Lisa Orejel

Deputy Product Manager, Multi-Mission Protected Vehicle Systems
2024 Tactical Wheeled Vehicles Conference

Lisa Orejel assumed the position of Deputy for Multi Mission Protected Vehicle Systems (MPVS) in May 2023.  Prior to that she had 8 years’ experience as the Program Officer role for the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicle fleet and the Cold Weather All-Terrain Vehicle. In her eight years working as a Program Officer some of her accomplishments included her leading the preparation and award for FMTV A2 contract, developing the CATV acquisition strategy, and successful completion of Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM), Performance and Operational test on the FMTV A2 platform.

Before joining MPVS, Ms. Orejel was an Assistant Program Manager (APM) for the HMMWV Ambulance (M997A3) program working to establish a Public/Private Partnership with Rock Island Arsenal(RIA).  Although she joined the program at a challenging juncture marked by production and schedule challenges, she led the program through a successful production launch at RIA and fielded the first Ambulances off the line to the National Guard. Prior to this, she supported the Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) MaxxPro mission as a developmental APM for the MaxxPro Recovery Vehicle and as the MaxxPro System Acquisition Project Officer. Ms. Orejel has over 13 years of Army Acquisition Program Management experience managing mainly wheeled-vehicle trucks across different phases of the life cycle from development to sustainment. 

Prior to her assignments in program management, Lisa was a program analyst working within the business management office of Project Manager Stryker.  During her time, she was responsible for all the coordination and submittal of all program documentation for Stryker related efforts to include Milestone Documentation, weekly program reporting metrics and cost reporting to Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) (ASA(ALT)).  She also held positions for U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command (TACOM) Army Working Capital Fund (AWCF) office where she developed budget submissions for the procurement and repair of all secondary items through the organic industrial base.

Lisa began her career with U.S. Army TACOM in 2004 on the TACOM internship program and began working full time within the Integrated Logistics Support Center Bradley Fighting Vehicle Division. She holds a Master of Science degree in Business Administration, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration majoring in Logistics and Production Operations Management.