Dr. Paul G. Kaminski joins board of eSTOL hybrid-electric aircraft builder Electra.aero

posted on 11th November 2021 by Eddie Saunders
Dr. Paul G. Kaminski joins board of eSTOL hybrid-electric aircraft builder Electra.aero

Electra.aero, Inc. has announced that Paul G. Kaminski, one of the nation’s most distinguished aerospace leaders, has joined its Board of Directors.

Electra is a next-gen aerospace company leading the way in sustainable urban and regional mobility with its development of hybrid-electric, ultra-short takeoff and landing (eSTOL) aircraft.

“We are delighted and honored to welcome Paul to the Electra team,” said John S. Langford, Founder and CEO of Electra.aero.

“Paul’s experience in leading the development of groundbreaking technology is unrivaled. The guidance he’ll bring to our work will be invaluable.”

“I am thrilled to join Electra at this exciting time in the aviation industry, as they develop a new generation of high-performance sustainable aircraft,” noted Dr. Kaminski.

“John Langford has formed an incredible team with ‘bruised knuckles experience’ in designing, developing, testing, certifying, and marketing aircraft with groundbreaking technology, and they plan to do it again with hybrid-electric power carefully integrated to enable a blown wing for ultra-short and quiet takeoff and landing.”

Paul G. Kaminski is currently Chairman and CEO of Technovation, Inc., a company that fosters innovation and develops business and investment strategies for the application of advanced technology in the aerospace and defense sectors.

He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and both a fellow and honorary fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

A retired U.S. Air Force colonel, Dr. Kaminski served as Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology from 1994 to 1997, responsible for all DOD research, development, and acquisition programs as well as logistics, environmental security, international programs, the defense industrial base, and military construction with a total annual budget exceeding $100 billion.