sixty Years of Alumni at Florida Institute of Technology.” Copies are available for purchase here.