2013 Aerospace & Defense Programs Speakers
John Borghese, VP Advanced Technology Center, Rockwell Collins
J.W. (John) Borghese is Vice President of Rockwell Collins Advanced Technology Center (ATC), a position he has held since 2005. Prior to his current position, John served as Vice President and General Manager of Kaiser Aerospace & Electronics, a Rockwell Collins company.
During his professional career, Mr. Borghese has held positions in general management, program management, business development, and engineering. These include president of Kaiser Electronics and director of Automatic Test Systems & Avionics Systems Business at Allied-Signal (Honeywell).
At ATC, Mr. Borghese has led the development of high assurance systems for both safety-critical avionics systems and security-critical communication systems. Under his direction, the center develops innovative technology solutions that include avionics, communications and safety systems research and concepts as well as approaches to protect aircraft systems against cyber threats.
Mr. Borghese earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California and a Master’s degree in business administration from Boston University.
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Mr. Borghese is a member of the NASA Advisory Council, Aeronautics Committee, a member of the Spectrum Committee of the Aerospace Industries Association, a member of the Innovation Leadership Advisory Board of the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois, and is on the Industrial Executive Board for the National Science Foundation’s Cyber Physical Systems Initiative. Mr. Borghese is also a private pilot.
Brad Botwin, Dir Industrial Base Studies, US Dept of Commerce
Brad I. Botwin currently serves as Director of Industrial Base Studies in the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security. He is responsible for developing analyses and implementing programs designed to ensure a technologically superior and competitive defense industrial base capable of meeting U.S. economic and national security requirements. His programs include assessments of U.S. Industrial Capabilities and Critical Technologies; Section 232 Investigations of the Effect of Imports on National Security; Foreign Availability Assessments; and Short Supply Determinations.
In carrying out these responsibilities, Mr. Botwin maintains close contacts with the U.S. Government national security, research & development, and international trade communities and with a broad spectrum of critical industry representatives ranging from strategic materials producers to high-technology manufacturers.
Eric Branyan, VP F-35 Production Programs, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.
Eric R. Branyan is the Vice President, F-35 Production Programs, responsible for all F-35 domestic and international production programs. In this position he is responsible for the full life cycle of production aircraft from proposal of long lead components through delivery to operational bases. Key elements supporting F-35 production within his team include: program execution, program operations, affordability, tooling, and quality.
Mr. Branyan formerly held the positions of Vice President & Deputy General Manager responsible for the overall execution of the F-35 development across tri-company team and suppliers, F-35 Air System Development, responsible for the leadership of 1,900 technical professionals across Air System Integration, Air Vehicle Development and Mission Systems, and Vice President F-35 Mission Systems where he was responsible for avionics development and integration, including Airborne Software, Sensors, Core Processing and Off-Board Mission Support Systems.
Throughout his 30-year career with Lockheed Martin, Mr. Branyan has led teams with responsibility for the design, build, test and operation of complex systems. He has played a critical role on both the F-22 and F-35 programs in development and integration of systems for these advanced fighters. Additionally, Eric worked for Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems and Global Services where he led large-scale system development for products including satellites, sensors and information technology systems. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, he held technical and leadership positions at GE Aircraft Engines working on both fighter and commercial engines.
Mr. Branyan was voted Pennsylvania State University 2011 Outstanding Engineering Alumnus, one of twelve recipients from 81,000 living graduates. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.
A native of Southeast Pennsylvania, he and his wife Janet reside in Fort Worth, Texas. His hobbies include a passion for flying in which he pilots both powered aircraft and sailplanes, and has built an experimental aircraft.
Elana Broitman (Acting) Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base
Elana Broitman joined the Department of Defense (DoD) in 2013 as the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy. Ms. Broitman serves in an office responsible for matters relating to the defense industrial base, including industrial capabilities and assessments; defense industry mergers, acquisitions and consolidation; preservation of essential industries and technologies; and other related matters.
Prior to joining DoD, Ms. Broitman spent 10 years on Capitol Hill and 9 years in private industry. From 2009 to 2013, Ms. Broitman served as the Senior Advisor to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, supporting her on the Senate Armed Services Committee, where she chairs the Personnel Subcommittee; in foreign policy matters as the Senator had served on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; and with cybersecurity legislation and policy. Elana Broitman wrote and managed inclusion of cybersecurity provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and the Senate’s omnibus cybersecurity legislation. She worked with a number of New York State academic and business institutions in the nanotechnology, anti-counterfeiting, directed energy and rare earth sectors.
Ms. Broitman’s prior government experience included serving as Counsel to the House International Relations Committee (HIRC), and Senior Rule of Law Advisor, Europe & Newly Independent States at USAID. Among her responsibilities at HIRC, Ms. Broitman managed the reauthorization of the Export Administration Act and the State Department authorization. In her experience with USAID, Ms. Broitman served in D.C. overseeing rule of law reform in all of the former Soviet States, and in Kyrgyzstan, where she led the privatization of the agricultural sector.
In the private sector, Elana Broitman worked at Register.com, a leading domain name registrar, where she testified before the House Commerce and Judiciary Committees regarding intellectual property and Internet policy, and the European Commission regarding Internet competition, and represented the company at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN). While at Register.com, she also led a 10-person business and technology unit, which launched a new domain product and completed a merger with a British firm. Prior to that, Ms. Broitman worked in international policy at Pfizer, focusing on intellectual property matters in the Asian and European markets. Ms. Broitman began her career as an antitrust and corporate attorney with Arnold & Porter.
