The Defense Economy: Supply Chain and Planning for the Future

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March 30, 2021 10:00 AM PT
1 hour

Join us for a discussion covering how recent events, including the COVID-19 pandemic, digital disruption, and an evolving competitive landscape have impacted the defense sector. Our roundtable discussion will focus on the effects on supply chain for companies in the sector, highlighting success stories, logistics challenges, emerging technologies, financial considerations, and strategies to maintain a resilient and adaptive supply chain in 2021. 

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Kurt Lippmann, CPA, Partner, National Practice Leader, Aerospace, Moss Adams

Kurt has been in public accounting since 1996 providing services to middle-market companies and closely held businesses. His experience includes all aspects of business and executive tax advisory services including strategic corporate tax planning, business entity structuring, succession, and planning for shareholders and executives. As the national aerospace practice leader of the firm, Kurt provides services to a variety of businesses dedicated to maintenance, repair, overhaul, composites, avionics, interior design and manufacturing, engineering and design, tooling, and precision machining.

Abe Nour, CPA, Director, Moss Adams

Abe is a leader of the Transaction Advisory Services, with more than 15 years of experience focused on buy-side and sell-side due diligence advisory. He has worked on numerous transactions for leading private equity firms and companies ranging from closely-held businesses to multi-billion dollar corporations. Abe’s experience includes assisting private equities, strategic buyers, and corporations with their acquisition and divesture processes, including initial deal analysis, due diligence, and restructuring.

Francis Tran, Managing Director, Lincoln International

Francis provides mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and capital raising advisory services for aerospace and defense (A&D) business owners, public corporations, and A&D-focused private equity firms. His experience includes M&A, take-privates, leveraged buyouts, minority interest transactions, private placements and public capital raises. Francis has been active in the industry for more than a decade and has a deep understanding of the global market and business dynamics shaping the A&D industry.

Scott R. Kirkendall, Partner, Blue Sea Capital

Scott focuses on the firm’s aerospace and defense and industrial growth investing initiatives. He’s also responsible for establishing quality relationships with business owners and executives, sourcing and executing private equity transactions, and assisting in the transformational growth of middle market companies. In addition to being a partner at Blue Sea Capital, Scott is also a member of the firm’s investment committee.

Scott Burdick, President and CEO, Northstar Aerospace

Scott graduated with his degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and has spent his entire career in the Aerospace industry. He’s currently the President and CEO for Northstar Aerospace, a leading manufacturer of gears, transmission, and components for the global aerospace industry.

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