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February 3rd, 2014

AIA's 2014 Board Appointments...A Rich History Includes The Wright Brothers +  Landing On The Moon


[SatNews] The industry consistently “punches above its weight” and fundamentally contributes to the way American’s live, work, travel and communicate.

The Aerospace Industries Association has appointed Michael T. Strianese, Chairman, President and CEO of L-3 Communications as Chairman of AIA's Board of Governors for 2014. David L. Joyce, President and CEO of GE Aviation will serve as Vice Chairman for 2014. Marion C. Blakey has been reappointed as President and CEO and Ginette C. Colot has been reappointed as Secretary-Treasurer.

The aerospace and defense industry in the United States is a leading contributor to the world’s safety and security, global travel, beyond earth exploration and domestic economy. The industry had its formal beginnings in America when Henry Knox, the first U.S. Secretary of War, commissioned six naval frigates for the U.S. Navy in 1794. In the following two centuries the Wright Brothers pioneered the first powered flight, U.S. aviators and aviatrixes set records in transcontinental and around the world flights and America broke the sound barrier and landed a man on the Moon.

Today, the aerospace and defense industry in the United States employs more than one million workers across all 50 states. It is also the nation’s largest net exporter and one of the biggest contributors to the annual U.S. GDP. The industry consistently “punches above its weight” and fundamentally contributes to the way American’s live, work, travel and communicate. Technological advancements in the industry have spurred innovations in jet aircraft, communications satellites, the Internet, Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and other new technologies that help save and improve the lives of Americans every day.

As one of the United States’ best examples of an effective public-private partnership, the aerospace and defense industry has for decades partnered with the U.S. government to manufacture air traffic control systems, defense platforms, communications equipment and other necessary tools to out pace an ever evolving world.

The strength of the aerospace and defense industry helps keep our men and women in uniform safe and successful on the battlefield, ensures that more than two million airline passengers travel safely and efficiently every day, and enables humankind to explore the frontiers of space and discover new, unimaginable and lifesaving technologies in the process.

The aerospace and defense industry continues to strengthen the successes of today by looking toward the future’s endless possibilities.

Additional members of the Executive Committee for 2014 are:

  • William M. Brown, President and Chief Executive Officer, Harris Corporation
  • Wes Bush,Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Jerry DeMuro, President and Chief Executive Officer, BAE Systems, Inc.
  • Scott C. Donnelly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Textron Inc.
  • David P. Hess, Retired President, Pratt and Whitney, United Technologies Corporation
  • Marillyn Hewson, Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board, Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Raanan Horowitz, President and Chief Executive Officer, Elbit Systems of America
  • John S. Langford, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Aurora Flight Sciences
  • Tim O. Mahoney, President and Chief Executive Officer, Honeywell Aerospace
  • Thomas S. Marotta, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Marotta Controls, Inc.
  • David F. Melcher, Chief Executive Officer and President, Exelis, Inc.
  • Dennis A. Muilenburg, Vice Chairman, President and Chief Operating Officer, The Boeing Company
  • Phebe Novakovic, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, General Dynamics Corporation
  • William H. Swanson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Raytheon Company
  • Scott Thams, Chief Executive Officer, Integrity Aerospace Group, Inc.

Additional Members of the Board of Governors for 2014 are:

