Industry & Services >> Analyst Interviews >> November 14, 2011

Aerostructure Demand Rises Along Commercial Aircraft Production – F. Carter Leake – Bb&t Capital Markets

F. Carter Leake joined BB&T Capital Markets in April 2011, and he is Senior Vice President and Senior Equity Research Analyst following the aerospace and defense sector. Before joining the firm, he was an Equity Analyst at Davenport & Company LLC, where he was awarded Institutional Investor magazine's Best Up & Comer award for aerospace and defense in 2010. Before his Wall Street career, Mr. Leake worked for 15 years in the aerospace and airline industry at Delta Air Lines, Inc., SH&E, Bombardier and most recently at Mesa Air Group, Inc. He served seven years in the United States Air Force as a Pilot and holds a commercial instrument pilot rating. Mr. Leake earned his bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Virginia and a master's in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Profile
TWST: From a market perspective, it seems the aerospace and defense group has tracked alongside the S&P. Why is that, given the uncertainties in both segments at this point?

Mr. Leake: When you