“In the air or on the road” Manufacturing Design with Paul Kumler

Think you don’t need a professional engineering (PE) license in aerospace?

Guess again and fly higher I’m asked often by recent engineering graduates if they should pursue a professional engineering (PE) registration.  Most of the questions come from graduates entering the aerospace field. When I was beginning my engineering career, I wrestled with the same question. The process…


Roads? Where We’re going, we don’t need roads

The Future of Aerospace I admit it, I am a Trekkie. Yeah, Star Wars was OK, but I always preferred the original Star Trek.  Watching this show in my younger years, combined with seeing nearly every single NASA rocket launch and the first moon landing triggered my…


The Small Business Eco-System

An aerospace retrospective with KTM Solution’s Paul Kumler I recently attended an SC Aerospace Advisory Board meeting where a preliminary supply chain study report was presented. The report was generated to understand the impact of the aerospace supply chain in South Carolina. I found one statistic particularly…


Where Should Workforce Development Start?

KTM Solutions will celebrate 14 years in business in 2019. My wife and I founded KTM Solutions after 22 years working for large corporations. While employed by world class aircraft companies, I heard a steady stream of reports about the eminent work force shortage, particularly engineers. During the last 14 years, nearly every chamber event […]