AE200 Seminar Series | Aerospace - Beyond the Airframers, Dr. Juan M. de Bedout
WHEN: January 14, 2022 1:30 pm-3:00 pmADD TO CALENDAR
Dr. Juan M. de Bedout
Vice President of Technology & Global Engineering
The lecture will provide an overview of the role played by system providers in the Aerospace industry, which work closely with the airframers to produce much of the content that goes into their vehicles and platforms. Several examples of tough engineering challenges as well as areas of important innovation will be shared.
About the speaker:
Juan is the Vice President of Aerospace Technology in Technology & Global Engineering. In this role he works closely with the RTX businesses to shape the technology vision and strategy for the Company’s commercial offerings, and to drive the identification and use of technology synergies and best practices across RTX.
Prior to this role, Juan was the Vice President of Advanced Technology and Engineering Effectiveness at Collins Aerospace, leading a team of 2800 engineers across the United States, the United Kingdom, Poland and India. He shaped the composition and drove the integration of this team after the integration of Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems in late 2018. In this role he worked closely with the engineering teams in Collins’ six business units to shape advanced technology planning and investment, drive the vitality of the Global Engineering Center teams, streamline engineering supplier planning, and promote continuous improvement throughout Collins’ businesses.
Prior to joining United Technologies, Juan was with the General Electric Company, where he served for 18 years in roles of increasing responsibility from his start at the Global Research Center in 2000. Juan’s last role with GE prior to joining Collins Aerospace was as the Chief Technology Officer for GE’s Grid Solutions business, a joint venture between GE and Alstom, serving the electrical transmission and distribution industry with a complete portfolio of high voltage equipment, energy management, controls and protection systems. In this role, he drove business technology strategy and new product development across seven diverse industry segments, leading a global team of 3,600 engineers with operations in over 18 countries around the world.
Juan is an avid Boilermaker through and through, with Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. He lives with his wife Erika, his son Carlos and his daughter Josephine in Sudbury, Massachusetts.