Technical Fellow, Manufacturing & Engineering Process Development
Bell Helicopter / Textron
Paul Oldroyd is a Technical Fellow at Bell Helicopter, a division of Textron. He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University. During his career of more than 30 years at Bell, Paul has distinguished himself as expert in many areas of technology development and maturation, engineering design, R&D, transition-to-production strategy, and manufacturing management — particularly in the areas of advanced composites and automation. His fellowship role includes a responsibility to provide intelligence regarding current state-of-the-art and future state process knowledge for composites, fabrication, automation, and assembly and integration technologies to Bell and other Textron business units.
Paul is a frequent author and speaker, and has served on numerous advisory boards, steering committees, panels and councils. He holds multiple patents and patents pending for process and product inventions. He is a recipient of the “Donald C. Burnham International Award for Excellence in Manufacturing Management” from SME, he is a two-time recipient of the “Robert L. Pinkney Award for Excellence in Manufacturing Innovation” from the American Helicopter Society, and is a two-time recipient of the “Textron Chairman’s Award for Innovation”.