CFD Research Corporation Appoints LTG (Ret) Joseph M. Cosumano Jr. as President
Published: Feb 01, 2013
Dr. Ashok Singhal, co-founder and chairman of CFDRC, said, “General Cosumano is a highly-accomplished and energetic leader, a perfect fit for this extraordinary challenge and for taking CFDRC to the next levels.” Over the last eight years, Mr. Cosumano has grown three private companies/divisions significantly. His 35-year career in U.S. Army started with a systems engineering position in Huntsville, and included increasing responsibilities for missile defense programs, Pentagon/OSD Task Force for Army modernization for 21st century, defining Future Combat Systems, and finally as the commanding general of the Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) at Redstone Arsenal.
Mr. Cosumano noted that “with the increasing global competition and shrinking federal budget, small high-tech businesses such as CFDRC have a unique opportunity for partnering with large businesses and government labs, providing much needed impetus for the continued success of our nation. I am happy and proud to be entrusted with this worthy challenge (a new mission), and with the enthusiasm and support of CFDRC leadership and employees.”
Since its inception in 1987, CFDRC has culminated world-class talent and technologies (e.g. over 70 percent of employees have advanced degrees and over 55 patents). CFDRC employees are fully committed to build technology-transition bridges for: 1) Technology insertion into national programs; 2) Technology adaptation for commercial applications; and 3) Expert-Support services to DoD, NASA and industry partners.
CFDRC has three facilities: headquarters at Wynn Drive in Cummings Research Park, biomedical division at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, and an engineering test facility in Scottsboro, Alabama. Several CFDRC employees also work at NASA MSFC supporting Space Launch Systems (SLS) development and other programs, and at AMRDEC supporting development of new nano/micro systems for high temperature thermal batteries and other missions.
CFDRC is nationally recognized for its success in highly competitive Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program. Earlier in 2004, CFDRC spun off and sold its commercial software division to a global software company, and CFDRC developed products are continued to be used by over 1000 organizations, worldwide. Currently, CFDRC is transitioning various technologies developed under the SBIR program, including Ram Air Turbine, Bio-Battery, SynVivo Microchip Platform, and Missile Weather Encounter Toolkit, to DoD programs and the commercial market place.
CFD Research Corporation develops and commercializes innovative technologies for aerospace, biomedical, energy, and materials markets. CFDRC is headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama. For more information contact Dr. Vincent Harrand (firstname.lastname@example.org; 256-726-4814), or visit www.cfdrc.com.