Feb. Meeting


Thursday, February 15, 2018 ASQ 1106 Meeting

Feature Presentation: Progress on Aerospace Park

The Press Room at Food City, 335 Roller Street, Kingsport, TN

 Agenda:  5:30 – 6:00    Registration Opens

6:00 – 6:30    Dinner – Catered by Food City

6:30 – 7:30    Feature Presentation

Menu:  Soup, Potato Bar, Desserts and Drinks.  Meal Charge is: $12

On-line Registration:  CLICK HERE

Deadline for Reservations or Cancellations is Tuesday (Noon), February 13, 2018

Reservation POC: Nadine McMackin at 423-229-6393, nmcmackin@eastman.com


This Monthly Meeting will be webcast at https://imeet.com/asq1106/board  starting at 6:30 pm.  Just go to the URL and select “Use the Browser”, enter your name and e-mail then a phone number to be called on to hear the meeting audio.  Use the above registration link and indicate no dinner and note you will be part of the webcast. 

Feature Presentation Abstract:

Aerospace Park is the only on-airport site to be fully certified through the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s Select Tennessee Sites certification program.  This site has the potential to provide in excess of 160 acres for aerospace related industries.  It is projected the site can accommodate up to 2,000 aerospace-related jobs with salaries well above the average manufacturing salary for the region.  At the same time, Northeast State Community College has developed an associate’s degree and other certificated programs in aviation maintenance technology.  The combination of developable sites and aerospace workforce programs at the center of our region presents an opportunity for a regional effort to attract high quality jobs and economic growth to the entire region. 

Speaker Biography: Patrick Wilson

Patrick Wilson serves as the Executive Director for the Tri-Cities Airport Authority.  Patrick has over 25 years of experience in the airport management industry.  He is responsible for the overall administration and development of Tri-Cities Regional Airport.  Prior to coming to the Tri-Cities Airport Authority, he worked with the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee and earned a Master of Business Administration in Aviation and Aerospace Management from Embry-Riddle University.  Patrick holds the professional credentials of an Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) through the American Association of Airport Executives.   He currently serves as the President of the Tennessee Association of Air Carrier Airports and is on the board of directors for the Southeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives.

Patrick lives in Johnson City, Tennessee with his wife, Jeanne, and is the father to two sons, Grant and Connor.

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