Kevin Michaels is Managing Director of AeroDynamic Advisory, a speciality consulting firm focused on the global aerospace and aviation industries. He has 32 years of experience, including hundreds of consulting engagements for leading aviation and aerospace companies across the globe.
Kevin is a globally recognized expert in the aerospace manufacturing and MRO sectors, and has significant expertise in business-to-business marketing, customer satisfaction, M&A advisory, technology assessment, cluster development, and strategic planning. His experience spans all major market segments, including air transport, business & general aviation, and military.
Previously Dr Michaels was a Vice President with ICF International’s Aerospace & MRO consulting practice from 2011 - 2016. He was a co-founder and partner with AeroStrategy from 2001-2011, until its acquisition by ICF. Previously, Dr. Michaels was Director - Strategic Development with Rockwell Collins Government Systems, and Principal with The Canaan Group, an aerospace consultancy. He began his career as a project engineer with aeroengine supplier Williams International.
Dr. Michaels holds BS - Aerospace Engineering and MBA degrees from the University of Michigan, and MSc and PhD degrees in International Relations from the London School of Economics.
He is a contributing columnist to Aviation Week & Space Technology and chairs the advisory board of the University of Michigan’s Aerospace Engineering Department. In 2016, he joined the Board of Directors of aircraft parts distributor Proponent.
In 2018 he published his first book "AeroDynamic: Inside the High-Stakes Global Jetliner Ecosystem", which traces the transformation of the commercial aircraft business from 1990 to the present.