Crown Consulting Inc.

Dr. Rubén Del Rosario serves as senior director, Aerospace Systems for Crown Consulting Inc. In this role, he directs Crown services in aerospace systems development and engineering with an emphasis on forging research and development partnerships across industry and government agencies. He supports business development for Crown's science and research service area and serves as strategic advisor for client projects.

Del Rosario joined Crown after a 29-year career at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) John. H. Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, where he last served as director of aeronautics, providing executive leadership for aeronautics R&D programs and projects in support of the NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) and overseeing annual budgets of more than $150 million.

A renowned expert in advanced propulsion systems and as manager of the NASA ARMD Advanced Air Transport Technology Project, Del Rosario developed and executed NASA's strategy for commercial subsonic aircraft technologies research and pioneered the development of national strategies for advancing the electrification of aircraft propulsion systems.

Del Rosario was awarded the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal and the ARMD Associate Administrator Award for Leadership and Management Excellence. He is a fellow of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers and an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Del Rosario holds a doctorate in engineering and Master of Science in industrial engineering from Cleveland State University and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez. He also completed the Senior Executive Fellow Program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.'