“Additive Manufacturing and Simulation Driven Design”

“Additive Manufacturing and Simulation Driven Design –
A New Competitive Edge in Aerospace and Defense”

AZ Chapter meeting in Tempe on July 13

Exceptional performance goals coupled with limited resources and increasing pressures to get parts to market quickly are driving adoption of innovative engineering design, product prototyping and validation as well as manufacturing techniques.

Conjointly deploying Simulation-based Design and 3-D printing provides an increasingly valuable pair synonymous with design performance validation and market-ready additively manufactured products.

Phoenix Analysis and Design Technologies (PADT) is the Southwest’s largest provider of numerical simulation, product development and 3D Printing services and products. Please join us in Tempe, AZ on Thur, July 13, when Eric Miller, Co-Owner & Principal, PADT, will be elaborating on the techniques and tools that PADT deploys to help A&D companies make things better and more consistently.

The meeting is free for members and guests ($30 Early Bird for non-members, $40 after July 6). Limited to 25 attendees. For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to http://adfazjul17.eventbrite.com.

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

“Start Up to Successful Exit”

“Start Up to Successful Exit”

Arizona Chapter June 8, 2017 meeting

Please join us in Phoenix, AZ on Thur, Jun 8, when Lee Benson, CEO, Able Aerospace Services, and CEO, Execute to Win, will present how he grew Able Aerospace Services from 3 employees to 500 and sold the company to Textron Aviation. The presentation will give you practical ideas and methodologies you can take back to drive better results in an organization of any size.

Critical elements that will be covered include:
1. Initial value proposition
2. Evolution from one product to thousands
3. How Able consistently grew YOY faster than the market
4. Successfully competing in 60 countries
5. Strategy creation
6. Team alignment to strategy
7. Intentional Culture…the “X” factor
8. Leadership and a management operating system
9. When is the best time to sell?

The meeting is free for members and guests ($30 Early Bird for non-members, $40 after June 1). For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to http://adfazjun17.eventbrite.com.

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

“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.

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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.

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

“Cybersecurity Update: Latest Impacts on Aerospace & Defense”

“Cybersecurity Update: Latest Impacts on Aerospace & Defense”

Arizona Chapter March 9, 2017 meeting

Information security is on the top of many organizations list of priorities to address in 2017. In order to make the most use of limited Information Security budgets, it is critical to know what threats are the most prevalent and which are having the most impact in the Aerospace and Defense industry. It is also imperative to understand what can be done about these threats.

Please join us in Phoenix, AZ on Thur, March 9, when Brandon Gunter, Senior Manager Information Security Services at Moss Adams Advisory Services, will also discuss some of the industry and governmental standards and regulations as well as how organizations will need to change the way they do business to meet the new standard.

The meeting is free for members and guest ($30 Early Bird for non-members, $40 after March 3). For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to http://adfazmar17.eventbrite.com.

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

“Driving Ownership, Growth and a Successful Exit”

“Driving Ownership, Growth and a Successful Exit”

Arizona Chapter February 9, 2017 meeting

Starting with Smart Electronics and Lark Engineering, through organic growth and acquisitions, Bob Swelgin led a doubling of revenue and EBITDA over about 30 months and a successful sale to Benchmark Electronics.

Please join us in Phoenix, AZ on Thursday, February 9, 2017, when Bob Swelgin
Founder, Swelgin Consulting Group & Partner, InVista Associates, Inc., will share how he kept everyone on the same page and all moving in the same direction when acquiring and putting together small businesses with different cultural backgrounds and business philosophies. Bob’s presentation will be on how he overcame these challenges to create a trusting and progressive environment where everyone in the company can be called on to interface with the customers without concern – where people feel a sense of ownership and look forward to celebrations when targets are hit and feel some responsibility when those targets are missed

The meeting is free for members, $40 for non-members. For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to http://adfazfeb17.eventbrite.com.

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

“SIOP-The key to a competitive edge and satisfied customers!”

