Mr. Shea has more than 20 years of aviation leadership and safety experience and is Futron Aviation’s President & CEO. He earned a Master’s of Business Administration for the Mason School of Business, The College of William and Mary, and a Master of Aeronautical Science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He has advanced certifications in Project Management (PMP) and Occupational Safety and Health as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). Ed has assisted Commercial and Government clients with Risk Management, Safety Culture, Aviation Safety Education, Safety Management Systems, subject matter expert for multiple TRB Airport Cooperation Research Program projects and was a guest speaker and coordinator for multiple US Trade and Development Agency Reverse Trade Missions and International aviation conferences. As an Associate Professor for Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, he stays current on all aviation and business topics through educating aviation professionals in Graduate and Undergraduate classes to include: Safety Program Management, Aviation Safety, Systems Safety, Accident Investigation, and Aviation Marketing. Additionally, Ed facilitates Project Risk Management for NASA Langley Research Center. He is a Part 107 Remote Pilot for the company’s UAS division. Prior to joining Futron Aviation, Mr. Shea was an Outside Sales and Business Development Manager for Dominion Enterprises in Norfolk, VA and prior to that position, he served as Aviation Safety Analyst, Crew Resource Management Facilitator, Accident Investigator and King Air 200 pilot for the US Naval Safety Center in Norfolk, VA. His other positions in the US Marine Corps included Commanding Officer of 6th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGLICO), Executive Officer, Aviation Safety Director, Maintenance Officer, Operations Officer, and helicopter pilot.
Mr. Neubauer has more than 35 years of aviation leadership, operations and safety experience and is Futron Aviation’s Technical Director for Aerospace Safety. He earned a Master of Arts, National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College, a Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering, U. S. Naval Academy and was a Senior Military Fellow, at the RAND Corporation. Ken has extensive safety culture, education and risk management experience with the Department of Defense, NASA State and Federal government entities and commercial business organizations. Additionally, he led safety management system (SMS) implementation projects at multiple airports, spearheaded safety risk management (SRM) training and education initiatives, and piloted safety culture shaping projects for both the FAA and NASA. He served as the technical lead for airport SMS development and implementation projects at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Peoria International Airport (PIA), was the technical lead for an in-depth safety program gap analysis at Denver International Airport (DEN) and the Principal Investigator for multiple TRB Airport Cooperative Research Projects, including 04-16 Safety Risk Management for Airports and 10-22 Improving Stakeholder Engagement in Aircraft Accident Planning. Prior to joining Futron Aviation, Mr. Neubauer served in the U.S. Navy as a fighter pilot and safety leader. He served in multiple leadership positions including Director of Aviation Safety Programs at the Naval Safety Center, Director of the Naval School of Aviation Safety, Commanding Officer of Fighter Squadron 41, and Operations Officer aboard the aircraft carrier USS Constellation.