H. Brent Baker Sr.
VP, Worldwide Federal, Aerospace, Defense and Energy (FAD&E), Maj Gen (Ret), U.S. Air Force

Functions as the key leader in the company who owns all FA&D business in the Americas and globally.   Ensures PTC’s amazing “Out of the Box” software solutions are provided to the customer thereby ensuring immediate and significant value.    Staying abreast of industry trends, ensures PTC remains the “thought leader” in the FA&D sector and provides education on leading edge software solutions.  Prior to this role, Brent was the VP of FA&D Business Development where he was responsible for the establishment of a new FA&D business unit.  Major General (Ret) Baker was the Vice Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The command employs some 80,000 people and manages $60 billion annually in research, development, test and evaluation, while providing the acquisition management services and logistics support required to develop, procure and sustain Air Force weapon systems. 

Anthony J. Baumann
Director of Contracting, USAF, Air Force Sustainment Center
Tinker AFB, Oklahoma

Anthony J. (Tony) Baumann, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of Contracting, Air Force Sustainment Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, and is responsible for oversight of contracting operations at Tinker AFB, Hill AFB, Utah and Robins AFB, Georgia. He was previously the Director of Contracting, Air Force Sustainment Center, Robins AFB.  He implements and interprets policy, establishes contracting processes, and furnishes guidance and assistance in all phases of contracting for systems sustainment, research and development, services, materiel, supplies, and support equipment for the three locations’ mission areas.

Mr. Baumann was born in Macon, Georgia. Following his completion of college studies in 1983, he entered Federal service as a contracting intern at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. While at Robins AFB, he served in various positions as a contract specialist and contract price/cost analyst, followed by positions in production management and program management. Mr. Baumann returned to the contracting community in 1994 as a staff analyst at Headquarters, Air Force Materiel Command, and later as a contract specialist at the Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.

In July 1999, Mr. Baumann moved to Washington, D.C. to join the Executive Office of the President as a procurement policy analyst. He later served as the Chief Contracting Officer of the Federal Bureau of Investigations. In 2007, he returned to the Defense Department to serve the U.S. Army in Europe as the Deputy Director of the Army’s 409th Contracting Support Brigade. Mr. Baumann was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in February 2013, as the Director of Contracting at Robins AFB. 

Alyssa Bernkrant
Head of Business Development, Aerospace Marketing Group,
Aviation Week Network

Alyssa works across the MRO Portfolio focusing on exhibit sales, MALMS, sponsorships, value added and marketing services for the global MRO event series.

Lt. Gen. Warren D. Berry
Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection
U.S. Air Force

Lt. Gen. Warren D. Berry is Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. He is responsible to the Chief of Staff for leadership, management and integration of Air Force logistics readiness, aircraft, munitions and missile maintenance, civil engineering and security forces as well as setting policy and preparing budget estimates that reflect enhancements to productivity, combat readiness and quality of life for Airmen. 

Mark Buongiorno
Chief Operating Officer
Tsunami Tsolutions

Mark Buongiorno serves as Vice President and General Manager for Defense Services in StandardAero’s Military & Energy sector. He is responsible for the overall performance, global customer satisfaction and growth of StandardAero’s military engine MRO complex in San Antonio, Texas. He leads all site functions including engineering, operations, quality, materials and customer service and is a member of the Strategic Leadership team at the Business Unit and Sector level.  

Prior to joining StandardAero in 2017, Buongiorno served as Vice President of the F135 Propulsion System for P&W leading the F135 enterprise in program planning and contract execution including technical product development, production, field service, maintenance and fleet sustainment.  

