OAI seeks a seasoned membership service professional to manage our Membership Program. Located at OAI’s Headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, the Membership Program Manager will be responsible for all aspects of OAI’s Membership Program, including identifying, cultivating, and securing new members; managing current member relationships and services to achieve a high degree of member satisfaction and continued commitment to the program; managing and coordinating member-oriented activities and services including an electronic Member newsletter, OAI’s annual “Meet the Members” day and other workshops, conferences, and events as appropriate; maintaining member records in SalesForce™. Most importantly, the Membership Program Manager will develop an understanding of each Member’s needs, objectives and goals for their interaction with and through OAI, and then will coordinate OAI’s offerings and capabilities to meet those needs and objectives.
OAI Job Posting – Director of Business Development
OAI seeks a seasoned aerospace professional to lead our Business Development activities from our Dayton, Ohio office near the Wright Patterson Air Force Base. The Director of Business Development will be responsible for all phases of the BD and capture process, including establishing and maintaining client relationships with the Air Force, NASA, and other agencies and companies; marketing OAI’s product offerings and capabilities to potential customers; scouting, identifying, and qualifying opportunities for alignment with OAI strategic growth goals; developing and executing successful pursuit of opportunities, including all phases of the proposal process and negotiating teaming arrangements to maximize wins. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record of contract wins of $10M+ per award. The position reports to the Executive Vice President, OAI.
OAI Names Dr. John M. Sankovic as President and CEO
OAI’s board of trustees today announced the appointment of Dr. John Sankovic as president and CEO effective September 24. When he takes the helm, Sankovic plans to prioritize fostering partnerships and driving research from university laboratories to Ohio’s industrial aerospace manufacturers.
August 14– 17 marked the 3rd Annual Biomimicry Summit, Biocene 2018, hosted by OAI, NASA and Great Lakes Biomimicry. With great success, the four day event included guest speakers, presentations, activities, a NASA GRC tour, networking, live animals, and much more. Biomimicry is the study of nature by way of design and relating it to innovation and technology. Velcro, Japan’s Bullet Train, and the Wright brothers wing design for flight; all stemmed from the study of plants and animals.
Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) announced on October 3, 2017 that a $778,352 Economic Development Administration was awarded to the Ohio Aerospace Institute. This award will help establish a partnership with other funds going to partners in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to focus on developing innovative, new technology in aerospace and water resources.