Steinbring Is Credited With Forming The IBAC
The NBAA said Thursday that Paul Stinebring of Emerson Electric
will be honored with the 2010 John Winant Award at the 63rd Annual
Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010) in Atlanta, GA.
"Given Paul's remarkable contributions to the International
Business Aviation Council (IBAC), we believe it is entirely
appropriate that he is receiving the John Winant Award," said NBAA
President and CEO Ed Bolen. "After all, it was John Winant who more
than any other individual is responsible for the creation of
Bolen explained that Stinebring began his service as NBAA's
representative on the Governing Board of IBAC while serving on the
Association's Board of Directors from 1995 to 2005, and continued
that service after concluding his tenure on NBAA's Board of
Directors. He will be presented with the award on Tuesday, October
19, at NBAA2010. Stinebring began his career in Emerson Electric's
flight department in 1974, where he still serves as director,
administration and international operations. After serving on
NBAA's Industry Affairs Committee and International Operators
Committee, he was first elected to the NBAA Board of Directors in
During his 12-year tenure on the IBAC Governing Board, he served
as chairman from 2003 through 2006; and as vice chairman and
chairman of the IBAC International Standard for Business Aircraft
Operations (IS-BAO) Standards Board from 2004 to the present. He
also served as NBAA's representative to the IBAC Finance Committee
from 2003 through May of this year, when he turned over his
responsibilities as NBAA's representative to IBAC to his alternate,
NBAA Director Elizabeth Dornak of DuPont Aviation. Stinebring still
serves as her alternate.
"Clearly, Paul embodies the spirit of this award," Dornak said.
"It has been a privilege to serve with Paul on the IBAC Governing
Board. Beneath his quiet and humble nature, there is a passion and
commitment to NBAA, IBAC and business aviation that is an
Donald D. Spruston, director general of the IBAC in Montreal,
called Stinebring "an outstanding selection, as Paul has been a
devoted contributor to international operations for many years.
Paul's collaborative spirit, energy, vision and results orientation
personify those of John Winant before him; he is an ideal choice
for an award named after Winant. It has been a pleasure working
with him in the IBAC program."
The John Winant Award is named in honor of the former NBAA
director and long-time president who passed away in 2009. First
given at the 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention, the award
recognizes former NBAA Board members who, as Winant did, continue
to dedicate their time and expertise to promoting business aviation
after they have concluded their service as NBAA directors. "We felt
this award would be a fitting tribute to John Winant, who not only
served as a resource to all of his successors but also wrote two
books on business aviation and NBAA after he retired from the
Association," Bolen said.