Fairmont Consulting Group Joins The Aerospace Industries Association

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Fairmont is now an Associate Member of the preeminent trade organization for the aerospace and defense industries

Fairmont Consulting Group has become an Associate Member of the Aerospace Industries Association

[Fairmont's] expertise and experience in the aerospace and defense sector will contribute to our ongoing efforts to address critical issues that will make the industry stronger and more competitive.

Fairmont Consulting Group LLC is pleased to announce that it has been accepted as an Associate Member of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA). AIA is the preeminent trade organization representing American aerospace and defense manufacturers. Concurrently, Fairmont Consulting Group has joined the AIA's Supplier Management Council (SMC). As a member of the SMC, Fairmont leadership will participate in a unique forum designed to improve customer-supplier relationships among AIA members.

“We’re delighted to have Fairmont Consulting Group join AIA,” said AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey. “Their expertise and experience in the aerospace and defense sector will contribute to our ongoing efforts to address critical issues that will make the industry stronger and more competitive.”

"We are very pleased to have been accepted as an associate member of the AIA," said Jay Wynn, founder and Managing Director of Fairmont Consulting Group. "AIA membership is a privilege and we are honored to be a part of such a respected industry association. By joining AIA and the Supplier Management Council, Fairmont will be in regular contact with industry leaders to understand their requirements as they evolve, ensuring that we have a clear and current perspective on the issues and challenges confronting America’s aerospace and defense sector. We look forward to engaging with AIA as active participants, supporting their goals and objectives for many years to come."

Fairmont Consulting Group has participated in two AIA events thus far, the Summer 2012 Supplier Management Council meeting hosted by Pratt & Whitney in Hartford, CT and the Fall 2012 SMC meeting in Washington, DC. The latter included a “Member March To The Hill” wherein Fairmont Director Ben Harper had the opportunity to engage in discussions with Congressional leadership regarding the potential impact of sequestration. SMC meetings have provided Fairmont with outstanding opportunities to engage with senior leaders from a variety of aerospace and defense manufacturers and suppliers, sharing thoughts and observations regarding issues of critical importance to the industry.

About Fairmont Consulting Group LLC

Fairmont Consulting Group is a Boston-based firm focused on due diligence and strategic advisory services for clients active in aerospace, defense, government services, and the IT/telecom sectors. Fairmont’s rigorous analysis and unique insights help drive higher return on investment for financial sponsors and higher shareholder value for corporate clients. For more information about Fairmont Consulting Group, please visit http://www.FairmontCG.com.

About The Aerospace Industries Association

The Aerospace Industries Association, founded in 1919 only a few years after the birth of flight, is the premier trade association representing the nation's major aerospace and defense manufacturers. Based in Arlington, Va., AIA is led by a Board of Governors that meets twice a year and consists of senior representatives (generally chief executive officers) of member companies, and an Executive Committee that meets more frequently. A hallmark of AIA is that it receives its policy guidance from the direct involvement of CEO-level officers of the country's major aerospace companies. The government frequently seeks advice from AIA on issues, and AIA provides a forum for government and industry representatives to exchange views and resolve problems on non-competitive matters related to the aerospace industry. 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 from commercial aviation and avionics, to manned and unmanned defense systems, to space technologies and satellite communications. For more information about the Aerospace Industries Association, please visit http://www.aia-aerospace.org/.

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