June 20, 2022

Sustainable Aviation & the Innovations Ahead with Brian Schettler

Tisha Schuller welcomes Brian Schettler, partner at AE Industrial and head of AEI HorizonX, to the Energy Thinks Podcast. Brian led the founding and rollout of AEI HorizonX as the venture capital arm of Boeing.

Tisha and Brian discuss:

  • Technological innovations in sustainable aviation;
  • The necessary bridge between traditional business and new forms of innovation;
  • The place for incremental versus disruptive improvement;
  • Leadership qualities required for energy transition leaders;
  • Boeing and HorizonX’s achievements in innovation;
  • An intentional culture pivot at Boeing in 2017; and,
  • Investment priorities and the trifecta that guides HorizonX’s efforts.

Brian has years of experience in aerospace, technology, and defense. He served as vice president of corporate strategy at Cobham and as manager of strategy and program operations in the Space and ISR Division at Northrop Grumman. In April 2017, he became the senior managing director of Boeing HorizonX Ventures and served in that position until August 2021 when the venture capital team created AEI HorizonX with AE Industrial. He also is the chairman of the board at Wisk, a joint venture between The Boeing Company and Kitty Hawk Corporation. Brian has an MBA from the University of Maryland and a B.S. in electrical and electronics engineering from Northwestern University.

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[Interview recorded on May 12, 2022]

Running time: 38 min

Featured speakers:

Brian Schettler

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