LOS ANGELES, June 13, 2017 — American Elements CEO Michael Silver will deliver a keynote address at the Advanced Materials for Defense Summit on July 19 in Alexandria, Virginia. American Elements is the world’s largest manufacturer of advanced materials. Its customers include the U.S. armed forces and its national laboratories. Other Keynote Speakers include U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General John B. Cooper.
Mr. Silver will discuss President Trump’s goal of increasing U.S. defense industry manufacturing jobs and the challenges created by America’s failure to establish a supply chain for the advanced raw materials necessary to produce modern strategic weapons systems. He is expected to offer legislative and regulatory options for correcting this imbalance, as well as steps the government and defense contractors can take.