ICF International, a leading provider of consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients, has named Vivek Saxena to the position of vice president for ICF SH&E, which provides professional services in the aviation and aerospace fields.
Saxena has more than 20 years of experience in aerospace manufacturing operations, supply chain management and engineering program management. He will head up and strengthen ICF SH&E’s consulting work in the operations and supply chain practice, and enhance its five decades of successfully assisting airline, aerospace and travel companies.
“Vivek brings deep domain knowledge and leadership experience in aerospace operations and supply chain to ICF,” said Sergio Ostria, executive vice president for ICF International. “He will be a great asset to ICF’s continued growth in the international aerospace market.”
Prior to joining ICF, Saxena held several senior positions, including general manager, at Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies company, for more than a decade. While there, he transformed shop operations, supply chain performance, cost reduction, new product introduction and implemented production ramp up processes. He led the company’s initiative to ascertain supply chain readiness for the Geared Turbofan and also led the war-on-cost in the multi-national supply chain for the Joint Strike Fighter engine. His work on new product introduction was published as a Harvard Case Study, which earned him a U.S. patent.
Saxena has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, India, a master’s degree from the University of Minnesota, United States, and a doctorate in aerospace engineering and math from the University of Cambridge, UK.