Fall 2018 AMP SoCal Bi-Annual Meeting:
Advancing Today’s Supply Chain for Tomorrow’s Opportunities
Thursday, September 20, 2018
8:30 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM AMP SoCal Introduction and Overview
9:15 AM Welcome Presentations 

9:30 AM Keynote Speaker

  • Arnie Streland, Senior Director Strategy and Business Development, Northrop Grumman

Arnie Streland has over 30 years of experience in space system development. He currently serves as Senior Director, Strategy and Business Development for Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems where he has strategy and business development responsibilities for Air Force Space & Missile Systems Center (SMC), NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), other government agencies, aerospace industry vendors, and partners in the Los Angeles area. He has previously held industry positions as Director, Strategy and Business Development for Orbital ATK, and as Manager, Space Program Office for Parsons.

Prior to joining industry, Mr. Streland served 26 years active duty in the United States Air Force with a wide range of assignments in space systems engineering and acquisition. His final Air Force assignment was as Director, Space Superiority Systems Directorate, at SMC.

A native of Pennsylvania, Mr. Streland has a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering from Boston University and Master’s Degrees from the University of Southern California, the United States Air Force Air Command and Staff College and the United States Air Force Air War College.

10:00 AM Panel 1: Opportunities Related to Drones, Space, and Cybersecurity
Aerospace has always been at the cutting edge of technology, with new advances in drones and space exploration reinventing how we travel the skies. But cybersecurity is increasingly necessary to protect that technology, and has become a mandatory measure for the supply chain within the Defense sectors. This panel will discuss opportunities within the drone and space industry, and how mindful cybersecurity measures will protect businesses who pursue those opportunities. 

11:15 AM Break
11:30 AM Featured Presentation:
The Case for Adopting Additive Manufacturing and New Manufacturing Technology

  • William Haas, Procurement Manager, BDS Supply Chain, Boeing
  • Chris Wentworth, Additive Manufacturing Practice Lead, CMTC (Moderator)
12:00 PM Networking Lunch
12:50 PM Sponsor Introduction
1:00 PM Panel 2: Preparing the next workforce

2:15 PM Break
2:30 PM Featured Presentation:
Future Trends for the Industry from the Department of Defense

3:00 PM Closing Remarks
3:15 PM Adjourn