Herb Winter was born in Charleston, S.C. in 1945. He grew up in New York City and graduated from Francis Lewis High School in 1963 where he was a member of the track and soccer teams and the print shop club. He graduated from the Academy of Aer-onautics with an A.A.S. degree in mechanical engi-neering and was Sergeant at Arms of the stud-
dent council. He re-ceived a B.S. degree in business administration from the State Universi-ty of New York and an M.B.A. from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He served in the U.S. Army as a heli-copter mechanic for two years and joined Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford, Conn. in 1970 in engi-neering. Upon retiring in 2009, he was responsi-ble for the development of the non-destructive inspection of facture critical military engine parts. His work took him to the flight line at JFK International Airport; the U.S.A.F. jet engine repair depot San Antonio, Texas; the Israeli Air Force, Tel Aviv, for six years; the Royal Norwe-gian Air Force, Oslo for five years; and the U.S.A.F, RAF Lankenheath, England, for three years. Herb and his wife Gaby live in Norwalk and have two children and four grandchildren. He enjoys gardening, reading, traveling and tink-ering.