GAMA Elects Officers


John J. Grisik, Executive Vice President of Operational Excellence and Technology at Goodrich Corp., has been elected chairman of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association for 2007. Grisik is vice chairman for 2006 and Cirrus CEO Alan Klapmeier will move into that spot next year. GAMA also announced that it had accepted three new members, including Eclipse Aviation, Sino Swearingen and SMA. Eclipse and Sino Swearingen recently received type certification for their Model 500 and SJ30 jets, and GAMA CEO Pete Bunce said its the first time GAMA has simultaneously added two OEMs with freshly certified products to its ranks. SMA is developing diesel light aircraft engines and is based in France. GAMA also filled its other executive slots. They are: Product Liability & Legal Issues Committee, Alain Bellemare, Pratt & Whitney Canada; Flight Operations Policy Committee, Jack Pelton, Cessna Aircraft Company; Security Issues Committee, John Rosanvallon, Dassault Falcon Jet Corporation; Communications Committee, Adrienne Stevens, L-3 Communications; International Affairs Committee, Mark Van Tine, Jeppesen; Safety Affairs & Training Committee, Larry Williams, Ballistic Recovery Systems; Technical Policy Committee, Robert Wilson, Honeywell.