Elected, Large For-Profit, Class A, Term Expires Fall 2024
David Miller is the Business Development Director representing the Detroit Arsenal community for BAE Systems Platforms and Services Sector. In this role, he is responsible for customer advocacy, cultivating and maintaining relationships with key customers as well as developing new markets.
Before joining BAE Systems, David was the Business Development executive for Endeavor Robotics, responsible in capture management for the company’s Army and Marine Corps programs of record. Prior to Endeavor Robotics, David held the position of Business Development manager for iRobot Corporation and supported the XM-1216 Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle (SUGV) team in the Future Combat Systems (FCS) program. David later transitioned to Foreign Military Sales and continued business development for emerging post-FCS robotic programs of record.
David served as an acquisition officer in both PM Light Armored vehicles and Robotic Systems Joint Program Office. In the latter, he was responsible for the acquisition and fielding of a portfolio of robotic systems for both the Marine Corps and Army. Prior to the acquisition corps, David served in the Marine Corps infantry.
David received his Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce with Academic Distinction from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., and a Master of Business Administration from the from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey Calif.
Elected, Non-Profit, Class B, Term Expires Fall 2025
Mr. Dunn is the Division Head for the Power and Energy Division comprised of over 80 engineers, scientists, and technicians conducting research and development on a wide variety of energy-related projects including alternative energy solutions, microgrids, aircraft power systems, intelligent power solutions, thermal generation systems, combustion, hypersonic combustion, bio fuels, fuel solutions and energetic materials. He has over 25 years of experience leading military research, development, testing and transition. His first 21 years were as an active duty Air Force Officer where he worked assignments in Intel, Flight test, the National Reconnaissance office, rapid capability office and the Holloman High Speed Test Track.
Since his retirement from the US Air Force, Mr. Dunn has supported a wide range of projects transitioning technology for UDRI. These projects included transitioning new technology in support of advanced, energy efficient industrial process projects, energy portfolio support, war gaming and simulations, and sustainment technologies.
Appointed, Senior Technology, Term Expires Fall 2026
Sean spans across domains providing executive leadership, informing strategic decisions and leading ground-breaking initiatives. His broad technical, business, and product life-cycle experience provides a unique perspective to the NAMC board. Sean will continue to serve the NAMC mission and foster our Members' ability to deliver unmatched capabilities to our warfighters.
Appointed, Class B, Term Expires Fall 2024
Michael D. Bolon established MD&B Enterprises in 2013 after serving in leadership positions in Fortune 500 companies for more than 40 years. Michael’s professional experience includes engineering management for Chrysler Corporation and General Dynamics Land Systems.
Mr. Bolon joined Chrysler Corporation in 1968 as a power train engineer. Within five years he advanced to a management position where he led the design and development of the propulsion system for the M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank which included the integration of a turbine engine.
After General Dynamics acquired Chrysler Defense in 1982, Mr. Bolon was named Deputy Program Manager for Tank Programs, with progression in 1986 to General Manager of Armored Vehicle Technologies Associated, a joint venture between GD and FMC Corporation. In 1992, he was appointed Director of Advanced Programs for General Dynamics, and was named Vice President for Amphibious Systems in 1996. Just three years later, Mr. Bolon became the Vice President of Production and Delivery, responsible for all manufacturing.
In 2000, Mr. Bolon was appointed Senior Vice President of Engineering Design and Development, leading General Dynamics Land Systems’ team for technology, product design and development, logistics engineering and technical support. His leadership role continued to evolve after being named Senior Vice President of Enterprise Strategy and Chief Technical Officer. In that role, Mr. Bolon had enterprise-wide responsibility for Advanced Programs, Business Development, Business Planning and Alliances, Planning Control and Analysis, and Innovation and Technology Planning. Mr. Bolon’s most recent role was the Senior Vice President and Business Sector Executive for United States Marine Corps and United States Navy programs.
