Paul Michaels, panelist at PNAA Annual Conference

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By Elise Harrington | Feb 17, 2015
PNAA Conference 2015

GMN Aerospace Director, Paul Michaels, participated in a recent panel at the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance’s (PNAA) 14th Annual Commercial Aerospace Conference. This marked the 2nd time Michaels spoke at the PNAA Annual Commercial Aerospace Conference – he presented last year on GMN Aerospace’s efforts to meet its customers growing needs, while continuing to reduce costs and improve quality.

At this year’s conference, Michaels was one of three panelists, including Mike Brown, general manager of Aero-Plastics, and Tom Brosius, general manager of Orion Aerospace, who discussed global competitiveness and the ever-changing aerospace industry. Michaels presented a brief overview on GMN Aerospace and how fostering a culture of customer support and employee retention allows them to remain cost competitive. All three panelists provided insight on how Pacific Northwest aerospace suppliers can remain strategically positioned in the global aerospace market.

“It was an honor to be invited back to speak at PNAA this year”, said Michaels. “I enjoyed the opportunity to share the vision and strategy of our relationship-based culture at GMN Aerospace, one committed to continuous improvement and ensuring that every interaction with our customers is value-add.”

Over 500 aerospace executives attended PNAA’s 14th Annual Aerospace Conference to hear how to master the momentum and manage risks and opportunities in the global aerospace supply chain.  Executives representing over 300 companies from across North America and Europe participated in the two-and-a-half day event.

*photo taken by April O’Donahue