How I can help you

What I enjoy most about engineering is problem solving and helping others solve their problems—looking at a complex product, part, or process and determining the solution that best balances the sometimes conflicting demands of the customer, state-of-the-art technology and capability, and economic feasibility.

That’s what I did for more than 30 years at GE Aviation, working on some of the largest and most critical engine programs as a Design Engineer, Engineering Executive, and ultimately Chief Engineer for Systems Engineering.

Among the highlights:
► Helping steer product development for the $1.5B GEnx program, as the first Chief Consulting Engineer ever assigned to a new engine.
► Leading preliminary design for the engine that won exclusive selection on the Boeing 747-8, now in production and service.
► Building the next generation of systems engineering talent by creating a system design fundamentals course for the global engineering organization.

Mechanical Design • Systems Engineering • Balanced-Design Concepts • Critical Design Review • Mechanical Design Best Practices • Root Cause Analysis • Engineering Due Diligence • Engineering Productivity Improvement • High-Performing Engineering Team Development


Areas of Expertise

  • Manufacturing & Product Development

Industry Experience

  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Professional & Business Services


MSME—Massachusetts Institute of Technology                                     

BSME—Northeastern University 

GE Management Development Institute—Crotonville, NY

Manager Development Course (Executive Level)

- Business Management Course (Senior Executive Level)

Robert R. Kursmark

Communication Methods

  • In Person