Purdue visits Sikorsky Aircraft

Head of School, Dr. Tom Shih and Director of Development Diane Klassen visit Sikorsky Aircraft.

Jamie Renna, Vice President - Engineering Safety, Test and Evaluation hosted a reception in early November for head of school Dr Tom Shih and Purdue alumni Sikorsky employees.  Bob Flemming, BSAAE'67 and Kevin Ohrenberger, BSAAE'79 are pictured with Tom and Diane in Igor Sikorsky's office. (pictured above right)

Jamie Renna graduated from Purdue with a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering in 1986. He went on to earn his master’s degree in business administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1991. He was a recipient of the prestigious Purdue Outstanding Aerospace Engineers Award presented on November 5th, 2010.

Renna is responsible for conducting required design validation tests for all Sikorsky Aircraft products. He also is in charge of developing and qualifying new and derivative helicopters and systems. He is a member of the American Helicopter Society and Purdue’s School of Aeronautics and Astronautics Industrial Advisory Council.

Pictured above left - Renna presented Dr Shih with a model of a Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter. This helicopter is now displayed on the 3rd floor in Armstrong Hall.