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The State of the Aerospace Industry
Keywords: Aerospace, Military, Aircraft
Tuesday's Dinner Speaker: John W. Douglass is president and chief executive officer of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), which represents the nation’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of civil, military, and business aircraft; helicopters; UAVs; space systems; aircraft engines, material, and related components; equipment services; and information technology. Mr. Douglass became the seventh full-time chief executive of the association in 1998. Before that, he served for nearly three years as assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition of defense systems for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. A nationally-recognized expert in systems acquisition, Mr. Douglass has extensive acquisition experience in Congress, the Defense Department, and the Executive branch as a policy authority, contracting officer, engineering officer, test and evaluation officer, program control officer, and research director. A native of Miami, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from the University of Florida, a Master of Science degree in industrial engineering from Texas Tech University and a Master of Science degree in management science from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Douglass has done postgraduate work at Cornell University Center for International Studies where he was an Air Force Research Fellow with the Peace Studies Program.
Mr. John Douglass , President / CEO
Aerospace Industries Association
Arlington, VA

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  • ASE
  • Canon
  • EMD Performance Materials
  • Honeywell
  • Indium
  • Kester
  • Kyocera America
  • Master Bond
  • Micro Systems Technologies
  • MRSI
  • Palomar
  • Plexus
  • Promex
  • Qualcomm
  • Quik-Pak
  • Raytheon
  • Specialty Coating Systems