“SoCal M&A Trends and Perspectives”

“SoCal M&A Trends and Perspectives”

A&D Forum Meeting in Torrance, CA on May 10

The M & A activity involving aerospace and defense companies in North America averaged 69 transactions per quarter from Q1 2015 to Q2 2016. Then it spiked to over 100 acquisitions in each of the last two quarters of 2016. Why the uptick in M & A activity? What has been the recent M & A activity level in Southern California? What is the expected trend in the future?

Please join us on Wed, May 10, 7:30-9:00am in Torrance, CA when Massimo Masini (SVP/GM, TECT Aerospace), David Patterson (CEO, Aerospace Manufacturing & Engineering), and Paul Weisbrich (Managing Director, D.A. Davidson & Co.) will share with you some of the recent lessons they have learned and trends they see from their own unique perspectives on the local M & A market. Along with these lessons learned, they will also share some observations about current valuations and multiples, sectors that have been the most prominent targets and what acquirers are looking for in a company.

The event is free for A&D Forum members and $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until May 3). For more information and to register to attend go to http://adfsbmay17.eventbrite.com.

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The South Bay Chapter of The Aerospace & Defense Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams, California United Bank, Community Bank, and California Manufacturing Technology Consulting.

Re-inventing and Building a Business for Greater Customer Value and Financial Growth

“Re-inventing and Building a Business for Greater Customer Value and Financial Growth”

Orange County Chapter meeting on May 4

Join us in Irvine on Thur, May 4, 7:30– 9:00am, when Brian Williams, CEO, AIP Aerospace, will cover the transformation of the company from a U.S.-focused tooling-only business (short backlog/capital intensive) into a global provider of integration systems and automated products (long backlog/less capital) with highly differentiated tooling capabilities that advantage the integration business. The discussion will focus on the development and communication of strategic intent, organizational ‘make vs. buy’ considerations, the financial and strategic evaluation of acquisition targets, and the integration of heritage and newly acquired businesses.

Free for members ($40 non-members). Click here to register to attend the meeting

Information about joining The A&D Forum is at http://aerospacedefenseforum.org.

The Orange County chapter is sponsored by D.A. Davidson & Co., Moss Adams, and Hein & Associates.

“Government Supports for A&D Exporting and Manufacturing”

“Government Supports for A&D Exporting and Manufacturing”

San Fernando Valley Chapter meeting on May 16

The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development advances Los Angeles by developing sound policies, creating strategic partnerships, prioritizing investments and delivering key services that will accelerate pathways to economic opportunity.

Join us in Sherman Oaks, CA, on Tuesday, May 16, 7:30–9:00am,when William Chun, Senior Director, Economic Development, Office of the Mayor, Los Angeles will provide an update on work related to the Aerospace and Defense/Manufacturing industries and highlight the programs and tools available to local businesses.

Recently, Mayor Garcetti launched the new Export Program, an initiative that assists local businesses access international trade opportunities and prepare their businesses to export products abroad. The program is designed to guide local manufacturers throught he complex export readiness process, help them address key challenges and connect them with a variety of training and counseling services available through city, state and federal partners.

The meeting is free for everyone. For more information and to register to attend the meeting go to http://adfsfvmay17.eventbrite.com.

Information about joining The A&D Forum is at http://aerospacedefenseforum.org.

The San Fernando Valley chapter of The Aerospace & Defense Forum is sponsored by CohnReznick, City National Bank, and InVista Associates.

“Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality for Aerospace”

“Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality for Aerospace”
A Presentation & Tour at Inhance Digital

Los Angeles Chapter meeting on April 21

Join us in Los Angeles on Friday, April 21, 7:30–9:00am when Penn Arthur, renowned multimedia developer and founder of Inhance Digital, will reveal trends in interactive technology, like virtual and mixed reality, used by leading aerospace and defense companies to drive audience engagement and communicate often complex messages. You’ll learn the latest uses of cutting-edge technology, what’s around the bend and get hands-on demonstration of the most immersive tools available.

