“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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“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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“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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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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“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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“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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“Evolution of Boeing Vertical Lift Aircraft”

“Evolution of Boeing Vertical Lift Aircraft”Apache

Arizona Chapter October 20 meeting

Please join us in Phoenix, AZ on Tuesday, October 20, 2015, (networking at 7:00am, meeting 7:30–9:00am), when Mark Ballew, director of global sales & marketing for attack helicopter programs at The Boeing Company in Mesa, Ariz. will give an overview of the Boeing vertical lift business portfolio. His presentation will focus on the company’s business in Arizona, including the development, production, flight test and support of the AH-64 Apache and the AH-6 Light Attack/Reconnaissance Helicopters.

The meeting is free for A&D Forum and Arizona Technology Council members and $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until October 13). For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to http://adfazoct15.eventbrite.com.

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

“Introduction & Tour of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University”

“Introduction & Tour of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University”erau-prescott-az-campus-aerial

Arizona Chapter September 15 meeting

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is a non-profit independent institution offering more than 70 baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, Engineering, and Security & Intelligence. Embry-Riddle is the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace.

The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies.

Please join us in Prescott, AZ on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, (networking at 9:00am, meeting and tour 9:30–11:00am), for presentations on and a tour of Embry-Riddle’s Prescott campus. The ERAU Chancellor, Dr. Ayers, will provide welcoming remarks, followed by presentations by one or more of the ERAU staff, including Dean Ron Madler, Dean of Engineering. The presentations will provide a perspective of researched technologies and fields of aerospace interest.

The meeting will be followed by a brief walking tour of ERAU’s engineering facilities and their unique capabilities. In particular, the College of Security and Intelligence and College of Aviation have some aspects that will be of interest to the Aerospace and Defense community.

The meeting is free for A&D Forum and Arizona Technology Council members and $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until September 8). For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to http://adfazsep15.eventbrite.com.

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“Aerospace/Defense and Government Services Market Overview”

“Aerospace/Defense and Government Services Market Overview”Merger-4

Arizona Chapter August 11 meeting

The presentation will address the key trends prevailing in the capital and mergers & acquisitions (“M&A”) markets for companies in the aerospace, defense and government contracting industry.

Please join us in Phoenix on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, (networking at 7:00am, meeting 7:30–9:00am), when Michael Misantone, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Co., will cover areas such as valuation trends for both public and private companies, levels of M&A activity, the macro and micro changes in the industry that are impacting M&A, strategic characteristics that are driving value, and predictions for the future.

The meeting is free for A&D Forum and Arizona Technology Council members and $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until August 4). For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to http://adfazaug15.eventbrite.com.

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“Lean Manufacturing in Aerospace – The IRIDIUM® Story”

“Lean Manufacturing in Aerospace – The IRIDIUM® StorySPAC_Satellite_Iridium_System_Early_Poster_lg
How Lean and Six Sigma Manufacturing Capabilities Transformed Satellite Production and Deployment for the IRIDIUM® System”

Arizona Chapter July 14 meeting

Lean manufacturing methods may have become the norm in many industries, but can still be powerful drivers for strategic industry innovation when applied in new areas.

Please join us in Phoenix on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, (networking at 7:00am, meeting 7:30–9:00am), when Andrew Feller, Senior Vice President, Deloitte Advisory, Corporate Restructuring Group will review two manufacturing driven industry transformations with a focus on the transition from 18-month satellite integration to the one-a-week build of satellites for the IRIDIUM® constellation of communication satellites. The application of lean methods, supply network integration, six sigma, and supply chain analytics enabled 72 commercial communications satellites to be successfully launched in just one year, an unheard of feat yet to be equaled in the aerospace industry.

The meeting is free for A&D Forum and Arizona Technology Council members and $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until July 7). For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to http://adfazjul15.eventbrite.com.

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