James O’Driscoll

Senior Director, Program Management Ops and Business Development

“Odie” is a PMP© Certified Executive with over 30 years of experience leading programs in the U.S. Defense market including more than 20 years as a U.S. Marine Corps logistician and 15 years directly involved in developing, directing, and evaluating procurement activities for multi-million-dollar programs. As a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, he has a variety of experience in the application of Lean Six Sigma methodologies, including lean manufacturing and supply chain management. Mr. O’Driscoll is a graduate of the Shipley Capture Management course and has used various capture management and CRM tools to lead capture efforts for various companies, from start-ups to large businesses.

Mr. O’Driscoll has led all aspects of production, cost, schedule, profit and loss, customer relations, future orders for ammunition programs for two ammunition production plants (Lonestar/Kansas). He created production metrics to identify bottlenecks and non-value added processes, and reduced cycle times on the items to increase bottom line. His experience managing supply chain helped to ensure just in time inventory levels, reducing inventory by tens of millions of dollars, all while providing constant communication with suppliers and customers. As a program management and business development expert, he has led capture efforts on numerous ammunition programs, including oral presentations, and won multiple awards totaling more than $100M.

Mr. O’Driscoll has held numerous positions in the Marine Corps, providing comprehensive leadership, training, discipline, administration, and assignments of more than 230 personnel. He provided oversight and direction on supply details directly affecting operations and ensured unit deployment readiness. He also conducted training and mentoring to senior leadership to ensure a well-balanced and cohesive unit.  In his military career, he ensured accountability, safety and security of over 8 million of ammunition CONUS and over 60 million of ammunition in combat theater. He was the senior Marine Corps Ammunition Officer providing expertise in Iraq during Operations Iraqi Freedom I and II. During OIF I, he directed the construction of the Field of Ammunition Supply Point (FASP). This included the enclosing of 877 acres with an 8-foot earthen berm, the proper placement of 26 Field Storage Units (FSUs), and the construction of two helo-landing zones. He also coordinated the receipt of 1,278,897 short tons, with a total Net Explosive Weight of 356,329 worth more than $8M to all units within the I MEF area of operation.

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