Wood, Ann

Wood, Ann

Director, Product Support Management, Integration Sustainment Group Naval Air Systems Command

Appointed to the Senior Executive Service Corps in January 2021, Ms. Wood serves as the Director, Product Support Management within the Sustainment Group at the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). She is responsible for the integration of product support elements required to develop, field, sustain, and retire naval aircraft and aviation weapons systems. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Wood served in PMA-265 within the Program Executive Office for Tactical Aircraft Programs (PEO(T)) as the Deputy Program Manager for the F/A-18A-D Hornet and then transitioned to the Deputy Program Manager for the F/A18E/F Super Hornet where she was responsible for development, acquisition, test, fielding, sustainment and retirement of aircraft and supporting systems. In these roles, she led the rapid acquisition of advanced radar and sensor capabilities, production of Super Hornet Block III aircraft, readiness recovery efforts, Blue Angel Squadron transition and service life extension and modification programs. Serving as the Production Director for Commander, Fleet Readiness Centers from 2013 to 2018, Ms. Wood oversaw the maintenance, repair and overhaul of Navy and Marine Corps aircraft, engines, components and support equipment across eight globally dispersed Fleet Readiness Centers. She successfully led the annual production of 500 aircraft and over 200,000 equipment repairs totaling $4B annually. From 2008 to 2013, Ms. Wood served as Division Director for multiple divisions within the Logistics and Industrial Operations Department at NAVAIR. She developed specialized tools and processes to aid the workforce in Supportability Test & Evaluation, Design Interface, Maintenance Planning, Reliability Centered Maintenance, Environmental Logistics, Engineering Technical Services, and Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages. Ms. Wood began her tenure with NAVAIR in January 2000 as an Acquisition Logistics Intern. After completing the program, she served as the Enterprise AIRSpeed Project Lead and Performance Improvement Branch Manager, implementing Theory of Constraints and Lean Six Sigma principles throughout naval aviation activities. Prior to beginning her career at NAVAIR, Ms. Wood served in the US Navy from 1989- 1998 as an avionics technician, assigned to Patrol Squadron Forty-Nine (VP-49), Patrol Squadron Seventeen (VP-17), and Naval Aviation Maintenance Training Unit. During her 9 years of active duty service, she received flight orders, served as CNO Special Projects technician and avionics instructor, and completed PACOM and EUCOM deployments. Ms. Wood holds a bachelor’s of science degree in aviation management from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and a master’s of science degree in management from Florida Institute of Technology. She is a 2018 recipient of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award.