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Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance Hosts Women in Aerospace Luncheon July 25 in Seattle

 

SEATTLE, WA – July 8, 2014 – Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the Northwest Aerospace Industry, is hosting its first ever Women in Aerospace Luncheon on July 25 at the Museum of Flight in Seattle to provide information and analytics on the changing trends and demographics within manufacturing.

The three hour luncheon is open to men and women and will feature leading edge speakers including:

Erika Wagner, Ph.D., Business Development Manager of Blue Origin will deliver a program update on her company’s reusable launch vehicles that utilize rocket-powered Vertical Take-off and Vertical Landing (VTVL) technology, while offering insights into the changing demographics within the space sector.

Christina Lomasney, President and CEO of Modumetal will provide a program update on her Seattle-based company that is creating a revolutionary new class of nanolaminated materials that promise to change design and manufacturing.  As CEO of several startups and patent holder on a number of inventions, Lomasney will share her insights on innovation and leadership.

Anneliese Vance-Sherman, Ph.D., Regional Labor Economist for the Washington State Department of Employment Security will provide an overview of current Washington State manufacturing statistics and demographics.

Jay Schmidt, VP of Business Development for Silicon Forest Electronics and Instructor at Clackamas County College, both in Vancouver, Wash. will discuss how gender and cultural differences between the generations are changing the aerospace workplace and what we can do to bridge the gaps.

“Women have always played an integral role in the aerospace industry.  Today they are designing, engineering and innovating in all aspects of aerospace manufacturing,” said PNAA’s Executive Director Melanie Jordan. “With a nod to the past and a focus on the future PNAA’s luncheon will present information on the demographic changes, and how more and more women are leading companies using cutting edge technologies to advance the industry.”

The luncheon will kick off at 11 a.m. and will conclude at 2 p.m.  The cost for the event is $75 for PNAA Members and $100 for non-members.  A plated lunch will be served at noon.

 

About PNAA:

Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance is a coalition of aerospace companies dedicated to promoting the growth and success of the region’s most important industry.  For over 13 years, PNAA has provided programs that deliver market intelligence and business networking opportunities to strengthen and enhance the aerospace community.  Our members represent every segment of the industry and are responsible for designing, manufacturing and supplying parts for companies across the globe.

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