COO, A^3 by airbus
Naresh Shah is A3 by Airbus’ acting Chief Operating Officer. In addition to ensuring the smooth internal operations of this outpost of Airbus focused on disruptive innovation, he is responsible for enabling a cycle of project formulation, execution, and transition for a portfolio of projects spanning autonomy, electric flight, digital manufacturing, blockchain, machine learning, and more. At his prior position, Naresh helped create the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute from scratch as the VP of Operations at UI LABS in Chicago. With a background in aerospace engineering and organizational management, Naresh has also helped manage several DARPA programs focused on space and advanced manufacturing. Additionally, he is a combat veteran of the US Air Force with over 2,300 hours flight time primarily in the KC-135R.