CONFERENCE SPEAKERS(CONTINUED) 18TH ANNUAL AEROSPACE CONFERENCE | SOARING TO SUCCESS MICHAEL BLACK Partner / First Hill Partners Michael Black is a Managing Director with First Hill Partners. Michael has 20 years of experience in investment banking as well as principal investing. He has led a variety of Mergers & Acquisitions and Equity Offering transactions throughout his career. Prior to joining First Hill Partners, Michael was a Managing Director at Zachary Scott & Co., where he led the firm’s efforts in the Industrial Technology sector. While at Zachary Scott & Co. he advised private and public companies on transactions in the Aerospace, Defense, and Industrial sectors. Before joining Zachary Scott & Co., Michael ran a search fund to acquire control positions in lower middle market companies. / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / MARY KAYE BREDESON Executive Director / Center of Excellence for Aerospace & Advanced Manufacturing / UAS Mary Kaye Bredeson is the Executive Director for the Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing and UAS, housed at Everett Community College. For the past 15 years she has brought her leadership skills to the Higher-Ed system in promoting and maintaining the Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing as a recognizable and highly valuable component in Washington's economic and workforce development initiatives. As the Executive Director, Ms. Bredeson works to encourage educational programs to share best practices and resources as well as providing a clear point of contact for industry employers to share their workforce needs with all 34 community and technical colleges as well as other education and training providers. / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / JUSTUS BREESE Director, Military Programs / The Umbra Group Justus Breese has worked for over three decades with some of the most valuable global brands including Toyota, Microsoft, Mitsubishi and Boeing as well as small, family-owned manufacturing firms in various business development, relationship management, strategic planning, and consulting roles. Justus currently works for the Umbra Group, a global mechanical actuation supplier headquartered in Italy with 6 manufacturing facilities in Europe and North America that maintains Tier One relationships with Boeing and Airbus and with all the leading global system integrators. His responsibilities at Umbra are focused within the company’s military aerospace portfolio as well as with key strategic relationships featuring commercial aerospace customers including Rockwell Collins, Parker Hannifin, Honeywell, General Atomics and Woodward. / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / DANIELE CAGNATEL President and CEO / AIM Aerospace Daniele joined AIM Aerospace as the new President and CEO in August 2017. Prior to AIM Aerospace, he served in a number of operational roles at GKN Aerospace, most recently as their President and CEO of Aerostructures North America, as well as serving as Head of Strategic Planning and Business Development at GKN Aerospace corporate level. He began his career at GKN International’s Leadership Development Program in 1999 and was appointed to their Aerospace Executive Committee in January 2014. Daniele received a M.A. in Mechanical Engineering with Management and German Language from the University of Nottingham, U.K. Save the Date for PNAA’s 19th Annual Aerospace Conference February 10-13th, 2020 30