NCDMM’s Ralph Resnick Named Chairman of the Manufacturing Division Executive Board of the National Defense Industrial Association

NCDMM’s Gary R. Fleegle Named Secretary

Blairsville, Pa. — November 5, 2014. The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) proudly announces that NCDMM President and Executive Director Ralph Resnick and Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Gary R. Fleegle were named Chairman and Secretary, respectively, of the Executive Board of the Manufacturing Division of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA).

“I am honored to serve as Chairman of the Executive Board of the Manufacturing Division of the NDIA and help further the mission of enhancing the security of our nation through the advancement of manufacturing technologies,” said Mr. Resnick. “Both Gary and I look forward to collaborating with NDIA members and working to advocate national support for defense manufacturing.”

Mr. Resnick replaces outgoing Chair John Vankirk as Chairman. Prior to their appointments, both Mr. Resnick and Mr. Fleegle were longstanding members and active participants in the NDIA. On the Executive Board, Mr. Resnick and Mr. Fleegle join returning Vice Chairs Mark Gordon, Director for the National Center for Advanced Technologies and Kenneth Sullivan, Ph.D., the Associate Director of the Office for Enterprise Innovation and Sustainability in the Research Institute at University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH).

The NDIA is America’s leading defense industry association promoting national security. NDIA is a partnership between industry and government that is driving the future of defense and national security by facilitating growth, innovation, and technological advances throughout all facets of the defense industrial and related support base. The NDIA is under the leadership of President and CEO, Lt. Gen Lawrence P. Farrell, USAF (Ret).

The primary goal of the NDIA Manufacturing Division is to promote communication and interaction among the defense industry, government, military, and academia in technology areas directly related to manufacturing research, design, development, test, and production in support of national security objectives.



NCDMM delivers optimized manufacturing solutions that enhance the quality, affordability, maintainability, and rapid deployment of existing and yet-to-be developed defense systems. This is accomplished through collaboration with government, industry, and academic organizations to promote the implementation of best practices to key stakeholders through the development and delivery of disciplined training, advanced technologies, and methodologies. NCDMM also manages the national accelerator for additive manufacturing (AM) and 3DP printing (3DP), America Makes – the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. For additional information, visit the NCDMM at

About the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)

The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is America’s leading Defense industry association promoting national security. NDIA is proud to provide a legal and ethical forum for the exchange of information between industry and government on National Security issues. Its members foster the development of the most innovative and superior equipment, training and support for our warfighters and first responders through our divisions, local chapters, affiliated associations, and events. NDIA traces its history to the American Defense Preparedness Association (ADPA), founded in 1919, and the National Security Industrial Association (NSIA), founded in 1944. The new NDIA founded in March 1997 is a non-partisan, non-profit, educational association with offices in Arlington, Virginia. For more information about the NDIA, visit

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