Partner Event

Join the Ohio Aerospace Institute virtually for an informative program and update on the status of Aerospace in Ohio.

Hear from Scott Thompson of Price Waterhouse Coopers. Scott is the author of the annual Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness Study ranking Ohio number two in aerospace attractiveness nationwide. Scott will discuss how that determination was made.

A panel of high level Aerospace Experts from, Industry, government, and military will share input and knowledge on workforce needs and opportunities, as well as Ohio’s commitment to higher education.
How to maintain and build on our status will be a focus of the panel.


10:00 – 10:15 a.m. /Lt. Governor John Husted

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. /Col. Joe Zies, Governor’s office

10:30 – 10:40 a.m. / State Rep. Adam Holmes

10:40 – 11:10 a.m. / Scott Thompson, Price Waterhouse Coopers Partner & National
Leader for Aerospace & Defense Practice

11:10 – 11:55 a.m./ Panel

  • Kathy Ingram, Ohio State Rep., Workforce,
  • Rich Mears, president, Component Repair Technology,
  • Julianna Petti, executive director, Alliance for Working Together (AWT) and Roger Sustar, owner and CEO, Fredon and AWT treasurer,
  • Major General John Harris, Ohio National Guard,
  • Jed Marquart, Ph.D., P.E., executive director, Ohio Space Grant Consortium,
  • Robert Tanner, executive director, Ohio Federal Research Network

11:55 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. / Q&A Panel Moderated by Dr. John Sankovic, President and CEO, Ohio Aerospace Institute

12:30 – 12:45 p.m. / Closing remarks General Lester Lyles, Ret. Airforce


Join the Ohio Aerospace Institute in partnership with the Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Council and the Ohio Aerospace Aviation Technology Committee for Ohio Aerospace Day 2020. The event features keynote speaker Scott Thompson from Price Waterhouse Cooper and a panel of aerospace experts discussing workforce, education, industry and supply chain in industry manufacturing.

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