​Keynote: Vice Admiral Lou Crenshaw

VADM Crenshaw was also the driving force behind two significant industry surveys, the annual survey of Defense Department financial officials and the annual National Government Contractors survey.  Both surveys are recognized within their respective industries as one of the most insightful and comprehensive studies available during the year.  He also continues to serve the American Society of Military Comptrollers at the program chair of the highly successful Washington Regional Professional Development Institute, the premier training event for the Washington area defense financial management workforce.

Prior to Grant Thornton, VADM Crenshaw served 32 years in the U.S. Navy in a variety of leadership roles, commanding at the squadron, carrier air wing and carrier battle group level, as well as shore command of all Navy bases in Europe.  His last assignment in the U.S. Navy was as the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Requirements, Resources and Assessments, where he was responsible for planning, developing and executing the Navy’s annual budget of over $130 Billion.  He was also the senior requirements official for the Navy and oversaw its Operations Analysis activities.  VADM Crenshaw is also a graduate of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School and served as a test flight engineer before returning to the school as an instructor.

 In recognition for his outstanding public service, he was elected a fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration in 2011, one of only a few members of the Armed Services to be inducted.  VADM Crenshaw attended the U.S. Naval Academy and has a B.S. in Ocean Engineering.  He is also a Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM).  VADM Crenshaw continues his public service as the Chairman of the Board of the Navy Safe Harbor Foundation, an organization dedicated to serving wounded and injured Sailors and Coastguardsmen.  He also serves on the Board of the Association of the U.S. Navy and is the Chairman of TECHAMERICA’s Defense Committee.

Jag Kottha, BPX Technologies

Jagannadham (Jag) Kottha MS, MBA
Quality Systems Management Consultant
89 Alpha Park
Cleveland, Ohio 44143
216-299-8011 FAX: 440-460-1730
E-mail: jkottha@gmsaudit.com


  • Ten years of experience in operation of an engineering and management consulting services company, Cleveland, Ohio: Specializing in the field of Health, Energy and Environment.
  • Performed Energy Audits and obtained Government Grants for Energy Retrofitting for Bay Village School District, Wood County Hospital, Wellington Community Hospital, Case Western Reserve University and Baldwin Wallace College, to name a few. 
  • Designed and built a Pre-Admission testing System for Lakewood Hospital.
  • Designed, built and marketed nationally, an electronically controlled I.P.P.B. System for home care and hospital use.
  • Designed, built, and marketed a Liquid Oxygen Systems in cooperation with Minnesota Valley Equipment Company. Trained dealers and users.
  • Performed technology assessment and engineering evaluation from an environmental and marketing standpoint of various respiratory products, such as Oxygen Enrichers, Ultrasonic Nebulizers, and Ventilators for medical applications.  
  • Performed technology assessment and cost benefit analysis of various corn fermentation plants for Ethanol production, emphasizing the environmental aspects of the process.       
  • Set up a national sales and marketing organization for distributing diagnostic imaging products, and 3-D imaging work station for hospitals, emergency care centers and clinics. 
  • Performed need analysis and marketed IBM multimedia systems for corporate training for HAZMAT and other training packages to health care facilities and manufacturing companies.
  • Developed and managed various ISO-9000/QS-9000 Consortiums and acquired Third Party Registrations for quite a few companies in six to nine months period.

Academic Background:

  •       BE (Electronics) Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, 1967
  •       MS Bio-Medical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 1976
  •       MBA Baldwin Wallace College, Cleveland, Ohio. 1978.

Employment History:         
Past Performances:

  •  a. Adjunct Professor and Instructor in Quality Related Courses:

1. Kent State University, Regional Campuses. (ISO Steering Committee Member, Kent Trumbull Campus)
2. Cuyahoga Valley Career Center, Brecksville, Ohio
3. ASQC Cleveland Chapter
4. Trumbull County JVC, Warren, Ohio
5. University of Findlay
6. Cuyahoga Community College (CCC)

Current activities (Consultant , Trainer and Auditor)
CEO GMS Registrar:

ISO 9000: 2015
ISO 20000
ISO 27000
ISO 14000
ISO 18000
SOC 2 Report

CEO BPX Technologies (PMO  Based Management Serv=ices for Proposal Development through the Application of BD CMM (with the driving force for winning Propositions),

Teaching various Business and Quality Systems Related Courses along with Supporting the Continuing Education and Work-Site Training Programs (Computerized hands-on Courses in SPC. Corrective Action, FMEA, PPAP, MSA, Gage R & R  and  ISO-9000 and QS-9000 Series: Documentation, Implementation and Internal Auditing for the above institutions.

  • b. Quality Engineering and Management Consultant: Crestbest Quality Institute:

Responsible for Engineering and Quality Management Services for various clients in Manufacturing and Service Industries including Healthcare and Environmental Sectors in ISO-9000/QS-9000, Computerized SPC, Corrective Action and Problem Solving Techniques.