Monday, October 12, 2009

Dr. James Joki and John Roundhill Wins Pathfinder Award

Every year, The Museum of Flight in Seattle honors Pacific Northwest indivduals who has made significant contributions to the development of the aerospace industry with its annual Pathfinder Award. This years honorees are Dr. James Joki and John Roundhill. The Pathfinder Award is selected by The Museum of Flight Board of Trustees. Photos of all Pathfinder Award winners is on view at the museum's William M. Allen Theater lobby.

Dr. James Joki
Former NASA engineer that contribute to the development of the Apollo program Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU). He received a degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering at the University of Washington. Dr. James Joki designed, developed and tested the product with his colleagues.

John Roundhill
He began his career at Boeing in 1965 as a research specialist in acoustics and propulsion technology. He also worked on 737, 757 and 767. During his last five years at Boeing, he served as vice president of Product Strategy and Development for the Commerical Airplane Group. He contributed to various airplane programs such as 777, 747-8 and 787. He still participates in those programs.

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