Luke Hillier currently serves as Chairman of the Board and CEO for ADS, Inc. As Chairman and CEO Luke heads one of the nation’s leading special operational equipment and logistics solutions providers with annual sales over one billion dollars. Luke oversees a workforce of more than 400 employees with both east and west coast operations. Prior to his involvement at ADS, Luke founded and served as CEO for the largest Oracle-based information system solutions provider, Mythics, Inc. Under Luke’s leadership Mythics grew from a garage startup into a dominant Oracle solutions provider with annual sales over $300 million.
David M. Bohannon, II, is the President of London Bridge Trading Company (LBT), a family owned, small business industry leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of tactical nylon products. Headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA, LBT’s products are made in the Continental United States with manufacturing facilities also in El Paso, TX and Rupert, WV. LBT was founded by the CEO, Dr. Doug McDougal, in 1985. David and his wife, Laura, have four children: Emily, David, Leah, and Molly.
Nate Smith currently serves as Vice President for Oakley Military and Eye Safety Systems (ESS), two of the industry’s leading providers of protective eyewear to militaries and law enforcement agencies around the world. Prior to this role, Nate served in various executive roles, to include Vice President of International for Patagonia, Inc. and Vice President (West) for MV Transportation. He also served over 9 years in the Naval Special Warfare community. Nate holds degrees from both the US Naval Academy and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Les de Asis is the Founder and CEO of Benchmade Knife Company, a family business and industry leader recognized globally for its product’s quality, innovation and customer service. Headquartered at its LEED Gold certified manufacturing facility in Oregon City, OR, Benchmade’s products are favored and used throughout the Military, Tactical Law Enforcement, Sporting and Outdoors communities.
Gregory Maguire is Sr. Director of Legal and Government Affairs for Revision Military, an international developer, manufacturer and seller of personal protective equipment. In this role he manages Revision’s federal, state and local government relations of Revision, as well as serving as the chief legal manager. Prior to joining Revision in 2009, Mr. Maguire served as the Director of the Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center, a Defense Logistics Agency program to render assistance to existing and potential government contractors.
Justin Mayer is the Military FR Apparel Program Manager with DuPont Protection Technologies, (DPT). Prior to DuPont, he graduated from the Naval Academy and served in the Marine Corps as a CH-46 and MV-22 Osprey pilot. Following his final deployment in Afghanistan he attended UVA’s Darden School of Business, and started with DuPont in 2013. Justin believes passionately in protecting our military, and is honored to be a part of the Nomex® and Kevlar® team.