Annual Conference

The 2018 MARPA Conference will be held on October 24-25, 2018 at the B Resort and Spa, Orlando, FL. Save the date now - details will follow! Below is the 2017 Conference Agenda, for your reference.

Join us for a MARPA Happy Hour in the American Kitchen lounge!

5:00pm - 6:00pmHappy Hour and Registration
 The American Kitchen Bar and Grill welcomes early MARPA Conference arrivals for Happy Hour! Complimentary beer and wine provided, with liquor available at the cash bar. Early Registration will be available in American Kitchen.

OCTOBER 25, 2017

This 8:30am - 1:00pm session is open to MARPA members in good standing

8:00am - 8:00pmRegistration in the main lobby
8:30am - 8:45am
 John Hunter – Chairman of the MARPA Board of Directors, HEICO
8:45am - 9:30am
 New Opportunities and Traps Along the PMA Path: How your Association is fighting to make these opportunities positive ones for you
 Jason Dickstein – Association President, MARPA
Ryan Aggergaard - Vice President of Government and Industry Affairs, MARPA
9:30am - 9:45amNETWORKING BREAK
9:45am - 10:15am
 Investing in Yourself: The art and science behind investing to grow your PMA business
 Greg Kucera – General Manager, Aviation Component Solutions
10:15am - 10:45am
 Secrets of My Success: Hear from a successful company on their secrets – how did they grow and what strategies made them successful
 Lee Benson - CEO, Execute to Win
10:45am - 11:00amNETWORKING BREAK
11:00am - 11:30am
 Managing Perceptions While Addressing Field Service Difficulties: A presentation about navigating challenges "in the field"
 Larry Shiembob - General Manager, EXTEX
11:30am - 12:00pm
 Where The Customers Roam; New and expanding markets for PMA
 Jeff Dark - Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Jet Parts Engineering
Noon - 1:00pmMARPA MEMBER LUNCH Sponsored by Execute to Win ETW

This session of concurrent workshops is open to all MARPA Conference attendees.
Attendees may choose to attend any workshops that appeal to them.

8:00am - 8:00pmRegistration in the main lobby
1:00pm - 4:00pmAfternoon Concurrent Workshop Session
1:00pm - 3:00pm WORKSHOP A: "PMA 101: PMA Basics and Getting Started"
 Ian Lucas - PMA Manager, Federal Aviation Administration
1:00pm - 2:00pmWORKSHOP B: FSDOs and MIDOs and ACOs - Oh My! Managing Local FAA Relationships
 Carol Giles - President, Carol E. Giles & Associates, Inc.
 Diana Frohn - FSDO Manager, Southern Regions, Federal Aviation Association
 Kevin Hull - Los Angeles ACO, Federal Aviation Association
 Chris Leonard - Founder, International Society of Aviation Maintenance Professionals
2:00pm - 3:00pmWORKSHOP C: The Part 21/SMS Rulemaking Effort
 Barbara Capron - (AIR-600)Aviation Safety Inspector, FAA
3:00pm - 4:00pmMARPA Marketing Committee Meeting
3:00pm - 4:00pmWORKSHOP D: The New Risk-Based PMA Prototype
 Mallory Naill - (AIR-600) Aviation Safety Inspector, Federal Aviation Administration
3:00pm - 4:00pmWORKSHOP E: 3D Print Industrialization for the Aerospace Industry
 Bryan Hodgson - Aerospace Applications Leader, 3-D Systems Aerospace
4:00 pm – 5:00 pmWORKSHOP F: How to Do Business with the US Air Force
 Randolph “Randy” Harris - SASPO, United States Air Force
 Myron Knight SASPO, United States Air Force
4:00pm - 5:00pmMARPA Air Carrier Committee Meeting
5:00pm - 5:30pmMARPA Technical Committee Meeting




7:00am - 5:00pmRegistration in the main lobby
7:30am - 8:30amBREAKFAST
8:30am - 10:00amOpening Session
 Keynote Speaker
 Peter Requa - Senior Director of Supply Chain Management-Technical Operations, Southwest Airlines
 The Evolution of PMA
 Jason Dickstein -President, MARPA
10:00am - 10:30amNETWORKING BREAK Sponsored by Execute to Win ETW
10:30am - 12:00noon 
 Organizational Developments: Updates to the FAA Aircraft Certification Transformation
 Melvin Johnson - (AIR-600) Manager - Policy & Innovation Division, Federal Aviation Administration
 EXIM Bank Trade Financing Solutions for MARPA Exporters
 Elena Mendez - Regional Director Eastern Division Small Business Group, Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM)
 The Financial Future of PMA
 Richard Brown - Principal, ICF Aviation
12:00noon - 1:30pmLUNCH Sponsored by Aviation Component Solutions ACS
1:30pm - 3:00pm 
 PMA Opportunities in the US Air Force Alternate Sourcing Process
 Randolph “Randy” Harris - SASPO, United States Air Force
 Myron Knight SASPO, United States Air Force
 Panel Discussion: PMA Success Stories - Improving Safety & Reliability
 MODERATOR: Josh Krotec - Senior Vice President, First Aviation Services
 Donald Douglas - Component Engineering; PMA Approvals, Delta Air Lines
 Patrick Markham - VP HPG Technical Services, HEICO
 Jeremy Hahn - DER, Engineering Manager, Jet Parts Engineering
3:00pm - 3:30pmNETWORKING BREAK Sponsored by Execute to Win ETW
3:30pm - 5:00pm 
 The International Playing Field - PMA Perception Around the World
 Robert Sprayberry - (AIR-400) Aircraft Certification Service - International Division, Federal Aviation Administration
 Air Carrier PMA Panel
 MODERATOR: Diedre Vance - Senior Engineer, American Airlines
 Earl Reyes – Allegiant Air
 Brian Gialloreto - Manager of Component Engineering, Delta Air Lines
 Michael Sampson – SkyWest Airlines
 Rita Wocasek - Sr. Analyst Procurement – PMA Development, United Airlines
End of Conference Drawing for Prizes ---- Must be present to win! ----
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