EAA Adds Recognized Names To Board


Dick VanGrunsven of Vans Aircraft; Joe Brown, president of Hartzell; and David Pasahow, founder of an executive search firm, have joined EAAs Board of Directors, EAA announced Thursday. The men were invited to join during EAAs fall meeting on Nov. 14-15 at Oshkosh. Each will each serve one-year renewable terms on the EAA board. Current EAA Chairman Jack Pelton said EAA is grateful that each of them has stepped forward to represent our membership and help lead the association as we pursue our mission of growing participation in aviation.

VanGrunsven is founder and CEO of Vans Aircraft, which mainly produces experimental kit aircraft and boasts more than 8,500 completed examples, worldwide. He has been an EAA member since 1964 and has received two awards from EAA in recognition of his contribution to experimental aviation. VanGrunsven is also founding member of the industry group Aircraft Kit Manufacturers Association (AKIA), which advocates for experimental aviation in regulatory and other matters. Brown is president of Hartzell Propeller and COO of that business’ holding company. Pasahow is founder of Blue Line Advisors, which works in aerospace and transportation to seek executives for leadership positions in the industry. All three men are pilots and Pasahow has previously served on EAAs board.