“Salt Lake City – The Utah Aerospace & Defense Association has recruited Aaron Starks to be President & CEO to lead the industry’s growth and innovation. With over 1,000 companies in this space accounting for 32,0000 jobs, and thousands more through indirect engagements, Utah is positioned to become a global hub for cyber security, the space industry, strategic intelligence, and Aerospace and Defense engineering, design, and manufacturing.
“As the President & CEO, Starks will convene, promote, and advocate for companies competing on the world’s stage. “Utah is home to some of the largest defense contractors worldwide and hosts a critical air force base operation. The state has quickly become ground zero for many of the critical initiatives facing our national security”, said Starks. “And while the defense and aerospace sectors are staples in our state’s economy, I am also very excited to collaborate with professionals from our cyber security, data, and intelligence arenas. All of which, represent new and innovative sectors throughout Utah”.
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