Senior Manufacturing Engineer
Sierra Nevada Coporation
Michael Burns is a Senior Manufacturing Engineer for Sierra Nevada Corporation, leading a team on the assembly and integration of a lifting body spacecraft known as the Dream Chaser.
Michael spent ten years supporting aircraft and spacecraft composite manufacturing and assembly operations, working directly for, or supporting, companies such as GE Aviation, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Airbus, and Gulfstream in new product development and R&D activities.
He is very interested in finding ways to improve operational efficiencies in growing companies and in working to manage dynamically changing workloads associated with large-scale bid and proposal work.
Michael has a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering and an MBA from the University of Colorado.