Kenneth Martin has a well-deserved reputation as an Instructor, Business Advisor, and Counsel in Commercial Business Agreements, Company Ethics and Compliance Programs, Intellectual Property, Claims and Litigation, Negotiations, Government Contracts, and Contract and Purchasing Administration. With over 35 years of experience, he offers both a practical and pragmatic perspective on the business and legal aspects of purchasing, procurement, acquisition, and contractual matters, both domestically and internationally.
He is an Executive Consultant with CATTAN Services Group, Inc. and is our resident expert on the Convention for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). He achieved practical and substantive acquisition expertise as Vice President, Contracts and Compliance and as Director, Contracts and Counsel for Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation (a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation) as well as Aerospace Counsel for Sundstrand Corporation, where he provided legal and business advice and support to business operations. Previously, he served as Manager, Legal and Data Administration, Sundstrand; Division Counsel, Morton Thiokol, Inc.; Chief, Adversary Proceedings Div. and Contracts Attorney-Advisor, U.S. Army CECOM; General Counsel, U.S. Navy MSCLANT; Chief Counsel, U.S. Army CORADCOM; Counsel, TRW, Inc.; and Captain, U.S. Army Judge Advocate Generals Corps. Ken has extensive experience in trial advocacy, administrative law, contract writing and solicitations, claims and litigation, negotiations, government contracts, and the provision of legal and business advisory support to buying, contract, program, project, and executive management personnel.
Martin received his BS degree from the University of Pittsburgh and his JD degree from the Duquesne University School of Law. He has conducted extensive training on contract and acquisition management, legal aspects of purchasing, and negotiations, serving as adjunct faculty for Monmouth University and Fairleigh Dickinson University as well as a seminar leader for the American Management Association and for TRAINMAR. Ken has been a frequent and well received presenter at the ISM Southwest Forum’s annual conferences. His experience also includes providing legal and business advice on contracts from research and development through full scale production and logistics support.
A representative list of some of the global customers and suppliers that he has dealt with over the years include: Airbus, AVIC, Boeing, Bombardier, China Eastern Airlines, Embraer, Federal Express, Goodrich, Gulf Air, Gulfstream, Lockheed Martin, Lufthansa Technik, Raytheon, Saab, U.S. Department of Defense, United Parcel Service, and others.
Mr. Martin, a National Contract Management Association (NCMA) Fellow; has held the National NCMA office of Functional Director, Legal; and has served as the NCMA North Central Region Vice President. Ken is a member of the Federal Bar Association and the Aerospace Industries Association Legal Committee. His bar admissions include the United States Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court of the Western District of Pennsylvania, and the United States Court of Military Appeals. Additionally, Ken is a Certified International Professional Negotiator (CIPN) through the International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Institute (IPSCMI) and a Certified Professional Purchaser (CPP) through the American Purchasing Society (APS).