Newman Award

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 Industrial 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 Industrial Base. The award is presented in honor of innovator and founder of the Supply Chain Network Committee, Dr. Desmond G. Newman. 

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.

Past Winners

2016 – David W. Starr, Lockheed Martin

2017 – Daniel DiMase, Honeywell Aerospace

2018 – Ron Thompson, Science Applications International Corporation

2019 – Becky Shuey, Lockheed Martin

2020 - Nick Liolios, Noble Supply and Logistics

2021 - Not awarded

2022 - Carrie Wibben, Exiger Government Solutions

2023 - Dr. Jay Mandelbaum, Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)

Inaugural Dr. Desmond G. Newman Award

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