Elana Broitman speaks, reads and writes Russian and German (proficient).
Michael Bruno, Aviation Week Sr. Policy Editor
Based in Washington, Michael is the Senior Policy Editor and has helped cover U.S. aviation, aerospace and defense policymaking, federal budgets and congressional affairs since joining Aviation Week in 2005. Until early 2013, he also led a unique team of defense and space reporters and freelance writers that garnered three Jesse H. Neal business journalism awards, established the award-winning Ares defense technology blog, and produced the former Defense Technology International magazine. Michael periodically hosts Aviation Week’s annual Defense Technology & Affordability Requirements and Aerospace & Defense Programs conferences, and speaks at other engagements.
Amy Butler, Sr. Pentagon Editor, Aviation Week & Space Technology
Amy joined Aviation Week & Space Technology as a military editor in February
2005. She has flown on a variety of military aircraft, including a 9-hr.
HH-60G Pave Hawk search-and-rescue mission after Hurricane Katrina, and the MV-22 Osprey, UH-72A, C-27J, KC-135, C-5, C-17, F/A-18F Super Hornet, Hawk T2 and F-16.
Prior to joining Aviation Week, Amy was Pentagon bureau chief for Defense
Daily and covered a variety of programs of multiple services as well as
broader issues including the budget and DoD dealings with Congress. Earlier,
she was the managing editor of Inside the Air Force, an independent weekly
covering Air Force procurement and policy issues.
Prior to her work at ITAF, Amy worked for two years at The Daily Sun, where
she was the paper¹s military reporter and a photographer. During her work at
the small, hometown newspaper in Warner Robins, GA, Amy participated in a
two-week media trip to Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia, where she
reported on Air Force activities supporting the no-fly zone over Iraq.
A native Floridian, Amy attended Mercer University in Macon, GA, where she studied English literature and history. During her college years,
Amy also took a term at Oxford University, England, where she focused her
Byron Callan, Director, Capital Alpha Partners
Byron Callan joined Capital Alpha Partners, a Washington, DC-based policy research firm in December 2010 as a Director to cover the defense sector. He also is responsible for related NASA and other aerospace issues. Capital Alpha's primary goal is to provide superior research to institutional investors.
Prior to joining Capital Alpha, Byron was a Portfolio Manager at Lion's Path Capital where he focuses on industrials, aerospace and defense equities. He joined Lion's Path in 2010. Previously he was an analyst and co-founder of Perella Weinberg Partners’ Aerospace Defense Security investment fund from 2007-2010.
Byron was a Senior Vice President at Prudential Equity Group, LLC from September 2005-2007. He was responsible for equity research of the aerospace/defense sector. From 1993-September 2005, he was First Vice President at Merrill Lynch where he also covered the aerospace/defense stocks and was Global Coordinator for this sector. He covered electronic warfare and engineering stocks as an equity analyst at Prudential Securities from 1984-1993.
He has an MBA from Columbia University and a BA with Special Honors from George Washington University.
Tom Captain, Vice Chairman, Deloitte LLP
Tom Captain serves as Vice Chairman and U.S. Aerospace & Defense (A&D) Leader for Deloitte LLP, and Global A&D Leader for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. As an industry veteran involved in major industry consolidations, mergers, and transformation initiatives in the U.S., Europe, and Asia over the last three decades, Tom provides industry specialization to client teams and spearheads initiatives to support Deloitte's position in the marketplace.
Since joining Deloitte LLP in 1981, Tom has specialized in operational restructuring, industry strategy, investor due diligence, cost reduction, product development, engineering operations, manufacturing productivity improvement, information systems, and program management across multiple functions. Tom's A&D industry experience spans commercial passenger, regional and freighter aircraft, military fighter/attack, and cargo aircraft, defense electronics, avionics, launch vehicles, satellites, net-centric warfare, destroyer, aircraft carrier, missiles, munitions and land armament programs.
Pierre Chao, Managing Director/Co-Founder, Renaissance Strategic Advisors
Pierre Chao is a Managing Partner and co-founder of Renaissance Strategic Advisors, a strategy and financial advisory firm. Pierre brings over 20 years of management consulting, investment banking and policy expertise in the aerospace/defense industry.
He is also a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington D.C.-based, non-partisan defense and foreign policy think tank. He was a Senior Fellow and Director of Defense-Industrial Initiatives at CSIS from 2003-2007. At CSIS he directed a team of five focused on policy issues related to the defense-industrial base, including defense industrial policy, acquisition reform, trans-Atlantic relations, export controls, and technology/innovation policy.
Before joining CSIS in 2003, Pierre was a managing director and senior aerospace/defense analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston from 1999-2003, where he was responsible for following the U.S. and global aerospace/defense industry. He remained a CSFB independent senior adviser from 2003-2006.
Prior to joining CFSB, Pierre was the senior aerospace/defense analyst at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter from 1995-1999. He served as the senior aerospace/defense industry analyst at Smith Barney during 1994 and as a director at JSA International, a Boston/Paris-based management-consulting firm that focused on the aerospace/defense industry (1986-88, 1990-93). Pierre was also a co-founder of JSA Research, an equity research boutique specializing in the aerospace/defense industry. Before signing on with JSA, he worked in the New York and London offices of Prudential-Bache Capital Funding as a mergers and acquisitions banker focusing on aerospace/defense (1988-90).
