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aircraft engines engineer

Ronald Eugene Wilkinson, American aircraft engines engineer. Recipient Society of Automotive Engineers Manly award 1987 Best Technology Paper on Aero Engines, Society of Automotive Engineers Excellence in Presentation award, 1987, 89, Teledyne Pacific Group Excellence in Management award, 1987; named Outstanding Aerospace Engineering Alumni, Auburn University, 1986.


Wilkinson, Ronald Eugene was born on December 7, 1945 in Citronelle, Alabama, United States. Son of Emmett Eugene and Faye Cecile (Tanner) Wilkinson.


Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, Auburn University, 1968.


Design engineer, Pratt & Whitney, West Palm Beach, Florida, 1969-1972;with, Aircraft Products Teledyne Continental Motors, Mobile, Alabama, since 1972;development engineer, project engineer, Aircraft Products Teledyne Continental Motors, Mobile, Alabamasenior project engineer, manager advanced programs to program manager, Aircraft Products Teledyne Continental Motors, Mobile, Alabamadirector business development, Aircraft Products Teledyne Continental Motors, Mobile, Alabama, 1990;director engineering, Aircraft Products Teledyne Continental Motors, Mobile, Alabama, 1990-1991;vice president engineering, Aircraft Products Teledyne Continental Motors, Mobile, Alabama, 1991-1994;director advanced programs, since 1994;chairman General Aviation Manufacturers Association ad hoc AVGAS committee, since 1992;member executive county National Aeronautics and Space Administration AGATE, since 1995.


  • Achievements include patent for liquid cooled engine which powered the voyager aircraft on its nonstop, non-refueled flight around the world. Development and design of the engine and turbochargers which powered the Boeing Condor-an experimental high-altitude long-endurance aircraft which set a world altitude record of 66980 feet for piston engine-powered aircraft. Holder six patents relating to aircraft piston engine technology.


God created humans to be able to innovate and evaluate new forms of living that will encourage development of the fullest potential in individuals.


When peaceful alternatives have failed, the force of arms may regretfully be preferable to unchecked aggression, tyranny and genocide.


The very idea that one gender is superior to another should be rejected as well as the erroneous notion that members of one gender may receive love, power, and esteem only at the expense of another.


Member AAIA, Society Automotive Engineers, Association Unmanned Vehicle Systems, American Management Association.


Married Peggy Lee Hergesheimer, December 30, 1966. Children: Rhonda Denise, Damon Eugene.

Emmett Eugene Wilkinson

Faye Cecile (Tanner) Wilkinson

Peggy Lee Hergesheimer

Rhonda Denise Wilkinson

Damon Eugene Wilkinson