NAVAIR/Thermal Wave Imaging, Inc. Win 2016 Maintenance Innovation Challenge

dod-maintenance-symposium-191We would like to publically thank each of the 2016 MIC finalists for your outstanding performance during the entire MIC process. From participating in the coordination meetings, to providing professional briefing materials to quality and time standards, presenting to a packed house of roughly 400 maintainers, and representing not only your technology, but our community in the MIC booth in the exhibition hall. We also want to congratulate our 2016 MIC award winners:

The winner of the 2016 Maintenance Innovation Challenge, as selected by senior DoD logisticians, is Clint Salter (NAVAIR) and Maria Beemer (Thermal Wave Imaging, Inc) for their innovation “Large Area Thermographic NDI of Composite Structures”.

dod-maintenance-symposium-188The “Peoples’ Choice” winner, selected by the audience during the live presentations, is MGySgt Lance Baughman (HQ, Marine Corps, Installations & Logistics) for the innovation “USMC Expeditionary Fluid Analysis Capability (EFAC)”.

Congratulations to all the winners and a sincere appreciation to all the submitters who made this the largest and most competitive Maintenance Innovation Challenge competition to date. If you missed the 5 December presentations, a video recording of the six MIC finalists’ presentations can be viewed at the below link: