Mr. Ryan holds both a Bachelor and Master of Science in Aeronautics & Astronautics Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also has a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Strategy from the Wharton School of Business.
Mr. Ryan, spent 10 years as an executive at Honeywell International, Inc., serving as President of BendixKing, leading the revitalization of Honeywell's general aviation avionics brand. From 2009 through 2014, he was Vice President of Customer Business, leading Honeywell Aerospace's business with European and Russian customers including Airbus, ATR, Sukhoi, Irkut, Lebherr, and Thales. He led the development of the largest systems package for the A350XWB awarded by Airbus to any supplier. He also drove major system awards at Irkut for the MC21, displacing prime competitors. From 2007 to 2009, Ryan was the Vice President of Strategic Marketing & Planning for Honeywell Aerospace.
Ryan has more than 26 years of civilian and military pilot experience, including missions in support of Operation Desert Storm as a Naval Aviator flying the A-6E Intruder. Ryan holds commercial, multi-engine, instrument, and glider pilot ratings, and he currently owns a Beechcraft Baron.