Drew Sherman is a Co-Founder of Leo Aerospace and serves as the head of Vehicle Engineering. He is responsible for designing, building and testing primary systems on the rocket. Drew has developed a multidisciplinary design tool that incorporates all major parameters and resulting performance for solid rocket motors. He has also helped
develop the reaction control thrusters to orient the launch platform.
Drew works closely with suppliers to leverage new technologies and manufacturing techniques to introduce unique designs and combinations of systems to provide technological capability and value generation for the launch vehicle. Drew’s ability to effectively integrate customer discovery and customer requirements into technical solutions and business requirements comes from experience gained working with the NSF National I-Corps program and Startmate accelerator program.
Prior to his role at Leo, Drew worked at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. In his first assignment he developed control screens and hardware boot tests which interface with wearable technology for the X-47B autonomous aircraft. In his second assignment, he helped design the thermal control system and engine performance for next generation aircraft using the NASA software NPSS.
Drew received his B.S. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering and M.S. in Engineering from Purdue University with a focus in aerospace propulsion. Drew is from Ohio, the birthplace of aviation. In his spare time, Drew enjoys watching and playing soccer, hiking and camping, and staying current on consumer technology.