Agenda

 

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2022 TeCMEN Industry Day

AGENDA

April 26, 2022

Destin Fort Walton Beach Convention Center
1250 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach

       

7:00

Registration Desk Opens; Exhibit Hall Opens for the Day

Kick-off Refreshments sponsored by Dynamic Software Solutions (DS2)

8:00  Host Welcome & Opening Remarks

Host Welcome & Opening Remarks

Leslie Sheekley, Chair, One Okaloosa Economic Development Council (EDC)

Nic Dezinski, Chair, Technology Coast Manufacturing & Engineering Network (TeCMEN)

Future of Aerospace Growth at Bob Sikes Airport

Dr. Paul Hsu, Founder, HSU Educational Foundation

Panel #1 – Innovation Spotlight: Northwest Florida State College Aviation Center of Excellence

Moderator – Dr. Deidre Price, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Northwest Florida State College

Panelists – Dr. Devin Stephenson, President, Northwest Florida State College; Dr. Michael Erny, Dean of Career Education, Northwest Florida State College; Chris Abadia, Powerplant Faculty, Northwest Florida State College; Michael Holderness, Director of Maintenance, Gulf Air Group

Panel #2 – Innovation Spotlight:  Federal Contracting

Moderator – David Haines, Precision Measurement Inc.

PanelistsStacey Darhower, Director of Contracting, AFTC, Eglin AFB; Christi Fruhwirth, Director of Contracting, AFLCMC, Eglin AFB; Anita Jackson, Deputy Director of Small Business, AFLCMC, Eglin AFB; Ayesha Haider, Associate Director, Florida Small Business Development Center at University of West Florida

10:00 Networking Break
Sponsored by Okaloosa Schools Career & Technical Education (CTE)
10:30 – 11:30

Workshop Session #1 – Air Force Collaborative Missions
Sponsored by Doolittle Institute

Chad McCoy, Director, Doolittle Institute; Helena Krusec, Deputy Engagements Lead, AFVentures;
Elizabeth M. Escamilla, DAF S&T Tech Connect Lead, AFMC AFRL/SB; Joseph Gordon, Program Director,
AF Technology Transfer and Transition

11:45 Sky Dreamer Project Spotlight & Student Send-Off
12:00 – 1:15 Keynote Luncheon – Col Anthony Meeks, Commander/Director, Munitions Directorate,
Air Force Research Lab, Eglin Air Force Base

Sponsored by CHELCO and PowerSouth
1:30 – 2:30

Concurrent Workshop Session #2 – Air Force Collaborative Missions

Sponsored by Doolittle Institute

Chad McCoy, Director, Doolittle Institute; Helena Krusec, Deputy Engagements Lead, AFVentures;
Elizabeth M. Escamilla, DAF S&T Tech Connect Lead, AFMC AFRL/SB; Joseph Gordon, Program Director,
AF Technology Transfer and Transition

(Repeat of Session #1)

3:00 – 4:00

Panel #3 – Industry Newcomers to the Great Northwest

Moderator – Scarlett Phaneuf, Economic Development Representative, PowerSouth Energy
Panelists – Chris Hart, CEO, Central Moloney Inc.; Dennis Wikoff, President & COO, Vertex Solutions;
Mike Mullen, President & CEO, Circulogene; Michael Litton, CEO, American Metal Bearing

4:00 – 5:00 5th Anniversary Networking Reception
Sponsored by Vertex Aerospace AIS
5:00 Exhibit Hall Closes

 

Agenda is subject to revision.