Mr. Steve Muenzberg
President, Chief Engineer, FAA Loads DER

Mr. Steve Muenzberg has more than 30 years of experience in certification loads, static and dynamic engineering analysis, certification analysis and test validation, and engineering project and team management. Steve is an independent Consultant FAA DER (Designated Engineering Representative) for Loads and Dynamics with full approval authority for both 14 CFR Parts 23 and 25 airplanes. Before co-founding TLG Aerospace, LLC, Steve held positions as Loads and Dynamics Manager at Aviation Partners Boeing and Senior Loads and Dynamics Engineer at The Boeing Company working on both military (Joint Strike Fighter) and commercial airplanes (727, 737, 747, 757, 767, Product Development), and Loads Engineer at Lockheed Martin (F-16).

Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

Mrs. Lynnette Muenzberg
Founder

As the cofounder of TLG Aerospace, Mrs. Lynnette Muenzberg, has facilitated the exponential growth of a multidisciplinary aerospace engineering team over the last 10 years. At the time of the company’s inception, she served as the only non-engineering staff member and covered all administrative operational functions. As TLG has expanded in both size and offering a full suite of capabilities, her role evolved to focus on high-level business and management strategy, company culture and engagement, and public relations.

Lynnette’s passion is fostering an environment where highly experienced and talented engineers are provided with the tools and support needed to help clients develop and certify new and modified aerospace products.

Lynnette holds a Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management from Washington State University.

Mr. Robert Lind
Director of Engineering, FAA Flight Analyst DER, FAA Flutter DER

Mr. Robert Lind has more than 30 years of experience in aerodynamic design, aeroelastic analysis, and testing. Robert is an FAA DER (Designated Engineering Representative) Flight Analyst for 14 CFR Part 23 and CAR 3 and an FAA Flutter DER for 14 CFR Parts 23 and 25 airplanes. His experience includes aircraft certification, aerodynamic design and analysis using low and high-order methods, static and dynamic aeroelasticity, flight test conduct and data analysis, AFM (Airplane Flight Manual) generation, wind tunnel test conduct, and model design and construction.

Robert has actively participated in numerous STC (Supplemental Type Certificate) projects and contributed to such diverse programs as the Quest Kodiak and Lockheed Martin Cooperative Avionics Testbed. Robert is an industry-recognized MSC.Nastran aeroelastic analysis expert with comprehensive experience in aeroelastic solutions sequences 144/145/146. This experience includes developing, validating, and using MSC Nastran aeroelastic models and processes to perform real-world certification analyses for static loads, dynamic loads, and flutter.

Robert holds a Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Washington.

Mr. Ian Draycott
Engineering Manager, FAA Structures DER

Mr. Ian Draycott has more than 30 years of experience in structural analysis and design. His industry experience spans civil aviation, general aviation, and military aerospace. Ian is an FAA DER (Designated Engineering Representative) for structures for 14 CFR Parts 23 and 25 airplanes. His experience covers the core analysis disciplines of static, fatigue and damage tolerance as they apply to metallic and composite structures.

Ian has a strong background in classical theoretical analysis and has developed a wide range of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) simulations. Ian’s analysis experience complements his practical knowledge of supporting initial concept layouts for product development to detail design and final engineering release. Ian’s experience also spans fleet support, static & fatigue testing, materials testing, tooling, and certification.

Ian holds an HND in Mechanical Engineering from Newcastle Polytechnic, UK.

Mr. Andrew McComas
Engineering Manager and Chief Aerodynamicist 

Mr. Andrew McComas is an engineering manager with responsibilities for aircraft configuration, aerodynamic design, stability and control, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and loads analysis.

Andrew has more than 20 years of aerospace engineering experience including a Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the University of Washington.

