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

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

“Lean Manufacturing in Aerospace – The IRIDIUM® Story”

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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.

“How to leverage the power of The Ducommun Way for your company”

“How to leverage the power of The Ducommun Way for your company”TDW
Arizona Chapter June 9 meeting

The Ducommun Way is how we do things at Ducommun. It drives us to execute our vision through a combined focus on operational excellence, organizational development, and profitable growth. With it, we have the tools to perform successfully, solve problems with innovative solutions, and find better ways of doing things for our customers.

Please join us in Phoenix on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, (networking at 7:00am, meeting 7:30–9:00am), when Blaine G. Kriebel, Director of Program Management – Aerospace Integrated Solutions, Electronic Systems Group, Ducommun Incorporated, will describe how The Ducommun Way can be used by your company as a starting point for developing a roadmap to provide your customers with innovative solutions and the competitive edge they need in today’s demanding economy.

The meeting is free for A&D Forum and Arizona Technology Council members and $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until June 2). For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to http://adfazjun15.eventbrite.com.

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

“Gain a Competitive Advantage using ASURE”

“Gain a Competitive Advantage using ASURE”asure-howitworks

Arizona Chapter May 12 meeting

The ability for businesses large and small to efficiently tap into new technologies, new materials, new processes and new talent is critical to growing a business. Research universities offer low cost and efficient connections to these assets in a variety of ways.

The ASU Research Enterprise (ASURE), an applied research, development and consulting affiliate of Arizona State University, specializes in working with A&D businesses to connect them to ongoing research at the University at midrange technology readiness levels (TRL 5-7) focused on the defense and security sector.

Please join us in Phoenix on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, (networking at 7:00am, meeting 7:30–9:00am), when Fran Zenzen, Chief Operating Officer, ASURE, will describe how your company can gain a competitive advantage by connecting with ASURE.

The meeting is free for A&D Forum and Arizona Technology Council members and $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until May 5). For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to http://adfazmay15.eventbrite.com.

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

“Security for Rent” – A Tour of AZLabs”

“Security for Rent” – A Tour of AZLabs”security 3
Arizona Chapter April 14 meeting

AZLabs provides the freedom to innovate in privacy. Privacy is provided in the form of secure workspaces with access to restricted airspace, ideally positioned to accommodate sensitive research programs.

Please join us at AZLabs in Mesa, AZ on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, (networking at 7:00am, meeting 7:30–9:00am), when Dane Mullenix, Director, Arizona Laboratories (AZLabs) will provide an overview of Arizona Laboratories, focused on its’ unique business model and collaborative partnership with City of Mesa. He will discuss the current state of the Lab’s progress, including the emerging relevance to Cyber Security. The meeting will conclude with a 35 minute tour of the Lab and Arizona Cyber Warfare Range.

The meeting is free for A&D Forum and Arizona Technology Council members and $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until April 7). For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to http://adfazapr15.eventbrite.com.

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

“Incentives and Supports for Arizona A&D Companies”

“Incentives and Supports for Arizona A&D Companies”Incentives
Arizona Chapter March 10 meeting

Aerospace is one of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) thrust’s industries. GPEC actively pursues expansion and relocation of new companies into the region.

Please join us in Phoenix on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, (networking at 7:00am, meeting 7:30–9:00am), when Mitchel Allen, Director of Business Development, Greater Phoenix Economic Council will review and discuss GPEC’s activities, State incentives programs and available support for A&D companies new to the market but also already operating in Greater Phoenix.

The meeting is free for A&D Forum and Arizona Technology Council members and $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until March 3). For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to http://adfazmar15.eventbrite.com.

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The Arizona Chapter of The Aerospace & Defense Forum is led by individuals from Phoenix Logistics, KinetX Aerospace, Moog, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Greenberg Traurig, Snell & Wilmer, and Frontier Associates.

“Value Chain: Recruiting, Onboarding, Retaining Key People”

“Value Chain: Recruiting, Onboarding, Retaining Key People”Onboard - Retain
Arizona Chapter February 10 meeting

Please join us in Phoenix on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, (networking at 7:00am, meeting 7:30–9:00am), when Conrad Prusak, Master Chair, Vistage International, will provide attendees insight as to the importance of a narrative and a process that focuses on identifying and keeping their best team members. Learn how to form the narrative and sustain the message through the key touch points when building teams.

The meeting is free for A&D Forum and Arizona Technology Council members and $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until February 3). For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to http://adfazfeb15.eventbrite.com.

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The Arizona Chapter of The Aerospace & Defense Forum is led by individuals from Phoenix Logistics, KinetX Aerospace, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities, Greenberg Traurig, Snell & Wilmer, and Frontier Associates.

“Doing Business with Boeing from a Quality Perspective”

“Doing Business with Boeing from a Quality Perspective”
Arizona Chapter January 13 meeting
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Please join us in Phoenix on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, (networking at 7:00am, meeting 7:30–9:00am), when Bill Valencia, Director, Boeing BDS West Region Supplier Quality Operations, The Boeing Company will discuss some of the key actions suppliers can take to successfully work with Boeing – Defense, Space and Security from a Quality perspective. The presentation will provide an insight into the current activities taking place and also future strategies that Boeing BDS plans to use in working with suppliers.

The meeting is free for A&D Forum and Arizona Technology Council members and $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until January 6). For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to http://adfazjan15.eventbrite.com.

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The Arizona Chapter of The Aerospace & Defense Forum is led by individuals from Phoenix Logistics, KinetX Aerospace, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities, Greenberg Traurig, Snell & Wilmer, and Frontier Associates.

“Capabilities, Limitations, and Design for Additive Manufacturing”

“Capabilities, Limitations, and Design for Additive Manufacturing”
Arizona Chapter Decenber 9 meeting
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Advances in metal additive manufacturing enable engineers to design and construct parts that are free from traditional manufacturing constraints.

Please join us in Phoenix on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, (networking at 7:00am, meeting 7:30–9:00am), when Joe Manzo, Executive Officer/Founder of Titan Industries will give an overview of available additive manufacturing technologies while discussing the unique capabilities, process limitations and novel design opportunities. The type of applications that benefit the most from these processes will be discussed, along with a simple design example to demonstrate the process. The presentation will conclude with a case study comparing the cost, schedule, and performance of an aerospace component manufactured by traditional and additive methods.

The meeting is free for A&D Forum members and $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until December 2). For more information and to register to attend the meeting, go to http://adfazdec14.eventbrite.com.

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

The Arizona Chapter of The Aerospace & Defense Forum is led by individuals from Phoenix Logistics, KinetX Aerospace, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities, Greenberg Traurig, Snell & Wilmer, and Frontier Associates.