Steve received his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Tech and Masters in Systems Engineering at University of Missouri – Rolla. He’s an Associate Technical Fellow and FAA Engineering Unit Member for Flight Controls at BCA where he’s worked over 34 years spanning the 747, 777, 787 Dreamliner, 777X and 737 airplanes. He’s made significant technical contributions to the industry standards RTCA DO-254 and through SAE S-18 Committee in ARP4754A and the new PASA and ASA for the upcoming ARP4761A. He is a co-chair of S-18UAS applying these ARPs to unmanned systems and is a co-leader of the systems and safety assessment subgroup in SAE G-34 working AI for Aviation. He’s taught design assurance classes and published papers on system integration, safety and development assurance issues. He’s recently worked on the development of system technologies for future airplanes, including MBSE and autonomy and has now joined the new company Safety organization.
Outside of his day job, he was an original member of team LaserMotive that won NASA’s Centennial Challenge for Power Beaming in the Space Elevator Games and he’s now slowly building a retro teardrop travel trailer from scratch in his garage.