United Way of Long Island recently elected Douglas McCrosson to its Board of Directors. McCrosson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of CPI Aero, a U.S. manufacturer, and U.S. Department of Defense contractor, of commercial and military structural assemblies and aerospace systems for fixed wing aircraft, helicopters and airborne Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare pod systems.
Previously, McCrosson was Chief Operating Officer of CPI Aero. He joined the company in 2003 as Director of Business Development and advanced through the company as Vice President of Business Development and Senior Vice President of Operations, where he headed CPI Aero’s business development, engineering, procurement and manufacturing organizations. He has 33 years of aerospace experience having started his career as a mechanical engineer at Grumman Corporation, now Northrop Grumman.
“I am proud to be part of an organization that impacts hundreds of thousands of Long Islanders each year. I can only hope that I make as much impact within United Way of Long Island as the organization does for its program recipients,” remarked McCrosson.
“We’re honored to have McCrosson join our Board of Directors. His leadership and operations expertise will prove valuable as we expand our services especially our workforce readiness programs,” explained Theresa A. Regnante, President and CEO of United Way of Long Island.
In addition to United Way of Long Island, McCrosson serves on the Board of Directors of CPI Aero and is a member of the Board’s Strategic Planning Committee. He also serves on the Board of Governors of the Aerospace Industries Association and is a Director of the Long Island Association, one of New York’s largest and most influential business associations.
McCrosson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Master of Science degree in Management from the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering. McCrosson lives in Bayport with his wife Linda. He has three children: Meghan Farrell of Wilmington, DE, Erin McCrosson of Philadelphia, PA, and Kyle McCrosson a Computer Science and Music Technology major at Northeastern University in Boston.