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Advancing Aeronautical Safety: A Review of NASA’s Aviation Safety-Related Research Programs
honored with the Air Transport Association’s (ATA’s) Nuts & Bolts award, recognizing his leadership in the aviation industry. He has been recognized with a Humanitarian Award from the Community Mayors of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, and a Laurel from Aviation Week and Space Technology for his role in human factors training at Continental. In October 1999, Mr. Valeika received the Marvin Whitlock Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers. Most recently, the Aviation Week Group honored him with a lifetime achievement award. Previously, he held senior executive positions with Pan Am and Continental Airlines as well as Delta. He graduated from St. Louis University with a degree in aeronautical engineering. He has previously served on the Committee for the Evaluation of NASA’s Fundamental Aeronautics Research Program, the Committee on Analysis of Air Force Engine Efficiency Improvement Options for Large Non-Fighter Aircraft and the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board.
WILLIAM WHITTON is vice president of the Gulfstream Organizational Designation Authorization (ODA) Office of Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a subsidiary of General Dynamics. He leads the business-jet manufacturer’s ODA activities, which include oversight of type certification, production certification and major repair and alterations airworthiness on behalf of the FAA. Prior to this, he served as director of aircraft system engineering where he was involved in the design, development, certification, and support of the G350, G450, G500, and G550 business jets. Prior to Gulfstream, he worked for Boeing Commercial Airplanes for 15 years, last serving as aircraft systems engineering leader on Boeing 747 programs. He has a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Puget Sound and a B.S.E.E. from Portland State University.