Second AMP SoCal Bi-Annual Meeting highlights an industry in transition

AMP SoCal held its second Bi-Annual Meeting on March 9, 2017 for more than 160 attendees. General (ret.) David H. Petraeus was the featured speaker for the event, joined on stage by Ken Shaw, vice president of Supply Chain for Boeing Global Services – who also gave the keynote address. The agenda was filled with a distinguished lineup of presenters and panelists focused on an “Industry in Transition: Changes in Aerospace & Defense” – the theme for the daylong business-focused event.

AMP SoCal is committed to hosting an A&D-focused meeting twice a year for C-level leaders, management, and manufacturers in Southern California’s supply chain. The meeting’s objective is to provide valuable insight through an array of leading panelists and speakers that feature highly-relevant and topical A&D concerns. The event also serves as a platform for colleagues within the industry to network and learn of AMP SoCal’s in-depth and multi-faceted approach to supporting manufacturers

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General (ret.) David Petraeus, left, with Ken Shaw, vice president of supply chain for Boeing Global Services
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By Matthew Kredell

AMP SoCal has helped create 5,154 jobs and retain another 2,630 jobs across region’s aerospace and defense sector.

General (ret.) David Petraeus thanked executives in the aerospace and defense manufacturing industries for their innovation during his remarks as a featured speaker for the second Advanced Manufacturing Partnership for Southern California (AMP SoCal) Bi-Annual Meeting, hosted by the Center for Economic Development at the USC Price School of Public Policy.

“AMP SoCal clearly is a very important endeavor, and one of the reasons I’m here is to help recognize that and spur you on, to remind you of the visits I used to make out here when I was a four-star general and director of the CIA, and to ensure you it wasn’t just for the weather,” said Petraeus, a USC Judge Widney Professor with a joint faculty appointment at the Price School. “We were looking at some very interesting products manufactured in this region… all of which have contributed enormously to what we’ve done in the battlefield, what’s going on in space and in the intelligence community.”

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