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Introduction to Automation for the Aerospace, Space, and Transportation Industri C1312

George (Nick) Bullen

bullen_george" Mr. Nick Bullen is the President and CEO of Smart Blades, Inc. Located in Oxnard, California, Smart Blades designs and develops highly efficient wind turbine blades and modular facilities for in-situ wind turbine blade manufacturing. Previously, Mr. Bullen was Principal Engineer, Technical Fellow, and Technical Expert for Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Programs for Northrop Grumman Corporation. His expertise includes inhabited and uninhabited aerial vehicles, space vehicle design and manufacture, laser weapon system design and manufacture, and Lean processes and applications. Mr. Bullen has been awarded 16 US and International patents for technology innovations related to manufacturing, mechanization, robotics, robotics control software and nuclear testing/quality devices that are the basis for all current automated systems used for the assembly of airframes in the US and Europe. Mr. Bullen is a Fellow in the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and is certified in Production and Inventory Control Management. He actively serves and maintains membership on academic boards of several major universities, is a member of the steering committees of professional societies including SAE and SME, and is founder of the International Aerospace Automation Consortium. He also is a board member of the RFID supply chain governing body, EPC Global. A widely published author in magazines, proceedings, journals and peer review journals, he received the AIAA Design Engineering Award in 2000 for Significant Advances in Aerospace Engineering. Mr. Bullen received his BSMG degree from Pepperdine University, an MBA from Loyola Marymount University, and is currently finishing his PhD in Decision Sciences, Engineering Research.

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