Senior consultant

Brian Keller

 

Brian Keller is a private consultant specializing in Department of Defense (DOD) research, development and acquisition. Most recently, he served as the Executive Assistant to the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Innovation & Technology Transition. From 2004 through 2006, Mr. Keller was President and Chairman of GMA Cover Corporation. GMA is an industry leader in the development and manufacturing of camouflage, cover, concealment and deception systems for military use. During his tenure, Mr. Keller directed the successful GMA capture of the $1.7B DOD Ultra Lightweight Camouflage Net System (ULCANS) procurement program.

 

Prior to joining GMA, Mr. Keller was the Vice President for Strategic Development for Stewart & Stevenson, Inc. (now part of BAE Systems) where he successfully directed the effort to capture the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicle (FMTV) A1R production program. In addition to capturing this $3.5 billion program, he led the Stewart & Stevenson corporate team in Kuwait to establish the initial in-country support capabilities for Operation Iraqi Freedom.

 

Mr. Keller retired from the U.S. Army in 2000. His last military job was the Product Manager for Soldier Support Systems. In this capacity, he was the Government lifecycle manager for 56 product lines. His duties included responsibility for the design, development and production of DOD airdrop systems, shelter systems, field feeding systems, and field services systems.

 

Mr. Keller is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He also has an Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and an MBA. Additionally, Mr. Keller graduated from the Harvard Business School Program for Management Development and completed the Georgetown University Program in Legislative Studies. He is a frequent guest lecturer in the areas of Program Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management at universities including the University of Alabama, Michigan State University and the University of West Florida.

 

Brian Keller: bkeller@commandholdings.com