07 Jan Dr. Kenneth Sullivan Elected NDIA Manufacturing Division Chairman
Newsletter for January, 2017
Tullahoma, TN – Dr. Kenneth Sullivan P.E., President and Chief Executive Officer of Micro Craft, Inc., was recently elected to serve as Chairman of the Manufacturing Division for the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). NDIA is America’s leading defense industry association promoting national security that provides a legal and ethical forum through which leaders in industry, academia and government can collaborate and provide solutions to advance national security and defense issues. Prior to his election as chairman, Dr. Sullivan also served as the division’s vice-chairman and the chairman of the Supply Chain Network committee.
“We are pleased to have Dr. Sullivan, with his depth of experience, lead the Manufacturing Division’s efforts,” said Bruce Roulstone, Vice President, NDIA Program Development. “NDIA can count on his leadership to advance the issues currently impacting the design, development, acquisition, manufacturing and support of military systems. With both academic and business experience, he is the right person to lead the NDIA Manufacturing Division.”
In addition to working at Micro Craft, Dr. Sullivan has been employed at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center; United Technologies Corporation (Carrier); and most recently as the Director of the Office of Operational Excellence in the Research Institute at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
Dr. Sullivan received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He completed his Master of Science in Industrial Engineering/Engineering Management from The University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI). Dr. Sullivan completed his Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering/Engineering Management from University of Alabama in Huntsville. He is a registered Professional Engineer.
About NDIA: The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is the trusted leader in defense and national security associations. As a 501(c)3 corporate and individual membership association, NDIA engages thoughtful and innovative leaders to exchange ideas, information and capabilities that lead to the development of the best policies, practices, products and technology to ensure the safety and security of our nation. NDIA’s membership embodies the full spectrum of corporate, government, academic and individual stakeholders who form a vigorous, responsive and collaborative community in support of defense and national security. For more information, visit www.ndia.org.