Since joining NCMS Dana Ellis has been responsible for collaborations between industry, the federal government, and universities in the development of new technologies designed for increased process productivity and efficiency, as well as to build the global competitiveness of the participating companies. Dana is serving as the Vice Chair for American Makes Maintenance & Sustainment Working Group and he leads the Rapid Access to Readiness-Essential (RARE) Parts program for NCMS. The RARE Parts Program allows for an active, multifaceted approach for an industry-government network having the nationwide scope to fulfill the demanding Advanced Manufacturing Department of Defense (DoD) requirements associated with its organic and industrial maintenance base. He is currently working with NAVAIR on projects that reduce cycle time, repair costs, rework, and errors, while improving quality, reuse of data, processes, and the configuration management of both the workflow and the data all within a single integrated PLM environment. Dana served as Chairman of the Manufacturing Advisory Committee at Olympic College supporting regional manufacturing and workforce development for the community.
Previously, as President of Seattle Industrial Motor and Machine Company (SIMMCO), he provided executive level business oversight and achieved business development objectives. Mr. Ellis served over twenty-two years in the United States Navy. As the Maintenance Officer at Commander Naval Surface Group, Middle Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, HI, he was responsible for the execution of all maintenance actions, financial accountability of a $100M budget, advance planning, and engineering oversight for twelve surface ships to meet all fleet operational commitments.
He graduated with a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA and Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.