5Jun 2013

Marcum Cronus Partners LLC is pleased to announce the success of our eighth Aerospace and Defense Breakfast Forum. The event, one in a series of events covering the sector, was held today at the Hartford Club in Hartford, Connecticut. The forum attracted a wide audience of aerospace and defense companies, as well as firms in the banking and legal community affiliated with the industry.

Marcum Cronus Partners Managing Director Jeffrey S. Rubin and Senior Advisor Joseph H. Lubenstein presented snapshots of the financial markets and A&D sector performance. Janet Duffey,Vice President, Supply Management, of Sikorsky Aircraft spoke on Strategic Supplier Sourcing and UTC Alignment.

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of military and commercial helicopters; fixed-wing aircraft; spare parts and maintenance, repair and overhaul services for helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft; and civil helicopter operations. As enterprise leader of the supply management function, Ms. Duffey leverages scale and expands the deployment of the Supplier Gold program to achieve a competitive, streamlined material cost structure for product and non-product expenditures. She optimizes total supply chain performance for all Sikorsky programs and locations to ensure consistent industry-leading results and leads the Core Supply Management organization, including Development Programs, Material Logistics, Commodity Management, Global Transitions, and Program Operations.

Ms. Duffey has more than 27 years of commercial and military aerospace supply chain, programs and engineering experience. Previously, she was Vice President, Supply Chain Management, at Raytheon Corporation managing $2.3 billion in expenditures for the $5.4 billion Space & Airborne Systems division. Prior to Raytheon, Ms. Duffey was Director, Subcontracts Advance Programs at Northrop Grumman, and she began her career at the Boeing Company, with roles of increasing responsibility in program management, engineering, and supply chain management, including IPT Leader for 717 Program Wing Components, Director of Materials Management for the Integrated Defense Systems site in Long Beach, and Director, C-17 On-Board Inert Gas Generating Systems Programs.

About Marcum Cronus Partners

Advising on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, sales, and private placement financings, Marcum Cronus Partners provides financial advisory and investment banking services. The clients of the firm are publicly traded or privately owned companies that engage in middle-market transactions domestically or internationally. Winner of the Association for Corporate Growth’s 2012 Boutique Investment Bank of the Year Award, Marcum Cronus is an affiliate of Marcum LLP, one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in the U.S. (with 23 offices and more than 1,100 professionals).

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