Mr. Michael Freelander is the Contracts Officer at Bennett Aerospace, Inc., managing contracts, negotiations, subcontracts and compliance for Bennett’s various contractual agreements and proposals. He works closely with other members of Bennett’s Executive Management Team, while interfacing with Government Contracting Officers, subcontractors, teaming partners, internal program control office, business development, and proposal/program managers. Mr. Freelander has over 20 years of procurement, contracts management, compliance, and cost/budget management experience, having served as Director of Contracts, Bid Team Lead, Senior Negotiator, Strategic Sourcing Contracts Officer, and Contracts Manager for companies like RTI, IBM, General Dynamics, DoD, NC State University, among others. Mr. Freelander invented the Expanded Far Matrix for CCH and he has attained accreditation by DoD at the Acquisition Professional Development Program Level II and by the NCMA as a Certified Federal Contract Manager. Mr. Freelander has an MBA and a B.S. from East Carolina University. In his spare time, Mr. Freelander volunteers as an officer for the RTP NCMA Chapter and is an avid cyclist, who enjoys relaxing in the mountains and on the coast. He is married for over 20 years to his lovely wife and has enjoyed living in North Carolina for most of his life.