Executive Leadership

Maureen S. O'Brien, CEO

Maureen S. O'Brien

Maureen S. O’Brien is the Chief Executive Officer at Oakman Aerospace, Inc.  Ms. O’Brien has over twenty years of experience in the Aerospace field. In her role as CEO she works to guide the strategic direction of OAI both domestically and internationally. Further, she oversees the ITAR/Export Control program and contracting at OAI.  Her past experience includes program/project management, international business development and compliance, proposal management, system security, and, modeling and simulation utilizing System ToolKit (STK) and various spacecraft analysis tools.  Ms. O’Brien has worked extensively, both at the regional and national levels, to support the continuing efforts to reform the U.S. ITAR/Export Control laws via working groups and Colorado economic development offices. 

Ms. O’Brien’s career began in the U. S. Navy as an aviation structural mechanic on the P-3 Orion and from there transitioned to industry with positions held at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, General Dynamics, and Comtech AeroAstro.   

Stanley O. Kennedy Jr., President

Stanley O. Kennedy, Jr, President

Stanley O. Kennedy, Jr. serves as the President, Chief Systems Engineer, and Co-Founder of Oakman Aerospace, Inc. (OAI) and has over thirty years of direct, hands-on experience in Aerospace Engineering.  Mr. Kennedy has worked on heavy-lift launch vehicles, upper stages, multiple spacecraft programs and ground systems supporting government and commercial customers both domestic and international.  Mr. Kennedy earned his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA, USA, and an M.S. in Engineering Management from the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA.  He is an Associate Fellow and Lifetime member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) serving at both the regional and national levels.  Mr. Kennedy is the Technical Chairman of the AIAA/SmallSat Frank J. Redd Student Competition held annually in conjunction with the AIAA/SmallSat Conference in Logan, UT, USA; and, is a member of AIAA Standards Executive Council (SEC).  He also serves on the U.S. Commerce Department’s Industry Trade Advisory Council on Aerospace (ITAC-1).  The Committee advises the Secretary of Commerce and the United States Trade Representatives concerning trade matters.  At the International-level, Mr. Kennedy is currently the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Aircraft & Space Vehicles Technical Committee (TC20), Space Systems & Operations Sub-Committee (SC14), Interfaces, Integration & Test Working Group (WG2) Convener.  ISO/TC20/SC14/WG2 scope of work includes: Development of standards related to the facilities and test equipment, launch vehicle and spacecraft interface, integration, and system verification testing.  Mr. Kennedy is a member of the Technical Committee of the Small Satellite Systems & Service (4S) Symposium.  The 4S Symposium is Co-Sponsored by the European Space Agency (ESA) and Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) of France. Mr. Kennedy serves as Vice Chair of the Colorado Companies to Watch (CCTW) Alumni Committee and as Membership Chair on the Colorado Space Business Roundtable (CSBR) Board of Directors.

Mr. Kennedy has held technical and management/executive positions with Comtech AeroAstro, General Dynamics – Advanced Information Systems, and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company.  

Stanley O. Kennedy Sr., Vice President

Stanley O. Kennedy, Jr, President

Stanley O. Kennedy, Sr. has over thirty-four years of project management and systems development/acquisition of Strategic and Satellite Systems, including directing the DoD Nuclear Weapons Effects Research & Testing programs for radiation effects on electronics; survivability of ICBM, ALCM, Space and C3I systems; System Acquisition of Minuteman Launch Systems; Development/Acquisition of DSP Satellite & Ground Terminal Systems; Program Management/Acquisition of Survivable C3I Systems and survivable, adaptive SIOP planning systems; and T&E of ABM mid-course intercept systems (GBI) design concepts. Stan earned a B.S. in Physics from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, an M.S. in Nuclear Physics (and post-masters study in Solid State Physics) from the University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA. He served as US National Leader, TTPC (The Tri-Partite Committee) for Nuclear Radiation Effects, and as an invited member of the Vulnerability Working Groups for Minuteman ICBM, Poseidon/Trident SLBM, and Safeguard Spartan/Sprint systems. He has hands-on experience in conducting nuclear weapons radiation effects testing at Nevada Test Site, at radiation sources (Sandia & White Sands fast-burst reactors) and LINAC, Flash-Xray and pulsed 14-Mev neutron facilities.

Stan has held technical and program management positions with Boeing, McDonnell-Douglas, and with the Secretary of Defense, AF Space Division, Minuteman ICBM Program Office, Defense Nuclear Agency and AF Weapons Lab. Stan currently serves as Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of Oakman Aerospace, Inc.