Michael Thacker

Exec VP, Technology & Innovation

Michael Thacker was named Executive Vice President for Technology and Innovation in February 2017 and is a member of Bell’s Executive Leadership Team.

In his current role, Michael is responsible for leading Bell’s core engineering team and providing strategic direction for designing, developing and integrating technologies for use in Bell’s current and next generation products.

Michael was previously the senior vice president of Engineering at Textron Aviation, where he was responsible for the engineering efforts of Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker product lines. This included new aircraft development, certification, compliance, experimental fabrication, technical publications and product safety, as well as engineering product support for all aircraft in production and legacy models.

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