John Dement is the Chairman of the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC). From 2007 to 2014, he was Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center’s (NSWC Crane) Technology Transfer (T2) director where he negotiated over 140 licenses and collaborative partnership agreements. He then was loaned to the State of Indiana under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) in 2015 and 2016 to help establish a statewide technology transfer (T2) and commercialization model and capability leveraging of federally funded innovations and assets. Today he continues in advancing his lab’s engagement in the innovation ecosystem inside and outside of NSWC Crane.
Mr. Dement has been on the Executive Board of the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) since 2008. During his T2 career, the lab and its partners have won 22 FLC, Department of Defense, and other T2 awards. Mr. Dement’s career at NSWC Crane, which began in 1990, includes the following highlights: Systems Engineer in the Program Office; Washington, D.C., Science Advisor to the Pacific Fleet’s Maintenance Officer in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (awarded the Navy’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award for technology transition to the Fleet); and managed the lab’s SBIR and other technology-oriented alternative funding programs. Prior to the Navy, he worked as a structural engineer on the F-15E for McDonnell Douglas.
Mr. Dement has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Evansville and a Master in Public Administration from Indiana University. He is also a DAWIA-certified Level III in Systems, Planning, Research, and Development, and Level III in Science and Technology.