Cedar Rapids, IA (Vocus) April 23, 2009
Bobby Sturgell, who served as acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), has joined Rockwell Collins as senior vice president of its Washington Operations. Sturgell succeeds Woody Hogle, who will be leading Rockwell Collins’ international operations.
Sturgell, who served as acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), has joined Rockwell Collins as senior vice president of its Washington Operations. Sturgell succeeds Woody Hogle, who will be leading Rockwell Collins’ international operations.
In his new role, Sturgell is responsible for developing and implementing the company’s governmental, regulatory, legislative and industrial affairs strategies, and for maintaining relationships with Congressional members, staff and other administration officials.
“Bobby’s extensive experience and strong working relationships, in Washington D.C. as well as the aerospace and defense industry, will help ensure we are well-positioned to provide perspective and insight regarding policy and legislation important to our business,” said Rockwell Collins Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Clay Jones.
As acting FAA Administrator, Sturgell oversaw the regulation of commercial and private aviation in the United States. He also led the agency’s day-to-day operations, capital programs and modernization efforts.
Before joining the FAA, Sturgell served as the senior policy advisor at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). He was the focal point for analysis and coordination of the NTSB’s safety recommendations, policies, programs and safety initiatives.
Sturgell came to the federal sector after flying for United Airlines, where he was a flight operations supervisor and line pilot. He flew Boeing 757 and 767 airplanes on domestic and international routes. Sturgell also practiced aviation law in Washington, D.C.
A former naval aviator, Sturgell was an instructor at Top Gun, the Navy’s Fighter Weapons School. He has flown the F-14, F-16, F-18 and A-4 aircraft, and retired from the Navy as a commander. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and the University of Virginia School of Law. Sturgell, his wife, Lynn, and son reside in the Washington, D.C., area.
Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) has been a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management and simulation and training is delivered by nearly 20,000 employees, and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries. To find out more, please visit http://www.rockwellcollins.com.