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"We Need Growth" OC Chapter Mtg

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Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM (PDT)

"We Need Growth" OC Chapter Mtg

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"We Need Growth" 
 
Guest Presenter:

Jeffrey Johnston
President & CEO
Desser Holdings

Why are major systems OEMs like Rockwell Collins and SAFRAN moving to acquire B/E and Zodiac Aerospace, respectively,  when there appear to be so few synergies between them?   
 
The answer is GROWTH.  With the extremely long program cycles for new aircraft programs, OEMs struggle to grow.  Every new platform program become a "Must Win".     So what are some of the big differences in these adjacent spaces in the overall aerospace market and what makes the interiors businesses so attractive....and challenging!  What must both acquirers do to successfully create value in these market spaces?  What can derail these deals? Jeff will discuss the stark differences in these segments of the aerospace market, why they are attractive, and what makes them so challenging.

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Guest Presenter

Jeff Johnston joined Desser Holdings, LLC as President and CEO in April of 2015. He is responsible for the overall strategy, execution, and profitability of the business and is located at the company headquarters in Montebello California. He is a member of the Desser Board of Directors and Advisory Board member for Atlas, another Graham Partner Aerospace company.

Prior to joining Desser, Jeff held senior leadership positions in  tier one and tier two Aerospace companies including Zodiac Aerospace, Honeywell, Boeing, and General Dynamics. He has extensive global experience including Board positions with foreign joint venture companies.

Jeff is a native of Los Angeles and holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from The Drucker Center at Claremont Graduate University. Jeff also earned a certificate in International Business from Thunderbird School of Global Management and is a certified Lean and Six Sigma blackbelt.

Recently returning to Southern California from Arizona and Texas, Jeff enjoys a number of outdoor activities with his family, including boating, fishing, skiing, and flying. He is active in his community and serves as a Board Member and CFO for the Johnston Family Foundation, a non-profit 501c (3) organization dedicated to supporting Medical Research, Higher Education, and Youth/Church institutions.
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Moss Adams
2040 Main Street
Suite 900
Irvine, CA 92614

Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM (PDT)


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