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Robert Stangarone

Stangarone & Associates

Robert Stangarone is Managing Director of Stangarone & Associates, a Washington DC-based aerospace and defense consulting firm. He has worked with dozens of Chairmen and CEOs over the past 35+ years, optimizing and protecting corporate reputations, managing crises, projecting company presence globally, supporting sales through Communications and Marketing best practices, and serving as coach and business advisor in many aspects of corporate activity, including international business strategies and joint ventures.

He has held senior management positions at United Technologies’ Pratt & Whitney and Sikorsky units, Rolls-Royce, Litton, Fairchild Dornier, Textron’s Cessna Aircraft unit and Embraer. While at Cessna he founded and served as Chairman of the Wichita Aero Club, and also served as Chairman of Cessna’s Environmental Strategy Council.

A former journalist, he has been widely published in trade and general news media, including the Washington Post, International Herald Tribune and Los Angeles Times. He is prominently featured in the book, “Business Lessons From the Edge.”

He is a commercial pilot with instrument and multi-engine ratings, and is type-rated in Citation series business jets. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Aeronautic Association and has served on NAA’s Collier Trophy Selection Committee for the past five years. He also serves on numerous industry advisory boards and committees.

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