I launched Silver Oak Leaf Inc three years ago to improve Personal Protective Equipment. I do so by helping industry transfer innovative textile based products such as lighter weight ballistics to power and data e-textiles and working to improving flame resistance and increased durability. This year I have expanded to focus on developing and delivering innovation faster through Agile-Based Project Management Training. Using the experience I have gained over the last 30+ years as a US Army officer and industry executive, I can help assist in navigating organizational structures to overcome barriers in funding, testing and trial.
30 years business experience focused on product introduction & innovation, marketing & relationship development. Previous Assistant Product Manager, Deputy Product Manager, and a DoD Warranted Contracting Officer. Strategic mix of Federal government contracting knowledge, product / program management. My industry experience includes working with companies such as Invista and the Cordura brand, YKK-USA and Propper International among others.