Sid Fuchs, president and chief executive officer of MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB), provided the keynote address to the Dayton Chapter of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) Leadership Summit in Beavercreek, Oh. at the end of April, according to a company press published Wednesday.
Fuchs’s address — directed to local community and business leaders — hinged on the importance of starting and keeping meaningful professional relationships.
“Successful strategic networking is an art form to be mastered,” Fuchs said at the summit. “Trust is the currency of all relationships. Without trust, everything breaks down and a strategic, productive network cannot exist. When you need a relationship, it’s too late to build it. You have to create and foster relationships before they become necessary. Remember to focus on giving more than you expect to receive.”
Joe Skinner, the president of the NCMA Dayton Chapter Board of Directors, said the group was honored to hear Fuchs speak.
“We were honored to have someone with Sid’s impressive credentials speak at our annual leadership summit,” Skinner said. “His thought-provoking presentation on strategic networking made it clear that we should view our networks as an opportunity to build long-lasting relationships by focusing on helping others as much as we can.”
NCMA’s Dayton chapter serves the greater Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and contracting community with professional continuing education, training, leadership development and networking opportunities tailored to government and industry contracts management professionals.
In other MacB news, the company announced Tuesday it’s set to demonstrate its tradecraft solutions at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) set for May 20 through 22 at the Tampa Convention Center.
“We are very proud of the decades-long partnership we have built with the SOF community,” Fuchs said. “As we attend SOFIC next week, we do so with an eye on engaging in discussions that ensure the services and product solutions we deliver exceed the community’s dynamic mission requirements.”
At SOFIC, MacB will showcase a customized slot array antenna, an antenna positioner, an LDS camera, a Powerpuck Battery Module and rotational molding. More information about MacB’s solutions is contained in its press statement.
The event positions MacB, which operates its corporate headquarters in Dayton, Ohio and its national capital headquarters in Vienna, Va., to highlight its partnership with the SOF community.
MacB also recently acquired Commonwealth Technology Inc — a move which endows the company with a new line of tradecraft solutions able to be designed and developed to satisfy custom mission requirements.
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