Michael Campbell
Evans Composites

Lt. Gen. Charles G. Chiarotti
Deputy Commandant, Installations And Logistics

Sarah Cooney
Vice President Sales - Americas
L3 Harris

Sarah H. Cooney is the Vice President Sales for the Americas region for the commercial aviation business at L3Harris Technologies, Inc. In this role, Sarah is responsible for sales of all commercial aviation products and services across North and South America, as well as sales to the global military and defense customers. Under her leadership, the team is responsible for working with airlines, helicopter operators, training schools and OEMs to deliver avionics, flight data services and pilot training devices and solutions that improve pilot safety and flight efficiency while reducing overall operating costs for the operators.  Sarah has more than 30 years in the aerospace industry holding multiple leadership positions.

Dennis D’Angelo
Executive Director, USAF, Air Force Sustainment Center
Tinker AFB, Oklahoma

Mr. Dennis L. D’Angelo, a member of the Senior Executive Service, currently serves as the Director of the 448th Supply Chain Management Wing, Air Force Sustainment Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Mr. D’Angelo leads over 2,900 civilian, military and contractor personnel across Tinker AFB, Hill AFB, Utah and Robins AFB, Georgia to execute the Air Force Supply Chain in support of operational aircraft, engines, intercontinental ballistic missiles, space and C3I and support equipment. He has a budget authority worth over $6.3 billion annually to provide sustainment for the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, federal agencies and multiple foreign allies worldwide.  

Mr. D’Angelo graduated from Virginia Polytechnic and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia, in 1977 and was commissioned in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot. He served the majority of his 30-year career piloting C-5s and also served as Commander of the 88th Logistics Group and Vice Commander of the 88th Air Base Wing at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. 

Upon his retirement from active duty, Mr. D’Angelo joined the civil service as Chief of the U.S. Africa Command Deployment and Distribution Operations Center in Stuttgart, Germany. He was later promoted to Director of Staff, Operations Directorate, U.S. Africa Command. Prior to his current position, he was the Deputy Director of Logistics and Engineering at U.S. Central Command, MacDill AFB, Florida. 

Maj. Gen. Allan E. Day
Director, Logistics Operations (J3), Commander, Joint Regional Combat Support, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)

Maj. Gen. Allan E. Day is the Director of Logistics Operations (J3) and Commander of Joint Regional Combat Support for the Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia. DLA Logistics Operations is responsible for the end-to-end supply chain management of DLA’s nine supply chains, providing logistics and material process management policy, guidance, oversight and monitoring supply chain performance. DLA logistics operations oversees the daily operation of DLA’s field activities in supporting 2,300 weapon systems and engages customers around the world to maximize readiness and logistics combat power by leveraging enterprise solutions. Maj. Gen. Day also serves as the Commander, Joint Regional Combat Support, overseeing DLA’s three regional commands that provide unified DLA interfaces for warfighters in the United States Africa Command, U.S. Central Command, U.S. European Command, and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command areas of responsibility, plus special operations warfighters serving under U.S. Special Operations Command.

Maj. Gen. Day was commissioned in 1989 from the U.S. Air Force Academy where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. He has held key maintenance leadership positions at the wing, major command and airstaff levels. His commands include the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 22nd Maintenance Group and the 309th Maintenance Wing. He has also served as the Deputy Director of Resource Integration, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Installations and Mission Support, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. A published materials engineer and logistician, he holds a master aircraft maintenance and a senior acquisition badge, along with a basic parachute rating and is a level-III program manager.

Prior to his current position, Maj. Gen. Day was the Director of Logistics, Civil Engineering, Force Protection and Nuclear Integration, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Col. Nate Diller

Col Nathan P. Diller is the Director of AFWERX.

Col Diller received his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2000. After simultaneous master’s degrees at Harvard and MIT, he attended Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training and flew F-16s for two Combat Air Force assignments, becoming an instructor pilot. He was selected for the French Test Pilot school and then completed his first test tour at Edwards AFB, supporting B-1, B-2, F-16, F-22 and F-35 flight test and instructing at the Test Pilot School. He served as an Executive Officer to the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board and as a Defense Advanced Research Project Agency Service Chiefs Fellow. Upon completing a program management tour at the Space and Missile Center, he took command of the 586th Flight Test Squadron, supervising classified flight test for joint, interagency and international clients.

Col Diller attended the Eisenhower School, completing the Senior Acquistion Course and was assigned as the Air and Space Branch Chief in the Joint Staff J8. He then became that Assistant Director of Aeronautics at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and served at the Office of the Secretary of Defense Strategic Capabilties Office and the Department of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office.

Col Diller is a member of the Acquisition Corps and is certified as a Level III Program Manager and Test professional. He is a senior pilot with over 2,700 hours in more than 50 aircraft.

Hon. Alan Estevez
National Security Strategy and Logistics Executive
Deloitte Consulting LLP

Alan Estevez, a recognized leader in the defense and aerospace community, joined Deloitte Consulting as a national security strategy and logistics executive in June 2017 after completing a 36 year career with the Department of Defense. He works with a range of clients to help innovate and transform their acquisition, contracting, and supply chain operations. 

Mr. Estevez served as the Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology & Logistics) from October 2013, when he was confirmed by the Senate, to January 2017. Mr. Estevez developed, implemented and managed acquisition, contracting, installation, and logistics programs and policies that increased combat effectiveness as well as the department’s efficiency and buying power. Mr. Estevez supported the Under Secretary of Defense in all matters and led the USD (AT&L)’s support to operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. He also represented the Department of Defense on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). 

Prior to his last appointment, Mr. Estevez held several key positions within the Office of the Secretary of Defense. From August 2011, when he was confirmed by the Senate, to October 2013, Mr. Estevez served as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness. In this position, he was responsible for providing world class military logistics support to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. He was the first career Federal official to hold this position. Mr. Estevez served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness from November 2006 and performed the duties of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness from April 2009 to August 2011. 

From October 2002 to November 2006, Mr. Estevez was the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Supply Chain Integration. From 1981 to 2002, Mr. Estevez held positions of increasing responsibility within the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Department of the Army, and the Military Traffic Management Command. 

Mr. Estevez has been honored numerous times: three Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Medals; Distinguished Civilian Service Medal; Presidential Rank Distinguished Executive Award (2011), Presidential Rank Meritorious Executive Award (2006), Service to America Medal (2005), and two Office of the Secretary of Defense Medals for Meritorious Civilian Service. He was a recipient of the 2011 National Defense Transportation Association Distinguished Government Service Award and the 2017 National Defense Industrial Association Logistician Emeritus Award. He was inducted as an Institute for Business and Defense fellow in September 2017. 

Estevez holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Rutgers University and a Master of Science in national resource strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at the National Defense University.

Mark Failor
Senior Director, Digital Transformation & GTM Strategy

Mark Failor, is Senior Director, Digital Transformation for Aerospace & Defense/DoD with Infor, where he is responsible for driving digital transformation using Cloud based SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS technologies. Leveraging in-depth industry specific knowledge, he architects composable ERP solutions, supported by edge applications (PLM, EAM, WMS, and WFM) to support better business and mission outcomes for customers. Prior to joining Infor, he was the Technical Director for Digital Supply Chain with CACI, CTO for an OEM licensed aviation manufacturing and avionics repair services company, Founder of a VOSB providing ERP SMEs to the DoD, MVP for Gartner’s Defense and National Security Advisory Practice, and a Principal Consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Failor is also a retired a US Navy Captain, Supply Corps Officer, with 30 years of active/reserve operational and expeditionary logistics experience. 

Nicholas Gross
SVP, Integrated Solutions
AAR Corp

Nicholas Gross is Senior Vice President of Integrated Supply Chain Solutions – Government for AAR, an independent provider of aviation services to commercial and government customers worldwide. He joined AAR in March of 2016 and oversees the development of custom solutions for government fleets worldwide, including aviation supply chain and contractor logistics support (CLS). Prior, Mr. Gross spent more than 16 years in international management, strategic development, and project execution including positions with Michael Baker International, KS International, KBR, Inc., and DynCorp. Mr. Gross is a USAF veteran serving four years in the Civil Engineering Squadron with numerous international deployments.

Will Hasting
Director, Aviation & Power Turbine Solutions

Will has over 15 years of design & systems engineering experience in jet engines, race cars, & additive manufacturing. Prior to being an engineer, he operated nuclear power plants in the United States Navy. Will holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a MS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Cincinnati.  He holds 18 patents, is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Ohio, and is fluent in both English and French. 

Louis Hogge
NH IV, DAF, Engineering Flight Chief, 416th Supply Chain Management Squadron (416 SCMS), Hill Air Force Base

Mr. Louis J. Hogge is the Engineering Flight Chief of the 416th Supply Chain Management Squadron (416 SCMS), 748th Supply Chain Management Group, Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The Group is assigned to the 448th Supply Chain Management Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The 416 SCMS provides sustainment and support of depot repairable commodities for the F-16, A-10, and T-38. Mr. Hogge is responsible for engineering management and technical direction of the Squadron (more than 160 assigned personnel, 40 engineers) including all engineering sub-functions; avionics systems, mechanical/structural systems, and support equipment.

Mr. Hogge has performed in many technical positions through his career including Avionics Engineer in the F-16 System Program Office (SPO), Systems Engineer of secure satellite data links for L3 Communications, disposable diaper production line engineer for Kimberly Clark, Electronic Technician in the Ogden depot, Equipment Specialist in the F-4 SPO, flightline avionics Air Reserve Technician (ART) in the 419th TFW.

Mr. Hogge started his Air Force Career as an enlisted flightline avionics technician. After 6 years and 5 Permanent Change of Station (PCS) he separated from the Air Force and worked as an electronic test technician on the Trident and Space Shuttle solid rocket motor programs. Mr. Hogge returned to serve in the USAF Reserve (USAFR) first as an ART and then as a traditional reservist. He supported many USAFR deployments including several stints in support Operation Northern Watch. One notable distinction in his AF military career was the award of the AF Commendation Medal to A1C Hogge for designing and building a flightline tester and breakout box for the A-10 Stability Augmentation System. Mr. Hogge retired from the USAFR in 2001.

Mr. Hogge graduated Cum Laude from the University of Utah in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. In 2012 he graduated from the Air Force Institute of Technology with a Master of Science in Systems Engineering. The MSSE thesis topic was Effective Measurement of Reliability of Repairable USAF Systems.

Tom Innocenti
Government & Military Sales & Service Director
Teledyne Controls

Tom Innocenti has been with Teledyne Controls since 2012. He currently serves as the Government/Military Sales & Service Director. He is responsible for developing and integrating Teledyne’s mature commercial technology of collecting, managing and delivering aircraft data into the military market.  Tom was recently involved with the accreditation of Teledyne’s commercial ground software on the Navy and Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI), directly supporting aircraft service life decisions and aircraft engine trending and monitoring for the US Navy commercial derivative aircraft. Tom retired from the Marine Corps, after serving 24 years as an F-4 and F/A 18 pilot who flew combat missions in Operation Southern Watch and Iraqi Freedom. He also participated in Operation Stabilize in East Timor. His under graduate degree is in mathematics, and Tom holds two Masters Degrees, an MA in Management, and an EMBA with honors from the University of California, Gary Anderson School of Management.

Tom is an avid scuba diver and runner, and has been officiating High School Football in Orange County CA since 1987. He is married to Tammy Innocenti, an SVP for Alerterra Mountain Company. Together they have four children, one granddaughter and are expecting their second grandchild around Thanksgiving this year.

Sanjay Jagdale (Ph. D.)
Principal Architect, Servigistics Business Unit
PTC - Servigistics

Dr. Sanjay Jagdale is a Principal Architect with PTC and a well-respected service supply chain expert. Dr. Jagdale consults with the global leaders in DoD, aerospace, commercial aviation, and high tech offering his two decades of experience developing and deploying leading-edge service supply chain solutions. Dr. Jagdale’s vision and experience are in high demand, particularly around improving demand planning and military readiness. Dr. Jagdale spent seven years as a professor of systems and industrial engineering at the University of Arizona. Additionally, Dr. Jagdale has developed and deployed service supply chain solutions for i2, MCA, Servigistics, and PTC. Dr. Jagdale holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Cornell University. 

John C. Kubinec
Founder & Principal
Carbon Road Consulting

John is the founder and Principal of Carbon Road Consulting, an aerospace, manufacturing, MRO and strategic leadership company with clients ranging from community non-profits, to small businesses, to Fortune 100 companies.  He also serves as a senior advisor for Thomas Instrument Inc, a family-owned engineering, test, and MRO company serving numerous military customers across the DoD.  John was appointed by the Governor of Georgia to the State Veterans Service Board and serves on Mercer University’s National Engineering Advisory Board. He is a retired Brigadier General from the US Air Force and previously served as the Commander of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex. 

Lee K Levy II
The Levy Group, LLC

Lee brings over 34 years of distinguished military service as well as unparalleled global leadership experience in national and international security policy, acquisition, sustainment, logistics, global supply chains, advanced manufacturing, civil engineering, strategic planning and military operations.  

Lee is President and CEO of The Levy Group, LLC and serves on the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). Appointed by the NASA Administrator, the NAC is the senior external advisory body to the administrator on program and policy matters related to the US space program. He is also on the Board of Advisors of VeriTX Ltd.  

During his final assignment with the Air Force, Lee was Commanding General of the Air Force Sustainment Center (AFSC), headquartered at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He served as CEO of the Air Force’s organization responsible for worldwide logistics, supply chain, sustainment, and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) of Air Force, other US military, and allied aircraft, space, and cyber systems. 

Col. Greg Lowe
Commander, 76th Aircraft Maintenance Group,
Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, Tinker Air Force Base

Colonel Greg Lowe is the Commander, 76th Aircraft Maintenance Group, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. He leads the Air Force’s largest group to perform depot-level maintenance of KC-135, B-52, E-3, E-6, B-1, and KC-46 aircraft, returning safe, reliable aircraft to the field, ready for combat operations. The group also maintains an expeditionary depot maintenance capability, trained to quickly repair battle-damaged aircraft.

Col Lowe was raised around the world in a military family, and received his commission in 1997 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia. He has led aircraft maintenance operations on C-130, C-17, F-16, A-10, MC-12, and HH-60 aircraft in five major commands and has deployed experience in the CENTCOM, EUCOM, and AFRICOM theaters of operation, including command of the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron in Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.

Additionally, the colonel served as a Foreign Policy Fellow and is certified as a Political-Military Affairs Strategist.

Lorenzo Marandola
M1 Composites Technology

Lorenzo Marandola is President of M1 Composites Technology in Montreal, Canada. He founded M1 to serve the international aircraft and composites community. M1 is an approved composites repair center and manufacturer of advanced composites aerospace components.  

He is a graduate of Concordia University with a degree in mechanical engineering and holds a Project Management Institute certification. With over 25 years of experience, he is a former Director of Business & Technology Development at L-3 Canada and has held key positions in Engineering at Bombardier Aerospace and Service Investigator at Pratt & Whitney Canada. His management style focuses on growth, team building, and leadership.  

As the winner of the Regional Quebec Entrepreneurship Program in 2013 and the Dunamis Award for Best New Business in 2014. Lorenzo has managed the start-up of this new company achieving Transport Canada accreditations (AMO & DAO), AS9100, AS9110 & ISO9001 certification and quality accreditations, Canadian Controlled Good Program (CGP) approval, Boeing Licensed MRO facility and Aero Montreal MACH 5. M1 Composites is the second and only Canadian-owned company to have reached MACH 5. The M1 Composites Montreal facility features state-of-the-art equipment and is rapidly expanding in scope of service.    

Col Kevin R. Nalette
Vice Commander, USAF, Air Force Sustainment Center
Tinker AFB, Oklahoma

Colonel Kevin R. Nalette is the Vice Director of the 448th Supply Chain Management Wing, Air Force Sustainment Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma where he is responsible for enterprise- wide strategic planning and execution of the Air Force Supply Chain. The Wing employs over 2,900 personnel across Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. The wing has budget authority worth over $6.3 billion annually supporting the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, federal agencies and 60 partner nations world-wide. Colonel Nalette has served in a variety of logistics and supply chain management roles at the wing, center, and MAJCOM level with experience spanning the United States, Middle East, Europe and Africa.

Shannon Parker
Senior Manager, Business Development, Government Services
Boeing Global Services

Shannon is currently the senior manager of Business Development for Government Services, part of Boeing Global Services, with a focus on integrating digital practices into Boeing’s services and assisting the Department of Defense and international customers with the transition to digital operations. As part of the team that stood up the Government Services data analytics group for Boeing Global Services, Shannon was instrumental in building the services and capabilities around big data exploitation and machine learning to support customers with safety of flight and logistics optimization.

Shannon began his Boeing career in 2003 as an operations analyst in the Virtual Warfare Center in St. Louis, Mo. Since then, he has managed various groups within Boeing’s Phantom Works division for software development, operations analysis, and modeling and simulation.

Shannon began his software development career in 1992 on the Advanced Tomahawk Weapons System program for the U.S. Navy. In 1995, he moved into the healthcare industry to lead integration efforts in Information Technology. There he managed the integration and management of large quantities of patient demographic, financial, and lab data across a large regional network of hospitals and clinics to improve efficiency and patient medical outcomes.

Shannon has a BA in computer Science from the University of Missouri - Columbia, and an MBA from Saint Louis University. Shannon teaches graduate level courses for Saint Louis University School for Professional Studies in the areas of Data Analytics, Technology Project Management, and Enterprise Architectures.

Amy D. Rodrigues
Vice President and CFO Government Services
Boeing Global Services 

Amy Rodrigues is vice president and chief financial officer for  the Government Services business within Boeing Global Services. In this role, she leads large teams across multiple sites focused on financial and operational outcomes. 

Rodrigues oversees financial activities, that include profit-and-loss for two of four business divisions within Global Services; and capital investments, as it relates to capacity and tool improvement throughout the business. In addition to her finance role, Rodrigues partners with leaders within the business to oversee program execution and assists in the development of long-term strategies for Global Services. 

Previously, Rodrigues was vice president of Finance for Strike, Surveillance and Mobility, a division within Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS). In this role, she managed all financial activities for a portfolio of strike-fighter, surveillance and mobility platforms, including the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, EA-18G Growler, F-15 Eagle, T-7A and executive fleet aircraft. 

Rodrigues also served as chief financial officer for Vertical Lift. She was responsible for optimizing financial performance of a portfolio of cargo, tiltrotor and attack rotorcraft programs. She also managed site-wide business activities and transactions at Boeing’s Mesa and Philadelphia locations. 


Kevin Sampels
Vice President, Strategic Growth and Client Solutions
Frontier Technology Inc (FTI)

Mr Sampels is the Director of Strategy & Client Relations for TACG Solutions and is responsible for developing and executing corporate strategy to grow the TACG Logistics and Sustainment portfolio in the Department of Defense and across the entire Federal market. He is a highly experienced logistician, bringing over 35 years of expertise in logistics operations including systems acquisition; requirements planning; supply chain design; storage operations; global distribution; organizational, intermediate and depot level maintenance; and material disposition. He is certified by the Department of Defense in both Lifecyle Logistics and Program Management. Mr. Sampels is a retired Air Force Colonel, successfully delivering logistics support services to the Air Force and Joint Warfighters around the world. He has served at all levels in the Air Force, commanded multiple organizations, and deployed in support of numerous operations and exercises around the world. He is currently serving on the boards of the Logistics Officer Association, the National Defense Industrial Association Logistics Division, and the Defense Logistics Agency Foundation. 

