Aviation Week & Space Technology Presents the Rising Stars of Aerospace in "Top 40 Under Forty" Special Issue

Oct 17, 2012, 13:09 ET from Aviation Week

NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The October 15th issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology (AW&ST) features a special report on the next generation of Aerospace talent, entitled "Top 40 Under Forty."  AW&ST's editors narrowed down the list of 40 from reader and industry nominations, along with candidates identified by AW&ST editorial.  The result is a pioneering showcase of the industry's top talent, and their extraordinary accomplishments to date, and the latest in Aviation Week's continued commitment to the future A&D workforce.

The global aviation, aerospace and defense industry has a rich history in attracting and cultivating top talent, and AW&ST's "Top 40 Under Forty" report uncovers an elite group who possess an aggressive palette of leadership, technical and analytical dexterity, business insight, and a resilient dedication to continuously pursue better than "good enough."  The complete "Top 40 Under Forty" list in its entirety:

  • Keith Allen, Senior Navigation and Controls Engineer, Rockwell Collins
  • Marc Allen, President, Boeing China
  • Justin Brownlee, Managing Director of Propulsion Maintenance, FedEx Express
  • John Brutnell, General Manager, ExecuJet UK
  • Stephane Burton, COO of Supply Chain & Support, Sabena Technics
  • Jonas Butautis, CEO, FL Technics
  • Onekki Christian, Principal Systems Engineer/Lead Systems Engineer, Raytheon
  • Carl Dietrich, CEO and Co-Founder, Terrafugia
  • David Easter, Senior Instructional Development Specialist/Air Operations, FedEx Express
  • Matthew Facchine, Fellow Systems Architect, Northrop Grumman
  • Parker Fagrelius, Ph.D., Student
  • Amy Gowder, Vice President and General Manager, Kelly Aviation Center, Lockheed Martin
  • Robert Hammerquist, Senior Engineer, Mechanical Systems, ITT Exelis
  • Luke Hayhoe, General Manager-Commercial, British Airways CityFlyer
  • Angela Heise, Vice President of Information Systems & Global Solutions-Defense Enterprise IT Service, Lockheed Martin
  • Luis Hernandez, Senior Staff Engineer, BAE Systems
  • Jeremy Hochstedler, Senior Electrical Engineer, Raytheon
  • John M. Holmes, Group Vice President, Aviation Supply Chain, AAR Corp.
  • Puneet Kaura, Executive Director, Samtel Avionics & Defense Systems Ltd.
  • David Kordonowy, Aerostructures Research Group Leader, Aurora Flight Sciences Corp.
  • David Lapeyronnie, Engineering Manager, Pressure and Mass Flow Sensors, Esterline Advanced Sensors
  • Timothy Lyon, Managing Director of Domestic Pricing, US Airways
  • Joachim Mirabaud, Head of Flight Hour Services Engineering & Pool Management, Airbus
  • Darren Moe, Director of Software & Algorithms, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
  • James T. Mooney, Precision Optics Chief Engineer, Exelis Geospatial Systems
  • Mike Moser, Chief Functional Engineer, AE 3007 Engines, Rolls-Royce
  • Aireen Omar, CEO, AirAsia Berhad
  • Carlye Prinz, First-Line Manager, Harpoon & Standoff Land Attack Missile-Expanded Response International Programs, Boeing
  • Joe Puthoff, Chief Project Engineer, Trent 1000-TEN, Rolls-Royce
  • Jonathan Rambeau, Vice President of F-35 International Programs, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
  • Kevin Schoonover, Director of Strategy & Business Development-Missile Defense, Alliant Techsystems
  • Justin Siegel, Vice President of Fleet Projects, Latam Airlines Group
  • Marc Szepan, Doctoral Candidate, University of Oxford
  • Nora Tgavalekos, Senior Manager for Technical Competency Definition and Development, Engineering, Technology and Mission Assurance, Raytheon
  • Leslie Thng, CEO, SilkAir
  • Derk-Jan van Heerden, Managing Director, Aircraft End-of-Life Solutions
  • Jennifer Wong, Program Manager, Colony II Bus, Boeing Phantom Works Advanced Space and Intelligence Systems
  • Al Wood, Executive Vice President, Commercial Products & Services, AeroTurbine
  • Gediminas Ziemelis, Chairman of the Board, Avia Solutions Group
  • Juan Carlos Zuazua, CEO, VivaAerobus

Lee Ann Tegtmeier, editorial lead on this feature and Civil managing editor of Aviation Week & Space Technology, is available for commentary and interviews at +1 202-383-2422 or leeann_tegtmeier@aviationweek.com.  To schedule broadcast appearances or inquire about media/press discounts to Aviation Week and the Aviation Week Intelligence Network, contact Director of Communications Joe D'Andrea at +1 212-904-3780 or joseph_dandrea@aviationweek.com.

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