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Taking Aerospace to New Heights — Sam Mehta

June 23, 2019

Sam Mehta, President of Collins Aerospace Mechanical Systems, shares how the Rockwell Collins and UTAS integration is helping the industry soar.



A few points he delivers upon in this fantastic 30-minute podcast:

  • Driving a customer-centric approach
  • How companies will make money in the aftermarket
  • Industry recruiting and next generation of required skills
  • Playing a leading role in developing technology

While the aerospace industry is undergoing a lot of changes, the important thing to remember is that the industry itself is going nowhere. We need to change our approaches somewhat to be more internationally relevant, and we need to keep introducing new people into the industry. The aerospace industry needs to become much more inclusive.


Guest Bio

Sam Mehta is the head of the strategic business unit at Collins Aerospace’s Mechanical Systems. With a desire to keep the aerospace industry moving forward, he is passionate about introducing integrated and diverse approaches to existing products. 

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Learn More About Your Host:

Co-founder and Managing Partner for Northstar Group, Craig is focused on recruiting senior level leadership, sales and operations executives for some of the most prominent companies in the aviation and aerospace industry. Clients include well known aircraft OEM’s, aircraft operators, leasing / financial organizations, and Maintenance / Repair / Overhaul (MRO) providers.


Since 2009 Craig has personally concluded more than 150 executive searches in a variety of disciplines. As the only executive recruiter who has flown airplanes, sold airplanes AND run a business, Craig is uniquely positioned to build deep, lasting relationships with both executives and the boards and stakeholders they serve. This allows him to use a detailed, disciplined process that does more than pair the ideal candidate with the perfect opportunity, and hit the business goals of the companies he serves.