Aerolytics was founded in 2012 by Bill Bihlman. Its focus is revenue enhancement from mills/forgers, to distributors, CNC fabricators, and component assemblers. Bill started his career in 1995 as an engineer with Raytheon Aircraft. He held various positions at Raytheon, including company representative for the NASA AGATE consortium and Project Engineer for a $75M Japanese SDF contract. Serving as the company's youngest Project Engineer, he oversaw all aspects of design/test/certification, and managed production line trouble shooting. Subsequently, Bill worked in South America for four years: positions included complex financial modeling and marketing strategy.
Most recently, Bill was Senior Consultant with AeroStrategy (now ICF International). He spent four years working in the US office and was actively involved in over 30 projects. He led multiple engagements and was responsible for two major intellectual property initiatives, including the Aerospace Raw Materials (ARM) model. The ARM forecast has been routinely presented at AMM, SpeedNews, and ITA conferences. ARM clients include some of the world’s largest mills, OEMs, and aerostructures firms. Other notable areas of research include additive manufacturing, aerospace clusters, engineering outsourcing, business strategy, new product development, and company due diligence. Most clients were major multi-nationals firms.
Bill is a regular conference speaker, and has spoken throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Topics include raw materials, manufacturing and supply chain. He is currently a PhD student at Purdue University in Industrial Engineering. He holds a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, and an MBA and MPA from Cornell University. He is a licensed private pilot and fluent Spanish speaker.