Strategy / Business Development
Rob Richards, Ph.D.’s responsibilities at Stottler Henke include Strategy and Business Development, including the ongoing commercialization of key Stottler Henke technologies. For example, Dr. Richards developed our relationship with Boeing, which resulted in Boeing’s purchase and widespread deployment of the Aurora intelligent project management and scheduling tool within its commercial and defense businesses. Dr. Richards leads the development of many other Aurora-related applications for customers such as: Pfizer for efficient pharmaceutical product production and packaging; General Dynamics Electric Boat for optimal scheduling of the construction of nuclear submarines for the United States Navy; and Honda R&D for the optimal configuration of test vehicles for crash safety testing. For example, Dr. Richards leads continuous improvement and development of the OMIA desktop simulation, which provides practice-based training for the Navy’s Common Cockpit MH-60S and MH-60R helicopters. Dr. Richards transitioned this SBIR-funded technology to a successfully deployed system which improves crewmember proficiency, saving the U.S. Navy tens of millions of dollars in training costs. Dr. Richards has also licensed OMIA to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Dr. Richards’ numerous publications and speaking engagements have led to many new business relationships. Rob received his BS degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and an MS and Ph.D. from Stanford University, all in Mechanical Engineering.
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