(IES) Industry Expansion Solutions – NC State University
Mr. Michael Mullins

Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) is the engineering-based, solutions-driven, client-focused extension unit of NC State’s College of Engineering. Our broad portfolio of solutions and deep industry expertise help organizations grow, innovate and prosper. Our extensive partnerships with business, industry, education and government generate a unique culture of collaboration that provides access to cutting-edge expertise, research, and technology.

We serve clients at every level of their organization, no matter what the challenge. We focus on delivering practical and enduring results and equipping our clients to grow and lead. Since 2000, IES-led NCMEP efforts have resulted in $2.9 billion in economic benefit to the State of North Carolina.

IES offers a broad portfolio of solutions and expertise in many industry sectors. We can also tailor our solutions to your individual requirements. If you don’t find your industry listed in our solutions, contact us to see how we can design a solution customized to your organization’s particular needs.

Ms. Abby Ortiz

A-1 Supply Company is a woman-owned small business (WOSB) located in Fayetteville, NC. It was founded in June of 1990 as a janitorial supply company. It has since expanded into an environmentally aware company.

A-1 Supply Co. promotes a proactive approach to environmental responsibility that is the cornerstone of today’s environmental management systems (EMS) for government under the mandate of EO 13148 and industries using the EMS.

We focus on minimizing waste of hydrocarbons, soil and water restoration, odor control, and pollution prevention.

A-1 Supply Co. is committed to helping military, government, and industry achieve environmental solutions to their problems.

We carry safety supplies, floor care, hardware, cleaning supplies, concrete products, and fastener products.

AAFMAA Wealth Management & Trust
Mr. Steve Mannell

AAFMAA Wealth Management & Trust can help.

We invite you to learn more about our financial planning services and how we can partner with you to provide the best future for your family. If you are a current or potential AAFMAA member and would like to speak with us about Financial Planning, please call us at 910-307-3500 for our Fayetteville office, 703-707-8020 for our Reston office, 407-636-8112 for our Florida office, or toll-free at 1-800-522-5221.

Ms. Annie Richardson
Mr. Chris Hall

Alion Science and Technology delivers rapid solutions from lab to battlespace. Supporting the US Department of Defense and customers worldwide, Alion’s engineers, scientists and operational experts produce game-changing, practical answers to the toughest national security challenges, faster and more cost-effectively. Building on 80 years of research and technology experience, our Agile Engineering, Systems Integration and Mission Operations expertise enable us to quickly develop, deliver and support new technologies, ensuring warfighters can overcome current and emerging threats. From full service systems design to rapid prototyping to worldwide sustainment and support, Alion engineers mission success.

Ms. Vanessa McCormick

Here at ASUS, we are proud to provide the integral services that truly empower our nation’s military communities, from the ground up – literally.  With our smart infrastructure systems, we create and maintain the efficiencies that allow installations across the country to focus on their own true mission.  Ours is simple: to continue building upon their strength as effectively as possible.

We achieve this goal by always putting our fundamental ideals into practice.  First, we concentrate on maximizing the effective use of natural resources while minimizing our impact on the environment.  Whether that means identifying and reducing costs or engineering innovative solutions to site-specific problems, we are constantly committed to this high standard of efficiency.  Second, we ensure every installation itself is operating as effectively as possible, utilizing real-time system analyses and encouraging open communication between operations.

Finally, we pay special attention to the ultimate measure of success: our customer’s peace of mind.  With our own team’s deeply-rooted military background, we have an intimate understanding of what it takes to make an installation thrive, and we take pride in delivering unparalleled care in this regard.  From community initiatives to infrastructure construction programs, we actively foster the health and growth of each and every base we serve.

American Tax & Financial Planners
Ms. Caroline Zuendel

I am independently contracted to provide financial planning to the beneficiaries of SGLI, FSGLI, and VGLI, at no cost to the beneficiary via VA sponsored program, FinancialPoint.

Mr. Joseph Angell II

Apogee’s engineers and architects believe that putting our clients first and appreciating the significance of every project, down to the smallest detail, are critical factors in client satisfaction and the development of high-quality customized solutions. Our professionals are experts who are acutely aware of the need to carefully listen to the clients’ vision and concerns before proposing solutions. The personal interaction we have with you is as important to the success of your project as the plans and drawings we produce.

Arnie Cobos Realtor
Ms. Arnie Cobos
Aurora Group
Ms. Aparna Sproelich
BAI, Inc.
Mr. Steve Greenbaum

BAI Inc. is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business established in January 1999 to provide quality professional services to government and industry, principally in the areas of arms control implementation and compliance, non-proliferation, and national security. Since then we have expanded our services to include IT support, security administrative support, and support to intelligence analysis. For over a decade, we have built a reputation among our clients as an honest, ethical company dedicated to providing the value added needed for them to succeed. We employ only top notch people and take excellent care of them so they can provide the outstanding service our clients demand.
Company Awards

Department of Homeland Security, Outstanding Contractor Support for exceptional DHS Export Control Group Support, 2015.
Virginia’s Fantastic 50, 2004, 2005,and 2011.
Department of Homeland Security, Exceptional Contractor Support for DHS and Interagency Policy Efforts to Enhance Laboratory Biosafety and Biosecurity, 2010.
Inc. 5,000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America, 2009.

