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Announcement:  NDIA Applauds Creation of Manufacturing Innovation Institutes

NDIA members will be interested to know about an ongoing initiative to create three new ‘manufacturing innovation institutes.’ Each institute is envisioned to serve as a regional hub designed to bridge the gap between basic research and product development, bringing together companies, universities and community colleges, and Federal agencies to co-invest in technology areas that encourage investment and production in the U.S.  Please click here to view the entire announcement!

Announcement: FN Manufacturing featured on Fox & Friends!

On Tuesday, July 23, 2013 Ralph Young, Vice Chair of the Manufacturing Workforce Committee, was featured on Fox & Friends with Sean Hannity guiding South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley on a tour of FN Manufacturing. Please click here to view the video.    

Division Mission/Objective/Purpose



  • Advocate national support for defense manufacturing
  • Promote defense manufacturing excellence
  • Support promising technologies, processes, and implementation
  • Conduct manufacturing research/study efforts
  • Conduct government-industry forums focused on defense

Division Charter  

Updated roster w/o email  (a/o 5 November 2014)

NDIA Manufacturing Division Committee Structure (a/o 3 November 2014) 

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Division Leadership

Ralph Resnick 
President and Executive Director
National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining

Mark Gordon  
Director, Defense R&D

Dr. Kenneth W. Sullivan
Director, Office for Operational Excellence Research Institute
University of Alabama in Huntsville

Gary Fleegle
Vice President & COO
National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining

DoD Supply Chain Network Committee Chair
Chris Peters
The Lucrum Group  

Technology for Manufacturing Committee Chair
Kevin Fischer
Manager, Manufacturing Technology Pursuits
Rockwell Collins Engineering & Technology

Defense Manufacturing Communication Committee Chair
Ron Perlman, Esquire
Holland & Knight LLP 

Manufacturing Workforce Committee Chair
Joel Leonard

Military Power Sources Committee and Reserve Battery
Committee Chair

Jim Gucinski
Rusty Nail Engineering LLC

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 Position Papers and Testimony

Etherton SASC Testimony - 30 April 2014

 DMC 2011 Contributions

Military Power Sources Committee

The Warfighter and DC Power: Urgent Actions Required to Sustain and Secure Our Competitive Advantage - Kurt Worden

DoD Supply Chain Network Committee

Complexity in Manufacturing Supply Networks: Consequences, Causes, and Corrections - Jack White

Supplier Base Management: Managing the Whole, Not Just the Parts

Imperatives for Tomorrow’s Success: SCRAM Supply Chain Risk &
Agility Modeling
- Ed Bacheson

Manufacturing Services Modeling for Agile Supplier Networks - Nenad Ivezic

Defense Industrial Base Assessments: Opportunities for Expanded
- Brad Botwin

TACOM LCMC VisCom: Visibility and Communication Tool - Randal Gaereminck


Cyber for Manufacturing White Paper  (May 2014)

Manufacturing Division - Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Capabilities Committee White Paper: 21st Century Advanced Manufacturing Modeling & Simulation Roadmap Focus Area Recommendations (a/o January 2013)

Manufacturing Division - Supply Chain Network Committee White Paper: Recovering the Domestic Aerospace and Defense Industrial Base (a/o January 2012)

Manufacturing Division - Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Capabilities Committee White Paper: 21st Manufacturing Modeling & Simulation Research and Investment Needs (a/o May 2011)

Manufacturing Division - Power Sources Committee White Paper: The Imperative Military Need for Portable Power and the Critical Problems With Power Today

(a/o April 2011)

H.R. 4692, The “National Manufacturing Strategy Act of 2010” testimony given on behalf of the Division by Mr. Mark Gordon to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce: Click here (a/o 15 July 2010)

Please click here to view/print/download the GAO Report on Standardizing Manufacturing Risks. (a/o April 2010)

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Division Meetings & Events


Past Meetings


  • Division Meeting, 519A, October 29-30, 2014
  • Division Meeting, 419C, June 4-5, 2014

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    Useful Division Website Links

    Supply Chain Network Committee Web Portal

    Military Power Sources Committee and Reserve Battery Committee Web Portal

    Federal Committee Seeks Information on Domestic Forging Capabilities

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    For more information on this Division, please contact:

    NDIA Manufacturing Division Director
    CAPT Bruce Roulstone, USN (Ret.)
    Assistant Vice President, Operations

    NDIA Manufacturing Division Conference POC
    Ms. Tiffany Wilson
    Meeting Planner, Operations

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