(Cary, N.C. – Mar. 17, 2014) – LORD Corporation announced Steve Meyer, director of Global Sales, Aerospace & Defense, has been appointed to the Supplier Management Council’s (SMC) Board of Managers of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA).
Meyer’s experience spans more than 25 years in the aerospace and defense industry. His training and background with the United States Army, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and now LORD Corporation provide unique insights into supply chain challenges with a particular focus on customer demand for both commercial and military platforms.
SMC is a unique forum where prime contractor company representatives and suppliers come together to discuss supply chain issues and develop solutions. Its mission is to integrate and focus the collective capabilities of the aerospace and defense supply chain, in order to exert unique influence in the formation of strategy, policy and regulations that enable the U.S. aerospace and defense industry to successfully compete in the global market, be profitable and strengthen its position as a world leader.
AIA is the premier industry trade association representing the nation’s principal aerospace and defense manufacturers. AIA represents the nation's leading manufacturers and suppliers of civil, military, and business aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial systems, space systems, aircraft engines, missiles, materiel, and related components, equipment, services, and information technology. Today, more than 300 major aerospace and defense companies and their suppliers are members of the association, embodying every high-technology manufacturing segment of the U.S. aerospace and defense industry.
“I am honored to join the SMC Board of Managers,” said Meyer. “I believe in the mission of AIA and look forward to working with customers and suppliers throughout the aerospace and defense supply chain to further advance SMC’s goals and objectives and expand its outreach activities.”
Meyer is joined in his involvement at AIA by LORD chairman Rick McNeel, who serves on the AIA Board of Governors and additional colleagues who serve on AIA committees.
About LORD Corporation
LORD Corporation is a diversified technology and manufacturing company developing highly reliable adhesives, coatings, motion management devices, and sensing technologies that significantly reduce risk and improve product performance. For nearly 90 years, LORD has worked in collaboration with our customers to provide innovative aerospace, defense, automotive and industrial solutions. With world headquarters in Cary, N.C. and 2012 revenues in excess of $860 million, LORD has more than 2,900 employees in 25 countries and operates 15 manufacturing facilities and nine R&D centers worldwide. LORD actively promotes STEM education and many other community engagement initiatives where we work and live. For more information, visit http://www.lord.com.