Member Since May 2022
Brian has spent most of his career navigating sustainability and growth in a very nuanced aerospace industry. Brian believes in creating a work environment that allows employees to develop their talents in alignment with business objectives to achieve meaningful personal goals. He believes this alignment manifests in employee self-actualization and sustainable, high-level business performance. Brian began a career in aerospace at RAM Manufacturing Company (RAM) in St. George, Utah. He helped the company develop its commercial space presence, managed the supply chain, and led PR efforts on his way to becoming a vice president and eventually chief operating officer. Brian helped RAM to triple its annual revenue in a relatively short amount of time and establish itself as the premier provider of high-performance custom valves in the aviation and space markets. He was asked to sit on the company’s Board of Directors and lead RAM’s acquisition of a majority ownership position in Intergalactic. After the acquisition, Brian was asked by Intergalactic’s Board and ownership group to serve as CEO. Aviation and space have always inspired Brian. As a youth, the accomplishments of NASA and the American aerospace industry incubated a love of engineering and new technology that fueled his desire to seek out a career in aerospace. The privatization and commercialization of space has revitalized a sense of wonder in Brian, leveling-up his personal belief in mankind's potential to achieve the impossible by pursuing technologies that will one day allow humanity to explore the stars. Brian graduated from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management, and he also holds an MBA from Southern Utah University. He and his wife Jessica have four children and spend most of their free time navigating parenthood. Brian enjoys science fiction, sports, comic books, gardening and 80s pop culture (the weird stuff).
I firmly believe the period from 2020 to 2040 will be remembered as the era of air and space.
Today more than ever, stakeholders want to know you are what you say you are—and this pressure only increases in a tumultuous macroeconomic environment.
Whereas our parents and grandparents lived through a period of profound aerospace innovation, most of us have grown up in the incremental era. That’s about to change.
The U.S. is engaged in a second moon race against China and Russia—and this time the stakes are even higher. The winner will enjoy major political, military, and economic advantages for decades, or even centuries, to come.
The innovation imperative is here, and it will change everything. Strap in and enjoy the rocket-ship ride.
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We’re on the verge of a new era in space and sky, with innovation happening at a rate not seen since the Space Race. But innovation requires breaking barriers, and in space and aviation, heat barriers are among the most formidable. That’s where Intergalactic comes in. We’re an aerospace systems integrator, and we’ve pioneered the smallest, lightest, and most advanced thermal management solutions in the space, defense, and commercial aviation sectors. We engineer and integrate next-generation subsystems, proprietary equipment, and intelligent software to enable boundary pushing performance and unrivaled reliability in space, sky, undersea, or on land.