Ryan currently serves as the Operations Manager at Element Cincinnati leading teams responsible for the manufacture and test of aerospace materials. Ryan has 12 years engineering experience and a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Cincinnati. He currently holds a PE License in the State of Ohio.
Ryan has 10 years of experience in a commercial test lab setting holding roles ranging from Project Engineer to Associate Director of Mechanical Testing.
Ryan's main expertise lies in material behavior of composites (PMC and CMC) and metallic materials. His metallic materials experience is mainly focused on fatigue and fracture of aerospace alloys. Composite experience ranges from standard PMC and CMC tests to experimental test methods.
Ryan has managed fatigue and fracture programs totaling in the multi-million dollar range for many Prime and Tier 1 aerospace contractors. Projects cover both material and product qualification testing. Projects have durations lasting from several weeks to multi-year initiatives.