COLUMBUS – The Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Technology Committee (OAATC) today met to discuss the development of an “Ohio Unified Aerospace Strategy.” Chairman of the OAATC, State Representative Adam Holmes (R-Nashport), applauded the committee’s speakers for their collaborative efforts and presentations.
“For the first time in OAATC’s history, we had all of Ohio’s major aerospace business development organizations together in one room,” said Holmes. “Ohio is becoming a front runner in aerospace and aviation industry development, and I’m so proud of the work this committee has put in so far.”
The OAATC met to identify the specific roles of each organization in Ohio aerospace industry development and coordinate cooperative action. The ultimate goal is for all future Ohio aerospace business development to conform to an agreed “Ohio Unified Aerospace Strategy.”
The committee today welcomed Joe Zeis, Senior Advisor for Aerospace and Defense in the Office of Governor Mike DeWine, Elaine Bryant, Executive Vice President for Aerospace and Defense at the Dayton Development Coalition, Glenn Richardson, Managing Director for Advanced Manufacturing and Aerospace at JobsOhio, and John Sankovic, President of the Ohio Aerospace Institute.
“We have an incredibly well-rounded and established group of people working towards the same goal in the OAATC,” said Holmes. “I’m excited to the amazing things we will accomplish as a collaborative effort.”