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aerospace company executive

George Martin Skurla, American aerospace company executive.


Skurla, George Martin was born on July 2, 1921 in Newark.


Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, University Michigan, 1944. Postgraduate, Harvard University Business School, 1973. D. Aviation Management (honorary), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 1983.


With Grumman Aerospace Corporation, Bethpage, New York, 1944-1985, vice president, 1970-1974, president, chief operating officer, 1974-1985, chairman board, chief executive officer, 1976-1985. President, chief operating officer Grumman corporation, 1985-1986, also director. Chairman board Grumman Houston Corporation, Grumman St. Augustine Corporation, Grumman Technology Services Inc.

Director LITCO bank corporation, Long Island Trust Company.


Member president's advisory council, fellow Long Island Polytechnic Institute New York. Trustee Urban League of Long Island, United States Ship Intrepid Museum, Florida Institute of Technology, Adelphi University, National Aviation Museum Foundation. Member national advisory council Arizona Heart Institute.

Board directors Long Island Association, Air Force Academy Foundation. Board governors Flight Safety Foundation. Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Member Society Logistics Engineers (Founders medal 1977), Air Force Association (Ira Eaker fellow Iron Gate chapter 1983. Jimmy Doolitle fellow. Man of Year, H.H. Arnold chapter 1975), American Defense Preparedness Association (executive committee), Association United States Army, National Space Club (board governors), Association Navigation Aviation (director), Navy League United States (life).


Married Marie Brignoli. Children: George Martin, Thomas Michael, Martin John, James Mathew.

Marie Brignoli

George Martin Skurla

Thomas Michael Skurla

Martin John Skurla

James Mathew Skurla