Lt Col Scott Pearl
US Air Force (Retired)
Scott is currently the Deputy Chief of the Air Force’s Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies Division within the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate. He oversees the Division’s efforts to develop and implement next generation agile manufacturing concepts across the Defense industrial base, executing an annual budget in excess of $200M.
Scott received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Virginia Tech in 1984, an M.S. in Engineering Management from the University of Dayton in 1993, and an M.S. in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from the University of Maryland in 1994. He spent 21 years in the United States Air Force, working as a manufacturing engineer and an acquisition program manager on a variety of weapon systems, to include the F-22, F-35, B-1B, KC-10, C-21, and Joint Standoff Weapon. He has worked in development, acquisition, and sustainment of aircraft, propulsion systems, and munitions. His assignments have included a joint tour with the Navy and a Pentagon tour on the Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition’s staff.
He has been active in the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Alumni Board, serving as the Career Development Task Force lead.