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Bert VanderHeiden


Northrup Grumman

Bert is based in Clearfield, UT within ATK’s Aerospace Structures Division. The division pioneered the use of advanced graphite composite for aerospace and matured advanced manufacturing methods for aerospace products like the F35 Joint Strike Fighter. Prior to his work with the Aerospace Division, he was the Director of Technology at ATK’s Independence, Missouri Defense Ammunition operations, the primary manufacturing of small caliber munitions for the US Army. He also managed Engineering and Technologies organizations for ATK’s Rocket Motor plants in Magna and Promontory, Utah. Bert received his PhD in Physics from the University of Utah in 1988, researching solid state physics of advanced semi-conductor materials.

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