The meeting is free for members & $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until April 14). For more information and to register to attend the meeting go to http://adflaapr17.eventbrite.com.

Information about joining The A&D Forum is at http://aerospacedefenseforum.org.

The Los Angeles chapter of The Aerospace & Defense Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams, CohnReznick, Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell, InVista Associates, and the 62 Mile Club

“Design Considerations for Electrical Wiring Interconnect Systems in Drones”

“Design Considerations for Electrical Wiring Interconnect Systems in Drones”

Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter May 11 meeting

Challenges facing the growing Drone market are addressed looking at the intricacies of wiring harnesses inside drones and the dangers of having wiring that is incorrectly terminated. Empirical data from the Defense Department shows the causes and the costs associated with bad wiring harnesses and the need for increased awareness as it relates to wiring inside drones.

Please join us in Uptown Dallas on Thur, May 11, (networking at 7:00am, meeting 7:30-9:00am) when Manuel Lozano, Applications Engineering Manager, Nicomatic North America / Central Region, Aerospace, Defense and Security, will cover wiring from 3 aspects.
1. How to order wire,
2. Placement of wire harness inside drones and
3. How to recognize and prevent possible pitfalls before wire harness is installed inside a drone.

The meeting is free for A&D Forum members ($30 for non-members until May 4). For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to https://adfdfwmay17.eventbrite.com.

Click here for more information about and to join The Aerospace & Defense Forum.

The Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter is sponsored by BellNunnally and the University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute (UTARI).

“A Formula for Success: Managing our limited (aerospace) resources in the next decade”

“A Formula for Success: Managing our limited (aerospace) resources in the next decade”

Arizona Chapter May 11, 2017 meeting

Managing limited aerospace resources is a key component to preventing catastrophic interruptions to our businesses during the next decade.

Increased lead-time and pricing pressure from larger and less nimble customers who have continued trimming their internal staffing translates into small businesses and suppliers drowning in work that affects both indirect and direct labor. Supplier organizations have to figure out not only how to manage their external customer, but their internal customer too! They have to find the right set of strategies that will allow them to grow and still be able to be profitable.

The critical components to plan around are direct labor, indirect labor and information technology. From ramping up in the machining areas, attracting and retaining critical skills and workforce, developing the right talent cost-effectively to finding better and more efficient ways to use data.

Please join us in Phoenix, AZ on Thur, May 11, when Greg Raczynski, Director of Operations & Supply Chain, Cadence Aerospace will discuss how his company implemented their formula for success.

The meeting is free for members and guests ($30 Early Bird for non-members, $40 after May 4). For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to http://adfazmay17.eventbrite.com.

Click here for more information about and to join The Aerospace & Defense Forum.

The Arizona Chapter of The A&D Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams and National Bank of Arizona.

ASU Tour – “Taking Private Partnerships into Outer Space”

“Taking Private Partnerships into Outer Space”

Arizona Chapter April 13, 2017 meeting

Tour of ASU Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV

With ASU NewSpace and ASU Interplanetary Initiative

Presenters:

Scott Smas
Tess Calvert
Associate Professor Hongbin Yu
Assistant Professor Yuji Zhao
Professor Marc Mignolet

Arizona State University (ASU) researchers are changing how we explore the universe.

ASU NewSpace, the Space Technology and Science Initiative, is defining and transforming the future of academic-private space partnerships. These partnerships with space exploration science and technology companies, from small start-ups working on technology projects out of someone’s garage to companies with thousands of employees designing and building new rockets, enable new avenues of research and development in space science, planetary science, and engineering at ASU.

Distinguished presenters will provide insights on a few campus-wide initiative level projects that demonstrate and highlight the goals, processes, interests, challenges and successes of creative and innovative partnerships. Attendees will have a firsthand opportunity to learn how small, agile, entrepreneurial companies and small, inexpensive devices are successfully shaping how we think, build, design and operate space-related projects and applications.

