P.O. Box 81226, Rochester, MI 48308

248-321-4622

info@aiamnow.com

AIAM

The Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan is a non-profit, member driven industry organization.  It is a platform for aerospace leaders in the state to work together on a common set of priorities to strengthen and support the continued growth in the industry through talent attraction and new investment in Michigan.

Our True North

Mission

To be the collective voice for small, medium and large companies in Michigan’s aerospace industry providing talent, research and market access.

Vision

For Michigan to be ranked the number one aerospace industry cluster in the nation.

Values

Dedicated to providing maximum value for our member’s and sponsor’s investment in the organization through interaction and responsiveness.

AIAM Receives Congratulations from Michigan’s Governor and Lieutenant Governor

Governor Rick Snyder

Lt. Governor Brian Calley

Board of Directors

matt-eurich

AIAM Treasurer

Matt Eurich

President
Wineman  Technology Inc.

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dan-inman

AIAM Board Member

Daniel Inman

Clarence “Kelly” Johnson Collegiate Professor and Chair
U of M Aerospace Engineering

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AIAM Chairman

George Kiefer

Retired – VP/GM, Avionics – Computing & Networking
GE Aviation

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kevin-michaels

AIAM Board Member

Kevin Michaels

Managing Director
AeroDynamic Advisory

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mark-schmidt

AIAM Board Member

Mark Schmidt

Vice President Aftermarket Business
Eaton

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jeff-simek

AIAM Board Member

Jeff Simek

General Manager of Operations
RCO Aerospace and RCO Engineering

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glen-simula

AIAM Board Member

Glen Simula

President and Founder
GS Engineering, Inc.

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mike-stratton

AIAM Secretary

Mike Stratton

Product Line Manager, Combustion
Woodward

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Conor.N.Tracy

AIAM Board Member

Conor Tracy

General Manager – AutoAir
Pratt & Whitney

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tony-vernaci

AIAM President/Founder

Tony Vernaci

President/Founder
Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan

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alex-vlielander

AIAM Vice Chairman

Alex Vlielander

President
Liebherr-Aerospace Saline, Inc.

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Easto

AIAM Board Member

Jeff Easto

Sourcing Operations Leader
GE

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Talent Attraction & Talent Development

  • Inform the education community
    • Gap in talent that exist today
      • Degreed, technical & skilled trades
    • Talent requirements for future technology
    • Establish research priorities
  • Utilize relationships with educational institutions for talent attraction initiatives
  • Inspire rising talent in K-12 programs

Legislative

  • Voice of the Aerospace Industry in Lansing
  • Educate legislators on the industry impact in Michigan
  • Benchmark the industry in other regions
  • Propose preferred tax treatment
  • Lobby policy & regulatory reform necessary to keep companies competitive and grow the industry in Michigan

AIAM has proudly partnered with McAlvey Merchant & Associates to represent the interests of our members and the industry with Michigan’s legislative body.

Representation at Key Aerospace Events

  • Paris/Farnborough Air Show
  • NBAA
  • MRO Events
  • Job Fairs
    • In-state & domestically

Member Services

  • Capabilities Directory
  • Training
  • Assemble critical industry data for the state
    • Wage & Salary
    • Size of Industry
    •  Trends
  • Seat at the table nationally and internationally
  • Networking opportunities
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