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AeroMech Engineering Names New President and CEO

Wed, 03/17/2010 - 10:48am
SAN LOUIS OBISPO, Calif., /PRNewswire/ -- Mr. James "Jay" McConville has been named President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AeroMech Engineering, Inc. (AME). The announcement was made by Jesse May, President and CEO of Chandler/May, Inc., the parent company of AME. Thomas Akers, founder and current CEO, will serve as AME's Chairman of the Board.

In making the announcement Mr. May said: "Jay is the right executive to move AME into the promising future it has secured due to the work of Thomas Akers and the entire AME team. Jay and Thomas will work together to ensure that our customers continue to receive our high-quality support now and into the future."

"We have a real opportunity here to serve the Warfighter," added new CEO Jay McConville. "AME's team of dedicated professionals has all the fundamentals in place. Our portfolio is strong, including the Fury™ UAS, optimized for special payload missions, and our supporting systems development capability. I am proud to be associated with a team doing so much for our nation's defense."

At Chandler/May, Mr. McConville served as Vice President for Strategy and Business Development. Prior to joining Chandler/May, he was the Vice President of Reconnaissance and Surveillance within a major defense integrator, directing over $300M per year in business. He is also a former Army Intelligence Officer who served with the 1st Cavalry Division during Desert Shield and Desert Storm, among other assignments.

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