Chad Cundiff has been president of Astronautics Corporation of America since 2013. He is responsible for the development and execution of long-term business strategies and all day-to-day operations of the company. Prior to joining Astronautics, he led strategy and business development for UTC Aerospace Systems.
Before this, he was at Honeywell Aerospace for over 15 years where he served in positions of increasing responsibility including vice president of Crew Interface Products, responsible for Honeywell’s display, terrain warning, and flight management systems. He began his career as an engineer with The Boeing Company developing the Boeing 777 airplane. His career has included assignments in flight test, engineering, program management, sales, marketing, and business leadership.
He serves on the board of directors for Astronautics, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), and Junior Achievement of Wisconsin.
Cundiff holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Kansas, a Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Washington, and an MBA from the University of Missouri. He has been awarded two patents and is an instrument-rated pilot.