May 9--The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) is pleased to welcome Brigadier General Robert E. Mansfield, Jr., USAF (retired) as director of the National Center for Aerospace Leadership (NCAL). Previously, Mansfield was with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics as its director of global supply chain services.
Mansfield brings to CCAT 34 years of experience in logistics planning, operations, and supply chain management. His Air Force career includes acting as a product director, director of distribution, and serving as the Air Force Director of Supply. He previously spearheaded the effort to introduce best commercial business practices into U.S. Military supply chain operations.
As director of NCAL, Mansfield will lead the tri-state consortium, comprising companies in Connecticut, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, which administer a federally funded program, the National Aerospace Leadership Initiative (NALI). He will be responsible for developing and launching programs consistent with the NALI mission to focus on the critical role of the U.S. manufacturing supply chain.