Chad Heathcote has been an engineer and an engineering technician for more than fifteen years with experience in aerospace, wind energy, and specialized expertise in agricultural equipment. His skills include mechanical design, finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, design for manufacturability, and Solidworks. He is well-known for blending his engineering talent with a practical mechanical aptitude.
Mr. Heathcote served in the Iowa Army National Guard for three years as an M1 Tank Technician. After serving in the Army National Guard, he spent the next seven years in active duty in the U.S. Navy where he excelled as an Aircraft Structural Technician and received numerous honors and acknowledgments for exemplary service. Mr. Heathcote became a helicopter flight instructor before starting his professional engineering career.