Two additional members of the aviation community, Larry Williams, President of Ballistic Recovery Systems, Inc., and Shawn A. Dorsch, president, chief operating officer, and co-founder of Blackbird Holdings, Inc., have also joined the Foundation?۪s board.
In addition, Foundation officials launched the ???Lindbergh Partners? program aimed largely at aviation companies, and publicly thanked NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen for the generous financial contribution made by NBAA Charities earlier this year.
Linden S. Blue is Chairman of Spectrum Aeronautical LLC, a company involved in developing advanced composites aircraft manufacturing systems. Blue is also vice chairman of General Atomics ??? Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI), the world?۪s leading producer of advanced composite unpiloted aircraft.
Larry Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ballistic Recovery Systems, Inc., in South St. Paul, MN will join the Foundation?۪s board of directors this fall. Williams is Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Operating Officer, at Ballistic Recovery Systems, Inc., in South St. Paul, MN.
Shawn A. Dorsch, joined the board of directors in May. Mr. Dorsch is president and chief operating officer, and co-founder of Blackbird Holdings, Inc., a small multi-national electronic trading system for interest rate derivatives in Charlotte, NC. Dorsch is an FAA multi-engine instrument rated pilot with strong contacts in the aviation community in Japan a well as the United States.
He is a member of AOPA, EAA, ICAS, American Bonanza Society, Bonanza Museum Founding Member, US Air Force Association, and the OV-1 Mohawk Association.
???I am extremely pleased to have these gentlemen join our board of directors,? said Foundation Director John King, co-chairman of King Schools. ???We have been working very hard over the last year to add new board members who can continue to position this organization as a leader in the worldwide dialog concerning the environment. I am confident that Mr. Williams and Mr. Dorsch can help us accomplish this goal.?
The ???Lindbergh Partners? program provides corporations with an opportunity to become part of the Lindbergh legacy. Lycoming Engines has become the Foundation?۪s first Lindbergh Partner.
???The Lindbergh Partners program is an effort that achieves two important objectives. First, contributions from participating corporations are used to support the mission of the Lindbergh Foundation. Second, environmentally responsible companies benefit from the opportunity to align themselves with one of the greatest names in aviation,? said King.
About The Lindbergh Foundation
The Lindbergh Foundation is a public 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, based in Anoka, Minnesota, which supports great innovations that foster the environment for a planet in balance. The Lindbergh Foundation also values individual initiative and accomplishments. Its programs are devoted to supporting, honoring, and educating individuals, through three major programs: the annual Lindbergh Award, presented to individuals for significant contributions toward balancing nature and scientific innovation in their work; the Lindbergh Grants program, which provides grants in amounts up to $10,580 (the cost of building the Spirit of St. Louis in 1927) for research or education projects that will make important contributions to the technology/environment balance; and a variety of educational events and publications centered on the balance theme.