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Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance announces new chairman
For the Reporter
Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance, a nonprofit aerospace organization dedicated to promoting the growth and success of the aerospace industry in the Northwest, announced JC Hall has been elected chairman of PNAA's board of directors.
Hall, director of sales for Kent-based Esterline Hytek Finishes, the largest independent supplier of specialized metal finishing, plating, anodizing and organic coating services in the Pacific Northwest, was elected chairman at PNAA's annual meeting in September and replaces Kevin Steck of EADS Composites Atlantic.
"I am pleased that JC Hall has stepped forward to carry PNAA's leadership torch. His aerospace experience, proven business leadership, and commitment to PNAA will serve our organization well," said PNAA's Executive Director Melanie Jordan. "I would also like to take the opportunity to thank Kevin Steck for his significant contributions to the success of PNAA over the past six years. We are fortunate to have his experience and continued dedication on our Board of Directors."
In addition to his duties at Hytek, Hall is a member of the Air Transport Research International Forum (ATRIF). He has over 40 years of aerospace experience, including past service as executive director of the Washington Aerospace Alliance, and almost 30 years of military service with the US Air Force and US Navy flying the F-4 Phantom, F-101 Voodoo, F-111, and EA-6B Prowler.
Hall is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy.
"As a member of the PNAA Board for over three years, I've seen the impressive work that has been done by this organization on behalf of its members," Hall said. "I look forward to continuing that work and building upon that success as we continue to grow and strengthen the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Industry."
In addition to Hall, PNAA's board consists of: Vice Chairman Bob Uptagrafft, Impact Washington; Secretary John Graham, Fulcrum Associates; Treasurer Tom Sanger, Moss Adams LLP; Tom Brosius, Orion Aerospace, Ted Croft, Pyrotek; Bill King, SubRosa LLC; John Monroe, Economic Alliance Snohomish County; Jim Sheehan, Technical Aero; Kevin Steck, EADS Composites Atlantic; Rick Taylor, Altek; and Michel Merluzeau, G2 Solutions.