Tom Gustafson has held the position of Chief Technology Officer/Quality Manager since December 2011. Tom has held several position at Hartzell working as an application engineer, but was quickly promoted to Engineering Manager, a position he held for five years. He next became the Vice President of Engineering for the remainder of the time, until being promoted to his current position.
Tom is a member of The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, The American Society of Materials, The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), and The National Fire Protection Agency. He is also very active in AMCA and has been chair of several committees; he currently serves on four committees, and has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award. During his time at Hartzell, Tom has many achievements including being the champion of the design concept for a one-piece solid fiberglass wheel and was the principal author of our most recent patent, which reduced the sound levels on Hartzell's AL model prop fan.