Diversify Your Markets—DOD and Beyond

The Department of Defense is Open for Business!

Please join us at this invitation-only event to hear about new business opportunities within DOD and commercial markets. Given the current global uncertainties, the DOD is in need of meeting its current and future demands related to national security. In addition, the DOD realizes that a strong high performing supply chain must be diversified and resilient. This means that strong suppliers are able to work in both defense and commercial markets, and adaptive to changes in technology and market shift. This event, held at Leonardo on Sept. 29, brings together a panel of seasoned DOD experts and contractors who will share their knowledge and experience of how to grow market share in both sectors, and will conclude with a company tour and BBQ lunch. There is no fee to attend this event, but space is limited to 35. Pre-registration is required.  Co-sponsored by the Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center (DVIRC) and the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA).

Who Should Attend:

This event is for experienced defense contractors, sub primes, and defense manufacturers performing high-spec work.

Details:

Sept 29, 2017
8:30 am–noon
Leonardo (formerly AgustaWestland Philadelphia)
3050 Red Lion Road
Philadelphia, PA 19114

For security clearance purposes, please provide full name as written on citizenship documents.
If you are not a U.S. citizen, please indicate your country of citizenship when registering.

Session I:

Patricia Woody Reeves, who worked as a senior executive in the U.S. Navy for 34 years, will lead a panel discussion about how best to work with the Department of Defense. She will provide a high-level understanding of the current state of and opportunities to contract with the DOD. The panelists will discuss the ways they interact with the DOD, and will share their perspectives on how SMMs can improve their businesses through diversification and deeper penetration within the DOD.

Panelists

Irene Katacinski
Deputy Director
Small Business Programs Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division

Paul Trenholm
President
Derbyshire Machine & Tool Co. (NDIA Board)

Mike Rolecki
Owner
JMR Program Management (former Boeing V-22 Program Manager)

 

Moderator

Patricia Woody Reeves
President
PWR Consulting Group (retired chief engineer, U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center)

Session II:

Panelists will discuss how small and mid-size manufacturers in the region have successfully found ways to win more market share from the supply chain, enter into profitable supplier relationships, and identify profitable markets outside of their customer base.

Kimberly Buchinsky
Chief Compliance Officer
Rhoads Industries, Inc.

Chris Scafario
Director, Marketing Services Practice
DVIRC

John Scott
VP, General Manager
Germantown Tool & Machine

Agenda:

8:30 Registration/Breakfast
9:00 Welcome Barry Miller, President & CEO DVIRC
9:05 NDIA Overview Joseph P. Welsh, Esquire President of Board, NDIA
9:15 Session One

Moderator:
Ms. Patricia Woody Reeves
President
PWR Consulting Group
Panel

Irene Katacinski, Contracting Officer Naval Surface Warfare Center

Paul Trenholm, President Derbyshire Machine & Tool Co. (NDIA Board)

Mike Rolecki, Owner JMR Program Management (former Boeing V-22 Program Manager)
10:15 Q&A
10:30 Session Two Panel

Kimberly Buchinsky, Associate General Counsel, Rhoads Industries, Inc.

Chris Scafario, Director, Marketing Services Practice, DVIRC

John Scott, VP, General Manager, Germantown Tool & Machine
11:30 Q&A
11:45 Tour of Leonardo
12:30 BBQ Lunch & Networking

For security clearance purposes, please provide full name as written on citizenship documents.
If you are not a U.S. citizen, please indicate your country of citizenship when registering.