NATA Names Gary Driggers 2010 Ong Award Recipient
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) will present the William A. “Bill” Ong Memorial Award to Gary Driggers during its annual Industry Excellence Awards Dinner to be held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., on April 21. Driggers, who recently retired as senior vice president of Midcoast Aviation after 22 years with the company, is a former NATA chairman and member of the board of directors. As senior vice president, Driggers was responsible for managing key customer and vendor relationships and was the company’s face to industry organizations and OEMs. He started his career in aviation as a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam war. Before joining Midcoast Aviation in 1988, he was a client of the St. Louis-based MRO and completions center. During his tenure, Driggers served Midcoast Aviation in various senior management positions.