Andrew has spent much of his career working on new aircraft product development and performance-enhancing modification design. He has led or contributed to the sizing and OML design of numerous new aircraft configurations including low-speed and supersonic UAS, civil transport aircraft, air-launch platforms, and space planes. He has specific expertise in multidisciplinary configuration design, wind tunnel testing, applied aerodynamics analysis, airfoil and high-lift design, performance, and stability & control. Andrew has been an active member of the AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Technical Committee which represents the technical community engaged in the analysis, design, research, and development of applied aerodynamics of airborne and surface vehicles.

Dr. Josh Sementi
Engineering Manager, FAA Loads DER

Dr. Josh Sementi is an engineering manager with responsibilities for loads, dynamics, and flutter. He has more than 20 years of aerospace engineering experience including a Doctor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Washington. Josh is an independent Consultant FAA DER (Designated Engineering Representative) for Loads and Dynamics with full approval authority for both 14 CFR Parts 23 and 25 airplanes.

Josh joined TLG from Aviation Partners Boeing where he led the loads and dynamics engineering department in support of Supplemental Type Certificates for winglet installations on Boeing 737 Next Generation, 757, and 767 transport aircraft; and Dassault Falcon 2000 business jets. This experience includes both performing and directing MSC. Nastran aeroelastic analyses, with extensive use of Matlab tools for additional analysis and data processing.

Mr. Allen Foulstone
Engineering Manager

Mr. Allen Foulstone is an engineering manager with responsibilities for aircraft and launch vehicle flight loads, flutter, and structural dynamics. Allen has more than 14 years of experience in aerospace engineering including a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Washington.

He joined TLG from Stratolaunch where he developed nonlinear simulation tools to analyze aircraft ground events and developed aeroelastic simulation tools to analyze aircraft flight events for the world’s largest aircraft and space launch platform. Allen is an expert in loads model development, ground vibration test correlation, and static and dynamic loads analyses. He also has extensive experience integrating aircraft control systems into aeroelastic simulations.

Reid McCaul, Flight Sciences, Performance and Handling Qualities, Systems and Controls, Flight Testing

Mr. Reid McCaul
Flight Sciences Lead Engineer, FAA Flight Analyst DER

Mr. Reid McCaul is a group leader with responsibilities for aircraft performance, handling qualities, and stability & control analysis. Reid has more than 17 years of experience in aerospace engineering with an emphasis on flight test and certification.

Reid holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington and is an FAA Flight Analyst DER (Designated Engineering Representative) for 14 CFR Parts 23 and 25 airplanes.

He joined TLG from AeroTEC where he served in multiple test and certification roles including Group Lead of Flight Ops and Test Planning, and, most recently, Certification and Flight Safety Manager. Reid has led multi-disciplinary test planning, flight test directing, and reporting efforts on numerous FAA STC programs. In addition to his flight test experience, Reid has extensive experience in aircraft performance modeling, stability & control analysis, AFM supplements, and certification planning.

Mr. Jeff Barnes
Engineering Manager, Structures 14 CFR, Parts 23 and 25 DAE

Mr. Jeff Barnes has more than 20 years of experience in structural design and product development. He has worked in civil, commercial, and military aircraft ranging from fixed-wing to helicopters, UAVs, and rockets. Jeff is a Designated Airplane Engineer (DAE) for structures 14 CFR Parts 23 and 25 airplanes. His experience covers the principal design disciplines of concept design, detail design, and final engineering release as well as weight reductions and process control efforts for existing aircraft design.

Most of Jeff’s career has been spent working on new aircraft product development with a special focus on wings and composite technologies. Jeff has a strong background in structural design, wing planform architecture layout, composite design, repair, and manufacturing.

His experience as a DAE also spans mechanical and electromagnetic certification testing of commercial aircraft. Jeff has earned several patents for large-scale composite part design and manufacturing as well as fuel tank access doors and vented stringers. Most recently, Jeff was developing automated singulation systems using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to perform singulation detection in commercial shipping warehouses at Amazon.

Jeff graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Aerospace Engineering and is currently teaching a composites class for the University of Washington.

