Interactive Resume

AAI Corporation (part of Textron Corporation)                         2008 - 2011

   Hunt Valley, MD                                                                      

Division Vice President, AAI Engineering                                             October, 2010 - March, 2011

Promoted to lead all of AAI’s engineering function in October, 2010.  AAI, part of the Textron Corporation, is a $1.0B aerospace/defense company.  Responsible for all of AAI’s centralized engineering organization as well as providing technical and functional oversight to AAI’s four business units, comprised of over 600 engineers and software developers.


  • Consolidated the operations of the AAI engineering function and cut overhead costs by 21% within one month
  • Deployed standard engineering metrics to provide early insight into projects’ technical performance company-wide


Division Vice President, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Engineering            Dec, 2008 - Oct, 2010

Led the over 380-person, $200M engineering and test effort for AAI’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Business Unit.  Responsible for the ongoing development and fielding of the RQ-7B Shadow Unmanned Aircraft and the ground control system, as well as the Aerosonde small unmanned aircraft system.  Annual sales of over $700M.


  • Led a team responsible for developing the entire unmanned aircraft system, including all hardware and software on the aircraft, launch and recovery system, ground control systems, and all other support equipment
  • Restructured the engineering leadership team, grew the team by 50%, and 32% of the new hires were diverse

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AAI RQ-7 Shadow

Todd V. Graves

SHADOW TUASs COMPLETE HALF A MILLION FLIGHT HOURS

Todd V. Graves

Carmel, Indiana, USA