Hal Chrisman is a seasoned aerospace and defense professional with more than 32 years of experience in the industry. Chrisman has split his time between consulting and executive–level industry positions. His experience spans all major market segments including commercial air transport, defense, rotary wing and business aviation. His functional focus has been mergers and acquisitions transaction support, strategic planning, operational improvement and industrial marketing.
Most recently, Chrisman was a vice president with ICF’s Airlines, Aerospace and MRO practice. Previously, he was a principal with AeroStrategy, a boutique consultancy focused on the aviation and aerospace industries; sr. vice president of Corporate Development for Pemco Aviation Group; sr. vice president of Business Development for Aerospan, a spare parts eBusiness joint venture between AAR and SITA; senior director of aerospace and defense solutions for Oracle Corporation; and a principal with The Canaan Group, an aerospace consultancy. He began his career as a project engineer with Williams International, a leading gas turbine Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), working the cruise missile engine program and leading the development of the sub-system power unit for the Comanche Helicopter.
Chrisman holds a B.A. from Hanover College, a BS in Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.