  • David C. Adams, Co-Chief Operating Officer, Curtiss-Wright Corporation
  • Sudesh K. Arora, President and Chief Executive Officer,Natel Electronic Manufacturing Services
  • Raynard D. Benvenuti, Chairman, Align Aerospace, LLC
  • David E. Berges, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hexcel Corporation
  • Peg Billson, President, Ontic Engineering and Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Gregory Bloom, President, Seal Science, Inc.
  • Michael Bloor, President and Chief Operating Officer, ESI North America
  • Warren M. Boley, Jr., President, Aerojet Rocketdyne
  • Kenneth Bram, President, AUSCO, Inc.
  • Ralph W. Carpenter, Aerospace and Defense Industry Lead, Oracle USA, Inc.
  • Kevin Cummings, President and Chief Executive Officer, GKN Aerospace North America
  • Scott A. Dean, President and General Manager, Pacifica Engineering, Inc.
  • Raymond G. Duquette, President and General Manager, CAE USA, Inc
  • Bradley Feldmann, President and Chief Operating Officer, Cubic Corporation
  • Jeffry D. Frisby, President and Chief Executive Officer, Triumph Group, Inc.
  • Thomas A. Gendron, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Woodward, Inc.
  • Brian Glackin, Vice President, Government Relations, Cobham North America, Inc.
  • Roy Goldsmith, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing and Revenue Sharing Programs, Barnes Group
  • James M. Guyette, President and Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce North America, Inc.
  • Guy C. Hachey, President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Aerospace
  • Dawne S. Hickton, Vice Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer, RTI International Metals, Inc.
  • Cheryle Jackson, Vice President, Government Affairs and Corporate Development, AAR Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Neal J. Keating, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Kaman Aerospace Corporation
  • Robert J. Khoury, Director and Co-Founder, B/E Aerospace, Inc.
  • Tom Kilkenny, General Manager, Global Aerospace and Defense, IBM Corporation
  • Lance Kwasniewski, Vice President, Engineering Belcan Corporation
  • Blake Larson, Senior Vice President and President, Alliant Techsystems, Inc. (ATK)
  • Larry A. Lawson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Spirit AeroSystems
  • Rob Leibrandt, Senior Market Manager, Camcode Division of Horizons, Inc.
  • Joseph P. Marino, Managing Director, PWC Aerospace and Defense Advisory Services
  • Michael McGuire, President, Celestica Aerospace and Technology Corp., Celestica Corporation
  • Richard L. McNeel, Chairman of the Board, Lord Corporation
  • Dwight Moore, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer, National Technical Systems
  • Tony Moraco, Chief Executive Officer, Science Applications International Corporation
  • Robert K. Ortberg, Chief Executive Officer and President, Rockwell Collins
  • Takayoshi Oshima, Chief Executive Officer, Allied Telesis, Inc.
  • Frank W. Pace, President, Aircraft Systems Group,General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
  • Anthony C. Patti, Vice President, AandD/Executive Adviser, CSC
  • Erik A. Paulhardt, Vice President, Aerospace and Defense, Timken Aerospace Transmissions, LLC
  • Art Prangley, Director, Aerospace and Defense Industry, HP, Federal Sales Team
  • Anthony Reardon, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ducommun Inc.
  • Curtis Reusser, President and Chief Executive Officer, Esterline Technologies
  • Lorraine Rienecker, Executive Vice President, Strategy Sales and Marketing, Meggitt PLC
  • Eric Roegner, President, Alcoa Defense
  • Mark Rosenker, Member of the Board of Directors of Sequa, Chromalloy
  • Ronald S. Saks, Chief Executive Officer, LMI Aerospace, Inc.
  • Kevin Sandkuhler, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Securitas Critical Infrastructure Services, LLC
  • John Scannell, Chief Executive Officer, Moog, Inc.
  • John Schmidt, Managing Director, Aerospace and Defense Lead North America, Accenture
  • Roger Sherrard, President, Aerospace Group, Parker Hannifin Corporation
  • Robert L. Smith, President and Owner, Acutec Precision Machining
  • Randy Snyder, President, Wesco Aircraft Hardware Corporation
  • Gary J. Spulak, President, Embraer Aircraft Holding, Inc.
  • Rob Strain, President, Ball Aerospace Technologies
  • Mitch Waldman, Corporate Vice President, Government and Customer Relations, Huntington Ingalls Industries
  • George T. Whitesides, Chief Executive Officer, Virgin Galactic, LLC
  • Uday Yadav, President, Aerospace Group, Eaton Corporation