Robert Olson – President & CEO, Waypoint Aeronautical Corporation
Bob’s lifelong career in aviation began at the age of 15 when he obtained his private pilot’s license before he could drive a car. After obtaining a business degree from the University of Washington, Bob joined the U.S. Airforce during the Vietnam war, serving as Captain of the C-141 Starlifter with over twenty combat airlift missions. Prior to focusing his efforts full-time on his role as President and CEO of Waypoint Aeronautical, Bob served for many years as President of another WA-based aeronautical engineering firm. In his early career Bob worked for Boeing, United Airlines and a private fleet owner. Bob brings his wealth of experience in the aviation industry, as well as worldwide industry connections to serve Waypoint’s customers. Bob sits on the Advisory Board for Everett Community College’s aviation program.
Francisco Guadamuz – Quality Control Manager, Waypoint Aeronautical Corporation
Francisco oversees all manufacturing and production for Waypoint, ensuring that all parts and products meet Waypoint’s high standards for quality. Prior to joining Waypoint, Francisco worked as a structural aircraft mechanic to one of Boeing’s prime vendors. He is a proud veteran, who served six years with the Marine Corps, including tours of Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Francisco holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business and project management.
Eric Lundeen – Director of Engineering, Waypoint Aeronautical Corporation
Eric brings over twenty-five years of experience as an aeronautical structures engineer, design lead and project manager to his role as Director of Engineering for Waypoint. Eric has led large teams of engineers on high-priority projects for several OEMs. At Waypoint he successfully manages a team of in-house engineers, contracted specialists and FAA DERs and DARs. Eric graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Sacramento.
Megan Truxillo – General Counsel, Waypoint Aeronautical Corporation
Megan grew up in an aviation family, frequently quizzed by her father regarding airplane models at the airport during family trips. She brings her history with and passion for aviation to her role as General Counsel, providing legal and business support for the company. Prior to joining Waypoint as General Counsel, Megan worked at two respected law firms in Northern California, focusing her practice on environmental litigation. Megan earned her law degree magna cum laude from Lewis and Clark Law School.
Derek Graham – Managing Director, Waypoint Aerotec
Ex-Military and Civil Airline pilot, Fixed Wing and Helicopter. Management experience at up to CEO level in a number of Aircraft MROs, Overhaul Companies and Distributors. 21 years as Aviation Adviser to the Board of Oil Spill Response Limited, a non-profit environmental organisation owned by 47 of the major oil companies.
Rory Martin – Head of Design and Chief of Office of Airworthiness, Waypoint Aerotec
Extensively experienced Aeronautical Structures Engineer with a proven 34-year track record in airworthiness certification and validation, regulation and accident investigation support both in the UK and internationally. Expert in large transport aircraft and rotorcraft, helping to define the current shape of the Aircraft Certification Division within the CAA.
Leon Winnert – Head of Independent Monitoring System, Waypoint Aerotec
Extensively experienced Aeronautical Stress Engineer with a proven 52-year track record in airworthiness certification and validation, regulation and accident investigation support both in the UK EASA and internationally.