“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.

“How to Defend Against Economic Espionage”

“How to Defend Against Economic Espionage”

Orange County Chapter meeting on March 2

You’ve taken all the recommended cybersecurity actions. You have secured ITAR areas. And you welcome tours by potential global customers and suppliers to show off your unique capabilities. Did you know that you could be losing valuable IP just by granting permission to “may I touch”?

Join us in Irvine on Thursday, March 2, 7:30–9:00am PDT, when we will screen a film produced by the FBI followed by comments by FBI Special Agent Cheny Mak.

Economic espionage is real and securing the information that makes your corporation relevant is essential for its survival.

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.

“Increasing Your US-Mexico Cross-Border Commerce”

“Increasing Your US-Mexico Cross-Border Commerce”

Orange County Chapter meeting on February 2

Aerospace commerce between the US and Mexico has been continually increasing. The Cluster Aeroespacial De Baja California is a consortium of over 80 aerospace companies with a strong interest in doing business with Southern California.

Please join us in Irvine on Thur, Feb 2, 7:30– 9:00am PDT, when Tomas Sibaja, Executive President, Cluster Aeroespacial De Baja California will discuss how Mexico is positioning itself to add value to tiers in the value chain in the US, how to identify potential clients and products/services, the proper channels to reach decision makers, and how perceived political challenges between Mexico and US are potential business opportunities.

If you are interested in increasing your sales, this is a meeting not to be missed.

Meeting is free for members & $40 for 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.

Tour of FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology

Tour of FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technologyfutek-building

Orange County Chapter meeting on December 1

With a mindset of “Failure is not an option” and “Quality Culture” FUTEK designs, develops and manufactures Miniature load, Torque, pressure sensors and related instrumentation and software in Irvine California in an effort to provide total solutions for demanding markets such as Aerospace, Avionics, Medtech, Medical & Automation in a state of art facility.

Please join us in Irvine on Thur, December 1, 7:30– 9:00am PDT (networking at 7:00am), for a tour of this unique company.

Meeting is free for members & $40 for non-members ($30 until Nov 17). 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.

“Being an Entrepreneur and the SBIR Program”

“Being an Entrepreneur and the SBIR Program”emulsion-test

Orange County Chapter meeting on November 3

Please join us in Irvine on Thur, November 3, 7:30– 9:00am PDT (networking at 7:00am), when Steve Harrington, CEO of Flometrics, Inc., and part-time faculty member at University of California – San Diego where he teaches aerospace engineering senior design courses; will draw upon more than 20 years of engineering experience and share lessons learned as an A&D entrepreneur. Steve will also share his thoughts on the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, and discuss the new DARPA SBIR project that he is working on to develop a rocket fuel pump.

Meeting is free for members & $40 for non-members ($30 until Oct 27). 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.

“What the A&D Industry is learning from Automotive”

“What the A&D Industry is learning from Automotive”northrup-f-25-assembly-line

Orange County Chapter meeting on October 6

Many of the large A&D contractors are changing the way they do business to better compete in the increasingly competitive Defense market.

Please join us in Irvine on Thur, Oct 6, 7:30– 9:00am PDT (networking at 7:00am), when Ryan Blanchette, Director, Supply Chain and General Manager, Mexico operations, Cobham Advanced Electronics Systems, will discuss how the automotive business processes are influencing the changing landscape at Cobham from organizational/hiring enhancements to advance quality planning, strategic sourcing and cost modeling. Ryan will also comment on the impacts of FAR, DFAR and ITAR in Cobham’s daily business.

The meeting is free for members & $40 for non-members ($30 until Sept 29). 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.

“Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) Has Arrived!”

“Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) Has Arrived!”how-additive-manufacturing-works.story

Orange County Chapter meeting on August 4
(live webstream available)

Please join us in Irvine on Thur, Aug 4, 7:30– 9:00am PDT (networking at 7:00am), when Scot Thompson, West Area Account Manager, EOS of North America and Ivan Madera, Founder and CEO, Morf3D, will be looking at the game changing opportunities that Additive Manufacturing provides, equipment, methods to qualify, who is using it, what are the factors that affect growth, and what is the market potential today and forecasted. Also, should you be concerned if your competition were to invest in AM first?

The meeting is free for members & $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until July 28) (attending via the web is free). 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, Hein & Associates, and UK Trade & Investment.

“The Business Value of Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning”

“The Business Value of Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning”sales_operations_planning

Orange County Chapter meeting on June 2
(live webstream available)

Please join us in Irvine on Thur, June 2, 7:30– 9:00am PDT (networking at 7:00am), when Shelby Miller, Supply Chain Practice Leader at TriVista, will discuss the positive impact improved Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning (SIOP) processes can have on a business, and how SIOP provides a competitive advantage. He’ll discuss the real business value of SIOP, common symptoms of a defective planning process, and critical success factors needed for SIOP to succeed.

The meeting is free for members & $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until May 26) (attending via the web is free). 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, Hein & Associates, and UK Trade & Investment.

“Trends in A&D MRO and Aftermarket”

“Trends in A&D MRO and Aftermarket”aerospace-after-market-size

Orange County Chapter meeting on May 5
(live webstream available)

The aftermarket industry is rapidly growing and shifting, like much of the Aerospace & Defense market.

Please join us in Irvine on Thur, May 5, 7:30– 9:00am PDT (networking at 7:00am), when Jeffrey Johnston, President & CEO of Desser Holdings, will discuss the latest update in this critical market. Join us in this exploration of the growing MRO service and aftermarket distribution industry from General Aviation through the large commercial transport.

The meeting is free for members & $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until April 28) (attending via the web is free). 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, Hein & Associates, and UK Trade & Investment.

“Industrial Gas Turbine Growth for A&D Companies”

“Industrial Gas Turbine Growth for A&D Companies”gas_turbine

Orange County Chapter meeting on April 7
(live webstream available)

What is the future of the global Energy market? With falling energy prices and a focus on clean combustion, industrial gas turbines have become an increasingly important part of power generation and have not experienced as steep as decline as the oil and gas equipment market. What role do traditional aerospace companies play in the market for industrial gas turbine equipment? How can your company address this adjacency?

Please join us in Irvine on Thur, April 7, 7:30– 9:00am PDT (networking at 7:00am), when Keith Flitner from Parker Hannifin’s Global Energy team will describe how the A&D community can benefit as well as shape our world through the energy market space.

The meeting is free for members & $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until March 31) (attending via the web is free). 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, Hein & Associates, and UK Trade & Investment.