Dr. Desmond G. Newman Award for Supply Chain Excellence



The Newman Award is presented annually to an industry individual in recognition of noteworthy contributions or meritorious service in the area of supply chain management and its implementation in supporting the defense manufacturing base. The award was established in 2016 by the National Defense Industrial Association, to stimulate thought and develop programs which will benefit industry and the public.

The award program encourages planning techniques or solutions to troublesome problems for supply chains supporting the defense manufacturing base. The award is presented in honor of innovator and founder of the Supply Chain Network Committee, Dr. Desmond G. Newman.

How to Nominate

The deadline for nominations is 1 February each year.Nomination forms may be found here (PDF).   The Manufacturing Division administers the Newman Award.

Award Criteria

  • The award honors an individual from the private sector – no group, or organization awards.
  • Recognition may be for a single action, or for lifetime achievement.
  • Actions must have positive, lasting impact.
  • Actions must be related to supply chain management in support of the defense/national security industrial base (i.e. supporting the Departments of Defense or Homeland Security).
  • Anyone with knowledge of a commendable action(s) may nominate a candidate.
  • Actions must be verifiable.

 2018 Winner

The 2018 award will be presented at the Manufacturing Division Meeting on June 26, 2019.

 Image of Caucasian man, seated before a blue background. He is smiling at the camera, has a beard, and wears a dark suit.
Mr. Ron Thompson




2017 Winner

 Newman Award 2017
Mr. Daniel DiMase, Honeywell Aerospace Co.


2017 Winner

          Inaugural Dr. Desmond G. Newman Award Recipient

 2016 Newman Award is presented to Mr. David W. Starr (center), by Mr. Joe Spruill, Supply Chain Network Committee Chair (left), and award namesake, Dr. Desmond Newman


Past Winners

2017 - Daniel DiMase, Honeywell Aerospace (view full bio, PDF)

2016- David W. Starr (view full bio, PDF)