Michigan Defense Expo


10th Annual Michigan Defense Exposition (MDEX)

April 3 & 4, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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

April 2nd, 2019

CCDC GVSC Industry Days (Building K)

April 3rd, 2019

CCDC GVSC Industry Days Carry-over (Building K)

MDEX Chairperson Kickoff

Deanne Mazzola, NDIA Michigan Director, MDEX Chair

9:00 -9:20am

Opening Remarks

MG Daniel Mitchell, TACOM LCMC Commanding General

9:20 – 10:40am

PEO Ground Combat Systems (GCS) Short Term and Long Term Acquisiton Opportunities

MG Brian Cummings, PEO GCS

COL Tim Fuller, PM Armored Fighting

COL Michael Milner, PM Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle

David March and Ed Lewis, PM Main Battle Table Systems

COL Glenn, PM Stryker Brigade Combat Team

David Dopp, PM Mobile Protected Fire Power


10:40 – 11:30am

Lunch and Learn with our Key Sponsors

Small Business Runaway Extension Act- SB Size Standards

Moderator – Warner Norcross and Judd

12:00 – 1:30pm

PEO Combat Service & Combat Service Support (CS&CSS) Short Term and Long Term Acquisition Opportunities

Tim Goddette, PEO CS&CSS

Bryan McVeigh, PM Force Projection

COL Dan Furber, PM Transportation Systems

COL Shane Fullmer, Joint Project Office Joint Light Tactical

1:30 – 2:10pm

MadCat- Recruiting Cyber Security Talent Panel

Moderator: Vicky Rad, Director, Macomb County Planning & Economic Development

Justin Montalbano, Cybersecurity Lab Tech Technical Manager, Aptiv

Kristie Pfosi, Senior Manager Automotive Cybersecurity, Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America

Brett Snellgrove, Recruiter - Global Talent Acquisition, General Motors

April 4th, 2019

7:30 – 10:00am

AUSA Breakfast (Building K)


Day 2 Welcome

Deanne Mazzola, NDIA Michigan Director, MDEX Chair

10:40 – 11:00am

Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC) Overview

Jeffrey Langhout, Director CCDC GVSC

11:00 – 11:20am

Contracting Perspective / Readiness for Our Soldiers

MG Paul Pardew, Commanding General, Army Contracting Command (ACC)

11:20 – 11:40am

ACC – Warren Overview

Dan Gallagher, Director, ACC-Warren

11:40am – 1:00pm

Supply Chain Zoom – Rapid Response to Contact, Connect & Contract

Moderator: Leon Williams, Life- Cycle Sustainment Plans, Ricardo Defense

Matt George, Director of Supply Chain Manager, AM General

David Glahn, Director of Contracts, NAVISTAR Defense

Eric Meulemans, Manager of Global Procurement & Supply Chain, Oshkosh Defense

Travis Spruill, Director of Global Sourcing & Strategy, BAE Systems

Kraig Wilson, Manager of Supply Chain Management, General Dynamics Land Systems

1:00 – 2:00pm

Airforce Research Laboratory – Technology 2030 Program

Stars and Stripes VIP Reception Sponsors

Warner Norcross & Judd Macomb County Macomb County Chamber of Commerce

Bronze Sponsors

Clark Hill KBRwyle Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

In-Kind Sponsor