Perspectives on Commerciality: An Interactive Discussion between Industry and Government

Join us on January 17 for this informative interactive discussion!!




Jeffrey Lauer, Defense Engines & Aftermarket Director, Government Contracts, GE Aerospace


Jeffrey is an accomplished leader in the aerospace industry, boasting a distinguished career spanning over 24 years. With an impressive track record at GE Aerospace, he currently holds the pivotal role of Director of Government Contracts in the Defense Engines & Aftermarket division.


Jeffrey’s journey began with a strong academic background, earning a bachelor’s degree in Finance and later enhancing his knowledge with a master’s degree in Business Administration from Western Michigan University. This solid foundation laid the groundwork for his success in the corporate arena.


Jeffrey’s affiliation with GE Aerospace has lasted 14 years, during which he has consistently demonstrated his negotiation acumen, strategic thinking, and adept leadership. His role extended beyond management – he cultivated a culture of continuous improvement and mentored individuals to become empowered contributors.


As the Director of Government Contracts, Jeffrey plays a pivotal role in overseeing a team responsible for intricate contracts involving US military engine and aftermarket customers. His strategic insights and contract advice transcend his immediate domain, contributing significantly to the broader organizational goals.


Jeffrey’s proficiency in end-to-end contract management, meticulous contract assessments, and innovative risk mitigation strategies showcases his versatile skill set. His ability to navigate diverse contract types is a testament to his comprehensive expertise.


Jeffrey’s commitment to industry growth goes beyond his role at GE Aerospace. His active participation in the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) since 2009 underscores his dedication to professional advancement. Notably, he served as the West Michigan Representative, exemplifying his leadership in fostering industry connections.


Jeffrey Lauer’s trajectory from academia to aviation leadership is characterized by unwavering dedication and profound expertise. His legacy is marked by a commitment to empowerment, strategic vision, and a relentless pursuit of excellence in the aerospace sector.


Jonathan (JB) Fox, Contracting Officer, DCMA Commercial Item Group, Hanscom AFB


Jonathan (JB) Fox is a warranted Contracting Officer with the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Commercial Item Group (CIG), located at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, MA. JB completed his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wheaton College, graduating with degrees in International Relations and the International Economy. JB has spent about equal parts of his professional career between private industry, in the finance field, and the Government, with the Department of Defense (DoD). JB’s Defense and Contracting experience includes performing Contractor Purchasing System Reviews (CPSRs), proposal analysis to include price and cost reviews, negotiation support, and for the past three years evaluating and integrating commercial business practices, products, and services within the DoD, to streamline acquisitions and ensure the warfighter receives cutting-edge technology at fair and reasonable prices. JB has his Level III DAWIA certification in Contracting/Contracting Certification at the Professional tier.


Jan 17 2024


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jan 17 2024
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm



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