Over the course of his Wall Street career, Pierre participated in 31 aerospace/defense equity offerings/IPOs raising $11.7 billion and dozens of buy-side and sell-side M&A assignments. In addition, Pierre garnered numerous awards while working on Wall Street. Institutional Investor ranked Pierre's team the number one global aerospace/defense group every year eligible from 2000-02 and he was on the Institutional Investor All-America Research Team every year eligible from 1996-2002. He was ranked the number one aerospace/defense analyst by corporations in the 1998-2000 Reuters Polls, the number one aerospace/defense analyst in the 1995-99 Greenwich Associates polls, and appeared on the Wall Street Journal All-Star list in four of seven eligible years.
He was a member of the 2005 Defense Science Board Summer Study (Assessment of Transformation), 2006 DSB Summer Study (Strategic Technology Vectors), the 2006/2007 DSB Task Force on the Health of the Defense Industry, the 2007/2008 Defense Business Board Capability Requirements Identification and Development Processes study, the 2007/2008 DBB Task Force on Relations with the Industrial Base and the 2008 DBB study on Export Control Best Practices. He was also a member of a National Research Council study on Critical Technology Accessibility (2006) and a member of an Army Science Board task force on Use of Venture Capital (2001). In 2000, Pierre was appointed by President Clinton to the Presidential Commission on Offsets in International Trade. He is also a guest lecturer at the National Defense University and an Intermittent Professor at the Defense Acquisition University.
Chao earned dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Political Science and Management Science from M.I.T.
Dan Collins, COO, United Launch Alliance
Dan Collins is the chief operating officer for United Launch Alliance (ULA). Collins is responsible for the operation of the Atlas and Delta expendable launch vehicle programs, including design, engineering, integration, production, quality assurance and program management.
Before joining ULA, Collins served as vice president of the Launch Systems Division for The Boeing Company, where he oversaw the Delta launch vehicle, Titan payload fairing and Sea Launch payload accommodations programs. He began his career at McDonnell Douglas in 1990 as a structural analysis engineer on the Space Station Freedom program.
Collins has a BS in civil engineering from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
Patrick Donnelly, Director - Future Vertical Lift Program, Boeing
Pat Donnelly is the Boeing program manager for the Boeing/Sikorsky joint venture to design, build and fly a prototype of the next generation Joint Multi-Role Rotorcraft by 2017.
Previously Pat was program director for U.S. and foreign military sales (FMS) Chinook Programs, responsible for the execution of US Army CH-47F, Special Operations MH-47G and all FMS programs. He served as director of Advanced Rotorcraft Systems at Boeing Phantom Works, leading technical enhancement efforts for V-22, AH-64, H-47 and AH-6; development of new systems such as the A160 Hummingbird, Skyhook, Future Transport Helicopter and Joint Multi-Role Helicopter. He joined Boeing in 1980 and holds a BS degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an MS degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Widener University. Pat has also completed the Advanced Program Management Course from the Defense Acquisition University at Ft. Belvoir, VA.
Phil Dunford, COO, Boeing Military Aircraft
Phil Dunford is Boeing Military Aircraft’s chief operating officer and leader of the BMA Operating Executive organization. He assumed his current portfolio on October 1, 2010. Dunford is responsible for business operations; functional excellence and integration across the businesses’ divisions; and management of the Engineering, Quality and Manufacturing, Supplier Management and Program Management functions within BMA. He is also involved with integrating BMA and Defense, Space & Security collaboration toward meeting industrial participation agreements with Boeing’s global customers. Boeing Military Aircraft develops and manufactures a full range of aircraft and services designed to meet the demands of the warfighter including fighter aircraft, airlift and tanker capabilities, rotorcraft and tiltrotor aircraft, surveillance platforms and innovative unmanned capabilities.
Prior to the organization’s realignment, Dunford served as vice president and general manager of Rotorcraft Systems, a Boeing Military Aircraft division with operations in Ridley Township, Pa. (near Philadelphia) and in Mesa, Ariz. In this role, Dunford was responsible for all Rotorcraft Systems programs and supporting functional activities.
Darrell Durst, Vice President, Cyber Solutions, Lockheed Martin, Information Systems & Global Solutions
Darrell Durst has spent his 24-year engineering career advancing and delivering state-of-the-art in intelligence, security technology and capabilities in to national systems and missions. As Vice President of Lockheed Martin’s Cyber Solutions line of business, Darrell leads a 600-person $400 million organization that delivers highly advanced cyber technology and services for the U.S. government.
The Cyber Solutions line of business is comprised of development and operations programs and highly technical engineering professionals providing critical cyber based capabilities to its government customers. These Cyber based programs are executed across the U.S. and foreign countries, where they employ cyber engineers, technologists and strategists developing capabilities with the government customer to meet some of the most challenging threats around the world. These capabilities help defend customer global information networks employing layered, adaptive defenses, advanced encryption technologies, information assurance, intrusion detection, wired and wireless network defense, cyber training and war-gaming, and in-depth security architecture integration. These programs also develop and deliver Quick Reaction Capabilities (QRC) in support of the DoD’s Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions to the war-fighter.
Darrell also lead a Cross Business Area Executive Cyber Team, charged with delivering a cross product line cyber strategy. The delivered strategy focused on aligning and synchronizing the breadth of the business area cyber expertise, technology and resources for buiness growth.
Darrell has developed in-depth knowledge and understanding of many critical intelligence systems over his 24 year career, allowing him to bridge between intelligence systems and sensor domains to help define and deliver efficient and effective solutions to his customer’s toughest challenges. His background includes system architecture, requirements and concept-of-operations development, systems studies, modeling and simulation, and business case development applied to complex communications and signals systems.
