JASSW/JBA Business Roundtable
Business Round Table:
Aerospace Cooperation between Japan and Washington State
What do you know about one of the most prevalent industries in Washington State? Join us and our diverse panel of experts in learning about the present and future of the Aerospace Industry.
There will be a reception with refreshments provided.
Parking is free for event attendees
Member Price: $25.00
Non-Member Price: $35.00
Student Member Price: $15.00
Non-member Student Price: $20.00
Table Sponsor: $500
New member: $0
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Doug King, former President and CEO of Museum of Flight
Before becoming involved in education, Doug King spent nearly 20 years in the electronics industry. King served as a vice president of the American Electronics Association and president of the Association of Technology Business Councils. He was appointed by the Administrator of NASA to the Agency’s Education and Public Outreach Committee and by the Chief of Staff of the Air Force to the Air Force Civic Leaders Group, where he earned the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal.
Professor Saadia Pekkanen, founding Director of the Jackson School Ph.D. Program, University of Washington
Professor Pekkanen works on outer space security, governance, and policy. Her regional expertise is in the international relations of Japan/Asia. She serves as Co-Chair of the U.S. Japan Space Forum, and directs both the Space Security Initiative (SSI) and the project on Emerging Frontiers in Newspace. She is a contributor for Forbes on the space industry.
John Thornquist, Director
Office of Aerospace, Washington State Department of Commerce
Before being appointed to his current position, John Thornquist was the Managing Director and CEO of Carbon Aerospace, an Everett-based engineering and manufacturing consulting firm specializing in carbon fiber composite structures. In 2006, he co-founded Global Aerosystems, an engineering services firm specializing in the design and certification of aircraft structures.
Professor Tomonaga Okabe, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Tohoku University
Professor Okabe joined the department Aerospace Engineering at Tohoku University as an associate professor in 2002 and became a full professor in 2014. Currently, he is addressing problems in the mechanics of composite materials.