The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) has elected its 2011 Board of Directors. Those elected for two-year terms as PAMA Directors are:

• Chairperson – Roger Sickler, President, Air Land Turbine Services Inc.

• Vice Chairperson – Jeff Gruber, Instructor, Columbus State Community College

• Secretary – John Wicht, DER, Rapco Inc.

• Treasurer –Richard Wellman, Field Service Representative, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

• Director – Carl Violette, Director of Maintenance, Mass Mutual Financial Group

• ExOfficio – Clark Gordon, Director of Marketing, Prostar Aviation

Those elected as PAMA Regional Directors for one-year terms include:

• Great Lakes Region – Samuel K. Cryer, Owner, Plane Safe Aircraft Maintenance

• Southwest Region – Al “Lucky” Loque, Air Salvage of Dallas

• Eastern/ New England Region – Walter “Sandy” Glenn, Service Engineer, Daussault Falcon

Dale Forton, newly appointed President of PAMA, commented on working with the new Board: “I will enjoy working with this board as they represent some history with PAMA and some brand new fresh ideas!”

The Board of Directors represents the interests of the membership, provides strategic direction expressed in broad policies and offers clear future oriented leadership, outward vision and a broad range of viewpoints. The PAMA Board is accountable to its members who morally own the organization.

The Board of Directors is responsible to the general membership of PAMA and has the specific duty of ensuring that the activities of the association are consistent with the purposes stated in the Bylaws.

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