Ken leads Product Development, including the design, experimental build and flight test teams. His teams are responsible for continuing to lead innovation in general aviation and accelerate production of the SR Series and Vision Jet.
Ken has more than 28 years of leadership experience in the aviation and aerospace industries. His career includes leading commercial helicopter production a Chief Operating Office at Sikorsky Global Helicopters, as well as serving as Chief Operating Officer at Diamond Aircraft and Vice President of Engineering at Eclipse Aviation. He is co-inventor on three patents as a result of his leadership at Eclipse on the world’s first FAA certified halon replacement fire suppression system.
Ken holds a Master’s of Business Administration from Oakland University, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Aviation Technology from Purdue University, and he also served six years in the United States Army as a helicopter test pilot. As an aviation enthusiast, Ken is an FAA licensed commercial pilot for both helicopters and multi-engine airplanes and an aircraft mechanic.