Our History

Our History

East/West Industries, Inc. is an Award-Winning, Woman-Owned Small Business that was founded in 1968 on Long Island, New York by Dom and Mary Spinosa. It has continued as a family owned and operated business to this day. With over 30 years’ experience in strategic and operational leadership Teresa Ferraro, President, and Joe Spinosa Vice President of Business Development are continuing the legacy to ensure that Saving Aircrew Lives is Our First Concern.

With a growing and talented staff, experienced in designing, developing and manufacturing Escape, Life Support, Seating and Ground Support Equipment for high-performance military aircraft, East/West has attained a position of leadership in the industry.

We remain committed to our heritage to support the aerospace industry as an acclaimed partner and supplier of choice to such prime customers as Sikorsky Aircraft, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed, Bell Helicopter, and all branches of the Department of Defense.


Experience & Leadership


Since 1968, East/West has continued to be an industry leader utilizing an array of technologies to design, develop and manufacture Escape, Life Support, Seating and Ground Support Equipment. From conventional machining to CNC, to 3-D Printing, East/West’s production department, quality control and test personnel provide the experience to assure that East/West products will continue to meet the exacting specifications to which our products conform.

What We Offer


From its inception, East/West has been an engineering company, dedicated to the Aerospace Industry and widely respected for R&D, Design and Manufacturing. That legacy continues today. Led by a large engineering staff, East/West’s products are “best in class” in terms of value and performance, and are almost exclusively our own design. Our people are committed to quality in whatever they do. We deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change. In addition to administrative, purchasing and engineering offices, the facility houses a complete machine shop, sheet metal shop, oxygen test, and molding shops as well as seat and crane fabrication and test areas.

Industry Awards


Recognized as a top rated supplier by Bell, Boeing, Lockheed and Sikorsky East/West strives to be our customers’ partner of choice. What follows is East/West’s Awards and Recognition – We’re proud of what we’ve achieved.


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East/West is a proud member of the following Associations:

SAFE Association

Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA)

National Guard Association of the US (NGAUS)

Association of the US Army (AUSA)

Vertical Flight Society (VFS)

Helicopter Association International (HAI)

Airborne Public Safety Association (APSA)

Team Chinook

Team Hawkeye

Team Raider

Team Defiant

Aerospace and Defense Diversification Alliance in Peacetime Transition (ADDAPT)

Hauppauge Industrial Association of Long Island (HIA-LI)