James S. Christy, Vice President (Left)
Stephen R. Speer, President (Right)
Stephen R. Speer,
President & Co-Founder of Aerostar Aircraft Corporation
B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Before co-founding Aerostar Aircraft Corporation, Mr. Speer held engineering positions with Ted Smith Aerostar, Boeing Company, Aerojet Manufacturing Company, and the Navy's Pacific Missile Range.
He was also a co-founder of Machen, Incorporated and American Aviation, Incorporated, two companies engaged in aircraft development, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification, manufacturing, and sales of aircraft "after-market" aviation products.
Mr. Speer has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University and over 27 years of aircraft development and FAA certification program experience.
Besides management responsibilities, his expertise includes research and development, structural design and analysis, and powerplant design and installation. Prior to assuming his position as President, Mr. Speer held FAA DER (Designated Engineering Representative) status for both aircraft structures and powerplant installations.