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.