Craig Damlo has a background in aerospace innovation and product development. He specializes in utilizing human-centered design principles of design thinking, helping companies empathize with their customers and understanding the problems to be solved before a product or system is developed. Previously, he led a corporate innovation center for one of the largest aerospace suppliers in the world, targeting cabin and cockpit systems.
He has written on and spoken internationally about applying methods of design thinking to aerospace systems. As a world-renown expert in aircraft oxygen systems, Craig has been instrumental in developing the current standard for portable oxygen systems. He holds and has contributed to several patents.
Craig began his career in aerospace as a design engineer in experimental test flight at Cessna Aircraft followed by oxygen system development for several aircraft platforms. He earned his undergraduate degree in physics from Baker University in Baldwin City, KS, and completed the Stanford University Innovation and Entrepreneurship program in 2015.
Currently, he is an independent innovation consultant and is co-founder of a startup aerospace company. Learn more about Craig and his work at www.soapboxrocket.com.