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2018 VLC Board of Directors

There are currently 16 members on the Board of Directors.

Director Photo
Name Company Category Class
Nick Lappos
Nick Lappos, VLC Chairman Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
B
Large OEMs
Daniel Schrage
Daniel Schrage Georgia Tech
B
Academic/Nonprofit
Inder Chopra
Inder Chopra University of Maryland
A
Academic/Nonprofit
Michael Hirschberg
Michael Hirschberg AHS International
B
AHS
Jerry Wheeler
Jerry Wheeler Advanced Turbine Engine Company
A
Engine
Jeffrey Schloesser Bell Helicopter
A
Large OEMs
Eric Streich
Eric Streich The Boeing Company
A
Large OEMs
No Photo Available
Howard Wiebold Honeywell International
None
Suppliers
No Photo Available
Bob Matthews Harris Corporation
A
Suppliers
John Piasecki
John Piasecki, VLC Vice Chair Piasecki Aircraft Corporation
B
Small VTOL
Doug Shidler DC Shidler
A
Other Contractor
Michael Riley Raytheon
A
Large Contractor
Rudy Ostovich
Rudy Ostovich Parker Ostovich & Associates
B
Other Contractor
No Photo Available
Dr. Rob Fleming Northrop Grumman
B
Large Contractor
No Photo Available
Sam Hubbard Rockwell Collins
B
Supplier
No Photo Available
Greg Gass GE Aviation
None
Engine