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GAMA Mourns Passing of Former U.S. Secretary Norman Mineta

GAMA NEWS 22-19 For Immediate Release: May 4, 2022

May 4, 2022
Contact: Andre Castro


GAMA Mourns Passing of Former U.S. Secretary Norman Mineta 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – General Aviation Manufacturing Association (GAMA) President and CEO, Pete Bunce, issued the following statement regarding the passing of Norman Mineta, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Secretary of Commerce, U.S. Representative and Mayor of San Jose:

“Secretary Mineta was an incredible statesman and a true giant in all facets of transportation where he specifically championed safety and security of the aviation industry. He broke racial and political barriers as he worked for the betterment of the United States. Following the 9/11 attacks, he was a driving force in ensuring the security of America and restoring confidence in our aviation system. We are forever grateful for his dedication to advancing transportation and seeking bipartisan solutions. On behalf of the entire staff and membership of GAMA, I extend our deepest and heartfelt condolences to Secretary Mineta’s family and friends, and his former cabinet and congressional colleagues. Secretary Mineta will forever be remembered for his leadership, grace, political acumen and service to country.”



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Communications Director:
Andre Castro:
General Aviation Manufacturers Association
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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.