Gery Mras is the Director of Life Cycle Management at the Aerospace Industries Association. He represents approximately 360 AIA member companies on technical, regulatory, and legislative issues to ensure the Aerospace, Space & Defense Industry remains resilient in an ever changing global market economy.
In this role, Gery is responsible for the resolution of complex issues and the development of industry standards for the Aerospace and Defense industry. Currently, Gery is AIA’s Staff Director for their Engineering Management Committee, Product Support Committee, Quality Assurance Committee, Counterfeit Electronics Policy Working Group and DCMA/ IAQG Joint Strategic Quality Council. He represents US Aerospace interests as a member of the S-Series ILS & S1000D International Councils. He presently serves as the Secretary of the S1000D Council and has previously served as the Chair of the 2018 S1000D User Forum Task.
Prior to joining AIA in 2013, Gery worked in the aerospace industry for 25 years. He is no stranger to the US DoD acquisition process and the lifecycle impacts it can have upon the sustainment tail that follows. Gery is credited for the engineering development and deployment of various military flight simulators, weapons tactics trainer, maintenance trainers and electronic warfare training systems. Throughout his career, Gery has held several engineering management positions supporting R&D initiatives, new business pursuits, the evaluation and implementation of enterprise business solutions and contributed to a variety of successful six-sigma Kaizen events.
Gery attended the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He also completed continuing education courses at George Washington University specializing in the area of optics and optomechanics.
Day 2 - Tuesday 15 October