COMPANY OVERVIEW

Pioneer Award(Winner)

Charles R. Kirkpatrick

Inter-Coastal Electronics CEO and founder Charles R. Kirkpatrick has been working in the Aerospace industry for more than 50 years. He was recognized in December 2017 by the Army Aviation Association of America and inducted into the Honorable Order of St Michael. Seeing a niche in the defense industry for smaller, more competitive companies, he started Inter-Coastal Electronics in 1990, a company dedicated to designing and manufacturing the industry’s highest quality simulation, instrumentation and test equipment.

During his half-century in the aerospace defense industry, Kirkpatrick has worked for General Dynamics, Rockwell International, Northrop, Lockheed and North American Aviation/Rocketdyne on programs such as F16, B1, F5, OH56, F100, Gemini, Apollo, and Saturn 5, as well as miscellaneous “Black” programs. Prior to forming ICE, he worked at McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Company where he had the responsibility... Read More

Charles R. Kirkpatrick

Inter-Coastal Electronics CEO and founder Charles R. Kirkpatrick has been working in the Aerospace industry for more than 50 years. He was recognized in December 2017 by the Army Aviation Association of America and inducted into the Honorable Order of St Michael. Seeing a niche in the defense industry for smaller, more competitive companies, he started Inter-Coastal Electronics in 1990, a company dedicated to designing and manufacturing the industry’s highest quality simulation, instrumentation and test equipment.

During his half-century in the aerospace defense industry, Kirkpatrick has worked for General Dynamics, Rockwell International, Northrop, Lockheed and North American Aviation/Rocketdyne on programs such as F16, B1, F5, OH56, F100, Gemini, Apollo, and Saturn 5, as well as miscellaneous “Black” programs. Prior to forming ICE, he worked at McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Company where he had the responsibility for directing the instrumentation department for flight test, ordinance test, the structures lab and the advanced instrumentation development center. Kirkpatrick’s membership and participation in numerous Defense and Aerospace associations include, Association of the United States Army (AUSA), Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA), American Helicopter Society (AHS), Army Aviation Heritage Foundation (AAHF), and the International Telemetry Conference (ITC) where he served as XVII Session Chairman.

2018 awards

Finalist