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Drexel Hamilton to Hold Aerospace and Defense Conference on June 12 in NYC

Companies mentioned in this article: Drexel Hamilton, LLC

NEW YORK -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Drexel Hamilton, an institutional broker-dealer, announced it will hold an Aerospace and Defense Investor Conference for institutional investors on Thursday, June 12, 2014 in New York City. The conference will offer presentations from leading Aerospace and Defense companies and military/private sector experts, as well as one-on-one meeting opportunities with executives from the following companies:

Aeroscraft Corporation

Barnes Group Inc. (B)

Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH)

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (CVU)

Embraer SA (ERJ)

Engility Holdings, Inc. (EGL)

Erickson Aviation (EAC)\

Exelis, Inc. (XLS)

Intevac, Inc. (IVAC)

Kaman Corporation (KAMN)

Leidos Holdings, Inc. (LDOS)

OSI Systems, Inc. (OSIS)


Textron, Inc. (TXT)

The KEYW Holding Corporation (KEYW)

ViaSat, Inc. (VSAT)

The conference will open with welcoming remarks by Drexel Hamilton chairman Lawrence K. Doll, who founded the firm in 2007 on the principle of offering meaningful employment opportunities to disabled veterans. Mr. Doll is a service-disabled veteran who was awarded two Purple Hearts and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry for service in the Marine Corps in Vietnam.

“With our strong capabilities in aerospace and defense, holding an A&D conference is a natural fit for us,” said Jim Cahill, president, Drexel Hamilton. “We aim to offer investors excellent opportunities to discover and learn more about top companies and industry innovators.”

Drexel Hamilton’s aerospace and defense research analysts Michael French and Pete Skibitski will host the conference.

Michael French recently joined Drexel Hamilton to expand the firm’s coverage of defense technology companies. French has more than 16 years’ experience covering public companies as an equity research analyst at the investment banks Morgan Joseph and Kaufman Bros., and at the hedge fund Bull Path Capital. Previously he worked at TSG Spectrum Capital Advisors. French has focused on defense companies since 2004, and prior to that he provided research on satellite companies as well as general research into sectors as varied as construction to manufacturing. French was recognized by Institutional Investor with an honorable mention for his coverage of the satellite industry.

Pete Skibitski is the lead aerospace and defense analyst at Drexel Hamilton covering the major defense contractors and a wide array of mid-cap companies. He has 16 years’ experience following the defense industry in various capacities, beginning at trade newsletter Inside the Navy in 1998. Skibitski has worked as a defense analyst at Wachovia, Credit Suisse and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. He also worked for the Washington, D.C. consulting firm DFI International (now Avascent) from 2000-2003.

Barry Sine, CFA, CMT, Managing Director of Research at Drexel Hamilton said, “Both Michael French and Pete Skibitski are highly experienced and respected aerospace and defense analysts. With recent geopolitical tensions in Europe and Asia, the world is again looking to U.S. defense contractors to meet their security requirements, and our analysts can help investors better understand which companies are best positioned to benefit from this new trend.”

The firm’s Equity Research team regularly conducts interactive industry conferences for institutional investors. Over the next year, it will be hosting companies from its research coverage universe, as well as other companies. All conferences will offer one-on-one meeting opportunities with the management teams of the presenting companies.

Drexel Hamilton, a full-service institutional Broker-Dealer founded in 2007, partners military and service-disabled veterans with Wall Street veterans in the Institutional Financial Services industry. In addition to the presentations and one-on-one meetings, participants will have an opportunity to meet some of the military and service-disabled veterans working at Drexel Hamilton. The firm is committed to maintaining a concentration of at least 40 percent military and service-disabled veteran employees.

If you are an institutional investor interested in attending the conference, please contact Ian Burgess at

About Drexel Hamilton, LLC

Drexel Hamilton, LLC is a certified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned and Managed Enterprise operating a full-service institutional broker-dealer. We partner finance industry veterans with service-disabled veterans to provide public and private institutions with industry leading Fixed Income Execution & Strategy, Equity Research & Execution, and Investment Banking Services.

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