Embry-Riddle’s Center For Aviation And Aerospace
Leadership Plans Workshops, Discussions, More
The second Aviation and Aerospace Manufacturing Summit is being
planned by The Center for Aviation and Aerospace Leadership (CAAL)
at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide for early
next year in Orlando, Florida. The two-day summit will present data
and address issues on the state of aerospace manufacturing in the
United States and around the world for both military and commercial
markets. Events will include workshops on leadership and strategy,
lectures, panel discussions, and presentations on hot topics and
key trends affecting the industry.
“Last year’s inaugural Aviation and Aerospace
Manufacturing Summit was an outstanding example of the high-quality
outreach we want to continue to provide to our aviation leadership
community,” said John R. Watret, Ph.D., Executive Vice
President of the Worldwide Campus. “We are excited to
announce that this year’s event will offer even more
opportunities to continue the dialogue about how to successfully
solve critical leadership and management issues facing aerospace
Leaders from across the industry, ranging from the U.S.
military, NASA, and Department of Commerce to private industry and
academia, will conduct the summit’s sessions and seminars.
The 2011 summit will feature an array of industry leaders that
reads like a “Who’s Who” in aviation and
aerospace, including Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, chief of staff of the
U.S. Air Force; Tony Velocci, editor-in-chief of Aviation Week
& Space Technology; Gregory F. Hall, vice president of aircraft
maintenance for FedEx Express; and Raul Regalado, president and CEO
of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, who will be
addressing the findings of the Department of Transportation’s
Future of Aviation Advisory Committee.
“Through focused research, knowledge management, and
targeted development programs, CAAL explores both the personality
traits that define great aviation and aerospace leaders, as well as
the knowledge, skills, and best practices required to excel at the
highest levels of industry,” said Dr. Robert Materna,
director of CAAL and a professor of Business Administration at
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide.
Additional featured faculty and staff include retired U.S. Air
Force Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Robert E. Mansfield Jr., aerospace
executive in residence for CAAL; Dr. Bruce Ellis, senior aerospace
economist and manufacturing strategist for CAAL; Dr. Kees Rietsema,
director of research for CAAL; and Dr. Ken Jennings, managing
director of Third River Partners, a leadership development and
strategy execution consultancy whose clients include Aerojet and
General Electric’s jet engine division.
"The challenges facing the aviation and aerospace industry today
are complex, and there is a tremendous need for programs than can
prepare leaders to meet these challenges,” said General
Mansfield. Even though there are signs that certain sectors of the
industry are improving, recovery is far from certain. The 2011
Summit will help decision-makers anticipate and respond to these
challenges and provide insight to assist them in being even more
effective. It will be held February 23-25, 2011, at Disney’s
BoardWalk Inn in Orlando, Florida.