Aerion Corporation has announced a new five-member board, to support and guide the company’s rapid growth, as it pursues a supersonic renaissance.
The new board of directors, representing the interests of major shareholders and providing an impressive depth and breadth of industry experience, include:
Tom Vice, Aerion’s Chairman is president and chief executive officer. He joined Aerion as president and chief operating officer in March 2018 and was named chief executive officer in August 2018. Mr Vice led discussions resulting in the recently announced partnership with Boeing to develop the Aerion AS2, pioneering new markets for supersonic travel.
Bryan Barrett, chief financial officer and vice president of Keystone Group, an affiliate of Aerion Partners, the lead investor in Aerion. Mr Barrett oversees a portfolio of investments focused on manufacturing and aerospace. He is also a director of LM Industries, an innovator in low-volume motor vehicle and large-scale additive manufacturing.
Mike Sinnett, vice president of product strategy and future airplane programs at Boeing Commercial Airplanes. He helps formulate the preliminary design of new and derivative airplanes and systems, improved environmental performance, and advanced technologies. Mr Sinnett was formerly vice president abd chief engineer for the Boeing 787.
Paul Adams, the retired chief operating officer of Precision Castparts and former president of Pratt & Whitney. Mr Adams joined Aerion in early 2018 as a consultant for engine development. He joined the Aerion board later that year.
Ken Shaw, vice president for supply chain at Boeing Global Services. His organization coordinates with suppliers worldwide for supply chain execution and parts to support major Boeing units. Mr Shaw is responsible for high-quality, efficient and repeatable delivery of services, as well as innovation and technical development of advanced service offerings for customers.