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Amanda R. Simpson

Amanda R. Simpson

Vice-President for Research and Technology, Airbus Americas

Amanda R. Simpson is a senior-level operations executive with extensive experience leading programs in the areas of advanced technology, aerospace and defense, aviation, test and evaluation, energy, and national security. Throughout her career, she has tackled challenging assignments and delivered success with innovative and disruptive technology and processes. Amanda has extensive experience managing long range investment roadmaps to leverage emerging and advanced technologies to provide superior capabilities to customers.  In Aerospace and Defense, Amanda is known for creating solutions to complex and often unstructured challenges that require the design, development and implementation of new and/or improved techniques and procedures resulting in the establishment of new, refined solutions, procedures and/or products.  She also has extensive hands-on experience conducing operations at military and civilian test facilities and ranges. In the field of energy, Amanda led collaboration efforts between public and private sectors to address requirements on all levels of electrical and liquid fuel utilization at national and international fixed, mobile, and tactical locations.