Darrell is a member of Lockheed Martin’s Corporate Executive Diversity Council, and has served on diversity councils across the company since 2002. Darrell also presently serves on the University of Maryland’s, Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisory Board.
Darrell holds a BS in Mathematics and Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering, both from Howard University.
Alan Estevez, Assistant Secretary of Defense (Logistics & Materiel Readiness)
Mr. Estevez is the first career federal official to hold the position of ASD Logistics and Materiel Readiness. He is responsible for providing military logistics support, manages logistics policy and processes to provide superior, cost effective, joint logistics support to the warfighter, both in current operations as well as in the future. He has oversight to manage the over $190 billion DoD logistics operations.
Previously Mr. Estevez was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Logistics & Materiel Readiness) and performed the duties of the ASD position from April 2009 until his confirmation. His career also includes serving as Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Supply Chain Integration) and other key positions within the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where he played a critical role in reengineering Defense transportation processes, and with the U.S. Army Strategic Logistics Agency.
Mr. Estevez received a BA degree in political science from Rutgers University and a master’s degree in National Security Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 1995.
Ian Ferguson, Sr. Manager, ICF SH&E
Ian Ferguson is senior manager at ICF SH&E, based in London, providing project and client management for the aerospace professional services: market analysis, strategy, transaction management, customer satisfaction and performance benchmarking, as well as specific focus on service line and intellectual capital for globalization/emerging competitors, engineering and technology. Ian first joined AeroStrategy in 2008, staying with the firm when it was acquired by ICFI in 2011. Previously he was an engineer on the Harrier program at British Aerospace Military Aircraft, moving to BAMA headquarters in 1998 to contribute to business development in Kazakhastan and leading to the establishment of Air Astana. He then moved on to major build-up efforts in Russia and Ukraine, in the Baltics for air defense radar, and for mission system upgrades to Russian-built helicopter for new NAATO nations. He later joined manufacturing technology firm SME, serving Russia/CIS.
Steven Grundman, George Lund Fellow, Atlantic Council
Steven Grundman is the Principal of Grundman Advisory, assisting executives in public, private, and not-for-profit enterprises make good strategic choices. He is also the M.A. and George Lund Fellow for Emerging Defense Challenges at the Atlantic Council, where he leads a practice promoting the long-term health of defense ministries and industries. Previously, Steve was VP at Charles River Assoc., a global consultancy, where he was director of Aerospace & Defense Consulting and of Transportation Consulting. In the 1990s, Steve served in a succession of appointments at the U.S. Department of Defense that culminated in his assignment as Deputy Under Secretary for Industrial Affairs and Installations. Earlier in his tenure at the DoD, Steve served as Special Assistant to William J. Lynn, the Director of Program Analysis & Evaluation.
Jeff Hill, Aeronautical Engineer, Lockheed Martin Corp.
Jeffrey Hill is an aeronautical engineer within the Flight Sciences Directorate of Lockheed Martin’s Space Systems Company. In this position, Jeff acts as a technical resource and provides analytical support to a wide range of LMSSC programs.
Jeff’s principal expertise is missile and reentry aero-dynamics, with an emphasis in mathematical modeling and simulation. In recent years, his primary focus has been developing high-fidelity aerodynamic models for launch vehicles and target objects as part of the Missile Defense Agency’s Targets and Countermeasures Program. Jeff’s past projects include gas dynamic simulation of the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile during canister egress and reentry phase trajectory simulation of the U.S. Navy’s Mk.4 and Mk.5 ballistic reentry vehicles.
Prior to working at Lockheed Martin, Jeff received a Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University. While at Stanford, his studies focused on the fundamentals of Computational Fluid Dynamics and Finite Element Methods. Jeff completed his undergraduate studies in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University in 2007.
Phil Jasper, EVP/COO, Government Systems, Rockwell Collins
Philip Jasper is EVP/COO Government Systems at Rockwell Collins, providing leadership for the business, which develops, produces and delivers airborne and surface solutions to the U.S. Department of Defense, Ministries of Defense throughout the world and manufacturers of military platforms. Prior, Mr. Jasper was VP Business Development for Government Systems. He also served as VP/GM of Mobility Rotary Wing Solutions, including Flight2 and the Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) applications such as CH-47, UH-60M, CH-53E/K/G and the Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH). Mr. Jasper has also been heavily involved in the development of Future Air Navigation System (FANS) capabilities and served as a liaison between the Commercial and Government business units within Rockwell Collins. Mr. Jasper holds a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Aerospace Engineering with a minor in Business Administration from Iowa State University.
Carl O. Johnson, VP Unmanned Systems Center of Excellence, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
Carl O. Johnson is vice president and capture manager of the U.S. Navy’s Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike System (UCLASS) for Unmanned Systems Center of Excellence at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, a premier provider of manned and unmanned aircraft, space systems and advanced technologies critical to our nation’s security.
Johnson is also the program manager of the Navy’s Unmanned Combat Air System Carrier Demonstration (UCAS-D) program, supporting the UCAS-D program execution through its flight demonstration on a Navy aircraft carrier in 2013 and Autonomous Aerial Refueling demonstration in 2014.
Johnson’s previous assignment was vice president of Advanced Programs and Technology Division’s Advanced Concepts – Air and Land IPT, where he led the identification, pursuit and capture of a diverse portfolio of air- and land-based systems, such as the Bat UAS, Fire-X, NASA Global Hawk and others. Prior to this assignment, Johnson led Northrop Grumman’s MQ-4C Triton UAS IPT and related efforts. The Navy’s Triton program will deliver a persistent unmanned aircraft system that is integral to maritime domain awareness.
