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GAMA Announces Leadership for 2006 and New Member Companies

GAMA NEWS 05-29 For Immediate Release: Nov 16, 2005

WASHINGTON, DC, November 16, 2005 – The Board of Directors of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has elected Jack J. Pelton, Chairman, President and CEO of Cessna Aircraft Company, as GAMA’s Chairman for 2006. Mr. Pelton previously served as GAMA’s Vice Chairman and will continue to act as Chairman of the Association’s Flight Operations Policy Committee.

The Board also elected John J. Grisik as GAMA’s Vice Chairman for 2006. Mr. Grisik is President, Electronic Systems, Goodrich Corporation.

Additionally, the following GAMA Board Members were appointed to serve in key leadership positions for the Association during 2006:

  • Alain M. Bellamare, President, Pratt & Whitney Canada, will chair GAMA’s Product Liability Committee.
  • Larry E. Williams, CEO, President and COO, Ballistic Recovery Systems, will chair GAMA’s Safety Affairs Committee.
  • Robert A. Wilson, President, Business and General Aviation, Honeywell, will chair GAMA’s Technical Policy Committee.

Lastly, GAMA’s Board of Directors voted Aviall, Inc. and Adam Aircraft as new member companies. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Aviall is the world’s largest independent provider of new aerospace parts and related aftermarket services. Adam Aircraft, located in Englewood, Colorado, manufactures the A500, a centerline thrust twin piston airplane. Additionally, the company is currently developing a very light jet.

Communications Director:
Andre Castro:
General Aviation Manufacturers Association
Headquarters: (+1) 202-393-1500
European Office: (+32) 2 550-3900

GAMA exists to foster and advance the general welfare, safety, interests, and activities of the global business and general aviation industry. This includes promoting a better understanding of general aviation manufacturing, maintenance, repair, and overhaul and the important role these industry segments play in economic growth and opportunity, and in serving the critical transportation needs of communities, companies, and individuals worldwide.