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Michael J. Cave


Michael J. Cave was appointed to our Board on May 22, 2014. Previously, he served as a Senior Vice President of The Boeing Company, the world’s leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft from 2007 through his retirement in 2014. Mr. Cave served as President and Principal Executive Officer and as a director of the Boeing Capital Corporation from 2010 to 2014. Mr. Cave served as a director of Private Export Funding Corporation from 2010 until 2014. Mr. Cave served as senior vice president of business development and strategy for The Boeing Company, as senior vice president/chief financial officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes and as vice president, finance for Boeing Information, Space & Defense Systems from 1998 through 2006. Prior to 1998, Mr. Cave held a variety of other assignments across Boeing’s defense and commercial businesses. He was named one of the 100 Most Important Hispanics in Technology and Business for 2006 by Hispanic Engineer and Information Technology magazine. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Purdue University. Mr. Cave is a director of Ball Corporation and Esterline Technologies Corporation and he is Chairman of the Board of Harley – Davidson, Inc. The Board has determined that Mr. Cave is “financially literate” as defined by NYSE rules and is a “financial expert” as defined by SEC regulations. Mr. Cave’s skills, expertise and experience in engineering and financial services make him an extremely valuable member of the Board, particularly in light of his insights into the various products under development and entering production at both Boeing and its competitors and in light of the many high-level customer relationships that he developed in his time at Boeing Commercial Airplanes and at Boeing Capital Corp., its financing arm.