“SIOP (Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planning) –
The key to a competitive edge and satisfied customers!”sales_operations_planning

Arizona Chapter Janaury 12, 2017 meeting

As corporate leaders, we are looking for ways to gain a competitive edge and ensure we are agile and are meeting our customer’s expectations. The SIOP process will enable your organization to achieve the company’s goals of controlling costs, reducing capital expenses, and improving customer service.

Please join us in Phoenix, AZ on Thursday, January 12, 2017, when Blaine Kriebel, Vice President – Aerospace Program Development, Phoenix Logistics, Inc., will share the basic foundation and advantage of the SIOP process and how it can positively impact operations, inventory, financial performance, and customer satisfaction.

The meeting is free for members, $40 for non-members. For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to http://adfazjan17.eventbrite.com.

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

Tour of IO – “Futureproofing Your Destiny in the Cloud”

“Futureproofing Your Destiny in the Cloud” – io-data-center
Presentation and Tour at IO – A NextGen Data Center

Aerospace and Defense Forum Meeting in Phoenix on November 10

Fast-growing data volumes-along with big data, analytics, the Internet of Things, and other strategic initiatives that require consolidated data sets-are fueling the need for today’s high-tech organizations to fully examine their data management and data centers to retain their competitive edge.

Please join us in Phoenix, AZ on Thursday, November 10, 2016, (networking at 7:00am, meeting and tour 7:30–9:00am), when Stacy Medeiros, Global Account Manager at IO, will discuss the role of data centers in the Aerospace and Defense industry, plus a tour of an IO data center.

The meeting is free for all. This tour is limited to 20 people. Registration closes on Tuesday, November 8, 7:30am. For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to http://adfaznov16.eventbrite.com.

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

“How 8A Companies Survive in the Federal Market”

“How 8A Companies Survive in the Federal Market”

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Arizona Chapter October 13 meeting

The 8(a) Business Development Program is a business assistance program for small disadvantaged businesses. The 8(a) Program offers a broad scope of assistance to firms that are owned and controlled at least 51% by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.

Please join us in Phoenix, AZ on Thursday, October 13, 2016, (networking at 7:00am, meeting 7:30–9:00am), when Jonathan (Woody) Woodruff, President and CEO, ORSA Technologies LLC, will describe how the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program helping small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace opens new potential markets for business in Aerospace and Defense.

The meeting is free for all. For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to http://adfazoct16.eventbrite.com.

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

“Aerospace can be Fun”

“Aerospace can be Fun”sts67crew

Arizona Chapter November 10 meeting

Lt. Col. (Ret) Bill Gregory has a background in Aerospace matched by few. Since his days at the USAF Academy beginning in the summer of 1975, he has studied Aerospace disciplines, been a pilot continuously for nearly 40 years, spent nearly a quarter-century in the military, and has spent the last 16+ years in the civilian world serving the Aerospace and Defense community. He has a wealth of experience concerning what it takes to keep America airborne…from manufacturing aircraft parts from raw materials, to flying the Space Shuttle 200+ miles above the Earth’s surface at five miles per second or twenty five times the speed of sound.

Please join us in Phoenix, AZ on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, (networking at 7:00am, meeting 7:30–9:00am), when Bill Gregory, Former NASA Astronaut and currently Advanced Instructor Pilot for Aviation Performance Solutions will discuss his career, from fighter pilot, to test pilot, to astronaut pilot, and currently as an instructor pilot. Special emphasis will be given to his flight in space [STS-67] and will include a video of the mission. Hopefully this will pique your interest in the history of the United States’ space program, where it is today, and where it will go in the future. He will also cover his current occupation of teaching pilots how to recover from out-of-control situations.

Unless you are the rare breed who refuses to fly in a corporate or commercial jet aircraft, you will be interested on what changes are afoot to make your next flight a safer trip through the skies.

The meeting is free for A&D Forum and Arizona Technology Council members and $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until November 3). For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to http://adfaznov15.eventbrite.com.

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The Arizona Chapter of The A&D Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams and Greenberg Traurig.