Went to work for the Douglas Aircraft Company in 1942 after receiving his engineering degree.
Established the Aeronautical Institute of Technology of Brazil from 1947 – 1951.
Went to work for the Rand Corporation where he led the design of the hi-bypass engine, enabling the development of a wide body heavy-lift cargo aircraft.
Joined the Northrop Corporation in 1953 where he served as President, Chief Executive and Chairman, and retired as Chairman in 1990.
Involved in the development of the F-5 tactical fighter most widely used American built fighter, the F/A-18 Hornet most versatile tactical trainer, the F-20 Tigershark, and the B-2 bomber unmatched in air supremacy.
Received the Reed Aeronautics Award in 1985 and the Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy of the National Aeronautic Association in 1989.
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