Jon C. Dixon
Interests and expertise
Product design, micromanufacturing processes, technology planning, leadership
Dr. Dixon is with the Goodrich Corporation located in Burnsville, Minnesota. This location of Goodrich, the Sensor Systems Division, was formerly known as Rosemount Aerospace prior to its 1993 acquisition by Goodrich. Jon has been with Goodrich (nee Rosemount Aerospace) in numerous capacities since 1982.
Jon is the manager of Airbus requirements flowed down to Goodrich having to do with Engineering for Manufacturing and Supply Chain management. His focus is primarily the air data instrumentation Goodrich designed and manufactures for the Airbus A380, the largest commercial transport aircraft ever developed, and also the new A400M military transport. Jon is also accountable for the division’s product reliability on the entire Airbus fleet.
Previously, Jon was instrumental in bringing MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) technology into Goodrich. Jon managed the Micromachined Sensors Group, a part of Goodrich’s Advanced Sensors Technical Center. The group was responsible for research and development of next-generation micro sensors. The group supported all Goodrich divisions across the country. Jon later managed a group responsible for packaging Goodrich MEMS sensors for ultimate customer use and configurations.
Prior to his work with advanced sensor technology research, Jon was involved in leadership positions in materials engineering research, manufacturing management, and has experience in numerous technology transfers. Jon has wide experience in applying modern manufacturing methods.
Jon is a recipient of Goodrich’s prestigious Edward M. Faber Award for bringing a patented new technology to profitable product through team effort.
Jon’s formal education combines a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics (BAEM) from the University of Minnesota, a Master of Manufacturing Systems Engineering (MMSE) and a doctorate in Educational Leadership, both from the University of St. Thomas.
Jon’s doctoral dissertation was entitled “Nation-State Imperialism and Corporate Acquisitions: Parallels, ‘Culturations’ and Personal Sketches”.
Jon’s informal education included duty as an Army combat assault helicopter crew chief in Vietnam during 1969-1970.
Jon is also a member of the Industrial Advisory Board for the St. Thomas School of Engineering.
B.S. Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, 1986, University of Minnesota