• Stryke Industries Announces Newest Client, Nexotherm LLC

    Stryke Industries, a highly specialized business development firm, is excited to announce its newest client, Nexotherm LLC. Stryke Industries manages as part of Nexotherm’s team a coherent strategy of business development actions from research and development, capture planning, customer engagement, contract/proposal writing through product delivery. Nexotherm LLC is a technology company located in Fort Wayne, IN that offers a wide range of phase-change materials for the defense and commercial industries. By adjusting specific chemistry, phase-change materials can be preset to a variety of temperatures and remain at that temperature for extended periods of time. “When we think of water, we think about how it freezes at 32°F to change from a liquid to a solid. Nexotherm’s material can change its state from a liquid to a solid over a wide range of temperatures that are colder than freezing or as hot as a 150°F offering thermal-management solutions where heat and (or) cooling is negatively effecting the performance of a product, including human performance” stated Chris Rohe, Stryke’s Senior Vice President for Strategy. Michael Giuliano, the President of Nexotherm stated “when you look at the Nexotherm line of products and current Stryke initiatives, there is no doubt we will provide DOD a broad range of new and improved defense applications in the near future! Our commitment is to provide only the finest products possible to the warfighter”. Van Flamion, President of Stryke Industries stated “Nexotherm LLC is a great match for Stryke Industries. Stryke is committed to teaming with companies that are driven to provide great solutions for our military; what the Stryke-Nexotherm Team achieves is exactly that. We are already engaged in discussions on a series of technology solutions that will be game-changers. Needless to say, we are very excited about this product.” Questions on this release can be sent to publicaffairs@strykeindustries.com or call 260-407-1755.

  • Stryke Industries Announces Newest Client: Hentz Manufacturing

    Stryke Industries, a highly specialized business development firm, is excited to announce its newest client, Hentz Manufacturing. Stryke Industries manages as part of Hentz Manufacturing’s team a coherent strategy of business development actions from research and development, capture planning, customer engagement, contract/proposal writing through product delivery. Hentz Manufacturing is a highly experienced, well-known textile company in Fort Wayne that serves a broad portfolio of different military clients. Bob Hinty, their CEO stated “For years, we’ve been supporting our service men and women overseas by teaming with great companies stateside to design and build what the warfighter needs. It’s an honor to know what we produce right here in Fort Wayne is making a difference abroad.” Van Flamion, President of Stryke Industries stated “Hentz Manufacturing is a great match for Stryke Industries. Stryke is committed to teaming with companies that are driven to provide only the finest services possible for our men and women serving in uniform; what Bob Hinty and his Team achieves, is exactly that. We expect to educate the military on all of the great capabilities Hentz Manufacturing has. So often, many in the United States only look abroad for textile work while the finest capability rests in our own back yard – that’s Hentz Manufacturing.” Questions on this release can be sent to publicaffairs@strykeindustries.com or call 260-407-1755.

  • Gallup Strengths Coaching Training

    Dear Big Goal Partners, The purpose of this communication is to seek commitments for industry representatives to participate in the Gallup Strengths Coaching training the week of March 2 to the 6th. The course market value is $7,500 and is in direct support of our region’s Big Goal career connection efforts. Despite the near term setback with the Lilly Endowment, we remain committed to the career connection strategy that we outlined as exactly the game-changing effort this region needs to engage our high school students with the high-wage, high-growth jobs in your industry. Our students must be prepared for the jobs of the future, and we understand that you need an incoming workforce prepared and motivated to help your company grow. With this in mind, we are moving forward with a pilot of the strengths-based career connection effort we spoke with you about in the summer. You may recall that this effort will connect students directly to representatives of our region’s target industries that have been trained and certified as Gallup Strengths Coaches. Gallup Strengths Coaching is a professional development model that focuses on developing the student and employee strengths rather than mitigating weaknesses. It’s been employed by Fortune 500 companies around the globe, as well as in schools and universities. We believe this approach provides a foundation for a “common language” for the career connection that we know is critical to the development of our talent pipeline in Northeast Indiana. We have arranged for Gallup to come to Fort Wayne the week of March 2nd through March 6th to train 20 Strengths Based Coaches. We aim to have ten coaches from industry as well as ten from our New Tech high school partners. We are seeking a commitment for an individual from your company to participate in this valuable training and subsequent coaching. This is a week-long training session that will occur in Fort Wayne. Participants will be required to attend the entire 4 ¼ day training to achieve certification. Your designated employee will receive the full course value of $7,500 in professional development expertise (at no cost to companies aside from their time commitment). The course will provide the knowledge and certification for participants to:

    • Help others understand their talents and how to use them to produce results and reach their goals.
    • Advise on how to overcome obstacles, weaknesses, and vulnerabilities.
    • Educate others about how to use strengths to transform their relationships.
    • Help individuals understand their unique strengths in the context of others.
    • Help managers use strengths-based techniques to address specific team-related issues.
    • Teach teams use their unique talents for greater productivity.

