Matt joined AgEagle in September 2020 as Vice President of Operations, charged with overseeing all aspects of the Company’s fully integrated drone and subcomponent manufacturing, assembly, design, engineering and testing operations.
Matt brings AgEagle over 30+ years of manufacturing experience in the aerospace industry, with emphasis on program engineering leadership and concentration on commercial and military aircraft, large scale system integration and quality systems controls, and compliance with complex regulatory requirements. Prior to AgEagle, he served as Vice President of Airbus Programs at Spirit AeroSystems, where he orchestrated the vision of Airbus Programs worldwide. He was originally recruited to Spirit AeroSystems in 2013 as Director of Product Design Engineering before being promoted to Program Director of the A350-900 Section 15 program. In this capacity, he was a key leader in the program’s final certification, entry into service and successful turnarounds in delivery, quality and financial performance.
Prior to Spirit AeroSystems, Matt served as Vice President at Hawker Beechcraft Defense Company, where he spearheaded the execution of the Joint Primary Aircraft Training Systems contract for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy with an overall value of approximately $1+ billion. Earlier in his career, Martin rose through the ranks at Boeing, holding senior leadership roles on key programs, including the International Space Station Program, 767 Tanker/Transport Program and the Air Force One Maintenance, Modifications and Upgrades Program.
Matt is the proud recipient of the Silver Snoopy, a prestigious award bestowed by NASA on individuals who have significantly contributed to the human space flight program to ensure flight safety and mission success. Fewer than one percent of the Aerospace program workforce receive it annually, making it a special honor. Matt graduated from Wichita State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Engineering Science in Mechanical Engineering,