CONFERENCE SPEAKERS(CONTINUED) PACIFIC NORTHWEST AEROSPACE ALLIANCE | www.pnaa.net ANTHONY NICOLI Aerospace Director / Mentor’s Integrated Electrical Systems Anthony leads the aerospace business for Mentor’s Integrated Electrical Systems segment (IES). He is charged with expanding IES’s contribution to this market. Prior to this role, he led the Mentor Graphics technical sales team serving The Boeing Company. He joined Mentor in 1999, growing to lead the marketing organization for Mentor Graphics’ integrated circuit physical verification product line, Calibre, before joining Mentor’s sales team. He spent nearly twenty years in the defense industry, developing electro-optic and electro-acoustic systems and businesses, where he contributed to the tactical missile countermeasure and underwater imaging domains. / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / MARTIN PERYEA Vice President, Engineering / Triumph Aerospace Structures Martin Peryea is the Vice President, Engineering for Triumph Aerospace Structures. He is responsible for the development of advanced aerospace systems used in commercial and military aircraft. Additionally, he influences the company’s strategy on technology development, manufacturing improvements, and new business pursuits. Martin maintains key relationships within the aerospace industry and anticipates industry trends in aircraft development. Martin is a hands-on engineering leader with 35 years of experience, 20 of which were dedicated to engineering management. He has successfully implemented lean production systems, selected, managed, and mentored engineering staff, developed and oversaw departmental budgets, controlled costs, established and monitored performance goals, and led crossfunctional teams on key projects. / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / SIMON PICKUP Marketing Operations Director / AIRBUS Americas Simon Pickup joined Airbus in 1988 and spent the first part of his career as a Toulouse based Customer Marketing Manager, working primarily on sales and marketing campaigns in the Indian subcontinent and South East Asia. He transferred to the US in 1995 and has played three roles since his arrival in the US: as Airline Marketing Director, as Director of Business Operations and since late 2013, as Strategic Marketing Director. In his current function Mr. Pickup liaises with Airbus' Toulouse headquarters on market strategy, research and forecasting. In addition to his internal functions, Mr. Pickup has also represented Airbus at a variety of external finance, raw materials, transportation, supplier, forecasting and valuation conferences in both the US and Canada. / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / MATT RABSON Director of Corporate Development / Aviation Technical Services Matt Rabson is an experienced aviation professional that has consistently delivered tangible results during his career in professional services and corporate strategy. His efforts at Aviation Technical Services (“ATS”), one of the largest Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (“MRO”) facilities in North America, are focused on both inorganic and organic growth, leading the M&A and Strategic Planning teams. During his time at ATS, the company has grown over 100%, including five acquisitions, and has been named “MRO of the Year 2016” by Aviation Week. In addition to his work at ATS, Matt is also the Principal at Rabson Consulting, a boutique aviation and acquisition consultancy specializing in investment valuation, growth strategy, and operations improvement. 39