Engineering Technology Hall of Fame Recipient: Aaron Rubel
Aaron P. Rubel is Engineering Lead of Cabin & Cargo Standard Parts across all Airbus global aircraft and Flammability Certification within the Airbus Americas Engineering Cabin perimeter. In addition, Aaron serves as the intellectual property focal point between the Mobile, Alabama location of Airbus Americas Engineering and the global corporate Intellectual Property Office. He is a certified and practicing Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
Aaron graduated from Lawrence Technological University with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology in 2003 while working full time in the automotive industry; this was previous to joining the aerospace industry. During his career in the auto industry, Aaron earned two patents for product improvements, and received two DaimlerChrysler Truck Cost Savings Awards. He was the Lead engineer of the 2007 Chrysler Sebring Rear Seat program. Aaron’s LTU background laid a strong foundation to a successful transition into the aerospace industry. Since making this transition, he has received awards for driving product improvements, innovation methods, and mentorship of other engineers.
Beyond Aaron’s professional achievements, he has made significant contributions to the community. He was a former state executive committee leader in Michigan Trout Unlimited periodical, and a published author in various magazines on his expertise in watershed conservation and fly fishing. In the area of education, Aaron serves on the Board of Directors of Bayshore Christian School in Fairhope, Alabama as chair of the Strategic Planning Committee and a voting member of the school board. Aaron contributed to the development of a Mobile (Alabama) Area Education Foundation strategic plan for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) that was published in 2015.
Alumni Spotlight Feature Presents...Stephen Charles:
Stephen Charles graduated from Lawrence Tech University’s Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology in 2010. His early experience with engineering began when he was eleven years old; working under his father fixing pop machines. He began working on CNC machines in high school, and developed an interest in tool design. He spent his first few years in college working in software development; but in 2005, he made the switch to engineering, after working in an engineering laboratory. He enjoys cycling, and has participated in a number of cycling competitions. He used his engineering skills to build and manipulate radio controlled cars; which he raced and won local, regional, and national events. Stephen’s experience with electronics enabled him to create an interactive Halloween display, similar to professional displays at Disney Land. See Stephen's project featured on Channel 7 news by clicking here.