Chairman of the Board
Mr. Sugiyama has more than 30 years of business and academic experience in the aerospace industry, specializing in the defense industry. He played a key management role in the Ishida Aerospace Research Institute in Texas, in developing and marketing airplanes including Tilt-Wing Aircraft. He has supported Japanese Defense Industries in the implementation of performance based logistic contracting. He received a Doctorate from the University of Maryland at College Park and has supervised numerous studies on business development and production optimization. He has served on the management board of several corporations, including emerging growth companies.