11th Annual Aerospace & Defense Industry Suppliers Conference Proceedings

This conference is designed to serve the full range of participants in the dynamic global Aerospace & Defense market. The agenda includes topics of interest for equipment manufacturers, business and corporate development executives, market analysts, and investment bankers.


Jeffrey J. Roncka, Managing Partner (Conference Chairman)

ICF SH&E - Outlook for Defense Spending and the Implications for the Aerospace Industry
Hal Chrisman, Vice President

LOCKHEED MARTIN AERONAUTICS COMPANY - UCLASS: Another Skunk Works Achievement in the Making
Bob Ruszkowski, Director, UCLASS Program Development

BOEING - C-17 Navigates to Survive Turbulent Times
Alan K. Baker, Airlift Business Development

PRATT & WHITNEY - Dependable Power for 5th Generation Fighters
Erica Leonard, F135 Development Program Manager

WORLDWIDE AEROS CORP - The Aeroscraft: A New Frontier in Military Mobility, Commercial Transport and Large Aerostructure Construction Cargo
Igor Pasternak, CEO & Founder

MONITOR DELOITTE - Rethinking Innovation in the Defense Industry
Dr. Alan Berman, Senior Manager

SALEM PARTNERS - Evolving Trends and Strategies Driving the Tier III Supply Chain
Trevor T. Bohn, Managing Director, Aerospace, Defense & Government Services

TEAL GROUP - Unmanned Aerial Systems Industry Outlook
Philip Finnegan, Director, Corporate Analysis

IHS AEROSPACE, DEFENSE & MARITIME - Global Market Forecasts for Unmanned Systems
Derrick Maple, Principal Analyst, Aerospace & Defense

AVASCENT - Approaches to Global Expansion of the Aviation Supply Chain
Jon Barney, Partner

PANEL: Making Acquisitions and Raising Capital for Growth in Aerospace & Defense
Moderated by Robert Jones - SVP & Manager, National A&D Group, Union Bank
CIT: Christopher Cantwell, Managing Director, Transportation Lending
VANCE STREET CAPITAL: Jake Blumenthal, Principal
WYLE: Dana P. Dorsey, Chief Financial Officer

PANEL: Supplier, OEM and Customer Dynamics in a Defense Downturn
Moderated by Jeffrey J. Roncka - Managing Director, Renaissance Strategic Advisors
AEROVIRONMENT: Richard Pedigo - Director, Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS)
ESTERLINE: Kevin G. Moschetti - President, Esterline Communication Systems

PANEL: Consolidation, Divestitures and Diversification: Industry Dynamics During Challenging Times
Moderated by Jay Wynn - Managing Director, Fairmont Consulting Group
NORTHROP GRUMMAN: Dr. W. Alexander Vacca - Corporate Director, Business Assessment
BAE SYSTEMS: Kathleen M. Ellis - Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions
MERCURY SYSTEMS: Gerald M. Haines - Senior Vice President, Corporate Development