Moorpark, CA (January 26, 2017) – Federal Defense Industries (FDI) announces the addition of Dan Miller as Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Key Accounts Manager. In this new position, Miller will build stronger relationships with supply partners and identify better opportunities of mutual benefit for suppliers. “At a recent Defense Logistics Agency conference, Vice Admiral Vince Griffith stated that strengthening and improving relationships with the supply chain is crucial; by capitalizing on the admiral’s insight, we can better serve our customers,” said Philip Ochoa, FDI’s President and CEO. “We’re thrilled to have Miller on board to help us implement this new business initiative.”
Miller’s extensive military experience has prepared him well for his new role. He served eight years in the United States Air Force where his assignments included C-17A Aircraft Commander, MC-12W Mission Commander, and Air Logistics Coordinator for Afghanistan and Iraq operations. Miller has logged more than 3,000 total flight hours, including over 1,200 combat hours as pilot and commander of the C-17A and MC-12W aircraft. His experience as a military aviator and certification as a FAA Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic give him valuable knowledge of aircraft components, maintenance procedures, and military hardware. This will be most beneficial when he is serving FDI’s customers and end users. “I’m excited to add value to the company, and to work closely with suppliers to achieve our mutual goal of better supporting our military forces,” said Miller.
Miller holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Oklahoma State University and a Bachelor of Science, Aeronautical Science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, both with magna cum laude honors. He graduated in the top third of his Squadron Officer School class and was awarded the Undergraduate Pilot Training Academic Achievement honor for Joint Undergraduate Pilot Training. He received the Humanitarian Service Medal for his efforts during the 2010 Haiti earthquake relief effort. He was also awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal for implementing operational improvements that saved the government $220 million. Married for three years, Miller and his wife live in Moorpark with their two-year-old daughter and the family dog, Bear.