Independent Chairman of the Board
Mr. Robert D. Johnson is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. . Johnson became a director of the Company November 15, 2006 and serves as Chairman of the Board. From August 2006 until his retirement in December 2008, Mr. Johnson served as the Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise Ltd. Mr. Johnson was Chairman of Honeywell Aerospace from January 2005 through January 2006, and from 2000 to 2004, he was its President and Chief Executive Officer. From 1994 to 1999, he served as AlliedSignal President of Marketing, Sales and Service and as President of Electronic and Avionics, and earlier as Vice President of Aerospace Services. Prior to joining Honeywell in 1994, he held management positions at AAR Corporationrationration for two years and General Electric Aircraft Engines for 24 years. Mr. Johnson currently serves on the boards of directors of Roper Technologies, Inc. and Spirit Airlines, Inc. From September 2003 to March 2007, Mr. Johnson served on the board of directors of Phelps Dodge Corporationrationration and from January 2005 to September 2012, Mr. Johnson served on the board of directors of Ariba, Inc. Mr. Johnson has significant experience with commercial aviation, airlines and aviation suppliers, as well as expertise in marketing, sales and production arising out of his prior service with Dubai Aerospace Enterprise Ltd., Honeywell Aerospace, AlliedSignal and General Electric Aircraft Engines. Mr. Johnson also brings to the Board significant public company board experience, having served on the boards of directors of a diverse group of public companies, including Phelps Dodge Corporationrationration, a Fortune 500 company at the time Mr. Johnson served on its board.
Age: 68Johnson currently serves on the board of directors of Roper Industries, Inc., Spirit Airlines, Inc. and Elbit Systems of America, LLC. From September 2003 to March 2007, Mr. Johnson served on the board of directors of Phelps Dodge Corporationrationrationration, and from January 2005 to September 2012, Mr. Johnson served on the board of directors of Ariba, Inc.