November 29, 2017 all-day
Crown Plaza Hotel
5300 Rockside Rd
Independence, OH 44131
Kent State University College of Aeronautics and Engineering, the Ohio Aerospace Institute and NEOTEC

Aerospace Updates and Opportunities

UAVs, ITAR compliance, NASA updates, research funding opportunities, and more!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5300 Rockside Rd. Independence, OH 44131

This is a full-day seminar discussing opportunities for companies interested in the UAV and PAV market, as well as, ITAR Compliance, and other industry opportunities and updates.

UAV’s, (Unmanned Air Vehicles) and PAV’s (Personal Air Vehicles) present unique opportunities for Ohio companies. The supply chain of this growing segment within the Aerospace and Defense industry requires that companies clearly understand its requirements, the applications where their products may be used, and the ITAR and EAR export regulations to supply military industries in other countries. This seminar will focus on potential opportunities for businesses in our region, funding programs to support related R&D activities, as well as, partnership programs with University and Federal research labs that can help companies develop suitable products for the aerospace industry. The event will also include information on how NASA can assist in the development of UAVs and PAVs, in addition to , in-depth training on ITAR regulations applicable to those vehicles.


Funding availability for R&D
NASA Glenn technical development support
Partnerships with university and federal labs for UAV
Challenge Problem: What is it?
Update on best procurement opportunities and what the
industry is seeking
Update on the Kent State Aeronautics Engineering program
Best opportunities globally for the aerospace industry


Comprehensive overview of International Traffic in Arms
Regulations (ITAR)
Defensive articles and technical data
Impact of Export Control Reform on UAV and PAV exports
Discussion of export controls and EAR on former ITAR items
Deemed exports and how they affect university research
Does ITAR apply to your company if you don’t export?
ITAR and components, technology, foreign nationals
ITAR and subcontractors


Suppliers to the aerospace industry, research professionals, manufacturers of components and sub-assemblies for various industries including electrical conventional propulsion components, structural components, and instrumentation, censors, avionics, polymers, composites, light metals, on board computing, and power management

Speaker information:

Bruce Leeds, Senior Of Counsel Attorney for Braumiller Law Group will be presenting

Bruce Leeds has decades of experience in international trade law and has successfully served his clients in diverse capacities, from classification and due diligence to ITAR compliance and drawback. He has significant expertise with importing and exporting technology.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Bruce was an Import Specialist at the U.S. Customs Service in Los Angeles for eight years. During this period, he was promoted to Team Leader and developed significant expertise in working with semi-conductors. Bruce then joined Hughes Aircraft Company, where he worked in various positions related to import and export compliance.

In this role, he managed export/import documentation, compliance and license functions, and directly supervised as many as 27 employees. He was also responsible for establishing policies and procedures, conducting compliance investigations, and assisting subsidiaries in several states with export/import issues.

Bruce then joined Hughes Space and Communications Company as a Senior Export/Import Advisor. In this position, his responsibilities included export/import compliance for all foreign subcontracts and associated activities, Customs policy, drawback and applying for export licenses and agreements under both U.S. Department of State and Commerce regulations. Bruce later worked at Boeing Satellite Systems Inc./Boeing Shared Services Group as Senior Export/Import Advisor.

Full bio: https://www.braumillerlaw.com/bio/bruce-h-leeds/

Additional speakers include:

Dennis Andersh-Executive Director & CEO,
Wright State Research Institute

Todd Hiser-Senior International Trade
Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service

NASA Glenn representative

Jessica Orr-Program Manager, University
of Dayton Research Institute

Dr. Blake Stringer and Dr. Maureen
McFarland-Kent State University College
of Aeronautics and Engineering

Seminar Fee: $125 including Continental breakfast and buffet lunch ($100 discounted pricing for OAI members)

Register online:

Questions? Contact Kim Holizna at the KSU College of Aeronautics and Engineering ● 216.577.1235 ●

Hosted by

Kent State University College of Aeronautics and Engineering, the Ohio Aerospace Institute and NEOTEC