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National Defense Industrial Association Great Lakes Annual Meeting

October 17, 2017  Chicago
Start Date October 17, 2017
End Date October 17, 2017
Time 5:00-8:00 PM
Facility Navistar Headquarters
Address 2701 Navistar Drive, Lisle, IL 60532

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5:00-8:00 PM: Networking, Heavy Hors d’oeuvres, Brief Meeting, and Guest Speakers – Samuel C. Homsy, Vice President, Program Management, Navistar Defense and Navistar Procurement Panel Discussion

Sponsored by:
Navistar Defense

Registration: (please note space is limited)
*U.S. Citizens only – Registration closes 10/13/2017
NDIA Member/Government: $60
Non-Member: $75


  • WelcomeSamuel C. Homsy, Vice President, Program Management at Navistar Defense
  • NDIA National Updates
  • Regional Updates & Brief Meeting
  • Navistar Defense and Navistar Inc. Procurement PanelLearn how you can work with Navistar! Representatives from military OEM Navistar Defense and commercial truck OEM Navistar are very interested in developing new supplier options for future builds. The team will present how they are organized and proceed through the bid process. The group will address the Non-Disclosure Agreement, quality and flow down requirements common in Navistar procurement. The team will provide a guide on how to make sure your products and company are within the Navistar supplier database.

Samuel C. Homsy Bio: Samuel C. Homsy is Vice President, Program Management at Navistar Defense. He is based in Navistar Defense’s engineering and logistics center in Madison Heights, MI. Prior to joining Navistar Defense, Sam retired from the United States Army after 22 years of service. While in the Army, Sam served in a variety of positions as a Combat Engineer Officer and an Army Acquisition, professional. His service included duty at Fort Ord, California with the 13th Engineer Battalion, 7th Infantry Division, 40th Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Division in Baumholder, Germany and the Combat Maneuver Training Center in Hohenfels, Germany. In 1997, Sam spent three years as an Instructor and Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at USMA. As an Acquisition Officer, Sam was an Assistant Product Manager in the Office of the Product Manager, Construction Equipment/Materiel Handling Equipment in the Program Executive Office, Combat Support & Combat Service Support in Warren, MI. He also served as a staff Officer in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)). Sam became PM Light Tactical Vehicles in August 2006, also in Warren, MI. Sam retired from active duty in November 2009. Sam holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from USMA and a Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

About Navistar Defense: Navistar Defense, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Navistar, Inc., was established in 2003 to produce a complete portfolio of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS), militarized commercial off-the-shelf (MilCOTS), and tactical wheeled vehicles under the International brand name, as well as custom tailored lifecycle support solutions. The company leverages Navistar’s commercial truck engineering and manufacturing expertise to bring economies of scale to the US Military and its Allies.


National Defense Industrial Association Great Lakes Chapter