MRO provider Elliott Aviation has hired Gerrod Andresen as director of aviation products and programmes at its headquarters in Moline, Illinois. Andresen joins Elliott Aviation with 25 years of aviation experience in engineering and product development at Boeing.
He was most recently a systems engineer at Boeing for the innovation and portfolio management office and complex systems analysis. During his tenure, Andresen managed programme metrics for a portfolio of products worth over $3 billion. He also helped create the strategy for the C-17 Global Sustainment Partnership performance-based logistics contract valued at more than $1 billion a year. Additionally, he was the affordability lead on Air Force, Navy and Joint Unmanned Combat Air System (J-UCAS) programmes to ensure the development of affordable products. He was also a team member on Army Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Cluster 1, Air Force Small Diameter Bomb (SDB), Navy Aegis Combat Systems Engineering Agent (CSEA) and Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Air Vehicle Integration and Technology Research (AVIATR) proposals.
He will lead Elliott Aviation's product development and engineering teams to create new and innovative products. This includes Elliott's technical product division, Elliott Technologies, which currently manufactures Prizm cabin lighting.
“Gerrod has an excellent background bringing a wide variety of products to market,” says Greg Sahr, Elliott CEO. “His background in product design as well as leading and mentoring product design teams align well with our rapidly growing product development initiatives.”