Moline, IL, June 28, 2021 – Elliott Aviation, a leader in Aviation MRO Services, has hired Gerrod Andresen as Director of Aviation Products and Programs at their headquarters in Moline, IL. Gerrod joins Elliott Aviation with 25 years of aviation experience in engineering and product development at Boeing.
Gerrod was most recently a Systems Engineer at Boeing for the Innovation & Portfolio Management Office and Complex Systems Analysis. During his tenure, he managed program 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) programs 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.
Gerrod will lead Elliott Aviation’s product development and engineering teams to create new and innovative products. This includes Elliott Aviation’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,” said Greg Sahr, CEO of Elliott Aviation. “His background in product design as well as leading and mentoring product design teams align well with our rapidly growing product development initiatives.”
Gerrod has Master of Business Administration and a Master of Management degrees from Fontbonne University and a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Data Science from Northwestern University.
About Elliott Aviation
Elliott Aviation has been developing and delivering aviation solutions to their partners for 85 years. As one of the longest-standing companies in aviation, they offer a complete menu of high-quality products and services, including aircraft sales (as Elliott Jets), avionics service & installations, aircraft maintenance, accessory repair & overhaul, paint & interior. Serving the business aviation industry nationally and internationally, they have facilities in Moline, IL, Des Moines, IA, and Minneapolis, MN. They also own Atlanta, GA-based MRO, The Maintenance Group. The company is a member of the Pinnacle Air Network, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), National Air Transportation Association (NATA), General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), and the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA).