Corporate Leadership Bios

Ms. Billie Turmenne, President. Senior Executive Service, Retired. Over 40 years’ experience managing organizations of over 1,200 employees. Managed and directed service and manufacturing contracts; Requirements Development; Supply Chain Management; New Equipment Training; Training Device Development; Property/Warehouse Management; Inventory Control; Facilities Engineering; Logistics Support Analysis & Readiness Analysis; and all 12 Integrated Product Support Elements. Directed Army projects involving both National and unit level logistics. Developed and managed Army and Joint Service logistics policy related to supply, maintenance, contingency planning, transportation and major item distribution. Served as Director of the Army Materiel Command Logistics Support Activity; Assistant for Supply to the U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics; Deputy Program Manager and Co-Production Manager for Stinger and Avenger missile systems. As a result of Ms. Turmenne’s leadership ELEIT has received exceptional ratings (the highest rating) on the Government’s Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System. She Lead ELEIT to the 2008 8(a) Small Business of the Year; and Recipient of the Veteran’s Administration Small Business of the Year.

Mr. James Trent, Executive Vice President. Retired US Army Combat Experienced Leader with over 22 years of experience holding several senior key positions within the Aviation Community, to include TRADOC, United States Army Aviation Logistics School, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment and various other assignments.  He has also served in various leadership and management positions for over 12 years within the Defense Industry. He has provided senior management and leadership on multiple contracts for various customers to include US Army, US Air Force, US Navy, US Marine Corps, National Guard Bureau, US Army Reserves, Security Assistance Management Directorate, Transportation Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security.

Ms. Kathy Manning, Contracts Manager. Over 28 years experience in Federal Contracting. During her career she has been in several contractor organizations and has experience in both small and large business contracts and subcontracts. She has worked with engineering services and logistics on contract vehicles such  as MDA, GMD, GSA MAS, GSA OASIS, AMCOM EXPRESS, PEO Aviation and D3I. Her working knowledge includes contract execution, administration, and compliance with FAR, DFAR and ITAR. Ms. Manning holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree, along with a professional certification in contracting.

Brandi Handley, Human Resources Manager & Facility Security Officer. Ms. Handley has over 15 years of experience in Human Resources Administration with a focus in benefits administration, staffing, compliance, employee relations. She has provided Human Resources support in many small and large contracting organizations throughout her career. Ms. Handley joined ELEIT Technology, Inc. in 2019 as Human Resources Manager and also began serving as the Facility Security Officer for ELEIT in 2020. Ms. Handley holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Communication and Information Sciences from the University of Alabama.