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|Stewart Cramer, Principal, S. Cramer Consulting|
Stewart Cramer, Principal, S. Cramer Consulting
Stewart brings thirty-five years of diverse experience to his work as a strategy and innovation consultant. Starting as a structural design/ stress engineer working on aircraft and satellite structures at McDonnell Douglas, Northrop, Lockheed Martin and Hughes Aircraft, Stewart progressed to became a Senior Technical Specialist in the structures Research organization at Northrop Grumman. During his time at Northrop Grumman, Stewart was Task Leader for Structural Analysis on the USAF Composite Affordability Initiative, a Principal Investigator on an FAA program to harden the commercial aircraft fleet and was also selected by Northrop Grumman to lead a team of design and manufacturing engineers assigned to Lockheed Martin to work on the design of the F-35 aircraft.
In 2000, Stewart joined LAI Companies, a group of three small job shops located across the United States. Hired as Director of Aerospace Products, he was ultimately promoted to President of the group of companies. As President, he established common practices across sites, then acquired and integrated two additional companies. LAI International instituted lean-sigma, became ISO9001 and AS9100 certified and received preferred supplier awards from Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, GE and other customers while growing over 300 percent during Stewart’s tenure.
In 2013, Stewart relocated to Toronto, Ontario from Scottsdale, Arizona to marry the love of his life. He joined Mercap Holdings Inc., an investment partnership as Chief Operating Officer and acted as CEO of their investment, Vertex Precision Manufacturing. During Stewart’s tenure at Vertex, the company established itself as a tier one aerospace supplier and developed and implemented industry leading technologies on the Production floor.
Stewart holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Arizona and an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Southern California. He is the holder of two U.S. patents and is a registered Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario.