December 5 – 6, 2017

American Aerospace & Defense Summit 2017

We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center · Scottsdale, AZ

2016 Key Speakers

  • Sergio Frias

    VP, Contracts
    Bombardier Commercial Aircraft

  • Dr. Alexander Eksir

    VP, Quality & Mission Success
    Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

  • Steve Shaknaitis

    GE Honda Aero Engines

  • Scotty Miller

    VP, Supply Chain
    General Dynamics Mission Systems

  • Marie Greening

    Chief Operations Officer

  • Wayne Brown

    VP, Quality and Mission Assurance
    Raytheon Missile Systems

2016 Featured Attendees

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Join the discussion with over 150 industry peers as we delve into strategies to optimize manufacturing and R&D in American aerospace and defense; drive innovation in a competitive landscape, maximize supplier relationships, mitigate costs, identify growth opportunities and build quality throughout your system.

Hear first-hand case studies and walk away with strategic insights on how to attract and retain top talent, and how to develop and implement a successful offset strategy in an ever changing market. This December we encourage you to join us for two days of thought provoking content and exceptional networking at the American Aerospace & Defense Summit.

Key Themes

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

  • Maximizing production through optimizing workflow
  • Advanced manufacturing solutions
  • Innovations in Lean & OpEx
  • The emphasis on Quality Management

Supplier Oversight & Cost Optimization

  • Supplier Management that drives “should cost” mentality
  • Creating a robust requirements management strategy
  • Managing Counterfeit parts through the Supply Chain
  • Improved visibility with CMO’s and other vendors

Workforce Management

  • Employee involvement in OEE and other optimization efforts
  • Talent Management as a driver to reduce labor costs
  • Identifying top performers and building the talent pipeline
  • Engaging people product & process across a diverse network

Product Innovation

  • How the best companies approach growth opportunities
  • Introducing innovations into commercialized markets
  • The impact of additive printing in product innovation
  • Developing new engagement models with customers


  • Senior Level Executives
  • 100+ Business Meetings On-Site
  • Thought Provoking Case Studies
  • Key Implementable Ideas
Excellent — very good mix of content and networking opportunities with Industry Leaders.Michael Mowins – President, Global Licensing, Phillips Screw Company


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Paul Lauro

GM, Procurement & Requirement Management Operations
Department of Defense

Leveraging a Supply Chain Perspective on Procurement; Workforce Management as a Springboard for Cost Advantage

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available:  Slides |  Video

Lorinda Lewis

Senior Director, Continuous Improvement
Oshkosh Defense

Driving Lean Enterprise Wide: Opportunities for Efficiency and Cost Reduction Throughout the Organization

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available:  Slides

Dr. Alexander Eksir

VP, Quality & Mission Success
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

Standardization, Simplification & Cooperation as a Driver for Program Execution

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available:  Slides |  Video


We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center

10438 North Fort Mcdowell Road, Scottsdale/Fountain Hills, AZ 85264
+1 (480) 789-5300

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