PARKER HANNIFIN'S PATRICK PARKER NAMED CHAIRMAN
OF OHIO AEROSPACE INSTITUTE'S BOARD OF TRUSTEES
CLEVELAND, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI), a university, industry and government consortium, has elected Patrick S. Parker chairman of the board of trustees. Parker is chairman of the board of Parker Hannifin Corporation, a Fortune 500 manufacturer of aerospace and automobile components.
John A. Flower, president of Cleveland State University, completed a successful two years as OAI's first chairman of the board and will continue as a trustee and member of the executive committee.
Other new officers are: vice chairman, Brother Raymond L. Fitz, S.M., president, University of Dayton; treasurer, David L. Burner, president, Aerospace Division, BFGoodrich, and secretary, Frank M. Rasmussen, partner, law firm of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, Cleveland.
OAI was established in 1989 to promote collaborative research, continuing and graduate education, and technology transfer among nine Ohio universities, NASA Lewis Research Center in Cleveland, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, and private industry. Its mission is to help graduate more doctoral students in aerospace-related engineering and science and to foster the global competitiveness of Ohio's aerospace industry. Michael J. Salkind, a former U.S. Air Force and industry executive, is president of OAI.
Parker, 61, an executive at Parker Hannifin since 1968, until this fall also served as chairmen of the Gateway Economic Development Corporation, which is building a new baseball stadium and sports arena in downtown Cleveland.
Other OAI trustees include: Salkind; Agnar Pytte, president, Case Western Reserve University; E. Gordon Gee, president, The Ohio State University; Charles Ping, president, Ohio University; William Muse, president, the University of Akron; Joseph A. Steger, president, University of Cincinnati; Frank E. Horton, president, the University of Toledo; Paige E. Mulhollan, president, Wright State University; Brian Rowe, senior vice president, General Electric Aircraft Engines; Robert Paster, president, Rocketdyne Division, Rockwell International Corporation; Daniel S. Goldin, vice president and general manager, Space & Technology Group, TRW Inc.; Elaine Hairston, chancellor, Ohio Board of Regents; Steven V. Szabo, Jr., director of engineering, NASA Lewis Research Center, and G. Keith Richey, chief scientist, Wright Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
OAI is funded by the state of Ohio, federal sources, including the NASA Space Grant Consortium, and private industry. A $10.5 million facility to house OAI is currently under construction adjacent to NASA Lewis Research Center. The three-story glass and steel building, designed by Richard Fleishman Architects Inc. of Cleveland, will be occupied in fall 1992.
/CONTACT: Mary J. Roberts of Whelan Communications, 216-574-4330, for the Ohio Aerospace Institute/ CO: Ohio Aerospace Institute ST: Ohio IN: SU: LC -- CL019 -- 1361 11/05/91 15:36 EST