P.O. Box 81226, Rochester, MI 48308

248-592-7303

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 further strengthen Michigan’s aerospace ecosystem by expanding talent, research and market access.

Vision

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

Values

DEDICATION – We are passionate, driven, focused, and committed to deliver value.

RELATIONSHIPS – We interact, communicate, and collaborate effectively within our board and with our constituents.

RESPONSIVENESS – We respond quickly and effectively to requests, questions, and concerns.

INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE – We leverage our collective aerospace knowledge and expertise for the benefit of our stakeholders.

Board of Directors

matt-eurich

AIAM Treasurer

Matt Eurich

President
Wineman  Technology Inc.

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Anthony M Waas

AIAM Board Member

Anthony M. Waas

Richard A. Auhll Department Chair of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan

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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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Lorelei Richey m309637

AIAM Board Member

Lorelei L. Richey

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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AIAM Board Member

Jeff Easto

Sourcing Operations Leader
GE

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mike-stratton

AIAM Secretary

Mike Stratton

Product Line Manager, Combustion
Woodward

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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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