Gadi Shapira is the Senior Vice President of International Marketing and Business Development at Guest Associates, Inc. He is responsible for international marketing efforts with extensive, globally relevant knowledge, experience and reach. His education (a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering) combined with his more than 11 years of business development and marketing experience in the fields of aerospace, mechanical and electrical engineering says it all. He is well versed in composite and metal structural assemblies, subassemblies and components; build-to-print structural parts; design, production, and testing of aircraft, missile, ground support equipment and electro-mechanical assemblies; and power generation and regulating systems. Additionally, he has experience with airworthiness, survivability and crashworthy engineering concepts related to crashworthy pilot/co-pilot and troop seats and restraint mechanisms.

The list of those who have profited from Gadi’s knowledge include the U.S. Army at AMCOM, CECOM and TACOM; U.S. Navy/Marine Corps at Pax River, Cherry Point and Lakehurst; U.S. Air Force at Hill AFB and Tinker AFB; Elbit Systems Cyclone Aviation, Israel Aerospace Industries, Innovative Power Solutions, PCI International, TAT Technologies, Piedmont Aviation, LIMCO Airepair and EMCignal.

Gadi is a member of the North Alabama International Trade Association (NAITA), the Israel American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) and the Association of the United States Army (AUSA).