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Dr. Sullivan new director of UAH Office for Operational Excellence
Dr. Sullivan new director of UAH Office for Operational Excellence

Dr. Kenneth Sullivan is the new director of the renamed Office for Operational Excellence (OOE) at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH).

Formerly the Office of Enterprise Innovation and Sustainability, OOE operates within the UAH Research Institute. UAH's Research Institute carries out applied research and engineering programs, principally to meet the needs of Dept. of Defense customers, but with significant related work for NASA and private industry.

As an Institute office, the OOE serves the Dept. of Defense, the U.S. Dept. of Energy, NASA, healthcare, and manufacturing and industry. Clients have included Huntsville Hospital, the United States Army Aviation and Missile Command, the Defense Logistics Agency, the Army Contracting Command-Redstone, the Missile Defense Agency, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) ManTech and PPG Aerospace. OOE can be followed on LinkedIn.

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