Mr. David S. Branks

David Branks
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Mr. David S. Branks' Biography

Type Of Business:
Aerospace manufacturing company
Marketing Area:
International
Expertise:
Aviation engineering and operations; Liaising between the company and customers
Major Product/SVS:
Military aircraft, defense electronics, precision weapons, and commercial and military aero-structures
Favorite Business Publication:
Aerospace-Related Publications; Business Marketing; Forbes; Harvard Business Review
Hobbies/Sports:
Writing; Golfing; Restoring automobiles; Flying airplanes
Education Degrees:
Pursuing Doctoral Degree in Business Management and Organizational Leadership, Concentration in Information Systems and Technology, University of Phoenix; MBA, University of La Verne; Master's Degree in Aeronautics; Master of Science in Airfield Operations, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Bachelor of Science in Business and Operations Management, University of Maryland; Associate Degree in Business Operations, University of Maryland; Associate Degree in Aviation
Affiliations Awards:
Lifetime Member, Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada; American Management Association; Air Force Association; Treasurer, Thunderbirds Alumni Association, U.S. Air Force; SAE International; The International Society of Logistics
Place of Birth:
Somerville
Children's Names:
Brian
Work History:
Aircraft Mechanic, Chief Quality Inspector, Airfield Operations Director, Operating Base, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Europe; Maintenance Manager, Senior Systems Analyst, Advanced Tactical Fighter, Senior Systems Engineer, Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System Program, U.S. Air Force; Group Leader for Logistics, F-18 Program
Career Achievements:
Contributor, Formulation of Computer Based Training; Publication Assistance, 'Rapid Prototype Training and Development Systems'
Spouse's Name:
Diana
Throughout the duration of your career, what was the one highlight that stood out the most?:
The highlight of his career was flying with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.
Charity:
Volunteer, Make-A-Wish Foundation; American Diabetes Association; Lifetime Member, The American Legion; Lifetime Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States; Special Olympics
Number Of Years In Profession:
52
Number Of Years In Current Position:
29
What Does He/She Attribute Success To:
He attributes his success to his perseverance and his ability to listen and learn.
Why did you become involved in your profession or industry?:
He became involved in his profession through a natural progression of opportunities.
Extended Bio Profile:
Mr. Branks began his career working on small aircraft with a passion to maintain and fly jet planes. He believes that hard work and dedication to employers and colleagues can develop a solid workforce, expand knowledge and provide a successful growth of business with good customer service skills. He was selected as the top exchange student by the chief of staff of U.S. Air Force to attend the Naval Senior Leadership and Management Academy at The United States Naval War College. He was recognized as a contributor in developing rapid prototype development and training systems in the behavioral laboratory at the University of Southern California. He received numerous military awards that include technical awards for efficiency, innovation, customer satisfaction and engineering improvements five times and corporate awards for new technology test developments. He worked on the advanced tactical fighter program in the Air Force and in tactical air command mission. He also worked as an ILS group leader in F/A-18E/F program, as a superintendent in the U.S. Air Force and as a lead field engineer.
Position Responsibilities and Duties:
Overseeing engineering processes, training and guiding naval and marine personnel; Working with executive management personnel in the military field; Managing replacement of assets, fault isolation and distribution; Operational testing; Data tracking; Repairing complex aircraft weapon systems; Ensuring customer satisfaction; Instructing personnel on upgrades on multi-integrated systems; Marketing; Acting as a liaison between managerial officers, sub-contractors and suppliers; Troubleshooting
Education Certifications:
Certified Senior Logistician
Awards/Honors:
Employee of the Month Award, Northrop Grumman Corporation (2005)
Where Will You Be In 5 Years:
In five years, Mr. Branks hopes to obtain his doctorate degree and teach business management, leadership and aviation at a university level.
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