Future of Aerospace in New Mexico Presented by Coronado Ventures Forum on April 10, 2013 at the Albuquerque Balloon Museum

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Coronado Ventures Forum will explore the Future of Aerospace in New Mexico in a dynamic panel discussion featuring leaders in New Mexico’s Aerospace Industry who will discuss the impact of the world's first commercial spaceport to New Mexico, how New Mexico fits with the next generation of advanced avionics companies, and New Mexico’s unique positioning as a leader in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

Coronado Ventures Forum

Coronado Ventures Forum will explore the Future of Aerospace in New Mexico in a dynamic panel discussion featuring leaders in New Mexico’s Aerospace Industry. Topics to include:

  •     Impact of the world first commercial spaceport to New Mexico
  •     How New Mexico fits with the next generation of Advanced Avionics companies
  •     New Mexico’s unique positioning as a leader in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)

The Panelists include:
John Uczekaj, President and CEO, Aspen Avionics has over 30 years of experience in the avionics industry. Immediately prior to joining Aspen, John was President and COO of The NORDAM Group.

Dennis Zaklan, Deputy Director, NMSU UAS FTC, New Mexico State University, Physical Science Laboratory, is the Deputy Director of the NMSU’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Test Center. Mr. Zaklan’ efforts lead to the establishment of the only FAA authorized UAS FTC in the National Airspace System. .

Chad Rabon, Operations Manager, New Mexico Spaceport Authority, works full time as the General Operations Manager with New Mexico Spaceport Authority. Chad has overseen all construction responsibilities for the past three years and is responsible for transitioning the project from a construction project to an operational Spaceport.

Marc Ausman, President, Vertical Power, brings a wide range of experience in the software and aviation industries and has been an integral member of several technology startups. Marc worked at Eclipse Aviation until 2006 when he founded Vertical Power, a company that makes Electronic Circuit Breakers and power management systems for small aircraft.

Kevin Gould, President, Bendix/King, joined Honeywell in 2011 as President of Bendix/King, an avionics business within Honeywell Aerospace. Bendix/King provides flight avionics including communication and navigation, autopilots, flight management systems, flight information services, weather radar, Integrated Hazard Avoidance Systems and multi-function displays for the general aviation, experimental and light business aviation aircraft.

Date:     Thursday, April 18, 2013
Time:     6pm–8pm
Venue: The Albuquerque Balloon Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM
Cost:     $22.50 in advance , $25 at the door;
             Registration is available online at http://www.cvf-nm.org

Coronado Ventures Forum is a New Mexico non-profit organization that educates investors and entrepreneurs on the process of early-stage, private equity funding, and to provide a gathering point for these two communities to come together. For more information on CVF, please visit http://www.cvf-nm.org.

For media inquiries or information regarding this event, please contact:

Todd Hand, Board Member, Coronado Ventures Forum
thand(at)talentbench(dot)net
505-216-0868    

Jennifer Padilla, JLH Media
jpadilla(at)jlhmedia(dot)com
505-577-1347

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