Indiana Innovation Institute (IN3) expands team

Mar 12, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS (March 12, 2020) – The Indiana Innovation Institute (IN3), a non-profit applied research institute that brings together top leaders from government, military, industry and research universities in collaboration with Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane), is once again expanding its team.

Bill Breedlove, Vice President of Federal Client Engagement

Bill Breedlove, Vice President of Federal Client EngagementBill Breedlove serves in a contract role as Vice President of Federal Client Engagement for the Indiana Innovation Institute (IN3). Breedlove maintains his role as Vice President of Global Mission Support at Mantel Technologies. He is founder, CEO and majority owner of Alibi Technologies, a service-disabled veteran-owned small business focused on providing commercial off the shelf solutions to support military and U.S. Government civilian missions.

He has almost three decades of sales and customer relationship management focused mainly on the federal government and related markets. Much of this time has involved managing and growing diverse technical teams to support federal government research and development sponsors. Breedlove has extensive customer liaison skills and a natural ability to quickly bridge gaps between customer needs and corporate offerings.

Breedlove started his career as a United States Air Force signals intelligence collector and analyst. After separating from the Air Force, he has continued to support America’s national security mission with positions at Battelle and Infoscitex before joining Mantel Technologies as a corporate officer.

Richard (Rich) Leonard, Director of Federal Capture

Richard (Rich) Leonard, Director of Federal CaptureRich Leonard serves in a consulting role managing key opportunity capture as Director of Federal Capture for the Indiana Innovation Institute. As founder of Windfall Ridge Consulting, he provides tactical and strategic advice to organizations pursing a wide range of federal science and technology opportunities.

Prior to this, he held research, program management, business development, and line management roles at Battelle Memorial Institute. These included President/CEO for Battelle Ecology Inc., Co-Principal Investigator for the National Science Foundation’s National Ecological Observatory Network, and President/CEO of Bluefin Robotics. His career has spanned a wide range of science and engineering disciplines on projects for all major national security agencies extending from early discovery through production. He also served as a Captain in the United States Army.

Leonard received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He earned a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Eisenhower School of the National Defense University where he was also an Industry Fellow. His studies were focused on Technology Innovation. Leonard completed the Defense Acquisition University’s Senior Acquisition Course.

He currently serves on the board of the Society for Science at User Research Facilities (SSURF).