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Northstar Aerospace Inc. appoints Michael J. Tkach

Jan. 3, 2008 - The Board of Directors of Northstar Aerospace, Inc. has announced the appointment of Michael J. Tkach as interim President and Chief Executive Officer.


January 3, 2008
By Carey Fredericks

Jan. 3, 2008 – The
Board of Directors of Northstar Aerospace, Inc. has announced the
appointment of Michael J. Tkach as interim President and Chief
Executive Officer effective January 1, 2008.

Tkach, who joined
the company’s Board of Directors as non-executive director in November,
2007, replaces Mark Emery, former President and Chief Executive
Officer, who resigned recently to take a senior role with The Jordan
Company, a private equity firm.

Donald Jackson continues as
Executive Chairman of Northstar. Harry Schmink, President, Gears and
Transmissions, John Maris, President, D-Velco Manufacturing and Craig
Yuen, Chief Financial Officer, continue in their roles reporting to
Tkach.

Prior to joining Northstar, Tkach was responsible for
all rotorcraft systems programs and supporting functional activities as
Vice President and General Manager, Boeing Rotorcraft Systems, a
division of the Precision Engagement and Mobility Systems business unit
with facilities in Philadelphia, PA and Mesa, AZ. Rotorcraft programs
included the AH-64D apache Longbow, the CH-47F/MH-47G Chinook, the
MV-22/CV-22 Osprey and Advanced Rotorcraft Systems, a division of
Boeing Phantom Works. He retired from Boeing earlier this year.

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Mr.
Tkach spent 11 years in the U.S. Navy as a carrier and test pilot. He
is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and the University of Southern
California where he earned a Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering.

Donald Jackson, Executive Chairman said: “Michael
Tkach’s knowledge and experience in the manufacture of major rotorcraft
programs will be important assets in the near term as the company
continues to focus on the translation of record backlog into profitable
growth. For the longer term, his broad international aerospace
knowledge and executive credentials will be key factors in identifying
the specific leadership style and skills required by a new, full-time
chief executive and, ultimately, in selecting the best person for this
critical role.”

Northstar Aerospace Inc. (http://www.nsaero.com/)
is North America’s leading independent manufacturer of flight critical
gears and transmissions. Northstar is a public company (TSX:NAS) with
operating subsidiaries in the United States and Canada. Its principal
products include helicopter gears and transmissions, accessory gearbox
assemblies, rotorcraft drive systems and other machined and fabricated
parts. It also provides maintenance, repair and overhaul of helicopter
engines and transmissions. The company’s executive offices are located
in Chicago, Illinois. Its plants are located in Chicago; Phoenix,
Arizona; Stroud, Oklahoma; Anderson, Indiana; and Milton and Windsor,
Ontario.