CONFERENCE SPEAKERS(CONTINUED) PACIFIC NORTHWEST AEROSPACE ALLIANCE | www.pnaa.net BILL CRESS Founder and Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer / SpaceExcess LLC President / William Cress Corporation Bill has vast experience with corporation development targeting spacecraft for interplanetary and interstellar exploration, and their propulsion systems. He is a senior professional with over 35 years experience in commercial building and real estate development and substantial expertise in construction. He established The William Cress Corporation in 1983 to provide national and international clients with professional, creative, timely, and reasonable construction, and design and management services. His specific experience is in the planning and successfully constructing distribution & warehouse centers, corporate offices, scientific research facilities and laboratories, campuses and sites, designer showrooms, shopping centers, retail stores, high-end boutiques, sports clubs, many restaurants, theatres, entertainment complexes, auto centers, residential communities, and numerous commercial establishments on a national scale. / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / RON EPSTEIN Senior Equity Analyst / Bank of America Experienced and highly ranked sell side equity research professional covering US and global Aerospace, Defense and Industrial companies. Previous work experience includes aerospace research, aerospace engineering & product development and teaching at the university level. / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / VAN ESPAHBODI Co-Founder and Managing Partner / Starburst Accelerator As Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Starburst Accelerator, Van Espahbodi is championing today’s aerospace renaissance, uniting early-stage technology innovators with private investment to modernize infrastructure in mobility, communications and intelligence. Van launched Starburst in the US in 2015, operating globally today with offices in Los Angeles, Paris, Munich, San Francisco, Singapore, and Montreal. His team works alongside 400+ technology startups developing new aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, drones, sensors, autonomy, robotics and much more. ROEI GANZARSKI CEO / magniX Roei Ganzarski is CEO of magniX, an electric propulsion technology company. magniX is poised to disrupt the aerospace & defense industry with its advanced technology that will enable transportation capabilities and services never possible before. Prior to magniX, Roei was CEO of BoldIQ - a global provider of dynamic real-time scheduling optimization software. Under Roei’s leadership, BoldIQ grew from a seed software startup to a multi-million dollar profitable SaaS company with customers worldwide and across industries. Before BoldIQ, Roei was with the Boeing family of companies in continuously increasing roles of responsibility. Other experiences prior to Boeing include private investment banking, corporate finance, advertising, and the military. / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / ROBERT D. GEORGE Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Development (Retired) / Esterline Mr. George served as Esterline’s Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Development until retiring in August 2018. Mr. George also served as Esterline’s Corporate Secretary, Treasurer and Corporate Controller at various times. During his tenure with Esterline, Mr. George successfully led multiple capital raising initiatives, enhanced the corporation’s capital structure, and contributed strategic and technical support to more than 40 acquisitions and multiple divestitures. Prior to joining Esterline in 1997, Mr. George held management positions in finance and operations with Zurn Industries, Asea Brown Boveri, and Xerox Corporation. He has an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a BA in economics from Drew University. / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / TOM HAGEN President / Enterprise Initiatives, Inc. TomHagenisthepresidentofEnterprise Initiatives,Inc.,acompanyhefoundedin September2003toprovideconsulting, managementandeducationservicestothe aerospacecommunityandgovernment agencies.HagenpreviouslyworkedforThe BoeingCompany’sPhantomWorksdivision for13yearswhereheledseveralunmannedsystemscapture initiativesandaninternationalworkinggroupfocusedonthe integrationofunmannedsystemsintonationalairspacesystems. He isalsotheimmediatepastpresidentandacurrentBoardMemberof theAUVSICascadeChapterwhichrepresentsnearly400corporate andindividualunmannedsystemsandroboticsstakeholdersfrom industry,governmentandacademiainOregonandWashington. 33