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Cliff Collier is a seasoned executive leading Charles Edwards’ Operations & Supply Chain (OSC) activities. He helps aerospace companies assess and realize cost and efficiency improvements and also leads operations due diligence projects.
Cliff has 30 years of experience in Supply Chain, IT and Human Resources management from Vought Aircraft Industries and Triumph Aerostructures where he was responsible for $2B of annual spend. During this tenure, Cliff led a complete restructuring of company benefit plans (including union workforce), rescued a failed SAP implementation, and created a cross-company corporate procurement organization in a highly decentralized aerospace company. He is particularly skilled in turnaround and start-up operations, communicating change and getting buy-in from the relevant stakeholders, and has successfully managed both large and small organizations.
Mr. Collier has a Masters in Economics and a BA in Economics, both from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Glenn McDonald is a Principal at AeroDynamic Advisory, a specialty consulting firm focused on the global aerospace and aviation industries. He has ten years of full-time consulting experience, working first at AeroStrategy, then at ICF International.
During his time in consulting, Glenn has supported and managed many different projects, covering corporate strategy development and execution, acquisition search and transaction support, market analysis, cost and performance benchmarking, economic development, and regulatory analysis and development. His primary focus has been in aerospace manufacturing and Maintenance, Repair, and Operation (MRO)
Previously, Glenn was a Manager at ICF International after joining as an Associate in 2012. He graduated from the University of Michigan with both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Aerospace Engineering. Glenn has previously held internship positions at Gulfstream Aerospace developing fly-by-wire flight controls for the G500/G600 program, GE Aviation performing aero-mechanics design on the CFM LEAP, Passport, and GE9X aircraft engines, and at Rockwell Collins working on military avionics. He also worked on product development and marketing for ShadePlex, an early-stage venture developing solar products.
Peter Zimm leads strategy, market positioning, and operations improvement consulting projects for aerospace companies. A Principal for aerospace-focused management consulting firm Charles Edwards, he has delivered scores of projects for OEMs, Tier 1s, subtier suppliers, and raw materials companies across the world. Peter is an internationally-recognized market expert in aerospace raw materials, aircraft components, manufacturing process technologies, and aircraft emissions.
Prior to joining Charles Edwards, Peter was a Principal at ICF Aviation’s Aerospace & MRO practice. He began his career at Timken Aerospace where he held various business development, marketing, and sales management positions and co-architected the company’s aftermarket entry strategy. Peter has a Masters in Business Administration from Boston University and a Bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College.