NIDIA members – Please plan to attend our next All-Member meeting on December 2nd, 5pm, at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.  You can also register at the link provided below. After the meeting, please plan to stay for a courtside reception at the Mad Ants basketball game to network and meet the speakers. We’ve lined up three excellent speakers for our meeting.

Steve Lutz entered the US Army as a Field Artillery Officer in 1971 after graduating from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.  He served worldwide on Active Duty in a variety of positions/ duties, including commanding a Field Artillery Battalion during Operations Desert Shield/ Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia/ Iraq.   Steve retired from the Army in 2000 – taking a position with the Raytheon Company in Fort Wayne – where he served as a Program Manager for 3 military software development efforts (Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data Systems – AFATDS;  US Navy Destroyer DDX 1000;  Special Operations “Dragonfire” Series Radio/ Network).   He retired from Raytheon in July 2013, and remains active in the Fort Wayne Community

Major General Omer C. (Clif) Tooley Jr. serves as president of defense development for the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, appointed by Governor Eric J. Holcomb in 2019. In this role, he is responsible for growing Indiana’s defense industry by promoting the state’s defense assets, assisting in business development, and attracting and supporting defense-related industry partnerships and activities under the direction of Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger.

Brian D. Peterson was named Vice President, Supply Chain Management in October of 2015.  Since being employed with AM General, he has held the positions of Executive Director Supply Management, Director Supply Management, Senior Manager Indirect Supply Management and Manager Purchasing Systems and Sub-Contracts.  In his current responsibilities, he establishes the current and long-range supply chain objectives, plans, and policies, for all procurement activities.  He leads a supply chain department responsible for satisfying requirements that support both the U.S. Government and commercial entities.

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