Technical Fellow, Advanced Automation and Global Manufacturing
Northrop Grumman Corporation
George N. Bullen is an internationally recognized expert and consultant to industry for the manufacture of fixed and rotary wing air vehicles, rockets, missiles, and space vehicles. His expertise includes inhabited and uninhabited aerial vehicles, space vehicle design and manufacture, laser weapon system design and manufacture, and lean processes and applications. He has been awarded 16 US and international patents for technology innovations related to manufacturing, mechanization, robotics, robotics control software, and nuclear testing/quality devices, which are the basis for all current automated systems for the assembly of airframes in the United States and Europe.
A Fellow of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (FSME) and certified in production and inventory control management (CPIM), George Bullen has an MBA from Loyola Marymount University and a BSMG degree from Pepperdine University. He maintains membership on the academic boards of major universities and is a member of the steering committees of professional societies. George is founder of the International Aerospace Automation Consortium and cofounder of the international Economics of Composites Symposium. He is widely published in magazines, conference proceedings, and peer-review journals. In 2014, he received SAE International’s Forest McFarland Award, and in 2000 the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Design Engineering Award for significant advances in aerospace engineering.
Mr. Bullen recently returned to Northrop Grumman Corporation as a Technical Fellow in the Advanced Automation and Global Manufacturing Department after retiring from Northrop in 2010.