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.
Matthew Hemenez currently serves as Vice President of Sales, Support, and Product Management at SureFire, LLC. In this role Matthew leads one of the nation’s premier tactical products brands in the sales, distribution and development of premium tactical illumination tools, suppressors, and other tactical products for law enforcement, military, and commercial applications. Prior to his involvement at SureFire, Matthew spearheaded a number of projects covering radar systems and telecommunications products at Raytheon Company.
Tara Glover is Vice President of Public and Government Relations (GR) for TenCate USA. In this role, Ms. Glover manages the federal GR strategic priorities for all TenCate U.S. business divisions. She opened the TenCate office in Washington, D.C., in 2010, and in doing so, manages the efforts in DC to brand TenCate’s U.S. base of operations, defend policies which support the health of the U.S. industrial base, and advance policies that encourage R&D and innovative technologies. Prior to joining TenCate in 2005, Ms. Glover spent 21 years within various capacities in product development, marketing, sales, and business development at Celanese Corporation, a global producer of chemical products and fibers.
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.