Elliott Aviation hires Gerrod Andresen as Director of Aviation Products and Programs


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Moline, IL – Elliott Aviation recently 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.