Tim Kleppinger is the General Manager of McLane Advanced Technologies. Tim served for 32 years in the U.S. Army; five years as an enlisted soldier obtaining the rank of sergeant; then commissioned as an officer through OCS; and retired as a Colonel with a specialty in logistics IT. Tim’s last two positions in the Army serving as a Colonel were as the Director of Clothing & Textiles at the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, and as TRADOC Systems Manager (TSM) & Director of Enterprise Systems for Army Logistics Systems at CASCOM, Ft. Lee, VA. Tim’s 22 assignments include 5 overseas tours to Germany, Greece, and Honduras, and multiple deployments to Kuwait and Iraq. After military retirement and prior to joining EDC/MAT, Tim served as Vice President and Senior Client Partner (Diamond Account Leader) for IBM Corporation’s Army and DoD programs. In this role Tim exponentially grew his account winning and delivering over $1 billion dollars in Army logistics, human capital, training, command & control, ERP, Cloud and AI/Cognitive contracts. Tim has earned multiple undergraduate and graduate degrees and is an inductee of the U.S. Army OCS Hall of Fame.