SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Skyworks, the global leader in gyronautics, announced that Senator Byron L Dorgan will join its strategic board of advisors. Senator Dorgan served as a Congressman and Senator for North Dakota for 30 years before retiring from the U.S. Senate in 2011.
During his tenure in Congress, Senator Dorgan served on Senate Committees for Energy, Commerce, Defense Appropriations, and was Chairman of Indian Affairs. He was also Chairman of Senate Subcommittees on Aviation and Energy and Water Appropriations.
As Chairman of the Aviation Subcommittee of the Senate Commerce Committee, Senator Dorgan worked extensively on aviation issues. He served as co-chairman of the Eno Center for Transportation project, exploring ways to reorganize the Air Traffic Control function at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to accelerate the movement to the next generation air traffic control system using GPS as a replacement for ground based radar. He was also the lead sponsor of the Electric Vehicle Deployment Act.
"We are delighted to have someone of Senator Dorgan's stature join the Skyworks team," said retired Air Force Brig. Gen. John Michel, Skyworks Director. "The Senator brings decades of experience in aviation, mobility and alternative transportation public policy to the table, along with a deep understanding of defense program protocols and life cycles."
Senator Dorgan serves on the Board of Governors of Argonne National Laboratory. He is also a New York Times bestselling author of four books and adjunct visiting professor at Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy. He is a senior policy advisor with the Washington DC law firm Arent Fox and a senior fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington DC think tank.
Senator Dorgan holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of North Dakota and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Denver.
Skyworks Global Inc., is the world leader in gyronautics, the study and design of sustained autorotative flight represented by the company's gyroplane technology. Skyworks has more than 40 patents with several more underway, all obtained in an effort to radically change not only the way gyroplanes are perceived, but also the way they are utilized. From mass personnel transportation, agriculture, and border protection to literally changing the economies of developing nations, Skyworks' goal is to change the paradigm of aerial technology. For more information about the company, its products, and individual members of the Skyworks team, visit www.Skyworks-Global.com.
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