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Partner - Engineering Ops

Paul Cejas

Malcolm Baldridge Award winning Aerospace Engineering Director with a proven track record of managing $100M+ successful defense programs. Creative, non-linear, system thinker specializing in connecting the dots on difficult technical issues, program schedule challenges, manufacturing execution or technology strategy.

Experience & Activities

Key skill is the ability to communicate with Sr. Leadership as well as execution teams in a way that breaks down and simplifies complex concepts, resulting in informed decisions. Recently took early retirement from Boeing and looking to share my experience. Successes include co-creation of the Air Combat Teaming System concept and strategy, QF-16 Development and Operational Capability, MQ-25 Electromagnetic Effects integration, EA-18G Production start-up, F/A-18E/F Flight Controls, Harpoon Supply Chain integration, and AV-8B VTOL controls, all resulting in award winning teams. In addition to leading world class teams, I have a passion for STEM education and providing opportunities for underserved communities, and look forward to more time to teach and volunteer in these communities.

I have an MBA with a Finance emphasis from the University of Missouri in St. Louis, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech. Most recent experience has been working with unmanned vehicles, and helping establish the vision for the future of this disruptive technology. My goal is to share that vision and experience with industry to accelerate the fielding of safe, certifiable, environmentally friendly vehicles. Previous experience in Engineering, Program Management and Supplier Management included working with media, including trade magazines and news services. This led to a number of articles, YouTube videos, awards and recruiting of new talent.

My wife and three children are my pride and joy. The children have inherited a great work ethic and are an attorney, a doctor, and a speech and communication disorders therapist. I also enjoy giving back to the community and have worked as a Boy Scout leader, youth sports coach and church volunteer.

I am available to help your business in any of these areas.