Brad Fanton is a Senior Principal Engineer at Zunum Aero. His desire to understand propulsion technology came while he served in the Air Force. He went on to earn his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York at Alfred and began his engineering career at Dresser-Rand designing steam turbine turbomachinery. Brad joined Rolls-Royce in 2001 where he performed analysis and supported testing of gas turbines and he also designed turbofans for the Gulfstream G650 and the Cessna Citation X aircraft. He joins us from his most recent role at Rolls-Royce as Chief of Whole Product Systems. When he is not working, Brad enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time with his family.