Berroth Named Chief Operating Officer
Reno, NV, January 23, 2019 — Aerion, the leader in supersonic flight, has promoted Steve Berroth to the role of Chief Operating Officer and Program Manager of the AS2 Supersonic Business Jet. As Chief Operating Officer and Program Manager, Berroth brings leadership and 35 years of experience in large aerospace organizations and aircraft development programs.
Berroth joined Aerion in 2018. Previously, he worked at Northrop Grumman for 31 years in various leadership positions, including Director of Production Operations, Program Manager for numerous advanced aircraft and rotorcraft programs, and led flight test operations for several aircraft programs prior to his program manager responsibilities. He also served Triumph Aerospace Structures as Vice President of Metallic and Composite Components Programs and Operations. In that role, he led six site presidents with more than 3,000 employees in operating companies around the globe.
Berroth holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts. He is also a graduate of Defense Acquisition University Program Management at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and the University of Michigan’s Executive Program at the Ross School of Business. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Aerion, the industry leader in supersonic travel, is pioneering a new generation of efficient, economical, and environmentally responsible supersonic aircraft. The Mach 1.4 AS2 business jet is scheduled to begin flight testing in 2023. Aerion entered into a partnership with Boeing in February 2019 to develop the AS2 and advance the supersonic market. In October 2018, Aerion and GE Aviation unveiled the quiet and efficient GE AffinityTM engine, the first supersonic engine in more than 50 years.