Gregg Shimp is the Vice President of Integrated Operations for Lycoming Engines. In this role, Gregg leads our teams responsible for the full cycle of our products- developmental test, procurement, manufacturing engineering, planning, machining, assembly, production test, quality, logistics, and facilities.
Gregg came to us from Textron Systems Unmanned Systems where he was the Vice President of Engineering. In this role, Mr. Shimp was responsible for engineering activities across the organization, throughout the product lifecycle. The Unmanned Systems engineering team designs, tests, and supports an exciting variety of innovative products, including unmanned aircraft, unmanned surface vessels, control stations for unmanned systems, systems for remotely delivering data and imagery, and lightweight small arms technologies. This multi-disciplinary team included engineers with expertise in electrical, mechanical, aerodynamics, software, test, and systems engineering.
Mr. Shimp joined Textron Systems in 2014 from Bell Helicopter where he was the Director of Test and Operations. While there, he was responsible for research and development projects, including parts planning, material management, manufacturing, and experimental assembly through flight test and certification. In addition, he led flight test programs in support of commercial certification, military qualification, and company research and development. Gregg also has experience providing data gathering, management, and analysis support for flight tests, wind tunnel tests, test labs, and drive systems center manufacturing. Gregg joined Bell in 2002 as an experimental test pilot.
Gregg joined Bell Helicopter from the military where he was an officer in the United States Marine Corps. He is also an Associate Fellow of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots and holds a bachelor’s degree from the United States Naval Academy and a master’s degree from the American Military University.