Risa Savold (Ph.D.)
Sr. Director, Industry & Solution Strategy, Aerospace & Defense

Dr. Risa Savold is the Sr. Director of Industry Strategy & Solutions at Infor, focusing on solutions for Aerospace & Defense and the Department of Defense. Her role includes working across product management, cloud operations, professional services, and information security to assist customers with their digital transformations. Prior to joining Infor, Risa was a cyber systems architect at Northrop Grumman, where she designed and implemented big data systems for organizations in health IT, public safety, civil aviation, cyber defense, logistics, and the Intelligence Community. Her areas of expertise include complex systems integration, data analytics, and artificial intelligence. Risa is a certified AWS architect and holds a Ph.D. from Georgia Tech.

Chris Seymour
Vice President, Military Sustainment
Bell Textron, Inc.

Chris Seymour was named vice president of Military Sustainment in August 2019. In this role, Chris is responsible for the development and execution of Bell’s enterprise sustainment strategy for all military platforms. He is accountable for all business performance related to military spares, performance based logistics, and repair activity.

He previously held the position of vice president of Flight Operations March 2017 to July 2019 where his responsibilities included flight test, production flight, the Bell Training Academy, the flight demonstration team and corporate flight.

In his role as vice president and program director for the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor, October 2015 through February 2017, Chris had oversight and responsibility for all aspects of execution on the V-22 Program.

Before being selected as V-22 Program vice president, Chris was the program manager for the V-22 and V-280 Valor programs. In these roles, he was responsible for directing the integrated product teams in the tactical day to day execution of the Bell tiltrotor programs. Prior to that, he served as the director of operations for Military Programs at Bell. He joined Bell in 2013.

Before joining Bell, Colonel Seymour was the Commanding Officer, Marine Aircraft Group 26 where he was responsible for all V-22 flight operations, maintenance, repair and training for nine major aviation units located around the globe. As the Commander, he successfully improved aircraft availability, reduced operating costs and led the talent development efforts for the enterprise. He also was an award winning test pilot who conducted initial flight test and envelope expansion on V-22 for the Marines and Air Force, and successfully deployed one of the first Osprey Squadrons into combat operations in Iraq.

Chris received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Louisiana, as well as Master degrees in Strategic Studies from the Air University and Aviation Science from the University of Tennessee Additionally, Chris is a graduate of the U.S. Navy Test Pilot School.

Mike Stengel
Senior Associate
AeroDynamic Advisory

Mike Stengel is a Senior Associate at AeroDynamic Advisory, where he is responsible for research and analysis of aviation and aerospace markets, with a particular focus in the air transport aftermarket. Mike's projects have spanned the aerospace industry, including topics such as aftermarket strategy, transaction/M&A advisory, customer satisfaction, technology assessments, and economic development for airlines, OEMs, industry associations, and investors. Mike’s fascination with all things aerospace started with his first flying lesson at age 12, and has since become an FAA-certified commercial pilot with an instrument rating. Today, Mike resides in Ann Arbor, MI with his fiancée and one very spoiled goldendoodle. 

Michael Tint
Sr. Manager, Defense Research & Analytics
Aviation Week Network

Michael Tint is the Senior Manager for Defense Research & Analytics for Aviation Week Network.  He leads the Defense Team of Aviation Week’s Intelligence and Data Services division, which tracks the world’s fleet of military aircraft and related data, analyzes the state of that fleet, and predicts how it will change in the coming years.  He also edits the market summary paper for the military forecast and conducts Aviation Week’s annual analysis of the Defense Department’s budget request.  He has a degree in political science from Haverford College focusing on organization theory and bureaucratic politics in America’s defense and foreign policy institutions.  