Department of Homeland Security, Under Secretary’s Award for Outstanding Contractor Support, 2008
Department of Homeland Security, Small Business Achievement Award, 2006.

Beyond My Expectations
Ms. Kellye Jones
Mr. Craig Overton

BioAgilytix’s global team of highly experienced scientific and QA professionals deliver world-leading science, proven data integrity, and deep regulatory expertise to support all phases of large molecule global studies. Today we provide comprehensive GxP services to innovators all over the world, including 23 of the top 25 global pharmaceutical and biotech companies.
Passionate About the Science Behind Therapeutic Innovation
Our passion for the science of large molecule bioanalysis drives our ability to deliver premium, tailored services for biomarker, immunogenicity, pharmacokinetics (PK), and cell-based assays. We are as committed as our customers to advancing new biologic products that can change and save lives, and we support these efforts by helping them navigate the complex scientific and regulatory challenges inherent in the bioanalytical testing of these drugs. Our specialization helps us remain uniquely focused on delivering best-in-class science for virtually any large molecule need.

A large part of upholding premium science involves keeping on the pulse of industry shifts, and understanding how new assay and technology innovations can optimize and accelerate our own work. That is why you’ll see our scientists actively involved in industry associations, gathering and contributing perspectives at events, and publishing content that is helping to evolve thinking and drive new advancements in bioanalysis.

Blue Wave Labs
Mr. Jim Harford


Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) is a relatively new buzzword that describes networked computational elements interacting with the physical world. Sure, for decades we’ve seen systems that bridge the gap between the analog and digital domains; these were often called embedded systems. By incorporating multiple sensors, multiple actuators, and distributed computing; we can greatly increase the capabilities of future systems. Blue Wave is driven by the vision of seeing personal lives, business productivity, and national security improved by the application of CPS technologies.


Blue Wave Consulting Corporation was founded in 2014 by Jim Harford, an entrepreneur with 30 years experience in telecommunications, embedded systems, and scientific instrumentation.

Mr. Dean Bundschu

Bunker Labs RDU supports military veterans and spouses throughout the journey of starting a business: from the idea stage—where active-duty service members are thinking about what to do post-service—to the growth stage of successful companies looking to hire, raise capital, and expand into new markets.

Business Resource Management, LLC
Ms. Joy Thrash

BRM is a privately held Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) that provides a variety of professional services to both government and commercial customers. With a background in nonprofit organizations, small business development, operations, and other professional management services, BRM is poised to provide specialized and dedicated service to its clients. BRM meets the needs of its clients by providing top quality and cost effective support services in a dedicated and focused manner. Since its founding, BRM has established a reputation in the services arena for providing exceptional management, organizational, and oversight to each client and project.

Cape Fear Partners, LLC
Mr. Darsweil Rogers

Our team of seasoned business professionals and distinguished academics provides advice in the following practice areas:

Professional Development & Executive Education
Innovation & Growth Models
Research & Analytics

Cape Fear Partners offers integrated consulting services through the application of unparalleled expertise in developing innovative approaches to entrepreneurial growth strategies at the individual, organizational, programmatic, and systemic levels.  Our approach is to work collaboratively with our clients to achieve tangible results.  We help our clients work smarter, make faster and more informed decisions, take decisive action, and achieve results.  We always tailor our offerings and solutions to meet each client’s specific needs.

Please contact us at to discuss your specific opportunities.

Cape Fear Staffing
Ms. Teri Schultz

The Preferred Staffing Agency in Fayetteville, North Carolina

Cape Fear Staffing opened in Fayetteville, NC in April 2002. Since that time we have been providing the highest quality staffing services to a wide range of industries and clients in southeastern North Carolina. We are locally owned and operated and take enormous pride in putting people to work. Our personnel professionals combined, have over 40 years experience matching employers with employees.

We are intentional and dedicated to providing employees that fit the scope of what our clients are seeking. We verify the past year of employment and e-verify all of our employees, in addition to background checks.

Today’s staffing demands are increasingly challenging. That’s why more and more companies are partnering with Cape Fear Staffing; an agency with a proven strategy of helping job seekers and companies meet their employment needs.

CareerPro Inc.
Mr. John O’Connor

Personalized Services

Research on Multi-Platform Databases
Career Coaching/Counseling
Career Branding/Maximization
Specific Social Media Job Strategies
Written Documents (Resumes, Letters)
Video Interview & Behavioral Training
Portfolio Capture/Re-Development
Business Plan/Entrepreneurial Options

Mr. Jack Roberts