Robert (Bob) Beggs served in the U.S. Coast Guard as an Electronics Technician. While serving in the USCG Bob earned his private pilot license. He earned a B.S. in Industrial Design at Carnegie-Mellon University with University Honors. He then joined Boeing Vertol as an engineer on the Advanced Rotorcraft Technology Integration program. On the V-22 Osprey, he led the Human Factors Engineering organization and then was named Sr. Manager for Product Assurance and Fleet Safety. He has led Boeing’s Advanced Logistics and currently leads the development, integration and deployment of maintenance management information system solutions for Boeing’s Sustainment Data System. Bob holds two U.S. patents. He earned his MBA in Management from Eastern University. Bob is a regional coordinator for Boeing’s Higher Education Integration Board overseeing relationships with twenty-two major universities in the Northeast U.S. region and he serves as Corporate Executive Focal for Lehigh University. He is active in the American Helicopter Society (AHS) and serves on the board of the Vertical Flight Foundation, and is a co-founder and Chairman of the Board of the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center.