Derek is an Orbital ATK Senior Fellow and Discipline Owner for Propulsion System’s Avionics and Control Disciplines. He is a licensed Professional Engineer, Senior Member of IEEE, and USAF Military Veteran. He was awarded the NATO Science and Technology Organization’s 2016 Scientific Achievement award for Application of Integrated Munition Health Management. Derek was given the honor of being an invited Luminary speaker at the international PHM conference 2015. He has over 30 years’ experience in the Aerospace Industry in Operation, Integration, and Development of Space and Strategic Launch Systems. He received his B.Sc. Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Utah and his M.Sc. Degree in Electrical Engineering from Utah State University.