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GAMA Announces New Board Chairman and Vice Chairman for 2014, Welcomes New Member Company

GAMA NEWS 13-55 For Immediate Release: Nov 12, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Board of Directors of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) elected Steve Taylor, President of Boeing Business Jets, as GAMA’s Chairman for 2014. Taylor previously served as GAMA’s Vice Chairman of the Board and as Chairman of the Flight Operations Policy Committee.

Joe Brown, President of Hartzell Propeller, has been selected as GAMA’s Vice Chairman. Brown will continue to serve as Chairman of the Policy & Legal Issues Committee.

In addition, the following three Board members were elected to GAMA’s Executive Committee and will serve as Chairmen of the following committees:

Environment Committee: Ed Dolanski, President and CEO, Aviall, Inc.

Flight Operations Policy Committee: John Uczekaj, President and CEO, Aspen Avionics

Safety & Accident Investigation Committee: Simon Caldecott, President and CEO, Piper Aircraft

The following Board members will remain on the Executive Committee and continue to chair their respective committees:

Airworthiness & Maintenance Policy Committee: Aaron Hilkemann, President and CEO, Duncan Aviation

Communications Committee: Larry Flynn, President, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.

Global Markets Committee: Simon Pryce, Group Chief Executive, BBA Aviation

Security Issues Committee: Mark Van Tine, CEO, Jeppesen

Technical Policy Committee: Phil Straub, Vice President and Managing Director of Aviation, Garmin International

Brad Mottier, Vice President and General Manager, Business & General Aviation and Integrated Systems of GE Aviation, who has served as Chairman in 2013, will remain on the Executive Committee as the Immediate Past Chairman.

Additionally, GAMA’s Board of Directors approved Stevens Aviation as a member company. Stevens is one of the premier aviation services providers for Beechcraft, Bombardier, Cessna, Embraer, Gulfstream, Learjet, Piaggio and Pilatus aircraft. In addition, the company is a U.S. government and international government prime service provider on significant depot maintenance, modification and upgrade programs. Stevens offers expertise in the areas of aircraft maintenance, modification and refurbishment, component manufacturing, aircraft sales, flight services, and fixed base operations. Stevens Aviation operates facilities in Greenville, SC (GYH), Greer, SC (GSP), Dayton, OH (DAY), Nashville, TN (BNA), and Denver, CO (BJC).

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.