The board of directors of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has elected Alan Klapmeier, Chairman and CEO for Cirrus Design Corporation, as the group´s chairman for 2008. Klapmeier previously served as GAMA´s vice chairman and chairman of GAMA´s security issues committee.
The board also elected Mark Van Tine as GAMA´s vice chairman. Van Tine is President and CEO of Jeppesen. He has served as chairman of the international affairs committee and will continue this roll in the coming year.