NEW YORK, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 16, 2001 at The Wings Club's
59th Annual Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, Mr. Norm Mineta,
U.S. Secretary of Transportation will present Harry Stonecipher, Vice Chairman
of The Boeing Company, with The Club's 2001 Distinguished Achievement Award.
Mr. Mineta will also address the prestigious group of aviation industry
leaders, at this, their first gathering since the tragic events of September
With a career in the aerospace industry spanning more than forty years,
Mr. Stonecipher is credited with many achievements and honors including
initiating the merger with Boeing, which was successfully completed in August
1997. In May 2001 Mr. Stonecipher was elected to his current position of Vice
Chairman of The Boeing Company.
Presented annually since 1975, The Wings Club Distinguished Achievement
Award honors "outstanding accomplishments in the filed of aviation and
astronautics." Past recipients include Astronaut Neil Armstrong, Senator John
Glenn and former President George H. Bush.
The Wings Club was founded in 1942 in New York City as an organization for
aviation professionals and enthusiasts to preserve the history and perpetuate
the traditions of aviation while providing an important forum for discussion
and debate on aeronautic and aviation issues. For more information on The
Wings Club, contact General Manager Alison Minton at (212) 867-1770.
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