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Ohio Aerospace Institute Elects New Board of Trustees

Posted on Jul 23, 2012

CLEVELAND, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Peter Hennessey, a retired Air Force Brigadier General and Vice President at Battelle, has been elected to a two-year term as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Aerospace Institute. When asked about his appointment, Hennessey remarked, "I have a deep respect for these Trustees—and for Dr. Heil and the OAI team whose innovative and dedicated services are impacting aerospace interests all across Ohio."

He went on to say, "It's been a privilege to serve on the Board under outgoing Chairman, Dr. Bud Baeslack, whose focus strengthened OAI's foundation, leaving it well-postured to continue making major contributions to growing aerospace in Ohio. My task is to build momentum on the course Dr. Baeslack has set."

The Institute, founded in 1989, has been instrumental in building Ohio's aerospace economy through research and development, education and training, and serving as a catalyst for collaboration among universities, industry partners, and government centers. "General Hennessey is nationally known and respected as a leader and visionary, and we're very fortunate to have his stewardship of our Board during this important period in OAI's history," said President & CEO, Dr. Michael Heil.

About OAI

The Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) is a non profit organization that works to build Ohio's aerospace economy through research and technology development, education and training, and networking and information exchange. For more information, visit: "

SOURCE The Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI)

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