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Aviation Week & Space Technology Presents the Rising Stars of Aerospace in “Top 40 Under Forty” Special Issue

Gediminas Ziemelis - TOP 40 Under 40 - Aviation WeekThe October 15th issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology (AW&ST) features a special report on the next generation of Aerospace talent, entitled “Top 40 Under Forty.”  AW&ST’s editors narrowed down the list of 40 from reader and industry nominations, along with candidates identified by AW&ST editorial.  The result is a pioneering showcase of the industry’s top talent, and their extraordinary accomplishments to date, and the latest in Aviation Week’s continued commitment to the future A&D workforce.

The global aviation, aerospace and defense industry has a rich history in attracting and cultivating top talent, and AW&ST’s “Top 40 Under Forty” report uncovers an elite group who possess an aggressive palette of leadership, technical and analytical dexterity, business insight, and a resilient dedication to continuously pursue better than “good enough.”  The complete “Top 40 Under Forty” list in its entirety:

  • Keith Allen , Senior Navigation and Controls Engineer, Rockwell Collins
  • Marc Allen , President, Boeing China
  • Justin Brownlee , Managing Director of Propulsion Maintenance, FedEx Express
  • John Brutnell , General Manager, ExecuJet UK
  • Stephane Burton , COO of Supply Chain & Support, Sabena Technics
  • Jonas Butautis, CEO, FL Technics
  • Onekki Christian , Principal Systems Engineer/Lead Systems Engineer, Raytheon
  • Carl Dietrich , CEO and Co-Founder, Terrafugia
  • David Easter , Senior Instructional Development Specialist/Air Operations, FedEx Express
  • Matthew Facchine , Fellow Systems Architect, Northrop Grumman
  • Parker Fagrelius , Ph.D., Student
  • Amy Gowder , Vice President and General Manager, Kelly Aviation Center, Lockheed Martin
  • Robert Hammerquist , Senior Engineer, Mechanical Systems, ITT Exelis
  • Luke Hayhoe , General Manager-Commercial, British Airways CityFlyer
  • Angela Heise , Vice President of Information Systems & Global Solutions-Defense Enterprise IT Service, Lockheed Martin
  • Luis Hernandez , Senior Staff Engineer, BAE Systems
  • Jeremy Hochstedler , Senior Electrical Engineer, Raytheon
  • John M. Holmes , Group Vice President, Aviation Supply Chain, AAR Corp.
  • Puneet Kaura , Executive Director, Samtel Avionics & Defense Systems Ltd.
  • David Kordonowy , Aerostructures Research Group Leader, Aurora Flight Sciences Corp.
  • David Lapeyronnie , Engineering Manager, Pressure and Mass Flow Sensors, Esterline Advanced Sensors
  • Timothy Lyon , Managing Director of Domestic Pricing, US Airways
  • Joachim Mirabaud, Head of Flight Hour Services Engineering & Pool Management, Airbus
  • Darren Moe , Director of Software & Algorithms, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
  • James T. Mooney , Precision Optics Chief Engineer, Exelis Geospatial Systems
  • Mike Moser , Chief Functional Engineer, AE 3007 Engines, Rolls-Royce
  • Aireen Omar , CEO, AirAsia Berhad
  • Carlye Prinz , First-Line Manager, Harpoon & Standoff Land Attack Missile-Expanded Response International Programs, Boeing
  • Joe Puthoff , Chief Project Engineer, Trent 1000-TEN, Rolls-Royce
  • Jonathan Rambeau , Vice President of F-35 International Programs, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
  • Kevin Schoonover , Director of Strategy & Business Development-Missile Defense, Alliant Techsystems
  • Justin Siegel , Vice President of Fleet Projects, Latam Airlines Group
  • Marc Szepan , Doctoral Candidate, University of Oxford
  • Nora Tgavalekos , Senior Manager for Technical Competency Definition and Development, Engineering, Technology and Mission Assurance, Raytheon
  • Leslie Thng, CEO, SilkAir
  • Derk-Jan van Heerden , Managing Director, Aircraft End-of-Life Solutions
  • Jennifer Wong , Program Manager, Colony II Bus, Boeing Phantom Works Advanced Space and Intelligence Systems
  • Al Wood , Executive Vice President, Commercial Products & Services, AeroTurbine
  • Gediminas Ziemelis , Chairman of the Board, Avia Solutions Group
  • Juan Carlos Zuazua , CEO, VivaAerobus 

SOURCE Aviation Week

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