6-Apr-2014 Source: American Helicopter Museum
In harmony with the start of spring, the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center announces the election of a new Chairman, Marc Sheffler, along with nine new Board of Trustees members. Marc succeeds Bob Beggs, who held the role of Chairman for eight years.
Marc is a charter member of the museum and has served on the board since 2012. He retired in 2011 from Boeing after 38 years of service. During his tenure he worked in a variety of positions and upon retirement he was the Chief Technology Integrator for Boeing Advanced Mobility, representing rotorcraft. Marc is a fellow of the American Helicopter Society, a member of the Virginia Tech College of Engineering Committee of 100, Director of Development for the Delaware Aero Space and Education Foundation and works with the JDRF Delaware Branch (formerly the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation).
Charles Beebe has held several positions at Sikorsky Aircraft and currently works at the Coatesville location as Chief Engineer of Light Aircraft. He also serves as the District Religious Emblems Coordinator for the Chester County area Boy Scouts.
Dr. John Hall is a school psychologist for the Coatesville Area School District and a consultant for the Pennsylvania Alliance for STEM education. He is a member of the Coatesville Community Education Foundation and AHM’s Women in Aerospace and Technology Program.
Dr. Robert Kodosky is an Associate Professor in the History Department at West Chester University. He has written articles for numerous publications, received many awards and grants, is active in community organizations and participates in AHM’s Women in Aerospace and Technology Program.
Norman Pine, Esq. is a former Officer in the U.S. Navy, where he served as a Nuclear Weapons Officer and Navigator. For 23 years he was an Assistant Prosecutor for Chester County’s District Attorney. Currently he represents clients in asset forfeiture, criminal defense, estate planning and civil litigation.
Verne Weidman is a retired electro-mechanical and software engineer. While at Unisys he designed mainframe computers. He currently volunteers in the AHM’s facilities and restoration department.
Patricia Stevens is a Senior Manager at The Boeing Company, where she directs technology strategy and development for Phantom Works Advanced Vertical Lift business group. In addition to being an AHM board member, she belongs to the Penn State Alumni Association, American Helicopter Society and the Society of Women Engineers.
Fernando Torres is a Site Manufacturing Manager at Greene Tweed & Company. Along with being an AHM board member he is a member of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering and President of the Greater Philadelphia Arizona State University Alumni Chapter.
Dr. Karen Vanlandingham is an Associate Professor and Planetarium Director for West Chester University. She has been published in numerous publications, received many awards and grants and belongs to the American Astronomical Society and Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
Frank Zook served as a Captain in the U.S. Army, where he flew Huey helicopters during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Joint Service and Army Commendation Medals. Frank is an integral part of the AHM’s Stubby team and won the 2012 Volunteer of the Year Award.
About the American Helicopter Museum
Established in 1996, the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center is a nonprofit organization that collects, restores and displays rotary-wing aircraft. As the nation’s premier helicopter museum we are dedicated to educating and inspiring all generations using the science and technology of vertical flight. The museum displays over 35 civilian and military helicopters, autogiros, convertaplanes. Visitors can climb aboard several of the helicopters for a truly unique hands-on experience. The American Helicopter Museum is located in West Chester, Pennsylvania, where it coincides with the industry innovators in the Philadelphia region.