December 5 – 6, 2017

American Aerospace & Defense Summit 2017

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

2017 Key Speakers

  • Sergio Frias

    VP, Contracts
    Bombardier Commercial Aircraft

  • Marie Greening

    Chief Operations Officer

  • Wayne Brown

    VP, Quality and Mission Assurance
    Raytheon Missile Systems

  • Shubhayu Chakraborty

    President, Performance Sensing

  • Brench Boden

    Chief Technology Officer
    Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII), UI LABS

  • John O'Leary

    VP & GM
    Airbus Americas Engineering, Inc.

2017 Featured Attendees

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About the Event

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

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

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

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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Knowledge Center

The Generis American Aerospace & Defense Summit brings together innovative, exciting and timely content delivered by today’s top minds within the industry. Visit our Knowledge Center to view the full library of sessions presented at our past conferences, eBooks, infographics and interviews.

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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