Mr. Bolon’s professional experience includes responsibility as Chairman of the General Dynamics Corporate Engineering and Technology Council from 2005 to 2013. He also serves on Oakland University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science (SECS) Advisory Board, the Engineering Society of Detroit Board of Directors and the National Advanced Mobility Consortium Board of Directors.
Elected, Senior Executive, Robotics, Class B, Term Expires Fall 2025
Kurt Bruck is a seasoned executive with over 22 years of experience in the robotics industry. His leadership has been instrumental in growing Neya’s business in the North American market.
Elected, Academic Research, Class A, Term Expires Fall 2024
Louay M. Chamra, Ph.D., is Dean of the School of Engineering and Computer Science at Oakland University. He is responsible for shaping academic priorities and programs, attracting and supporting outstanding faculty, recruiting undergraduate and graduate students, and providing global education for students. He oversees the development of collaborations with industry through research initiatives, technology transfer and commercialization.
Dr. Chamra promotes a diverse and enriching culture within the School of Engineering. Dr. Chamra leads an ambitious strategic plan, which resulted in increased student enrollment, faculty, and student advisors. Additionally, female student enrollment has more than doubled in the last five years increasing from 8 percent to 17 percent in Engineering and Computer Science.
Dr. Chamra was featured in DBusiness journal “The Faces of Detroit” recognizing the School of Engineering and Computer Science for their efforts to advance the economic strength of Southeast Michigan and to grow businesses, accelerate innovation, and prepare tomorrow’s leaders through leveraging resources and building relationships. He is a strong advocate of the community, and he believes that higher education should contribute to the prosperity of the communities it serves. He is a member of the American Society of Engineering Education, Engineering Society of Detroit, and the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society. He initiated robust outreach opportunities that encourage young children of all backgrounds to pursue college study in the STEM fields.
Prior to joining Oakland University, He was the PACCAR Chair and Head of the Mechanical Engineering department at Mississippi State University (MSU) where he also served as the Director of the Micro-CHP and Bio-Fuel Center and Co-Director for the Southeast CHP Application Center.
Dr. Chamra has been deeply involved in teaching, research, and service activities focused on the enhancement of engineering education. Throughout his career, he received numerous awards such as the Pi Tau Sigma award, which recognizes excellence in higher education. He has also been recognized for outstanding leadership and contribution to promoting diversity in higher education. Additionally, Dr. Chamra received the 2013 Oakland University International Service Award for his efforts to recruit international students. He has done extensive research in heat exchanger design and enhanced heat transfer, and has led efforts in energy utilization and efficiency. He was Principal Investigator on several projects funded by the Department of Energy, American Society of Heating, refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, and private industries in many of the above areas. He has been PI, co-PI or co-investigator of projects totaling over $10 million. He is the author of more than 70 archival journal articles and conference papers, a book, and 5 textbook chapters.
Dr. Chamra earned his bachelor of science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1982. Later he received his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Portland in 1988 and Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1992.
Term Expires Fall 2025
Appointed, Class A, Term Expires Fall 2024
LTC (Retired) Matt Dooley is the President and CEO of Fidelium, LLC, a Veteran Owned small business concentrating its services in Advanced Technologies Mission Engineering. Matt attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he graduated and received his commission as a Second Lieutenant of Armor in May 1994. Matt served in numerous armor and cavalry assignments over the course of his 21 years of service, which provides a unique operational perspective on combined arms, technology integrated maneuver warfare. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and holds a Masters Degree in Military Art and Science. Matt served in several forward deployed assignments over the course of his career and is a veteran of six operational and combat tours. Matt’s last active duty position in the Army was as the Chief of Lethality and Robotics Branch for the U.S. Army Capabilities Integration Center. In this position, he acted as the primary level-three integrator in support of the U.S. Army’s pursuit of robotics programs. Matt served as the Principal Coordinating Author for the Army’s Robotics and Autonomous Systems Strategy, published in 2017. In his recent work, Matt has developed several robotic concepts of operation and employment for the government. Many of these projects include operational autonomy Whitepapers and various autonomous behavior task decompositions. Matt is also the Chairman for NDIA’s Robotics Division.
