Shawn is the General Manager of Predictive Technologies at Delta Air Lines Technical Operations. His team is responsible for the development and deployment of predictive analytics, data infrastructure, and sensor technology as it pertains to aircraft and engine maintenance. Shawn previously served as General Manager, Propulsion Engineering.
Prior to joining Delta Air Lines in 2015, Shawn spent 15 years at Pratt & Whitney specializing in turbine airfoil heat transfer where he advanced from part level design to overall turbine design philosophy, management, and lifing. As a manager, Shawn advanced physics-based heat transfer and structural analysis/lifing tools and oversaw their corresponding technology roadmaps and university research programs. From there, he moved into Technical Program Management with responsibility for legacy commercial engine hot-section components.
Shawn has Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Florida State University and The University of Florida, respectively; both in Mechanical Engineering. He holds over 20 patents in the area of turbine airfoil and hot-section design & repair.