NEW YORK, August 12, 2009 – Sequa Corporation, a diversified industrial company owned by The Carlyle Group, today named former National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Mark V. Rosenker to its Board of Directors.
Rosenker, who held the top NTSB position until his resignation in July, also retired as a Major General in the U.S. Air Force Reserve in December 2006, after 37 years of combined active and reserve service. During a distinguished career, Rosenker also served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Military Office. In this position, he was responsible for managing the military assets and personnel that support the President and Vice President.
“Mark’s leadership at the nation’s top accident investigation agency and his service and leadership at the Department of Defense is exemplary and will bring vision and guidance to Sequa Corporation and its operating units, particularly Chromalloy,” said Peter J. Clare, Chairman, Sequa Corporation Board of Directors.
Sequa Corporation operates as a holding company with four business units: Chromalloy, ARC Automotive Inc., CASCO Products and Precoat Metals. Chromalloy, the largest Sequa unit, is a worldwide supplier of gas turbine engine repairs, components, and Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) replacement parts used in commercial airline and military fleets, and by industrial power and utility operators.
Rosenker was sworn in as the 11th Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board in 2006.
His two-year term as Chairman expired in August 2008 and he was nominated by President Bush for a second two-year term as Chairman. Rosenker led the NTSB as Chairman or Acting Chairman since March 2005, and until July was serving his second five-year term as a member.
Beginning in 2001 until joining the NTSB, Rosenker served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Military Office.
Prior to his White House appointment, Rosenker was Managing Director of the Washington Office of the United Network for Organ Sharing.
Earlier he served as Vice President, Public Affairs, for the Electronic Industries Alliance. His professional experience includes service in the Department of the Interior, Federal Trade Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Rosenker entered the Air Force through the University of Maryland ROTC program. He is a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College and Air War College. During his Air Force service, he earned a number of awards and decorations including two Air Force Distinguished Service Medals and the Legion of Merit. He was a member of the Board of Visitors to the Community College of the Air Force.
The Carlyle Group is a global private equity firm with significant expertise in the aerospace, defense and information technology government services sectors.
Sequa Corporation is a diversified industrial company with operations in the aerospace, metal coatings and automotive industries. Sequa is a Carlyle Group portfolio company. For additional information, visit www.sequa.com.