Frontline Aerospace, Inc., is an emerging, privately-held corporation based near Denver, Colorado with marketing offices near Washington, DC focusing business and aerospace expertise on breakthrough aviation and energy concepts. Frontline Aerospace, Inc., is committed to bold contributions to the "innovation economy" — grounded in 21st Century science and technology to address key issues of our time — while ensuring profit for participants and partners. We are a proud United States company with a keen appreciation of our responsibility to contribute to the global community.
Ryan S. Wood, CEO
Ryan S. Wood, CEO. Frontline Aerospace, Inc., was founded in 2007 by successful entrepreneur Ryan S.Wood to apply technical insights derived from his experience in the energy industry and scientific thinking from his long family legacy in aerospace. Mr. Wood is a graduate in mathematics and computer science from California Polytechnic State University and has worked in engineering management and technology marketing at INTEL Corporation, Digital Equipment Corporation and Toshiba; as well as entrepreneuring in the energy-efficiency and aerospace sectors. Mr. Wood represents a legacy of aeronautics distinction:
- Dr. K. D. Wood (grandfather) taught two generations of aeronautical engineers at Cornell University, Purdue University, then principally at the University of Colorado at Boulder and is known worldwide for his comprehensive textbooks including the pioneering “Airplane Design,” “Technical Aerodynamics” and “Spacecraft Design.”
- Schuyler “Sky” Kleinhans (grandfather) retired as Corporate Vice President of Engineering at McDonnell Douglas after decades directing design of the DC4E, B-19, DC-6, DC-7 and DC-8 (first Douglas jet). After graduating from M.I.T., he helped design the Sikorsky S40-S43 series of flying boats. He was appointed Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Mr. Darold Cummings(Board of Advisers) has 40 years experience in aircraft design and development, product design, and education. He retired from Boeing as a Technical Fellow in 2004 and started The Center for Innovation, which focuses on presenting Creativity Workshops to industry, universities and government agencies. He holds 24 patents in a variety of fields. In addition to his experience in the United States, Mr. Cummings has worked for DASA and RFB in Germany, BAE in England, Aeromacchi and General Avia in Italy, and PRomavia in Belgium. He has also worked with the Russian aircraft design bureaus Mikoyan and Yakovlev in the United States. Mr. Cummings' last position at Boeing was as manager of the Exploratory Concepts Group within Advanced Design at Boeing's internationally recognized Phantom Works in Huntington Beach, California. He also designs, builds and operates motorcycles for which he currently holds 12 World Land Speed records, all set at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah.