HONOR - PRESERVE - EDUCATE
Eugene E. Madara, Esq. - President
Formerly Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Regional Counsel for North America for ABB Inc., Mr. Madara has dealt extensively in both commercial and governmental sectors throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. He has been a lecturer at Pace University Law School regarding international project risk structuring and financing, a guest speaker at the Practicing Law Institute, the American Corporate Counsel Association, the National Trade Council, and has testified before the United States Senate regarding international trade. Mr. Madara is also co-inventor of a U.S. Patent entitled “Process for Internet Ordering of Industrial Products.” Mr. Madara obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude from St. Anselm College and his Juris Doctor degree with honors from The University of Connecticut School of Law and graduated from the Senior Leadership Development Program at IMD, Lausanne.
Mark Corvino - Vice President - Project Manager Curtiss Hangar Restoration
Mr. Corvino is a lifetime resident of Stratford, Connecticut and is a construction specialist with 25 years experience designing and planning residential, commercial and industrial projects. Mr. Corvino is currently the project manager for the Curtiss Hangar Restoration. Mr. Corvino’s dedication to the restoration project and the pride he takes in his work is inspired by the many members of his family who all worked at Chance Vought. In particular, his mother worked as a “Rosie the Riveter” on the Corsair hand riveting the center section, while his father worked in the transportation department driving trucks moving parts and equipment and his uncle was a lead materials handler.
Dennis Soltis - Archivist
Mr. Soltis currently employed at Ultra Electronics Measurement Systems Inc. where he is a machinist in the Prototype and Development Lab. He also works on the production floor assembling miniature joysticks, control grips, hand controls, and soldier portable controls for the military and civilian markets. He graduated from Bullard Havens Technical School with a diploma in Auto Mechanics. Dennis’s employment record has mainly been in the machining and aerospace manufacturing industry. He worked for twenty years at Avco-Textron Lycoming until they had moved to Arizona. Presently Mr. Soltis is the Archivist for the Connecticut Air & Space Center. Dennis’s interest in aircraft and collecting / preserving artifacts and memorabilia from World War II and Connecticut Aviation was inspired from his father’s love for aviation and pride for serving in the Pacific in WWII as a top turret gunner on a B-24.
Christopher Soltis – Curator - Exhibit Designer
Christopher joined the CASC in 2005 and has used his graphic design abilities to work with the Connecticut Air & Space Center. He’s currently titled under head display designer (conceptual design / execution / outsource & resource operations / installation) marketing manager, advertising consultant, model display builder, restoration aid, PR representative, period living history re-enactor, and a host of other responsible occupations under the small museum organizational umbrella.
Andrew Kosch – Educator – Gustave Whitehead Expert
Mr. Kosch has been a dedicated biology teacher at Platt Technical High School for many years, an ultralight pilot, martial artist, and one of the leading authorities on Gustave Whitehead and his achievements to the aviation history inside and outside of Connecticut.
Len Roberto – Secretary
Len spent his first few years gazing at airplanes at Sikorsky airport on his grandfather's knee. Currently employed in the trade show industry, his background is in audience development and database marketing for media companies. A scale modeller since childhood, he also works at airshows around the country in ground operations.
PAST BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Morgan Kaolian – Pilot – Former Airport Manager
Jim Collins – IT – US Navy Vet
Ed McGuinness - Hubbell
Brad Hittle – Two Roads Brewing Company
James (Jamie) Gelder - United Aero Group