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Andrew R. Gibson

Andrew R. Gibson

President & CEO, Member of the Board, Co-Founder

Member of the Board


Mr. Gibson is currently President & CEO, Member of the Board, and Co-Founder of Empirical Systems Aerospace, Inc. He is responsible for overall business management, strategic direction, business development, customer facing actions, and contract management oversight of the 52 employee San Luis Obispo, CA based Aerospace Engineering Small Business. He has 17 years of experience in the construction and management of design, technology demonstrator, prototype, design for manufacturing and manufacturing programs.

He has 12 direct years of experience leading or supporting all of ESAero’s All-Electric, Hybrid-Electric and Hybrid Electric Distributed Propulsion Programs, which all began with the ESAero ECO-150 (now ECO-150R) Turbo-Electric Distributed Propulsion Transport Aircraft. Mr. Gibson is a Subject Matter Expert on HEDP and TeDP systems for transformational and transport aircraft and participates in the NASA sponsored TeDP Workshops, NASA/AFRL “LEAPTECH”, the Transformative Vertical Flight Workshop, and has been a panel member during innovative TeDP sessions at various AIAA and SAE conferences.

Mr. Gibson has been invited to submit papers both domestically and internationally to discuss and present ESAero’s work in Hybrid Electric. He recently spoke on several AIAA Forum 360 Panels at AIAA Propulsion and Energy 2015, AVIATION 2017, SciTech 2018, AVIATION 2018, AVIATION 2019, Propulsion & Energy 2019, and SAE Aerotech 2019. He is a member of the AIAA V/STOL TC, is Technical Chair for the committee sponsored 2016 International Powered Lift Conference, Transformational Flight PC, and the Green Engineering PC, where he recently concluded 2 years as the Committee Chair. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo.

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