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Seasoned BD Executive Joe Boeckx Appointed President of Makwa Global; CEO Derek Dorr Quoted

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Former BAE Systems executive Joe Boeckx has been named president of Makwa Global, the Millie Lacs Band of Ojibwe tribe-owned contracting company.

As president, Boeckx will be expected to oversee and expand the organization’s family of subsidiary companies and facilitate strategic maneuvers through collaborations with the board of directors and CEO Derek Dorr.

Dorr predicts that Boeckx’s proven experience in operational and corporate development management will yield future success for the company, adding that his “demonstrated success growing diverse portfolios in aerospace, logistics, intelligence analytic services, security, construction, IT and professional services will be an excellent fit for Makwa Global.”

During his 25-year career, Boeckx has accrued significant military, government and commercial sector experience. He was a commissioned officer and counterterrorism intelligence officer with conventional and special operation forces, as well as an officer in the U.S. Army.

Post-military service, Boeckx worked as program manager and technical director for BAE Systems, where he managed a global analysis portfolio valued at $70 million for its full lifecycle. He subsequently ascended to vice president of business development for BAE global analysis and operations, during which time he helped the company net over $1.5 billion in contract awards.

Additionally, the executive was a key player leading integration management at Leidos during its merger with Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions. After that, Boeckx held the position of senior executive of corporate development for Akima, an Alaska native corporation, perhaps foretelling his interest in joining the similarly indigenous-owned Makwa Global.

Prior to his hire at Makwa, Boeckx spent time as executive vice president of business development at Tenax Aerospace, where his efforts concentrated on airborne intelligence-surveillance-reconnaissance initiatives.

Boeckx stated that he sees Makwa as primed for “substantial growth” and remarked, “This is a great company with outstanding people. With the motivation and strong culture there is no limit to what we are going to accomplish.”