ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aerospace Industries Association today elected Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis A. Muilenburg to serve as 2017 Chairman of AIA's Board of Governors. Muilenburg will succeed Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and CEO Marillyn Hewson who serves as 2016 Chair. Raytheon Chairman and CEO Thomas A. Kennedy will serve as 2017 Vice Chairman. David F. Melcher was reappointed as President and CEO and Ginette C. Colot was reappointed as Secretary‑Treasurer.
"With a new Congress and Administration, 2017 is going to be an important year for AIA and our ongoing efforts to shape public policy," Muilenburg said. "As incoming chair, I look forward to working with our members to remind regulators, elected officials, the general public and other stakeholders about the important—and indispensable—role aerospace and manufacturing play in sustaining the U.S. economy and exports, driving innovation and technology, and creating good jobs."
Additional members of the Executive Committee for 2017 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, President and Chief Executive Officer, Textron Inc.
Bradley Feldmann, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cubic Corporation
David P. Hess, Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer, Aerospace, United Technologies Corporation
Marillyn Hewson, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Karl Hutter, President and Chief Executive Officer, Click Bond, Inc.
David L. Joyce, President and Chief Executive Officer, GE Aviation, General Electric Company
Roger Krone, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Leidos Corporation
Tim O. Mahoney, President and Chief Executive Officer, Honeywell Aerospace
Phebe Novakovic, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, General Dynamics Corporation
Kelly Ortberg, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Rockwell Collins
Mike Petters, President and Chief Executive Officer, Huntington Ingalls Industries
Robert D. Strain, President, Ball Aerospace
Michael T. Strianese, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, L-3 Communications Corporation
Gregory Bloom, President, Seal Science, Inc., (Associate Member)
As the voice of American aerospace and defense, AIA advocates for policies and responsible budgets that keep our country strong, bolster our capacity to innovate, and spur our economic growth. Our top unifying efforts for 2017 will be:
- Repeal the budget caps that are harming national security
- Expand trade and job opportunities by making the Export Import Bank whole
- Enhance security cooperation with allied and partner nations
- Develop smart regulations that increase industry's ability to compete in the global marketplace
- Bolster our nation's investments in important civil aviation infrastructure, space exploration and research programs
"We welcome the election of Dennis Muilenberg to serve as AIA's chair in 2017," said AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher. "Since joining our Executive Committee in 2012, Dennis served in a variety of positions, including as Vice Chair in 2016. He brings a unique perspective, as Boeing is a leader across all sectors of our industry – civil aviation, defense and space. We look forward to working with him in 2017 to achieve our industry's priorities."
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Founded in 1919 shortly after the birth of flight, the Aerospace Industries Association is the most authoritative and influential trade association representing the nation's leading manufacturers and suppliers of civil, military and business aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aircraft systems, space systems, aircraft engines, homeland and cybersecurity systems, materiel and related components, equipment services and information technology.
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