I launched Silver Oak Leaf Inc six years ago to focus on quality cut and sew manufacturing and to seek technical innovation which would improve Personal Protective Equipment. However, my interest in product development began much, much earlier even before I joined PEO Soldier, ASA(ALT), US Army in 2005 after my first combat deployment to Iraq. My focus is helping industry transfer innovative textile based products and materials as the next generation solutions for the military services. Using the experience I have gained over the last 30+ years as a US Army officer and industry executive, I assist companies in navigating organizational structures to overcome funding, testing and trial barriers .
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.