Joe Spinosa

Joe Spinosa

Vice President of Business Development

Joe Spinosa is Vice President of Business Development for East/West Industries, a woman-owned small business in Ronkonkoma, New York, dedicated to designing, manufacturing and maintaining aircraft seats and other products critical to aircraft crew safety.

Spinosa has a 38-year track record of success designing, developing and managing aircraft subsystems, with a focus on aircraft seating and aircrew survivability. His specific areas of experience and expertise include escape systems, crashworthy seating, oxygen systems, survival kits, ground support equipment, hydraulics and electronics.

Spinosa graduated from Fordham University with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Applied Psychology. He is a member of many aerospace and defense associations and is recognized throughout the aerospace safety community having successfully built relationships with major aerospace and defense contractors, including Northrop Grumman, The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky Aircraft, among others.

He is also a member of the SAFE Association and in 2009 was awarded Honorary Life Membership to the organization, which is dedicated to ensuring personal safety and protection in land, sea, air, and space environments. He has been a member of the SAFE Association Board of Directors and was twice elected President. He currently serves as Executive Advisor to the SAFE Association Board of Directors.