Robb Hudson is named president and CEO of Indianapolis-based Aerodyn Engineering Inc. David Lawrence, executive chairman of the company, said: “I have been observing Robb in the manufacturing community for some time, and we are delighted to have him on board with us. His professional and interpersonal skills, along with his practical knowledge of the complex parts manufacturing business, match the leadership qualities we need to support and achieve our growth objectives.”
Aerodyn Engineering engages in design and analysis, manufacturing, instrumentation, assembly, component and subsystem test, in-house and on-site validation, and test support.
Before joining Aerodyn, Hudson was CEO of precision machine tool builder Mitsui Seiki USA Inc. Prior to his post there, he spent several years gaining a depth of experience in both traditional and nontraditional machining applications in the aerospace, energy, medical device, automotive, and electronics industries across North America and Europe. He began his career in manufacturing while still in high school, working at his family’s machine tool distributorship in Indianapolis.
“Through Dave’s acquaintance, I’ve noted Aerodyn’s expansion for the last 10 years and am pleased to join the team,” Hudson said. “There’s a combination and depth of expertise in turbine production and testing here that I believe is unmatched in the world. Aerodyn offers a significant value and opportunity for customers and prospects to significantly shrink and streamline their development of rotating and hot gas path components.”
Hudson was born about five miles from Aerodyn’s U.S. headquarters in Indianapolis. “It brings me great joy to return home with my family,” he said. Most recently, Hudson was based in Fort Mill, S.C.