Paying Tribute to the People Who Took Aviation
from the Flight Deck of a Navy Carrier to Man's First Steps on the Moon
July 2, 1921 – September 2, 2001
President Grumman Aerospace Corporation - 1974
President Grumman Corporation - 1985
Upon graduation from the University of Michigan in 1944, George Martin Skurla began his 42-year career at Grumman as an apprentice engineer. He worked on many projects including the Aerobilt trailer bodies, but he will be most remembered for heading up the Florida operations for the Lunar Module. In 1973, Skurla became general manager of Calverton operations and revitalized production of the F-14 Tomcat. Elected president of Grumman Aerospace Corporation in 1974, he held this post until becoming president of the parent organization, the Grumman Corporation, in 1985. Skurla retired in 1986.