MBD Capabilities

Roy Whittenburg
President of MBD360 LLC

Roy WhittenburgRoy Whittenburg, has 30 years of experience in technology management and development, fifteen of which, are in support of government contracts and another 15 years in the commercial sector.  His experience includes finding and managing new technology programs as a support contractor for the Army ManTech program and working on technology development programs for the Army, Navy and Air Force.  Roy also supported several joint programs that involved all the Army’s Prototype Integration Facilities (PIFs) allowing him to gain experience across the functional research groups in the Army. He has worked with PM Cargo Helicopter, PM Utility Helicopter, Future Vertical Lift (FVL), and Aviation Missile Research Development Engineering Center (AMRDEC) Manufacturing Technology (ManTech).  Roy also helped define the Technical Data Package (TDP) standard MIL-STD-31000A and is currently on an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) standards committee to develop a new Model Based Enterprise (MBE) standard.


Roy’s direct MBE experience ranges from working with the team that initially developed the Army’s MBE/MBD approach to helping to develop the MBE Capability Index.  He has also leveraged his work in various Information Technology roles to develop strategies for implementing MBE processes in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tools.  In addition, he conducted detailed MBE Assessments of commercial entities and various Army organizations. Roy has 30 years of experience in the engineering and technical project management fields which he draws upon in his role as MBE Instructor and Consultant. His experience ranges from design, implementation, and support of product to leading multi-million-dollar projects that support the Army and Office of the Secretary of Defense’s (OSD) ManTech programs.


Prior to working on Army related projects Roy has over a decade of engineering and product development experience. He has worked for such companies as Antenna Products, Peterbilt Motors, Tandy Corporation, Lockheed Martin, and BAE Systems. His early engineering experience with Lockheed and BAE Systems covered various technology areas such as; communications, navel gun and missile systems, and electro mechanical control racks.  Over the past 15 years he has formed many project teams with multiple Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and small businesses to successfully complete Advanced Manufacturing projects for the Department of Defense’s (DoD) ManTech program. Many of his earlier ManTech projects included joint efforts with both the Air Force and the Navy. The last four years of his work with ManTech has been lead out of AMRDEC. In this role, he has worked closely with several Program Offices, including Cargo Helicopter and Blackhawk. He was also one of the founding coordinators of the MBE Summit and remains a major contributor to its material. His efforts have resulted in a ManTech Project of the Year award in 2012. He is also the current chair of the ASME Y14.41.1 standards committee and sits on several other Y14 committees. He also was a vice chair of data delivery for developing the standard resulting with the publication of MIL-STD-31000A Technical Data Packages.

Roy is a published author in Contract Management Magazine.

Roy’s Experience:

  • - 10 years’ experience as a design engineer
  • - 10 years programmatic experience with major defense programs such as:
    • - Future Combat Systems
    • - Non-Line-of-Sight Cannon
    • - Ground Combat Vehicle
    • - MRAP
    • - Bradley
    • - MK45 and MK 110 Navel Gun Systems
    • - Vertical Launch Systems
  • - Experience in telecommunications and automotive areas
  • - 15 years’ experience working on Army ManTech efforts as a participant, project lead and support contractor
  • - ManTech efforts include: Ceramic Armor, Net Centric Model Based Enterprise 1 & 2, A3FABE
    (Digital and Advanced Manufacturing) Next Generation TDPs, MIL-STD-31000A, FVL Business Case Development, PM Cargo Helicopter Tech Data Assessment, and PM Utility Helicopter Additive Qualification effort
  • - Experience as a systems integration lead
  • - Experience as a new technology integrator
  • - Experience leading multi-discipline and organization teams of 10+ companies at once
  • - Lead industry standards committees
  • - Experience forming and leading IPTs
  • - 15 years project management experience
  • - Experience starting a company and successfully operating it for three years

Mitzi Whittenburg
Co-Owner of MBD360 LLC

Mitzi WhittenburgPrior to MBD360, Mitzi Whittenburg was a government support contractor for seven years for the United States Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) at Picatinny Arsenal.  For the first four years she was a procurement subject matter expert for the ARDEC Prototype Integration Facility (PIF) supporting Army Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) advanced manufacturing efforts Net Centric Model Based Enterprise 1 & 2, A3FABE (Digital and Advanced Manufacturing), as well as being part of the original Business Case Development team for Future Vertical Lift (FVL).  Then, for the next three years she was a government support contractor for the ARDEC Technical POC on the System of Systems Security (SOSSEC) Homeland Defense Other Transaction Agreement (OTA). She has 10 years of government contracting experience along with 20 years of industry experience in contracts, procurement and supply chain for major corporations including American Airlines, GE, Northwest Airlines, Cargill, and BAE Systems. Mitzi’s 10-year aviation management background includes strategic sourcing and managing suppliers and projects.  Her experience also includes taking many projects from the initial concept through close out. As a result, she has participated in many high value source selections and negotiations.  Mitzi is honored to be the recipient of the 2010 DoD Nun-Perry Award managing a DoD Mentor-Protégé Agreement in the small business office of BAE Systems – US Combat Systems.


Her credentials include a Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) designation from the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) specializing in commercial and government contracting and master’s degrees in Acquisition & Government Contract Management and Financial Planning from the University of Dallas. She is also a NCMA Fellow which indicates that she had made significant contributions to the field of contracting and to NCMA. Mitzi is also currently on a national committee for NCMA where she reviews contract management related research papers from participants of the Contract Management Leadership Development Program (CMLDP) for publication in Contract Management Magazine. During her long association with NCMA she has served on the executive board of three chapters in different states and held several officer and committee chairperson positions, as well as being published four times in NCMA national publications Mitzi authored an article on MBE in the Journal of Contract Management.  Mitzi and Roy have also authored two articles on advanced manufacturing in Contract Management Magazine. They both have spoken at numerous conferences and presented on MBE.  If you look up the definition of MBE, you will find their work cited as a reference for MBE on Wikipedia.