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MAMA's Aerospace and Defense Markets Overview and Outlook

June 29, 2017

MG Leonard Isabelle, Assistant Adjunct General and Commander of the Michigan Air National Guard; MG David G. Bassett, US Army Program Executive Officer for Ground Combat Systems; BG John D. Slocum, Commander, 127th Wing, Selfridge ANGB; Rich Choppa, Boeing Strategic Defense and Intelligence Systems (SDIS); Michael Howard, Principal at Arbor Strategic Advisors LLC. Were speakers at the meeting

Michigan State Senator Patrick Colbeck, U of M Masters in Aerospace Engineering, addressed MAMA members and guests. 

Major General David Bassett, Program Executive Officer for Ground Combat Systems

MAMA Executive Director Gavin Brown kicked-off the meeting with a report on the activities of the MAMA Delegation to the 2017 Paris Airshow and side trip to Airbus Helicopters, Safran Aircraft Engines, Henri Fabre Technocentre and the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) in Saint-Paul-lès-Durance, Provence, France.

Attendees were briefed on the Overview and Outlook for the Commercial, Military and Business Aviation markets, the Satellite and Missile markets, the Ground Combat Systems market and updated on the status of the Ground-based Missile Defense third missile field and the ANG F-35 basing decision.

MAMA Members enjoyed a post-meeting opportunity to network with the presenters and fellow MAMA members.

2017 Paris International Airshow

MAMA delegation visiting the Boeing Chalet.

L to R: Bob Phillips, Sciaky; Phil Chizek, LIFT; Dave Pascoe, Weldaloy; Myra Moreland, Weldaloy; Gavin Brown, MAMA; Jennifer Lowe, VP Boeing; Tim Keating, EVP Boeing.


Executive Director Gavin Brown welcoming a delegation of thirteen Israeli
defense companies visiting the MAMA Aerospace Pavilion at MDEX.

The MAMA aerospace pavilion at MDEX showcased ten MAMA member companies.

The MAMA Aerospace Pavilion saw a steady stream of
MDEX visitors throughout the two-day exhibition.

Boeing/MAMA Joint Counseling Session

A large delegation of MAMA Members met with Boeing Defense, Space and Security Program and Purchasing Managers March 13, 2017 during AUSA's Global Force Symposium and Exposition in Huntsville, Alabama.

March 13 meeting reviews are in: 

"This was an awesome networking opportunity, I felt this was exceptionally value added for the BOEING Team and MAMA Members both." --  Fred Longcore,  AUTODIE-LLC

"Great opportunity to get my company's capabilities in front of a major aerospace and defense contractor." -- Martyn Acreman, Matereon.

"MAMA events are always worthwhile" -- Wayne Dula, Loc Performance Products, Inc.

"MAMA events are ALWAYS excellent. They really work hard to make these happen and they are a great benefit to all members who take part" -- Ron Morrison, Schupan, Inc.

"The groundwork and preparation leading up to the Boeing Supplier meetings was outstanding by the MAMA team. Their assistance in introducing and connecting Boeing personnel to MAMA companies is a real advantage." -- Paul Munzenberger, Design Systems, Inc.

"MAMA is not only the vehicle that delivers you to a new customer's front door, but it is a way to surround yourself with a strong network of great people." -- Jamie Spitzer, Precision Machine Inc.

MAMA’s Brown: Michigan aerospace suppliers could help OEMs with cost savings

Brown spoke with MiBiz regarding the opportunities and challenges for aerospace suppliers going into 2017. 

Click here for link to MiBiz article

Sen. Peters to Join Senate Armed Services Committee

U.S. Senator Gary Peters announced he has been appointed to the Senate Committee on Armed Services for the 115th Congress, subject to ratification by the Democratic Caucus. Peters will also continue to serve on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee; Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee; and the Joint Economic Committee.


Click here for link to related Detroit Free Press article 

MAMA Member News:

Sciaky to Deliver Large, Industrial-Scale
Metal 3D Printer to Airbus

Sciaky’s Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM™) system will help the leading aircraft manufacturer save significant time and cost on the production of large titanium structural parts.


Click here for Sciaky website

MAMA Receives Missile Defense Advocacy Award

MAMA Holds Ground-based Missile Defense System Briefing for Michigan Aerospace Manufacturing Firms

Warren, MI 
September 21, 2106

Schupan & Sons and The Air Zoo
Kalamazoo, MI
September 22, 2016

2016 Farnborough International Airshow 

2016 Farnborough International Airshow (July 11-17)

MAMA delegation visiting the Boeing Chalet.

L to R: Dave Pascoe, Weldaloy; Tim Keating, EVP Boeing; Jennifer Lowe, VP Boeing; Gavin Brown, MAMA; and Jamie Tollon, Futuramic Tool & Engineering Company.

2016 Huntsville Trade Mission

MAMA delegation visiting the United Launch Alliance facility near Huntsville, Alabama -- May 2016.

The Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association organized and led a delegation of twenty Michigan based aerospace suppliers to visit procurement officials at Boeing Defense, Space & Security and United Launch Alliance in Huntsville, Alabama.

Some comments by participants:

"I was very appreciative of the amount of resources and time that Boeing and ULA dedicated to this trip. They put aside undivided attention for our delegation, and that was excellent."


"MAMA did an EXCELLENT job coordinating the right places to visit and the right people to see. This trip was so successful because it was so well planned."

Full trip follow-up survey can be found here



The mission of the Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association (“MAMA”) is to: serve and represent the interests of Michigan’s aerospace and defense manufacturing firms with a single unified voice; to provide educational programs and industry research to its members; and to promote the State of Michigan’s aerospace and defense manufacturing community within the global industry.

MAMA’s objective is to be the supply chain of choice that is recognized for taking the "costs out of cost" for services, manufactured components, assemblies and complete systems. We are designed to take the risk out of the supply chain by having the best in class suppliers for cost, quality and delivery.

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