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|Stewart Cramer, CEO, Vertex Precision Machining|
Stewart Cramer, CEO, Vertex Precision Manufacturing
Stewart recently relocated to the GTA from the United States and has been in the aerospace industry for over thirty years. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering and a Master’s degree in Structural Mechanics. Experience includes structural design, analysis and manufacturing of metallic and composite military and commercial airframe and satellite structures, research and development and program management. Stewart was Task Leader for Structural Analysis on the USAF Composite Affordability Initiative, a Principal Investigator on an FAA program to harden the commercial aircraft fleet and was also selected by Northrop Grumman to lead a team of design and manufacturing engineers assigned to Lockheed Martin to work on the design of the F-35 aircraft.
In 2000, Stewart joined LAI Companies, a group of three small job shops located across the United States. Hired as Director of Aerospace Products, he was ultimately promoted to President of the group of companies. As President, he established common practices across sites, then acquired and integrated two additional companies. LAI International instituted lean-sigma, became ISO9001 and AS9100 certified and received preferred supplier awards from Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, GE and other customers while growing over 300 percent during Stewart’s tenure.