Elected, Small Business, Class B, Term Expires Fall 2025
Bill is an Army Veteran who has been Senior Mobility Engineer at Nevada Automotive Test Center for the last decade. Prior to this, he spent 39 years as Department of the Army Civilian at TACOM. He has contributed to several innovative projects including XM860 PATRIOT semitrailer, M551 Product Improvement Program, A ACAT I Amphibious Combat Vehicle, the HMMWV Sustainment Modification Initiative, Stryker NBCRS and MGS survivability, FMTV A1P2 upgrade, the USMC Marine Personnel Carrier program, and much more.
Bill's areas of expertise include military ground vehicle mobility and performance metrics, DoD program management, and several other specialties.
Elected, Term Expires Fall 2026
Trish began her career with GD as the Business Development Manager for tracked combat vehicles, robotics and autonomous systems. Her contributions were integral for the capture of two significant Army programs of record - Mobile Protected Firepower and Small Multi-purpose Equipment Transport.
Trish is a native of Aynor, SC and is a graduate of Newberry College where she was commissioned into the U.S. Army as an Ordnance officer. Over her 28-year Army career, she served in a variety of operational units in the United States, Germany, Korea, and Iraq.
While serving as the Brigade Special Troops Battalion Commander in 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, she also served as the Contingency Operating Site Warrior Installation Commander for 7,000 personnel from various Department of Defense and Department of State entities, along with host nation and multi-national governmental and non-governmental agencies based in Kirkuk, Iraq. While serving as the 101st Sustainment Brigade Support Operations Officer, she led a 150 Soldier team/staff providing logistics support to two division size commands in northern Iraq spanning an area the size of Louisiana. Other assignments include service at the Department of the Army Staff, G-3 Force Management and G4 Logistics. She retired from the Army in 2015 at the rank of Colonel and as the Chief of Staff, U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Newberry College, a Master of Science degree in Logistics Management from Florida Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University. She is also a graduate of the US Army’s Command and General Staff College and Force Management School.
Her military awards/decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medals, Meritorious Service Medals, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medals, Global War on Terror Expeditionary and Service Medals, Korean Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, Army Staff Identification Badge, Meritorious Unit Commendations and a Presidential Unit Citation. She has also received the Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharpe honorary award.
Other notable honors include being the recipient of Daughters of the American Revolution Distinguished Citizen Award and Women in Defense-Michigan Chapter Excellence in Leadership Award.
Elected, Term Expires Fall 2026
Traci has dedicated her career to DoD vehicle engineering in multiple capacities, both as a contractor and, proudly, a former Army Civilian. Her strategic vision, collaborative approach to program management, and extensive working knowledge of Army procurement has resulted in significant growth for GS Engineering.
In her former role at GVSC’s Product Integration Facility (PIF), Traci led integration efforts for many PM offices at the Detroit Arsenal, developed a wide network of contacts that she engages with regularly, and won multiple commander’s coins for her efforts. In her current role as Engineering Manager at GS Engineering, Traci is responsible for oversight of project management and workforce management, including the execution of all the company’s projects to budget and schedule. As part of GS Engineering’s management team, she contributes to strategy development in the areas of Government business execution and development of new markets.
Elected, Nontraditional Defense Supplier, Class A, Term Expires Fall 2024
Patrick leads the Corporate Development & Strategy Advanced Technology portfolio across all Polaris platforms, and directs corporate strategy in mergers and acquisitions of key technologies from startups to equity investments, partnerships, and internal research and development. In his role as principal advisor to the corporate development staff, CEO, and Board of Directors Technology Committee, Patrick is responsible for technologies meeting macro industry trends impacting the Polaris powersports brands.
Patrick holds several patents and serves on multiple industry boards. He is a veteran of operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. In his off time, Patrick enjoys anything outdoors. He is an avid rider of snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and when not at work, he can be found at his cabin in northern Minnesota.
Arlissa is passionate about providing exceptional solutions and useful pathways for the Warfighter effort. She believes that OTAs are a strong mechanism to achieve new systems and advanced capabilities. It would be her honor to support NAMC as a Board of Director member.
Jason has extensive experience in Army program management in both the government and industry. He has led a program contracted through an OTA, and understands this contracting method’s unique features and significant benefit to the DoD material enterprise. He has found success in varied roles in Army operational units, Army acquisition organizations, foreign defense contractors, and non-traditional US commercial corporations.
Jeffrey loves helping others with their problems and helping those in need to be encouraged to continue the everyday challenges everyone faces on a personal and business level. Relationships are a key to making things happen in the world. Customer service is still the heartbeat of business.
Joseph has served as the CEO and CFO of RSGS for four years. RSGS is a small proxy subsidiary of Rafael. Products are Abrams APS, Stryker turret, XM30 3d AI Crewmember and Robotics counter drone and lethality payloads. Three lines of Americanization efforts are IP/data storage, manufacturing and engineering.
Michael Robbins is Chief Advocacy Officer at AUVSI where he leads all advocacy, strategic communication, and cybersecurity initiatives. He joined AUVSI in 2020.
In 2015, he co-founded a business consulting firm, Intrepid, and serves as its Chief Operating Officer. Prior to starting Intrepid, Michael served as Managing Director of Government and Public Affairs at the Air Line Pilot Association, International (ALPA). Before ALPA, Michael spent a decade in the office of the late Congressman John Dingell (Michigan), where he served as the Chief of Staff.
Michael serves on the board of the Greater Washington Aviation Open and the National Advanced Mobility Consortium. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree from Georgetown University and is an officer in the United States Navy (Reserve).
Mr. Wronski will focus on adoption of novel strategies that facilitate collaboration between large/medium/non-traditional/small businesses and academia to grow the influence of our consortium within the DoD at-large, serving as a model for how we can profit together while accelerating the delivery of game-changing capabilities to our Warfighter community.
Dr. Hitchcock is an independent consultant who specializes in the Defense sector. Prior to her retirement in Dec 2022, Dr. Hitchcock worked more than 33 years for the Department of Defense and the United States Army. She served as a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) with the U.S. Army and led many efforts including the development of ground combat concepts for the OSD’s Third Offset Strategy and the realignment of $2.2B of ground vehicle technology programs to Army modernization priorities. Her organizational and leadership experience includes organizational change and transformation, military ground vehicle technologies, system engineering, acquisition, and program management. She has led organizations with more than 1000 associates, fiscal responsibility of more than $500 M, and the development and implementation of strategic efforts to meet U.S. Army and DoD needs. She also served as a Professor of Program Management at Defense Acquisition University (DAU) where she provided classroom instruction on Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition processes and policies and conducted mission assistance (consulting) with DoD agencies to aid in the development and implementation of key acquisition and leadership activities. She also taught an MBA semester long leadership class at Lawrence Technology University as part of a faculty exchange with DAU.
Dr. Hitchcock earned a Doctor of Management from Lawrence Technological University in An Exploration of Organizational Collective Motivation and the Influence of the SOAR Framework to Build Organizational Collective Motivation as applied to organizational transformation. She earned a Master of Science in Global Leadership and Management Lawrence Technological University, a Master of Science Mechanical Engineering from Oakland University, and a Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering from Lawrence Technological University. She is a licensed professional engineer, a certified executive coach, and is a member of the board for NDIA Michigan. Additionally, she serves on several advisory committees for profit and non-profit companies and on boards at Wayne State University and University of Michigan
Dr. Hitchcock is the honored recipient of the Meritorious Presidential Rank Award, Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology & Logistics) Award for Excellence, NDIA Silver Medal Award, Excellence in Leadership Award from the Women in Defense Michigan Chapter, Meritorious and Superior Civilian Service Award, Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, and is an inductee of the Military Order of Saint Christopher. She was an inaugural inductee into Lawrence Technological University Engineering Hall of Fame and received the Leaders and Innovators Award and Alumni Achievement Award from Lawrence Technological University
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