From 2005-2007, Johnson was vice president, international business development, and president Northrop Grumman International Inc., responsible for the former Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems sector international business development offices and programs. Before that, he led the Global Hawk program through Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (ACTD), System Design and Development (SDD) and production programs as vice president and IPT leader. His tenure in this role included Global Hawk’s transition to production and its first three real-world deployments.
Johnson joined the company in 1982 as a thermodynamics engineer on the B-2 stealth bomber program. He later held various management and leadership positions leading up to deputy program manager. He holds both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in mechanical engineering and a Master of Business Administration.
The Honorable Kenneth J. Krieg, former Undersecretary of Defense/AT&L and Founder, Samford Global
Ken Krieg runs Samford Global Strategies, a consulting practice focused on helping clients lead and manage through periods of strategic change. He is a member of the Board of Directors of API Technologies, Twisted Pair Solutions, Aurora Flight Sciences, and JackBe and the Board of Trustees of LMI, as well as the SSA Board for DRS Technologies. He serves on several CEO advisory boards and is also a distinguished fellow at CNA. He is the Executive in Residence with Renaissance Strategic Advisors.
He previously served as the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics from June 2005 to July 2007. In that role, Mr. Krieg was responsible for advising the Secretary of Defense on all matters relating to the DoD acquisition system, research and development, advanced technology, developmental test and evaluation, production, logistics, installation management, military construction, procurement, environmental security, nuclear, chemical, and biological matters.
Before his appointment to USD (AT&L), Mr. Krieg served at the Department of Defense as Special Assistant to the Secretary and Director for Program Analysis & Evaluation. In this capacity, he led an organization that provides independent advice to the Secretary of Defense on a range of areas including defense systems, programs and investment alternatives as well as providing analytic support to planning and resource allocation.
He joined the Department of Defense in July 2001 to serve as the Executive Secretary of the Senior Executive Council (SEC). The SEC, comprised of the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Service Secretaries and Under Secretary (AT&L), was responsible for leading initiatives to improve the management and organization of the Department of Defense.
Prior to joining the Department of Defense, Mr. Krieg worked for International Paper, most recently as Vice President and General Manager of the Office and Consumer Papers Division. He had responsibility for the company's $1.4 billion retail, commercial office and consumer papers businesses. During his 11 years with IP, Mr. Krieg held roles as special assistant to the Chairman and CEO and in marketing, sales and business management and was actively involved in the merger of three major paper companies into International Paper.
Before moving to industry, Mr. Krieg worked in a number of defense and foreign policy assignments in Washington, DC, including positions at the White House, on the National Security Council Staff, and in Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Mr. Krieg received his BA degree in history from Davidson College and his Masters in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Stuart Linsky, AEHF SV1-3 Payload, Northrop Grumman
Stuart is responsible for mission success leading to on-time delivery of affordable communication systems, including AEHF payloads and leveraging the sector’s technologies into new high-value communication systems.
Previously he was VP Protected Satcom Programs, including AEHF payloads and Milstar operations and VP Satellite Communications. He also served as program manager for Transformational Communication Systems and served as chief engineer and deputy program manager for Astrolink.
Stuart earned his BS in electrical engineering from Northeastern University and a master’s in electrical engineering from University of Southern California. He also has an MBA from the Marshall School of Business of USC. He received the 1999 and 2003 Distinguished Patent Award, CEO Leadership Award, Chairman’s Award for Innovation and holds 29 patents.
Mike Madsen, President, Honeywell Defense & Space
Mike Madsen leads Honeywell’s strategic business unit providing engineering, products and logistical services to the U.S. Defense Dept., NASA, government agencies, international ministries of defense and defense contractors worldwide. His 27-year tenure with Honeywell began as an engine performance engineer, gaining increasing leadership roles in program management, including development on solar dynamic power systems to cryogenic valves and launch vehicle actuation systems. He later was director of program management and velocity product development for the business and general aviation organization and VP of Regional Aircraft and Aero Component business. He earned his BS degree in aerospace engineering from Arizona State University and his MBA from Duke University.
Jim Mathews, Exec. Dir., Aviation Week Intelligence Network
Barry Matsumori, SVP, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX)
Barry Matsumori is responsible for business development at SpaceX, bringing over 25 years of experience in technology and business. Prior to SpaceX, Matsumori worked for several key telecom companies, primarily at Qualcomm, in developing mobile communications technologies and product lines. He also worked on the development of satellite communication infrastructure and terminals at Qualcomm. Matsumori also developed new product lines for start-up technology companies, worked in satellite communications at Space Systems Loral and development and support of space launch vehicles for General Dynamics.
Nan Mattai, SVP Engineering & Technology, Rockwell Collins
Nan Mattai is Senior Vice President of Rockwell Collins Engineering & Technology. Additionally, she is a corporate officer of Rockwell Collins. Ms. Mattai is responsible for Rockwell Collins’ Engineering & Technology organization, including the Advanced Technology Center. In this role she is responsible for guiding the future technology direction, technology investment decisions and the development of advanced technologies to meet the needs of the business portfolios. She was appointed to the position in November 2004.
Ms. Mattai is a member of the Advisory Board, Aviation Week Strategic Media & Conferences; Member of Advisory Board, Aviation Week Executive Summit; Women in Aerospace (WIA); and the Iowa State University Institute for Physical Research and Technology (IPRT) Industrial Advisory Board. Nan graduated from the University of Windsor, Canada with a Master’s degree in Nuclear Physics and completed all graduate courses for a Doctorate in Physics.
Alan McIntosh, President and COO, Verify Inc.