    The attached PDF provides additional information on the course and a description of Strengths Coaching Certification can be found at: https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/Purchase/en-US/Certification The ideal candidate from your company would be an individual with a firm understanding of your industry and one who works well with other team members. This coach will ultimately connect to high school students, so they should be comfortable with this demographic and show potential for leadership and developing others. We believe that this would be an exceptional professional development opportunity for emerging leaders or Human Resource professionals. Please respond to Carrie Gillenwater at carrie@neindiana.com by Monday January 19 if you are able to commit to this training. If you are able to commit, please provide us with that person’s name and email who will participate as early as possible. We have 10 available slots, so placement will be on a first come, first serve basis. Please do not hesitate to contact John Sampson (469-3471) or Ryan Twiss (469-3464) if you should have questions on the details. Our sincere thanks for your support!

  • STRYKE Industries Announces Newest Client: Clinician Group

    Stryke Industries, a highly specialized business development firm, is excited to announce its newest client, Clinician Group. Stryke Industries manages as part of Clinician Group’s team a coherent strategy of business development actions from research and development, capture planning, customer engagement, contract/proposal writing through product delivery. Clinician Group, a national medical testing firm in Ohio, seeks to improve global access to military members on mental health services as required by the new Jacob Sexton Act. This act mandates all members serving in uniform must receive a quality mental health exam annually. Clinician Group’s proprietary system can provide innovative assessments to military members and veterans across all geographic regions and will not only meet this requirement for DOD but other branches of the Federal Government and State Governments as well. This is in addition to their goal of serving all mental health testing needs across the medical industry throughout the United States. Clinician Group President Gary Youssef stated “Our goal is to help promote Total Warfighter Care (TWC) by opening the seeds of communication between the patient and their medical provider in a patient friendly environment. My Mind Lab 3.0 – A Warrior Health Program is the beginning step to helping our service members take control of their mental health.”” Van Flamion, President of Stryke Industries stated “Clinician Group is a great match for Stryke Industries. Stryke is committed to teaming with companies that are driven to provide only the finest services possible for our men and women serving in uniform; this software does exactly that. The intelligence built within this program is exactly what the services need in their quest to eliminate suicide in the ranks and in our veteran populations.” Questions on this release can be sent to publicaffairs@strykeindustries.com or call 260-407-1755.

  • Northeast PTAC Plans Workshops, NIDIA Conference

    The Northeast Indiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is collaborating with the Northeast ISBDC to offer two upcoming workshops on government contracting that will take place on February 20 and March 11 at the NE-ISBDC. In addition, the local PTAC is also partnering with the Northeast Indiana Defense Industry Association (NIDIA), Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), and various organizations to present a NIDIA Mega Conference on April 17 at IPFW. Introduction to Government Contracting will take place on Friday, February 20, at from noon to 1:30 p.m., at the Northeast ISBDC. This workshop, which is free of charge and open to business owners, will discuss the following topics:

    • Introduction to Government Contracting
    • Procurement Cycles
    • How Contracts are Awarded
    • Federal Contracting Basics
    • Registrations and Certifications
    • Identifying and Bidding on Federal Contracts
    • State of Indiana Contracts
    • PTAC Services

    Marketing to the Federal Government is scheduled for Wednesday, March 11, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Northeast ISBDC. Among the topics of this workshop, which also is free of charge and open to business owners, are as follows:

    • Federal Business Opportunities—What the Government Buys
    • System for Award Management (SAM)
    • Classification of Products and Services
    • Small Business Certifications
    • How the Government Awards Contracts
    • Indiana PTAC’s Free BidMatch Services
    • Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and General Services Administration (GSA)
    • Marketing Strategies for Government Contracting

    2015 NIDIA Mega Conference will take place in the IPFW Walb Student Union’s International Ballroom on Friday, April 17. This all-day event is open only to members of the Northeast Indiana Defense Industry Association (NIDIA) and includes a complimentary lunch courtesy of NIDIA and the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership (NEIRP). The theme of the conference is “Collectively Solving the DoD’s Innovation Challenge: Key Enablers, Leaders and Strategies.” The event will include a welcome by the new NIDIA President, Retired Colonel David L. Augustine, and various speakers, including Major General Omer “Clif” Tooley of the Indiana National Guard and Shane Springer, executive director of the Indiana PTAC, among several other key figures. For more information on the event and how to become a NIDIA member, visit www.NIDIAonline.org. Registration is required for all of the above events. For the PTAC workshops, register through the ISBDC website, http://links.isbdc.org/PTACRegistration. NIDIA members wishing to attend the NIDIA Mega Conference can register through this link: http://links.isbdc.org/NIDIA.Spring.2015.Registration. For additional information, inquiries may be directed to Gil Perry, Northeast Indiana PTAC counselor/trainer, at 260-205-3624 or fperry@osbe.in.gov.