MDEX
Michigan Defense Expo

MDEX

9th Annual Michigan Defense Exposition (MDEX)

April 25 & 26, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Macomb Community College (MCC) Expo Center
14500 E Twelve Mile Rd, Warren, MI

Wednesday April 25, 2018

MDEX Breakfast8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.Exhibit Hall
Opening Remarks - Chairperson Deanne Mazzola9:00 a.m.Main Stage
MG Clark LeMasters, TACOM LCMC Commanding General9:05 a.m.Main Stage

Disruption in Defense Acquisition Panel

David Daniels, Agreements Officer, Army Contracting Command-Warren

Carrie Mead, Deputy Garrison Manager, Detroit Arsenal

Brandon Pender, Assistant Chief of Staff for the External Business Office, U.S. Army TARDEC

Angela Schubel, Project Officer, Large Unmanned Ground Systems, PEO CS&CSS

Gary Rogers, Vice President, Rousch Industries, Inc.

9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.Main Stage
MDEX Government Connect -
TACOM Small Business Office, Defense Logistics Agency Warren, Selfridge ANGB
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Exhibit Hall
Refreshments & Lunch11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.Exhibit Hall

MAMA presents Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association (MAMA) presents Michigan’s Role in Missile Defense

Moderator: Gavin Brown, Executive Director, MAMA

John Couch, Vice President, Futuramic Tool & Engineering Company

Riki Ellison, Chairman and Founder, Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance

MG Michael Stone, Commander, 46th Military Police Command, Michigan Army National Guard

11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Main Stage

Protecting Information in the Evolving Supply Chain

Moderator: Elliott Forsyth, Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

Adam Garfein, Vice President, Menawat & Co.

Bruce Legge, Executive Vice President Defense, Automation Alley

Christy Wheaton, Senior Director/Chief Information Officer, Meritor

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.Main Stage
Reception sponsored by Clark Hill, Macomb County, Macomb County Chamber, Sterling Heights Chamber4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Thursday April 26, 2018

AUSA Breakfast with speaker Ross Guckert

(Register with AUSA Arsenal of Democracy HERE)

7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.Building K
MDEX Breakfast8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.Exhibit Hall
Day Two Remarks - Chairperson Deanne Mazzola10:25 a.m.Main Stage
Matthew Beebe, DLA Acquisitions Director (J7) 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.Main Stage

TARDEC & Program Executive Office Updates - What's Happening Now?

Moderator: Sam Homsy, Navistar Defense

Chuck Coutteau, U.S. Army TARDEC

MG Brian Cummings, PEO Ground Combat Systems

Ross Guckert, PEO Combat Support & Combat Service Support

11:10 a.m.Main Stage
MDEX Government Connect - TACOM Small Business Office, Defense Logistics Agency Warren, Selfridge ANGB11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Exhibit Hall
Refreshments & Lunch11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.Exhibit Hall

Ground Vehicle Supply Chain OEM Panel

Moderator: Lou Burr, CEO, Loc Performance Products, Inc.

Matthew George, Director Supply Chain Management, AM General

Travis Spruill, Director Supply Chain Management, BAE Systems

James Boza, Director Supply Chain Management, General Dynamics Land Systems

Jim Jezak, Procurement Program Manager, Navistar Defense

Lisa Race, Senior Segment Commodity Manager, Global Procurement & Supply Chain, Oshkosh Defense

12:30 a.m.Main Stage

TED Style Talk - How Collaborative Networks Are Reshaping the Supply Chain of the Future

Adam Garfein, Ph.D VP Business Development, Menawat & Co.

1:30 p.m.Main Stage

Supply Chain Meets Industry 4.0 Panel

Moderator: Anil Menawat, Ph.D, President & COO, Menawat & Co.

Sandra Garbovan, Director of Operations, LIFT

Kevin Griffin, President, Commander Innovations

Glenn McDonald, Senior Associate, AeroDynamic Advisory

Don Orlandoni, Shareholder, Butzel Long

1:50 p.m.Main Stage

 

Gold Sponsor

Michigan Defense Center

Bronze Sponsors

Honeywell Aerospace ManTech Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center Rave Computer

Reception Sponsors

Clark Hill Macomb County Macomb County Chamber of Commerce Sterling Heights Chamber of Commerce

Exchange Sponsors

DC3S Tactical Defense Media