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Susan McNamara Joins Phoenix Defense

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Suzanne McNamara - SVP and General Manager Aerospace Manufacturing

SUZANNE MCNAMARA HAS JOINED PLI MANUFACTURING AND PHOENIX DEFENSE AS SVP AND GENERAL MANAGER FOR AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING

Suzanne McNamara has over 30 years experience in the Aerospace and Defense industry.  She has held executive positions in Business Development, Strategy, and Operations, as well as served as a Congressional lobbyist for both Army and Navy programs in Washington, DC. These assignments have provided a strong foundation in skills for achieving business growth, developing global marketing tactics, and leading strategic planning and implementation.  Suzanne will report directly to the CEO at Phoenix Defense and has Profit and Loss (P/L) responsibility for Phoenix Defense's Manufacturing Division (PLI Manufacturing). 

Phoenix Defense CEO, Al Funderburk stated, "We are all excited about what Suzanne brings to our team. Her background in strategic development and P/L management is perfectly aligned with planned growth of our manufacturing division".  

About Phoenix Defense

Phoenix Defense LLC. includes Phoenix Logistics, Inc., PLI Manufacturing, Riptide Software, Phoenix Defense Ventures, LLC and Phoenix Defense Germany, GmbH. Phoenix Defense is an agile provider of engineering, manufacturing, information technology, and logistics & supply chain services to the defense, space, aerospace, and industrial markets. The company is made up of talented experts, with years of defense and industry experience, who reliably solve technical and programmatic problems related to aerospace design and manufacturing, as well as complex logistical challenges related to delivery of critical infrastructure (Medical, Energy, IT and Transportation).

 

Phoenix Defense Forms German Company

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Phoenix Defense expands to Germany

Phoenix Defense announced today that it has obtained a business license in Germany under the name Phoenix Defense Germany GmbH. This new entity joins Phoenix Logistics, PLI Manufacturing and Riptide Software to form the fourth group company within Phoenix Defense. Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Rick Stikkers noted “While Phoenix has supported efforts in multiple OCONUS locations, establishment of the GmbH is an important step toward making Phoenix Defense an international company capable of doing business anywhere in the world.  It also opens up a wide variety of opportunities.  We are very excited to continue to expand into new markets and posture the company for additional growth." 

With this new entity, Phoenix Defense is licensed to perform any type of business within the country of Germany.  As of 1 July, Phoenix Defense Germany has approximately 60 employees providing training service support activities to the US Army.  This adds breadth and depth to our already robust capabilities.

President and CEO, Al Funderburk expressed, "I'm very proud of the entire team for putting this entity together quickly to support emerging requirements. Having the international presence and experience will allow Phoenix Defense to continue broadening our offerings as prime contractor within the training service domain."

About Phoenix Defense

Phoenix Defense LLC. includes Phoenix Logistics, PLI Manufacturing, Riptide Software and Phoenix Defense Germany GmbH. Phoenix Defense is an agile provider of engineering, manufacturing, information technology, and logistics & supply chain services to the defense, space, aerospace, and industrial markets. The company is made up of talented experts, with years of defense and industry experience, who reliably solve technical and programmatic problems related to aerospace design and manufacturing, as well as complex logistical challenges related to delivery of critical infrastructure (Medical, Energy, IT and Transportation).

 

Phoenix Logistics Prepares for More Growth

Phoenix Logistics (a Phoenix Defense Company) Announces Changes And Prepares for Growth

Phoenix Logistics announced today that Greg Williamitis will assume duties as EVP and Director of Business Strategy. Belinda Lewis will take over the General Management of the Engineering Services Division in Orlando, Florida. 

Phoenix Defense President and CEO, Al Funderburk, noted, regarding the changes, "Greg has done a fabulous job growing and managing our Engineering Services Division. He has established an amazing win rate since summer of 2017 and has managed to successfully transition and implement each new program. We are moving Greg to overall Director of Business Strategy for Phoenix Defense (parent of Phoenix Logistics) whereby he can bring this same level of growth and success to all group companies (including Phoenix Logistics and Riptide). Belinda Lewis, who we know and trust and is a remarkable Profit and Loss (P&L) manager will take over the vacated General Management position to ensure the same level of excellent operational performance. I couldn't be more pleased with these changes and what they represent for Phoenix Defense's direction and growth trajectory".

About Phoenix Defense

Phoenix Defense LLC. includes Phoenix Logistics, Inc., PLI Manufacturing and Riptide Software. Phoenix Defense is an agile provider of engineering, manufacturing, information technology, and logistics & supply chain services to the defense, space, aerospace, and industrial markets. The company is made up of talented experts, with years of defense and industry experience, who reliably solve technical and programmatic problems related to aerospace design and manufacturing, as well as complex logistical challenges related to delivery of critical infrastructure (Medical, Energy, IT and Transportation).

 

Rick Stikkers Joins PLI as Chief Engineer

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Rick Stikkers - PLI Chief Engineer

 

RICK STIKKERS HAS JOINED PHOENIX LOGISTICS AND PHOENIX DEFENSE AS CHIEF ENGINEER

We are very happy to announce that Rick Stikkers has joined the PLI and Phoenix Defense team. Rick has held key  positions with Raytheon, Cubic and as a US Army Officer. Rick will report directly to the CEO at Phoenix Defense and will support all group companies of Phoenix Defense with initial focus on the Engineering Services Division in Orlando, FL (including Phoenix Logistics and Riptide Software, Inc.). 

Phoenix Defense CEO, Al Funderburk stated, "I couldn't be happier. We have been looking for the right person to lead our overall engineering approach for some time. Rick brings 20 plus years of Simulation and Training engineering experience along with a mission focused attitude second to none to our Orlando team. His background, experience and capabilties (across all training domains) are virtually unparalleled. It makes me very excited about our future given the recent acquisition of Riptide Software, Inc. and Rick's coupling with that incredible technical team".

 

About Phoenix Defense

Phoenix Defense LLC. includes Phoenix Logistics, Inc., PLI Manufacturing and Riptide Software. Phoenix Defense is an agile provider of engineering, manufacturing, information technology, and logistics & supply chain services to the defense, space, aerospace, and industrial markets. The company is made up of talented experts, with years of defense and industry experience, who reliably solve technical and programmatic problems related to aerospace design and manufacturing, as well as complex logistical challenges related to delivery of critical infrastructure (Medical, Energy, IT and Transportation).

  

 
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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Susan McNamara Joins Phoenix Defense

Suzanne McNamara - SVP and General Manager Aerospace Manufacturing SUZANNE MCNAMARA HAS JOINED PLI MANUFACTURING AND PHOENIX DEFENSE AS SVP AND GENERAL MANAGER FOR AEROSPACE MA...

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Thursday, July 7, 2022

Phoenix Defense Forms German Company

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Sunday, November 1, 2020

Phoenix Logistics Prepares for More Growth

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Rick Stikkers Joins PLI as Chief Engineer

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