Board of Directors Public Listing

Below is the 2014-2015 Members of the Board of Directors. AHS members should go back and log in for full contact details. (Updated July 1, 2014)

Position Name Employer and Title (if provided)

AHS Chair

Edwin Birtwell

GE Aviation GE Aircraft Engines
VP/GM Turboshaft Engines 

AHS President

Mick Maurer

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

AHS Secretary - Treasurer

Leanne Caret

The Boeing Company  
Vice President and General Manager Vertical Lift

AHS Technical Director

David Peters

Washington University St. Louis Professor & Chairman

AHS Vice President, Membership

Jon Tatro

Carter Aviation   

AHS Vice President, Washington, DC

David Wildes

Textron  Director,
Government Affairs

Director at Large (Appt.)

John Beck


Director at Large (Appt.)

Robert LaBelle

AgustaWestland AgustaWestlandBell, LLC
Vice President, Programs

Director at Large (Appt.)

Thomas Laux

Northrop Grumman Corp.  

Executive Director

Michael Hirschberg

AHS International  
Executive Director

Head, Australia/South Pacific

Arvind Sinha

Helicopter Systems Division, Defence Materiel Organisation  
Director of Engineering

Regional Director - Americas

Somen Chowdhury

Manager, International Research

Regional Director - Asia-Australia

Takashi Hiramoto

Teikyo University Department of Aerospace Engineering
Head of Department

Regional Director - Europe-Africa

Fabio Nannoni

AgustaWestland Italy
Engineering Director

Regional Director - U.S. Mideast

Patrick Donnelly

The Boeing Company  Program
Director - Domestic Chinook Programs

Regional Director - U.S. Midwest

David Peters

Washington University St. Louis
Professor & Chairman

Regional Director - U.S. Northeast

Mark Miller

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation  
Vice President Research & Engineering

Regional Director - U.S. Southeast

Michael Deitchman

Senior Executive Service DoN Retired

Regional Director - U.S. Southern

Robert King

U.S. Army  
System Simulation and Development Directorate

Regional Director - U.S. Southwest

Michael Shaw

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.  V-22
Chief Engineer

Regional Director - U.S. Western

Colin Theodore

NASA Ames Research Center  
Senior Research Engineer

Regional Vice President - Americas

Andrew Sayer

Bell Helicopter Textron, Canada  
Program Manager - Cost Out

Regional Vice President - Asia-Australia

Shigeru Saito

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Ret.) Institute of Aeronautical Technology
Adviser for International Affairs

Regional Vice President - Europe-Africa

Jean-Brice Dumont

Executive Vice President Engineering

Regional Vice President - U.S. Mideast

Stanley Orr

The Boeing Company  
Manager, Dynamics and Loads

Regional Vice President - U.S. Midwest

Dale Pitt

The Boeing Company  Technical

Regional Vice President - U.S. Northeast

William Welsh

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation  
Chief Dynamics & Internal Acoustics

Regional Vice President - U.S. Southeast

Daniel Wolfe

Universal Solutions International, Inc.

Regional Vice President - U.S. Southern

Keith Darrow

U.S. Army Redstone Arsenal

Regional Vice President - U.S. Southwest

Tommie Wood

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.  
Sr. Technical Fellow

Regional Vice President - U.S. Western

Ram JanakiRam

The Boeing Company  

The Environmental Advisor

John Leverton

Leverton Associates International  

The HAI Liaison

Gene Munson

The Boeing Company (Ret.) Rotorcraft Division Consultant
Boundary Research (LLC)

The VSTOL Advisor

Bob Wood

Naval Postgraduate School Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Professor Emeritus



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