As a retired master chief, Kurt Worden’s 25 years in the Navy gave him a solid background and extensive contacts within the military, but joining the National Defense Industry Association (NDIA) helped him connect with the business side of the industry.
“I knew the doors were there, I just didn’t know where they were,” said Worden, the business development manager for NOVA Power Solution. The conference, he said, allows people to present themselves as they are, before donning their official mantle and representing their business.
NOVA is a woman-owned, veteran-founded company and a subsidiary of LTI Data. It specializes in rack-mount rugged and ruggedized uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), designed to military standard compliance and especially suited to naval shipboard, tactical military and other harsh operating environments.