PDC 2019 Speaker: Bert Ortiz

Bert Ortiz will present "Small Business Start-Ups, Leveraging Your Experience" at PDC 2019: Convergence.


About the Presentation


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Bert Ortiz

CEO/President, AVMAC, LLC


Roberto “Bert” Ortiz is the founder, co-owner and President/CEO of AVMAC, LLC. A senior aviation management professional with over 40 years of experience, Bert retired as an Aviation Maintenance Officer from the U.S. Navy in 2009. He ascended through the ranks, enlisting in 1978, ultimately attaining the rank of Commander.


He has extensive experience in fixed and rotary winged aircraft maintenance and operation, carrier and amphibious shipboard operations as a member of the crew and as a member of supporting staffs, and as the Senior Aviation Maintenance Officer at the Naval Safety Center. He provided extensive aviation expertise and comprehensive analysis of aviation maintenance management, acquisition, logistics, and safety to both acquisition professionals and top levels of leadership during his tenure as an officer in the U.S. Navy.


Integrating logistics and shipboard requirements, while assessing new technologies for future employment, is Bert's passion. In starting AVMAC LLC, he leveraged his and his business partners (Don Buzard and Ron Stebbins) broad and practical business management and technical support expertise in providing premium consulting and contracting services to both the Government and private industry.


Since its modest beginning in 2009, Bert has grown AVMAC LLC into a multi-million dollar business with revenues exceeding $34M this last fiscal year (2018). As President and CEO, Bert leads all aspects of the company’s development and operations, oversees client progress and contract compliance, and prepares and negotiates client contracts and union collective bargaining agreements.


Ortiz is the former President of the Hampton Roads Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and its current 1st VP. He is a life member of MOAA, VFW, American Legion, DAV and US Naval Institute.

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