VP, Aerospace and Defense Strategy
Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc.
Dave Riemer is vice president, aerospace and defense strategy, for Siemens PLM Software. He recently joined Siemens PLM following a 35-year career in various aerospace and defense leadership positions. David is responsible for utilizing all the resources of Siemens PLM Software to provide value-added solutions for the aerospace and defense industry.
Before joining Siemens, David was the vice president, science and engineering, at ATK Aerospace Systems where he was responsible for all technology programs at ATK’s Aerospace Systems Group, including the successful development of the Ares I first-stage booster, culminating in the successful static test of the world’s largest rocket motor. He was also responsible for all engineering activities on the space shuttle reusable solid rocket motor, missile defense systems, strategic missile and commercial satellite solid rocket boosters.
Prior to joining ATK, David had a 27-year career at Raytheon Aircraft. His last position there was vice president, product development and engineering, where he was responsible for all product development and the airworthiness of all Raytheon aircraft. Prior to this assignment, David was the vice president and general manager, government business division, specializing in military-trainer aircraft (including the USAF/USN T-6A Texan II, USN T-34C and T-44 and the USAF T-1A) and special-mission aircraft for the U.S. and foreign government customers. Prior to this, David held various leadership positions including division manager, target (UAV) missile business and manager, cryogenic business.
David started his career at General Dynamics, Convair division, as a thermodynamics engineer and worked on several large superconducting magnet designs, cruise missile and Air Force space antenna studies.
He earned a bachelor of science degree in computer science (magna cum laude), with minors in mechanical engineering and finance, from the University of Utah in 1975 and a master of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Utah in 1976.