Agenda:

7:00 – 7:30am: Breakfast and Networking
7:30 – 7:45 am: ASU NewSpace
7:45 – 8:00 am: ASU Interplanetary Initiative
8:00 – 8:15 am: Associate Professor Hongbin Yu
8:15 – 8:30 am: Assistant Professor Yuji Zhao
8:30 – 8:45 am: Professor Marc Mignolet
8:45 – 9:00 am: Tour of 1st floor lab and mission operations center

The meeting is free for members and guests ($30 Early Bird for non-members, $40 after April 6). For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to http://adfazapr17.eventbrite.com.

Click here for more information about and to join The Aerospace & Defense Forum.

The Arizona Chapter of The A&D Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams and National Bank of Arizona.

“State of the Art AM Technology” Tour of Morf3D

“State of the Art AM Technology”

A Presentation and Tour of Morf3D

A&D Forum Meeting in El Segundo, CA on April 12

Morf3D is a provider of end-to-end Additive Manufacturing solutions in R&D, Engineering, and Additive Manufacturing. Morf3D believes that Additive Manufacturing is forever going to change the landscape of how we design, what we make, when we make it, and where it is produced, all of which require us to alter the way we think! Their collaborative and hands on approach at their R&D Innovation Center is central to education ultimately accelerating the adoption of Additive Manufacturing.

Please join us on Wednesday, April 12, 8-10:30am in El Segundo for a presentation by Ivan Madera, CEO of Morf3D, followed by a tour, which will include seeing numerous additive manufacturing machines in operation.

The event is free for A&D Forum members and $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until April 3). For more information and to register to attend go to http://adfsbapr17.eventbrite.com.

Click here for more information about and to join The Aerospace & Defense Forum.

The South Bay Chapter of The Aerospace & Defense Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams, California United Bank, Community Bank, and California Manufacturing Technology Consulting.

“How to Professionally Manage A&D Projects”

“How to Professionally Manage A&D Projects”

Orange County Chapter meeting on April 6

Parker Aerospace has endeavored to significantly improve project and program execution performance across the organization ($2.3B in sales, 7 major divisions, and 38 worldwide locations). In this light, the organization has established a Program Management Office that is focused on people, processes, tools and execution performance to drive a competitive advantage in our market space.

Please join us in Irvine on Thur, April 6, 7:30– 9:00am PDT, when Barry Draskovich,
Group Vice President of Program and Contract Management, Parker Aerospace, will discuss the PMO approach, focusing mainly on human resource factors including structure, competencies, key success factors and results to date that resulted in being recognized as a finalist for the PMI 2016 PMO of the Year award.

Meeting is free for members ($40 non-members). Click here to register to attend the meeting

Information about joining The A&D Forum is at http://aerospacedefenseforum.org.

The Orange County chapter is sponsored by D.A. Davidson & Co., Moss Adams, and Hein & Associates.

“DoD Innovation and Collaboration Opportunities”

“DoD Innovation and Collaboration Opportunities”

San Diego Chapter meeting on March 28

After nearly a decade of sequestration, how does industry get their new, innovative, emerging technology products in front of the right DoD and defense industry partners to support the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coastguardsmen and 3-letter agencies? How can broader private sector industry collaborate with both DoD and the major defense industry companies to bring solutions to our end-users in harm’s way? What is COTS and why does DoD care? How can your company leverage COTS to support DoD with your technology?

If you are a company who is seeking to make DoD aware of technology you provide, please join us on Tuesday, March 28 (networking: 5:30-6:15pm, meeting: 6:15-7:45pm PST), when panelists from SPAWAR Systems Center, Pacific US Third Fleet Experimentation and Warfighter Science Advisors who deal daily in the realm of bringing new, innovative, emerging technology to our warfighter end-users will provide insights as to where their technology focus road map is going and how your company can engage DoD to bring your technology and collaboration to support DoD.

The meeting is free for members & $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until March 21). For more information and to register to attend the meeting go to http://adfsdmar17.eventbrite.com.

Information about joining The A&D Forum is at http://aerospacedefenseforum.org.

The San Diego chapter is sponsored by Moss Adams, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, LevitZacks, BNY Mellon Wealth Management, and Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton.