OAI names new president/chief executive officer

Board of trustees of the Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) has appointed Jeffrey Rolf as president and chief executive officer to succeed Dr. Michael Heil, current president and CEO, who will retire from OAI on June 30, 2016, after a 41-year career in aerospace, the institute said.

Rolf comes to OAI from Parker Hannifin Corporation, where he most recently served as Parker Aerospace´s vice president of commercial airframes, business development. He is extensively involved in Ohio´s aerospace community, having served as chair and current industry member of the Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Council.

Founded in 1989 as a partnership of Ohio´s aerospace federal laboratories, aerospace industry, and universities, the Ohio Aerospace Institute enhances its partners´ aerospace competitiveness through research and technology development, workforce preparedness, innovation and advocacy.