This event is FREE. Our members can attend in person or via Webex. For those attending in person, lunch will be generously provided by L-3 Cincinnati Electronics. RSVP is required by Wednesday, August 22nd and must include the following information:
Please RSVP to Terri Deacey at TerriDeacey@oai.org by close-of-business on Wednesday, August 22nd, and include the required information listed above.
Russ Walker is the President of L-3 Cincinnati Electronics. L-3 Cincinnati Electronics is a premier supplier of advanced EO/IR products and Spacecraft Avionics. Prior to joining L-3 in September of 2011, Mr. Walker was the Vice President of Engineering at AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems. Mr. Walker was Vice President of the Shadow Unmanned Aircraft Systems program, the Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) for the US Army and Marine Corps, from March, 2005- October, 2010. During Mr. Walker’s tenure as Shadow PM, the program logged over 500,000 hours of combat in deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan with the highest availability record of any Army aviation asset, delivered 89 production systems, and won 2 OSD awards for the Shadow Performance Based Logistics (PBL) program, including the Beck award for Systems in 2010. Over 50 system improvements were designed and fielded under Mr. Walker’s leadership, including a new wing, a laser designator payload, and a communications relay. Prior to joining AAI, Mr. Walker held Senior Program Management positions at both Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin managing 2 international reconnaissance aircraft programs and advanced technology development programs in both Synthetic Aperture Radar/Ground Moving Target Indicator sensors and Electro-Optic/Infrared sensors. Early in his career, Mr. Walker was a supervisor of Electronics and Signal Processing at Ford Aerospace and a designer at TRW on the Very High Speed Integrated Circuits (VHSIC) program. Mr. Walker received a Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering from UCLA in 1979. He is a member of AUSA, AUVSI, AAAA and NDIA. Mr. Walker’s wife, Maria, is a biochemist and his son, Anton, is a computer engineer.
Charlie Precourt is the vice president and general manager of Space Launch Division for ATK’s Aerospace Group. He is responsible for supporting NASA human-rated spaceflight programs including the new Space Launch System, which will be first tested with ATK’s five-segment solid rocket boosters. His business also produces the main launch abort motor for NASA’s Multiple Purpose Crew Vehicle. He also oversees ATK’s Commercial Crew program, Liberty, which is a full-service commercial transportation system for carrying crew and cargo to destinations in low Earth orbit. In the development of Liberty he leads an industry team that includes a strong international partnership with EADS-Astrium. Precourt joined ATK Launch Systems in March 2005 as vice president, of Advanced Programs and subsequently Strategy and Business Development, and was responsible for business market analysis, developing new customer and market opportunities and matching ATK’s capabilities/synergies to customer requirements. Before coming to ATK, Precourt had a distinguished 15-year career with NASA. Qualified as a space shuttle astronaut in 1991, he is a veteran of four space flights—including two as mission commander—and has logged over 932 hours in space. In addition to his duties as an astronaut, Precourt also held several management and technical positions with NASA, including deputy program manager for the International Space Station, chief of the Astronaut Corps and director of operations for NASA at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. Precourt served for 23 years with the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a Colonel in March 2000. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base and flew as a test pilot on the F-15E development program. Precourt was an F-15 pilot/instructor/ flight commander in Europe and an instructor pilot at Reese and Edwards Air Force Bases. A native of Hudson, Massachusetts, Precourt received a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a master’s degree in engineering management from Golden State University and a master’s in national security affairs and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College. He also attended the French Air Force Academy.
Tim Sweeney is the Sr. Business Development Manager and Congressional Liaison at L-3 Cincinnati Electronics. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology from Texas Tech University in 1986 and is pursuing an MBA with City University-Seattle. Tim is responsible for business development activities in the launch vehicle and satellite markets working directly with government/commercial customers and major industry primes. He is a strong advocate for L-3’s role in human spaceflight, educating members of Congress on work accomplished in Ohio. He is responsible for strategic planning, Market Award/Forecast, tradeshow presence, legislative affairs and has worked for L-3 for 11 years. Tim is a current member of the Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Council. Tim has experience working in the military, civil and commercial business sectors. He is knowledgeable of launch vehicle avionics systems, human-rated systems and satellite communications systems supporting civil, defense and commercial programs. He has direct experience with night vision systems, missile guidance, cryogenic coolers, shipboard SATCOM/HF antennas, military mobile communications and ground support equipment products.
Tentative OAI Industry Roundtable Schedule for the Remainder of 2012
(MOST Monthly Roundtables are held the 3rd Friday of each month)
|September 21:||Busting Myths of ITAR DDTC Registration, Yormick & Associates (OAI Cleveland)|
|October 19:||To be announced soon!|
(Wed - Thu)
|3rd Annual OAI Industry Member Forum (Columbus, Ohio TBD)|
We hope to see you at these and other OAI events throughout the coming year!