I have always said that one of the most rewarding parts of my job is the people I meet each and every day. This past week I was invited to attend a retirement celebration for two Moog Aircraft Group employees; Pam Kenoyer with 45 years at Moog Aircraft Group and Greg Walborn with 47 years at Moog Aircraft Group. I have known both Pam and Greg for a number of years through their involvement in the chamber.
Greg was a senior engineering manager at Moog and Pam was extremely involved with community relations including Tech Trek and the chamber’s adopt-a-school and business for a day programs.
As an added treat, I had the opportunity to sit down and catch up with Dan Aynesworth, a retired Plant Manager with Moog Aircraft Group who was in town to celebrate Pam and Greg’s retirement.
Dan served on the executive board for the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce and was an active member of the South Bay Associations of Chambers of Commerce committee to save the Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo from closure The base was spared in 2005 from the list of facilities targeted for closure by the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission, or BRAC.
Dan has served as an at large board member for the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce and is a member of their Public Policy committee. He and I shared a brief moment on the importance of advocacy at the chamber of commerce level.
Moog Inc. is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision control components and systems. Moog’s high-performance systems control military and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, automated industrial machinery, marine and medical equipment
I had such a wonderful time reminiscing with Pam, Greg and Dan. I wish them much happiness as they embark on their new journeys.