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Working with the Department of Defense – Building New Opportunities for Wisconsin Manufacturers

October 24, 2016  Oshkosh
Start Date October 24, 2016
End Date October 24, 2016
Time 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Facility UW Oshkosh Alumni Welcome and Conference Center
Address 625 Pearl Ave.
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Contact Info Joseph Smetak

***PLEASE NOTE: On-line registration for this event has closed. However, you may still attend this event by registering on-site the morning of the event.***

Sponsored by Oshkosh Defense
Hosted by the Wisconsin Procurement Institute

Wisconsin manufacturers will have a unique opportunity to access high level officials from TACOM, DLA, DCMA as well as two of our States largest Defense contractors, Oshkosh Defense and Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Oshkosh, WI.

Additionally, agency and industry representatives will be available for individual and small group meetings during the networking portion of this meeting.

Obtain a competitive advantage by meeting with senior representatives responsible for program management, oversight and budgets totaling billions of Defense dollars.

Participating in this event will be:

  • Special Guest Speaker Senator Tammy Baldwin
  • US Army Program Executive Officer, Combat Support & Combat Service Support, US Army
  • US Army Tank Automotive Command (TACOM)
  • Defense Logistics Agency Land / Maritime Division (DLA)
  • Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA)
  • Fincantieri Marinette Marine
  • Oshkosh Defense

Event Agenda:

8:00am Registration and Light Refreshments
Host-Emcee William Hughes, Chairman & President, WPI / Partner, Husch Blackwell
9:00am Welcome and Opening Remarks – Senator Tammy Baldwin
9:05am Government Presentations

9:50am Break
10:00am Industry Presentations

10:25am Panel Session with Presenters
11:15am  Networking Tables Hosted by Presenters and additional agency/prime representatives
12:00pm  Networking Adjourns

 Also joining us at this event will be:

  • Marie Gapinski, Chief, Office of Small Business Programs, US Army Tank and Automotive Command (TACOM)
  • Eric Murphy, Procurement Contracting Officer (PCO) for Heavy Tactical Vehicles, Army Contracting Command (Warren Contracting Center)
  • Michael D. Clow, Director of Communication / Spokesman, U.S. Army Program Executive Office     Combat Support & Combat Service Support
  • Mr. Ronald Parks, Logistics Specialist, Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program, US Army
  • Travis Schmuhl, Vice President, Defense, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, Oshkosh Defense
  • Bridgette Lorringan – Schuh, Small Business Liaison Manager, Oshkosh Defense
  • Matthew A. Phelps, Lieutenant Colonel, US Army, Commander, DCMA Milwaukee
  • Eric Ness, Wisconsin District Director, US Small Business Administration
  • Mr. Alessandro, Venturini, Fincantieri – Marinette Marine