Northrop Grumman Corporation
Mr. Bullen is currently the Chief Engineer for Manufacturing Technology at Northrop Grumman Corporation.
He is an internationally published author of six books that span the depth and breadth of manufacturing that include advanced automation, technology transfer, composites, economics, and the digital enterprise. His inventions and patents for technology innovations related to manufacturing, automation, robotics, robotics control software, and nuclear testing/quality metrology devices are the foundation of all automated systems for the assembly of airframes in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Russia.
His book Successful Composites Technology Transfer: Applying NASA Innovations to Industry © 2015 Published by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers was identified as only one of four noteworthy books on technology transfer by Technology Marketplace for use in commercial and government products. Mr. Bullen also authored the script for the accompanying video for SME’s Manufacturing Insights. He has published over 100 articles for magazines and peer review journals. And presented and lectured internationally at conventions and universities in countries including Canada, Malaysia, China, Holland, France, Italy, Germany, England, and Spain. He has taught advanced automation, composites, quantitative reasoning (graduate level), and strategic planning at universities and conferences in the United States and internationally.
He is also an internationally recognized paid lecturer, instructor, industry expert, expert witness, and consultant to the aerospace and space industry sector for the manufacture of commercial, military, and private fixed and rotary wing air vehicles, rockets, missiles, and space vehicles.
He is the founder of the Aerospace Automation Consortium and Co-Founder of the International Economics of Composites Symposium.
His recent inventions in laser technology are the genesis for replacing all gauges currently used to validate the hole-bores and countersinks in aerospace manufacturing.