Team

    David Forster

    CEO / Co-Founder

    Dave earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Memphis in late ‘80s. Subsequently, he furthered his engineering education by securing an M.S. in Astronautical Engineering from the Naval Post Graduate School. In 2005, he procured an MBA from Rutgers Business School in New Jersey. He is a highly successful operations executive with expertise in building/optimizing and leading multi-million dollar organizations, through the use of processes, installing effective measurement systems, and infrastructure to maximize business operations worldwide.

        Matthew Kuhns

        CTO

        Matthew is a lead R&D engineer for Vertical takeoff / Vertical landing rocket development with experience in ground fueling, manufacturing, and product development. His current activities include working to bring new technologies to this industry and creating the next generation of aircraft refueling equipment; he has 3 provisional patent applications in progress. Matt has experience in metallurgy, additive manufacturing, materials and casting through work on P&W Jet Engines and a tooling company he co-founded.  Rapid-D uses additive manufacturing to create precision aerospace injection molding dies and fixtures for single crystal turbine blades. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BS in Engineering Mechanics.

            Dr. Charles Laymon

            Technical Advisor

            Dr. Laymon is a consultant and copywriter for businesses that market scientific and technical products and services.He’s had a 25-year professional career working at the intersection of academic and government research, and private business. Dr. Laymon conducted cutting-edge scientific research and technology development activities supporting NASA at the National Space Science and Technology Center. He led interdisciplinary multiethnic teams of scientists and engineers on multimillion dollar projects and served as Director of the Science and Technology Institute. He hasstrong industry knowledge and subject matter expertise in Earth and environmental science, hydrology, climate change, remote sensing, sensors and instrumentation, data analysis and visualization, modeling and decision support systems. Dr. Laymon has published extensively and has received numerous NASA achievement awards.

                Corey Park

                Strategic Advisor

                Mr. Park is a Certified Hedge Fund Professional (CHP), with additional (CHP) certifications at the highest level in Portfolio Analytics and Risk Management. He attended the Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business (Leadership and Management) and has served in executive leadership positions for over 20 years. Mr. Park has closed several acquisitions and multimillion-dollar lines of credit from hedge funds; as well as negotiated and / or closed many mergers, strategic partnerships, license and/or sponsored research agreements and joint ventures. He initiated and signed investment agreements totaling more than 25 million for companies he founded. As an experienced practitioner of business strategy, he has read, studied and applied numerous books and countless articles relating to business strategy (According to the Wall Street Journal, the most sought after executive skill set is strategic thinking).