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Editor's Perspective

VITA leadership changes, industry mergers, acquisitions

John McHale Editorial Director

An era is coming to an end at the VITA Standards Organization (VSO) as Ray Alderman, the organization’s long-term Executive Director, is retiring from his everyday leadership role and becoming Chairman of the VITA Board of Directors. Jerry Gipper, VITA’s current Marketing Director, will take over Alderman’s position effective January 1, 2014. John Rynearson, the Technical Director of VITA, will also be retiring from VITA early next year.

Remembering a friend and mentor

John McHale Editorial Director

My girlfriend tells me that I’d light up like a Christmas tree whenever I’d see my friend and former boss, Ron Mastro, retired publisher of Military & Aerospace Electronics magazine. How could anyone not? The man had buckets of charisma...