New Wright “B” Flyer Vice-President Fred Tegarden graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Mechanical Engineering degree. He was initially employed Babcock and Wilcox where he conducted stress and performance analyses, and was coordinator with the Field Service Department. He later moved to Cincinnati where he worked for GE Aircraft Engines for 33 years in a variety of engineering design assignments and overall engineering management positions. While at GE, Fred helped create the demonstrator engine which became the highly successful F110 fighter engine, managed the development of the B-1 engine and the engines and exhaust system for the B2 bomber. Near the end of his career, he managed the GE nacelle program which at that time had over 3000 nacelles in service. Fred received a Presidential Volunteer Award for his more than 13 years of volunteer service at National Museum of the Air Force. He is an Associate Fellow of AIAA. His hobbies include wood working, reading, travel, firearms and volunteering with the Wright “B” Flyer, Inc. He currently resides with his wife Catherine in Butler County and has two children by a previous marriage.
New Wright “B” Flyer Vice-President