Crown Consulting Inc.

Dr. Rubén Del Rosario serves as vice president, Aerospace & Advanced Transportation, for Crown Consulting Inc. In this role, he directs Crown services in advanced air mobility and aerospace systems development and engineering with an emphasis on forging research and development partnerships across industry and government agencies.

Del Rosario joined Crown in 2019 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. He provided 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.

He 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.