Alan McIntosh is the president and chief operating officer for Verify Inc., a leading global provider of supplier performance management solutions to aerospace, high-technology and quality critical industries. Following a 10-year foundational engineering career in the British aerospace industry with Ferranti and then GEC Marconi, Alan operated as a freelance consultant from 1990 supporting the U.S. Navy Strategic Systems Program and the U.S. Army CECOM VIS Program throughout Europe.
As founder and then Chief Executive Officer of CQMS Ltd., a UK engineering services company, Alan was instrumental in taking CQMS through merger acquisition with Verify, Inc. in 2000. Throughout his tenure at Verify, Alan has driven significant business growth through A&D OEM partnering and the successful implementation of innovative supplier performance management solutions for both commercial and military programs. His corporate leadership responsibilities now extend to international subsidiaries in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Alan is a graduate of Napier University - Edinburgh, Scotland.
Kevin Michaels, Vice President, ICFI SH&E
Kevin Michaels was partner and co-founder of AeroStrategy and led the integration of the entire staff with ICF International in 2012. He is a globally recognized expert in the aerospace manufacturing and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) sectors, and also has significant expertise in business-to-business marketing, customer satisfaction and strategic planning. His experience spans all major market segments, including air transport, business and general aviation, and military.
Prior to founding AeroStrategy, Michaels was director of Strategic Development with Rockwell Collins Government Systems, and a principal with The Canaan Group, an aerospace consultancy. He began his career as a project engineer with Williams International, a leading gas turbine Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). He earned his BS in aerospace engineering and MBA degree from the University of Michigan, and MS and PhD degrees in International Relations from the London School of Economics.
John Mulholland, VP/ Prog Mgr, Commercial Crew Program, Boeing
John leads Boeing’s commercial crew and cargo programs, including work on the Commercial Crew integrated Capability (CCiCap) Space Act Agreement.
Prior to his current position, he was VP/program manager Boeing’s Space Shuttle Program from January 2008 to August 2011. He led Boeing in its role as the major subcontractor to United Space Alliance (USA) in support of its operations contract with NASA’s Space Shuttle Program.
Previous positions include program director and chief engineer for Boeing’s Space Shuttle Orbiter team, associate program director for Orbiter Vehicle Engineering where he led a team of about 400 employees in Huntington Beach, Calif., Houston, and Kennedy Space Center, responsible for space shuttle sustaining engineering, anomaly resolution and certification of flight readiness.
Before joining Boeing, John worked at NASA, including space shuttle deputy manager-operations at Kennedy and shuttle propulsion testing at White Sands. He was awarded the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal. He earned his BS in chemical engineering and master’s in mechanical engineering, both from New Mexico State University.
Michelle Munk, Dep Program Manager, Mars Science Laboratory EDLI, NASA Langley Research Center
Michelle is an aerospace engineer with experience in planetary exploration and technology development from three different NASA centers over her 25-year career. She began at Johnson Space Center, supporting multiple exploration studies and developing International Space Station hardware. At Langley Research Center, she developed entry, descent and landing (EDL) simulations and supported Mars Odyssey aero braking. Michelle spent five years at Marshall Space Flight Center as lead engineer and project manager for aero-capture development. Since 2007, she has supported the MEDLI instrument from requirements definition through development, flight, and data analysis
Michelle recently was named the EDL Principal Investigator for NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate. In that role, she is responsible for placing e NASA policy for heat-shield instrumentation on every planetary entry mission. Michelle received the NASA Exceptional Service Medal in 2011, and has multiple NASA Superior Achievement, Group Achievement, and Center Director Awards. She earned her BS in aerospace engineering at VA Tech.
Alex Nakahara, Systems Engineer, Future Technical Leaders, Class of 2015, Northrop Grumman Information Systems
Alex Nakahara is a systems engineer at Northrop Grumman in the Future Technical Leaders (FTL) Program, a rotational program in the Information Systems sector. As an FTL, Nakahara has worked as a software engineer on a health management tool, and helped develop a safety decision support tool for air traffic control in an independent research and development project. His current rotation is in Corporate Internal Audit.
Prior to working at Northrop Grumman, he was a research assistant at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory and wrote his thesis on benefits estimates for decision support tools for the FAA NextGen program. He has a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s in aeronautics and astronautics from MIT.
Scott F. Norr, Integrated Space Command & Control Program, Lockheed Martin
Scott is responsible for the defense line of business supporting government command and control programs and was previously the program manager for the Integrated Space command and Control (ISC2) Program. The program supports NORAD/USNORTHCOM and USSTRATCOM for air and missile warning mission at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, as well as the space situational awareness mission at Vandenberg AFB.
Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Scott was a program manager for Honeywell Technology Solution’s Satellite Control Network Contract in Colorado Springs. He was responsible for development and sustainment for the Air Force Tracking Station Scheduling, Orbital Analysis and Recording Systems. He previously worked as a mechanical engineer and program manager in support of Army, undersea, launch and space and commercial aircraft programs. He earned his BS in mechanical engineering and MS in engineering management from Brigham Young University.
John Olson, VP, Sierra Nevada Corp.
John Olson is vice president for Sierra Nevada Space Systems where he is responsible for space exploration and advanced development of the Dream Chaser program, including international, interagency, and commercial relationships, as well as government affairs.
He joined Sierra Nevada Corporation after serving as the Assistant Director for Space and Aeronautics in the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President. Prior to serving at the White House, Olson held several senior executive positions at NASA Headquarters.
