Aerodyn is pleased to announce that Ken Clodfelter has joined our team in Indianapolis as Executive Vice President. Ken’s role will be to manage the business development teams in the US, Canada and UK, in order to conquer a global strategy to our business capabilities.
Ken brings to Aerodyn 35 years of progressive leadership experience in Aerospace Engineering, Operations, Program Management and Business Development. He has spent a career developing high tech products and working on large complex projects across the aerospace, aviation, defense, bio-medical, nuclear and commercial industries.
Ken has spent the majority of his career working for GE Aviation, Pratt & Whitney, Hamilton Sundstrand and DRS Technologies. This has enabled him to work with industry leaders like NASA, USAF, Missile Defense Agency, Rolls Royce, Northrup Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Boeing, Honeywell, Smith & Nephew, Beckman Coulter and many others. Ken’s experience comes from developing products on programs like: Space Shuttle Rocket Engines for NASA, Russian Rocket Engines (RD-180) for USAF & LM, F-35 Fighter Aircraft engines, both the F135 and F136 Jet Engines for Pratt & Whitney and GE Aviation, Mobile Missile Launcher for the Missile Defense Agency, Thermal Management Systems for Raytheon’s Cobra Judy Radar to name a few.
Ken has broad experience in every phase of the Component, Engine and Aircraft Product Life Cycle, from concept through proposal, including product development, qualification, certification and after-market support. His technical and business acumen will allow Ken to provide global leadership support across all of Aerodyn’s divisions as we grow.
Ken earned his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and has attended postgraduate education at the University of Florida. He achieved his Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training from GE Aviation, and has attended numerous executive leadership training courses throughout his career.
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Ken to the Aerodyn family!