Industry & Services >> Analyst Interviews >> May 18, 2009
Defense & Commercial Aerospace – Rick Whittington – Jsa Research, Inc.
Rick WhitTington joined JSA Research, Inc., in the fall of 2007 to rejoin Paul
Nisbet from their days at Prudential Securities in the early-mid-1980s covering
the aerospace/defense electronics sector. After military service, Mr.
Whittington worked in the Defense Department and Rand Corporation in 1977-1978,
then held a succession of sellside and buyside jobs as defense electronics,
semiconductor analyst and Research Director. Prior to JSA, he most recently
covered aerospace/defense while also Research Director and semiconductor analyst
at AmTech in 2002-2003 and co-covered aerospace/industrial infrastructure at
Caris in 2005-2007 in a similar vein. He has a BA in Economics with high
distinction (Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of Rochester and a two-year MPA
in International Politics/Economics from the Kennedy School of Government,
Harvard University. Profile
TWST: Which side should we start on, aerospace or defense?
Mr. Whittington: Let's do the commercial side of the equation.
TWST: What's going on there, given the economy and all the