Dr. Peter Burns
Computational Fluid Dynamics Team Lead

Dr. Peter Burns has more than 12 years of experience in solving computational fluid dynamics (CFD) problems. Before joining TLG Aerospace, Peter was the aerospace global technical specialist for Siemens PLM Software covering the STAR-CCM+ CFD software segment. His experience includes aerodynamic database generation, coupled CFD-FEA static aeroelastic analysis, airfoil design &; analysis, and high-performance computing. Peter has actively participated in the AIAA CFD workshop series, including the Propulsion Aerodynamics Workshop (PAW) and the High-Lift Prediction Workshop (HLPW). He is a recognized expert at designing cloud computing systems for aerospace CFD applications with a focus on accurate results, high throughput, and low cost.

Peter holds a Doctorate in Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Mr. Steve Nelson 
Consultant

Mr. Steve Nelson has more than 35 years of experience in aerospace program management, certification, and business development. His experience includes managing major STC programs through development, certification, and first article manufacturing and installation phases which have included: research and development, program requirements definition, design, and development subcontract management, preliminary aerodynamic design, critical detail design, structural analysis, aeroelastic analysis, full scale static testing, flight testing, ground testing, logistics planning, tooling and first article manufacturing, conformity inspections, prototype installation, instructions for continued airworthiness, continued operational safety, and direct interface with regulatory agencies through certification, such as the FAA, EASA, and other civil airworthiness authorities such as JCAB, ANAC and the CAAC.

Steve is a graduate of the Management Program at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business.

Mr. N. Scott Dickson
Director of Finance and Administration

Mr. Scott Dickson has more than 25 years of experience in finance, accounting, operations, and administration. Prior to joining TLG, he worked at several companies including Amazon.com as Senior Manager and FujiFilm SonoSite as Corporate Controller. Scott began his career in public accounting with KPMG and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Montana State University.

Mrs. Tommy Gantz
Director of Business Development

Mrs. Tommy Gantz worked for IDD Aerospace (Safran) in Renton in several roles from contract management to supply chain management. She then went to work for Boeing Global Services as a supply chain analyst, supporting the Fleet Care Program for Boeing Global Services. Tommy fostered her experience in customer relations and the aerospace world, managing commercial derivative procurements for both the KC-46 and VC-25B. Taking a brief hiatus from aerospace, she then served as the government affairs director for Tax and Fiscal Policy and Manufacturing for the Association of Washington Business. At AWB, she ran several task force efforts and served as the delegate for her CEO on the Department of Commerce Manufacturing Council.

In her spare time, Tommy volunteers as a docent at the Museum of Flight in Tukwila, where she connects with visitors, shares her passion for aerospace, gives a voice to history, and inspires the next generation of aerospace leaders. Her dedication doesn’t end there, though. Tommy shares her voice with several organizations throughout the Puget Sound area, representing and advocating for growth and stability in the aerospace industry’s footprint in the Pacific Northwest.  She’s a member of the Museum of Flight’s Speaker’s Bureau, Museum of Flight King County Airport Authority Board, Museum of Flight Pathfinders Committee, and Museum of Flight Boeing Academy for STEM Education Committee. She serves as the chair of the business development committee for the Aerospace Futures Alliance and is a member of the Raisbeck Aviation High School CTE Board. Of all her volunteer activities, her greatest passion is serving as a Pylon Judge at the Reno Air Races each year since 2009.

Mrs. Ceana Prado Nickel
Program Manager

Mrs. Ceana Prado Nickel is a program manager at TLG, working alongside all the engineering managers to ensure the success of the projects. Prior to TLG, Ceana spent six years at Liebherr Aerospace as a liaison engineer involved in developing, testing, and qualifying components in the leading edge, trailing edge, and the innovative Folding Wing Tip System in Boeing’s 777X program. From a business development standpoint, Ceana led Liebherr’s North American rail business, as well as worked with Kompass North America to help B2B businesses expand internationally.

Ceana’s time as program manager with The Atlantis Project gave her experience with cutting-edge space launch systems and research.

Ceana holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Metropolitan State University of Denver.