Dan Olmes is the Vice President for Membership and is responsible for overseeing all membership and business development activity at AIA. He is also the current AIA lead for the Supplier Management Council (SMC). The SMC is a non-attributional forum within AIA where senior supply chain representatives from system integrators and manufacturers work together to address issues impacting the A&D supply chain.
Previously Olmes spent 8 years with Exelis as a Finance Manager for DOD and FAA programs and most recently as a Category Manager, managing the operation and procurement strategy of engineering and technical services across the enterprise. This role identified and implemented operational improvement initiatives and sourcing strategies across the company to drive cost reductions and increase value to Exelis’ customers. He was directly responsible for delivering approximately $35M in cost reductions across Exelis’ direct programs and proposals.
Prior to Exelis, Olmes’ experience includes Freddie Mac as a Senior Financial Analyst for their retained investment portfolio, the Logistics Management Institute as a Research Fellow for DOD transportation logistics analysis and PricewaterhouseCoopers, as a Senior Consultant for DOD transportation reform and redesign.
Olmes received his B.S. in Biology from Virginia Tech in 2000. He is a certified Value Based Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and a 2014 recipient of the Exelis Gold Ring of Quality, the company’s highest award for individual achievement.