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Aeronautical engineer

David Ray Riley, American aeronautical engineer. Recipient Distinguished Alumnus award Department Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, University Illinois, 1995. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (associate fellow, chairperson atmospheric and flight mechanics technical committee 1993-1995, board directors, dir-at-large since 1995), Elks, Alpha Chi Rho (Phi Kappa chapter, president graduate board 1978-1985).

Background

Riley, David Ray was born on February 12, 1955 in Avon, Illinois, United States. Son of Leroy Franklin and Alice Ilene (Orwig) Riley.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, University Illinois, 1977. Master of Engineering Management, Washington University, 1990. Master of Science in Management of Technology, Washington University, 1993.

Career

Associate engineer, McDonnell Aircraft Company, St. Louis, 1977-1978;engineer, McDonnell Aircraft Company, St. Louis, 1978-1980;senior engineer, McDonnell Aircraft Company, St. Louis, 1980-1983;lead engineer, McDonnell Aircraft Company, St. Louis, 1983-1988;unit chief, McDonnell Aircraft Company, St. Louis, 1988-1992;section chief, McDonnell Aircraft Company, St. Louis, 1992-1994;senior principal engineer, McDonnell Aircraft Company, St. Louis, since 1994. Participant X-29 flight test team National Aeronautics and Space Administration Ames-Dryden Flight Research Center, Lancaster, California, 1985-1986. Vice president constituency board department aero and astronautical engineering University of Illinois, since 1988.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (associate fellow, chairperson atmospheric and flight mechanics technical committee 1993-1995, board directors, dir-at-large since 1995), Elks, Alpha Chi Rho (Phi Kappa chapter, president graduate board 1978-1985).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: flying, music, hiking, photography, wood-working.

Connections

Married Ann Alice Campion, August 26, 1978. 3 children.

father:
Leroy Franklin Riley

mother:
Alice Ilene (Orwig) Riley

spouse:
Ann Alice Campion