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Brian Stitt

Division Head, Sustainment Technologies Transition

University of Dayton Research Institute: Sustainment Technologies Transition


Email: Brian Stitt
Phone: 937-229-4786
1700 S. Patterson Boulevard, Room M2450, Dayton, OH 45409
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Brian Stitt heads the Sustainment Technologies Transition division at UDRI. He is responsible for ensuring that all of the technical objectives of these programs are met on time and within budget, and ensuring staff and resources are responsive to the technical requirements. He ensures effective fiscal control and management of the division.

Brian has over 28 years of experience in technical/program and project management, product development, product testing and validation, manufacturing/process operations and development, and engineering operations. He has past operations experience with the Product Engineering Center, GE Aviation where as Operations Leader, he developed and executed budget and performance plans for the global engineering team of over 8,000 engineers with a budget in excess of $600M.

He also has previous manufacturing experience as a Quality Engineering Manager at a new Greenfield facility for manufacturing aerospace composite components for jet engines. His previous design experience centers around vehicle chassis systems, including powertrain isolation systems, passive suspension systems, and active ride control suspension systems utilizing magnetorheological fluid. His engineering experience ranges from product testing to product design to product validation and finally production implementation.


MS, Management Science, University of Dayton, 1998
BS, Mechanical Engineering Technology, University of Dayton, 1995


  • Certified Engineering and Operations Master Black Belt (DMAIC and DFSS) (GE)
  • Certified Black Belt (GE)
  • Lean Six Sigma Certified
  • 2017 Exceptional Performance Award for developing and growing additive manufacturing technologies within UDRI
  • Patent Holder