Steve Trimble
Defense Editor
Aviation Week Network

Steve Trimble has been covering aviation, military and government news in Washington DC for 23 years. He helped launch the Military.com news portal during the first dot-com business cycle in 2000, then came to the Aviation Week Network to help manage the web site and later cover the Pentagon. He also has worked as a bureau chief and aviation reporter for FlightGlobal and Jane’s. Trimble returned to Aviation Week in 2018 to cover global military aviation and space news and trends..  

Adm. Patrick M. Walsh
USN (Ret.), Senior Advisor
Oliver Wyman

Patrick Walsh is a Senior Advisor in Oliver Wyman’s global Aerospace & Defense Services practice based in Dallas, TX., and a retired, four-star Admiral.  As the 59th Vice Chief of Naval Operations, he served as a member of the Deputy Secretary of Defense-led Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC), and provided testimony to the House Armed Services Committee, Senate Armed Services Committee, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and the Seapower Subcommittee.  He held significant leadership positions across a 34-year career to include command of US Pacific Fleet, the largest naval force in the world where he led the US military response to the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake, tsunami, and radiation release.

Dan White
Deputy Depot MRO&U Lead – F35 Sustainment
BAE Systems

Dan is currently Head of Business Development – US, working for BAE Systems' Air Sector. In this role he is responsible for their market strategy and sales of military aviation products and services in North America, along with developing partnerships with industry teammates for the US and overseas markets.

Dan is a UK national who has 24 years of Aerospace experience. He has worked in a number of roles in Engineering, Manufacturing, Programme Management and Sustainment and has been based in the UK, Middle East, and the US. He has previously held responsibility for fleet readiness and airworthiness as a civilian working in military positions and has extensive experience supporting aging aircraft.

He was part of the BAE Systems team in the UK who managed the fleet of Tornado aircraft through to sundown. In collaboration with the RAF the company was able to reduce operating costs by >50% while simultaneously improving readiness . During his time in the US, Dan has led BAE Systems’ contribution to a research project sponsored by the USMC into issues affecting the readiness of their fleet of AV8B aircraft. This effort developed a number of recommendations to help invigorate the health of the fleet, effectively establishing a strategy to sun-down the platform, and deal with issues relating to transitioning the force to F-35.

Jarom Wolcott
EAGLE Program Manager
Raytheon Technologies

Jarom Wolcott is the EAGLE Program Manager with Raytheon Intelligence & Space.  Jarom has lead the EAGLE Program since June 2017.  Before his move to the Program Manager role, Jarom was a Principal Software Engineer supporting EAGLE products from 2005 to 2017. Jarom holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Lewis Clark State College.EAGLE is an integrated suite of product providing Logistics support across the life cycle of a product.  EAGLE LPD is supports tradition logistics analysis and task analysis supporting the following specifications (GEIA-STD-0007, MILSTD-1388-2B, DEF STAN 00-60, and DEF (AUST) 5692.  EAGLE Publishing System (EPS) is a Common Source Database, configuration management tool, and Authoring Tool for Interactive Electronic Technical Publications in S1000D or MILSTD-40051.  Maintenance Management Information System (MMIS) is a web-based aftermarket support system.  MMIS is your one stop shop for maintenance support. 

The EAGLE team is focused on investing in and embracing emerging Technologies.  The team has projects related to additive manufacturing, predictive analytics, APIs for product integration, Condition based maintenance, virtual and augmented reality, and data driven mission readiness (DDMR).  Emerging Technologies are playing an increasingly important role in the future.

Sarah Zilonis
Associate Conference Producer
Aviation Week Network

Sarah is an Associate Conference Producer with Aviation Week Network who works across the events portfolio. Sarah is a lifelong aviation lover and is proud to come from a family of air traffic controllers. Prior to her current role, Sarah was a consultant, focusing on aviation and labor. She began her professional career at the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA), working in Public Affairs. Sarah has also served as a Legislative and Press Intern in the United States Senate and is a classically trained cellist.