Aerolytics was founded in 2012 by Bill Bihlman. Its focus is improve market share and/or revenue for aerospace suppliers, from mill/forgers, to fabricators, assemblers and distributors. Bill started his career in 1995 as an engineer with Raytheon Aircraft. He held various positions, including company representative for the NASA AGATE consortium, and Project Engineer for a $75M Japanese SDF contract. At that time, he served as the company's youngest Project Engineer, and oversaw all aspects of design/test/certification, as well as managed production line trouble-shooting. Subsequently, Bill worked in South America for four years: positions included complex financial modeling and marketing strategy.
More recently, Bill was Senior Consultant with AeroStrategy. 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 holds a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering, and a PhD in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, as well as an MBA and MPA from Cornell University. He is a licensed private pilot and fluent Spanish speaker.