Olson also continues to serve as the Director of the Joint Reserve in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering as an Air Force Reserve officer at the Pentagon.
He holds BS degrees in engineering science and mechanical engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy, master’s degree in materials science and aviation systems/avionics/human factors, and a doctorate in industrial and systems engineering.
Trevor Overton, MicroGRAM Design & Development, Rockwell Collins
Trevor Overton is the Principal Program Manager for military GPS receivers for Rockwell Collins Government Systems. Trevor has effectively led numerous developments within the Rockwell Collins military GPS surface applications business for the past 18 years. With Trevor’s leadership, over 200,000 GPS receiver products are integrated in over 100 applications ranging from underwater robotics and soldier applications to reconnaissance unmanned air vehicles. Prior to this role, Trevor was the Rockwell Collins Technical Director for International GPS Programs.
Daryl Pelc, VP Engineering & Technology, Boeing Phantom Works
Daryl Pelc is responsible for leading the engineering execution of advanced technology development programs and for the strategic alignment and execution of technology investments across Boeing Defense, Space & Security. He also is Huntington Beach Site Chief Engineer.
Pelc began his more than 30 years of service as a Boeing intern. Previously he was chief engineer for: Global Mobility Systems, C3 Networks Division; and C-130 Avionics Modernization. In addition to serving as the BDS Executive Sponsor for the Boeing Technical Fellowship, Pelc serves in a number of external efforts in STEM education. He has a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from Pepperdine University.
Lt. Gen. (Ret) Harry Raduege, Sr. Counselor to the Cohen Group
Doug Shidler, Program Director JMR Demonstration, Sikorsky Aircraft
Doug Shidler is the Joint Multi-Role Program Director for Sikorsky Aircraft. He is responsible for development of the next generation high speed medium lift helicopter in a joint partnership between Sikorsky Aircraft and Boeing Aircraft. The SB>1 Defiant™ will take the X2 Technology TM that was demonstrated and will be apply it in a military application. Prior to his current position, Doug was the Program Director for the S-97 Raider™ development program. The S-97 also leveraged the X2 Technology™ for Light Tactical Helicopter applications.
Doug joined Sikorsky Aircraft as an engineer in February 1984. He supported the development of the MH-60K Special Operations aircraft program in several capacities. He became the UH-60Q chief engineer, and then moved on to become the Chief Engineer for the BLACK HAWK Product Line. Doug became Director, Air Vehicle Design in April of 2000 and then promoted to the position of BLACK HAWK Program Manager in May 2002. In May 2006 Doug was assigned Vice President Marine Corps Programs. This included the VH Fleet, support of the CH-53D/E aircraft and the CH-53K Development Programs. In February 2008 Doug was assigned Vice President Army Programs which included U. S. Army, Air Force, and International programs.
Doug received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Connecticut in 1984. He was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Engineers at UCONN, serves on the University of Connecticut, School of Engineering Advisory Board and Roger Williams School of Engineering Advisory Board. He received his MBA from the University of Bridgeport in 1989. He is the Connecticut Chapter President for Army Aviation Association of America. In addition, Doug co-founded and mentors a local high school FIRST robotics program for students.
Doug and his wife, Trish, have three children.
Scott Thompson, Assurance Partner, U.S. A&D Leader, PwC
Scott Thompson is the US A&D practice and Assurance leader. He leads a cross-functional team of professionals dedicated to the A&D sector in disciplines of audit, tax and advisory and has responsibility for assurance quality and service to A&D clients.
Scott's A&D experience covers financial reporting and disclosure requirements, internal control and implementation of SOX 404, coordination of large multinational audit engagements, business combinations and merger integration, corporate governance and employee benefits including pensions and OPEBs.
Scott led the development of comprehensive A&D industry accounting training and frequently consults with A&D companies regarding complex accounting and reporting issues. He is a regular author of PwC's industry thought leadership focusing on trends and issues facing the sector.
General Charles “Chuck” Wald, Director Deloitte Services LP and Leader, Deloitte DoD Practice, Federal Govt. Services.
General Charles F. Wald (USAF, Ret.) serves as a leader of Deloitte’s Department of Defense Practice, Federal Government Services, and is responsible for providing senior leadership in strategy and relationships with the Department of Defense. He is a subject matter specialist in weapons procurement and deployment, counter terrorism, national, energy and international security policy.
General Wald is an acknowledged specialist on Energy Security issues, and is highly sought after to deliver speeches at private industry, institutions and universities, in addition to providing dozens of radio and television interviews and numerous war games involving energy strategy and development.
Graham Warwick, Aviation Week Managing Editor-Technology
Jeffrey J. Wilcox,Vice President, Engineering, Corporate Engineering & Technology, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Jeffrey J. Wilcox is the Corporate Vice President for Engineering, at the Lockheed Martin Corporation. In this capacity, he is responsible for leading the Corporation’s developing and executing strategy for the Lockheed Martin Engineering Enterprise and its 63,000 engineers, scientists, and technical workforce. He collaborates with the Corporation’s Business Area leadership to ensure the right people, processes, tools, and technologies are in place to successfully deliver solutions to the customer’s most complex challenges.
Previously, Mr. Wilcox was the Corporate Vice President for Systems and Software Engineering, at the Lockheed Martin Corporation. In that role, he was responsible for directing the development and implementation of enterprise-wide systems and software engineering processes, tools, technology, and training with special emphasis on complex, software-intensive systems development from May 2007 to September 2009.
Throughout his career, Mr. Wilcox has led several critical initiatives for the Lockheed Martin Corporation, including Engineering for Affordability, the Systems and Software Initiative, the Advancing Manufacturing Initiative, and the Energy Solutions Campaign launch.
Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Mr. Wilcox served in a variety of increasingly responsible positions at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) in McLean, Virginia including Senior Vice President, where he led business planning and analysis for the multi-hundred million dollar Technology and Advanced Systems business unit. During his tenure at SAIC, he progressed through the executive ranks and held positions in areas such as advanced weapon systems engineering and the integration of complex sensor systems.
Mr. Wilcox graduated from Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. Mr. Wilcox holds an honorary doctorate of Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey.
Mr. Wilcox’s serves on the Drexel University Leadership Council, the Stevens Institute of Technology School of Systems and Enterprises Advisory Board, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) Technical Operations Council, the MIT Open Course Ware Next Decade Alliance Advisory Council, the US Manufacturing Competitiveness Initiative (USMCI) Steering Committee, the Lockheed Martin Program Management Council, the Lockheed Martin Corporate Quality Council, and the Lockheed Martin Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Integrated Product Team (IPT). Mr. Wilcox is an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Associate Fellow and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Robert Zmarzlak, Space Tracking & Surveillance System Demonstration Program, Northrop Grumman
Rob is program manager for the Space Tracking and Surveillance System, leading the launch preparation launch and deployment, on-orbit test and extended operations and sustainment for the Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) demonstration satellites. The system achieved 100% of on orbit objectives. Rob extended system capabilities through flight and ground software improvements increasing mission utility and extending the operational life of the satellites. Rob was the acting program manager for the STSS program in 2012 and assumed the role of program manager in January of 2013.
With 30 years in space and launch operations, Rob has also worked in systems engineering, functional and program management, of space programs. He served 24 years active and reserve military duty in both the U.S. Navy and Army in the intelligence field.
Rob received a BS in Liberal Studies and Mathematics from Regents College (NY) and an MBA from the University of La Verne, Calif. He attended graduate level space studies courses at the University of North Dakota and is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Intelligence School, Armor School, and Combined Arms Staff College.
- John Borghese, VP Advanced Technology Center, Rockwell Collins
- Brad Botwin, Dir Industrial Base Studies, US Dept of Commerce
- Eric Branyan, VP F-35 Production Programs, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.
- Elana Broitman (Acting) Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base
- Michael Bruno, Sr. Policy Editor, Aviation Week & Space Technology
- Amy Butler, Sr. Pentagon Editor, Aviation Week & Space Technology
- Byron Callan, Director, Capital Alpha Partners
- Tom Captain, Vice Chairman, Deloitte LLP
- Pierre Chao, Managing Director/Co-Founder, Renaissance Strategic Advisors
- Dan Collins, COO, United Launch Alliance
- Patrick Donnelly, Director - Future Vertical Lift Program, Boeing
- Phil Dunford, COO, Boeing Military Aircraft
- Darrell Durst, VP Cyber Solutions, Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions
- Alan Estevez, Assistant Secretary of Defense (Logistics & Materiel Readiness)
- Ian Ferguson, Sr. Manager, ICF SH&E
- Steven Grundman, George Lund Fellow, Atlantic Council
- Greg Hamilton, President, Aviation Week
- Stephen Hayes, CEO, International Centre for Complex Program Management
- Carole Rickard Hedden, Special Projects Editor, Aviation Week
- Jeff Hill, Aeronautical Engineer, Lockheed Martin Corp.
- Phil Jasper, EVP/COO, Government Systems, Rockwell Collins
- Carl O. Johnson, VP Unmanned Systems Center of Excellence, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
- The Honorable Kenneth J. Krieg, former Undersecretary of Defense/AT&L and Founder, Samford Global
- Nicholas Lappos, Chair Veritical Lift Consortium and Sr. Technical Fellow, Advanced Concepts for Sikorsky Aircraft
- Stuart Linsky, AEHF SV1-3 Payload, Northrop Grumman
- Mike Madsen, President, Honeywell Defense & Space
- Jim Mathews, Exec. Dir., Aviation Week Intelligence Network
- Barry Matsumori, SVP Business Development, Space X
- Nan Mattai, SVP Engineering & Technology, Rockwell Collins
- Alan McIntosh, President and COO, Verify Inc.
- Kevin Michaels, Vice President, ICFI SH&E
- John Mulholland, VP/ Prog Mgr, Commercial Crew Program, Boeing
- Michelle Munk, Dep Program Manager, Mars Science Laboratory EDLI, NASA Langley Research Center
- Alex Nakahara, Systems Engineer, Future Technical Leaders, Class of 2015, Northrop Grumman Information Systems
- Scott F. Norr, Integrated Space Command & Control Program, Lockheed Martin
- John Olson, VP, Sierra Nevada Corp.
- Trevor Overton, MicroGRAM Design & Development, Rockwell Collins
- Daryl Pelc, VP Engineering & Technology, Phantom Works, Boeing
- Lt. Gen. (Ret) Harry Raduege, Sr. Counselor to the Cohen Group
- Doug Shidler, Program Director JMR Demonstration, Sikorsky Aircraft
- Scott Thompson, Assurance Partner, U.S. A&D Leader, PwC
- General Charles “Chuck” Wald, Director Deloitte Services LP and Leader, Deloitte DoD Practice, Federal Govt. Services.
- Graham Warwick, Managing Editor-Technology, Aviation Week & Space Technology
- Jeff Wilcox, VP Engineering, Lockheed Martin Corp.
- Robert Zmarzlak, Space Tracking & Surveillance System Demonstration Program, Northrop Grumman