Turner was nominated for his deep connections to Wichita and for furthering the aerospace industry in Kansas. The club presents the trophy to an individual, group, or organization with ties to the local aviation community whose exemplary achievements and contributions in the field of aviation or aerospace deserve special recognition. Mr. Turner is the second recipient of the award.
Wichita Area Technical College is proud to congratulate Jeff Turner and thank him for his continued service on the WATC board of directors. The commitment to technical education by Mr. Turner and other Wichita leaders has helped establish WATC as the state’s leading provider of skilled training and workforce development in aviation, healthcare and other industries.
Mr. Turner has served as Spirit AeroSystem’s President and CEO since June 2006. Mr. Turner joined Boeing in 1973, and was appointed as Vice President-General Manager of Boeing Wichita Division in November 1995.