Robert J. (Bob) Saia serves as Senior Vice President, Business Development and joined the company in 2018. In this role, Bob leads the company’s business development team to meet customer requirements and identify new market opportunities to execute the strategic business plan for Verus Aerospace. Bob has a distinguished career in the Aviation industry with more than 40 years of experience.

Prior to joining Verus Aerospace, Bob held a number of executive roles at United Technologies’ Pratt & Whitney. He served as Vice President, Commercial Engine Programs at Pratt & Whitney, where he oversaw program management, business development and technology maturation for commercial engine models. In this role, Mr. Saia led an interdisciplinary team that developed and brought to market the company’s next generation of commercial engines, the Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1000G with Geared TurboFan™ technology. He received the distinguished Silver Medal Award from the Royal Aeronautical Society in December 2014 for his program leadership in conjunction with the development of this engine.

Mr. Saia holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Southeastern Massachusetts University and a master’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.