Mr. Springer began his career as a Quality Engineer, responsible for implementing ISO 9001:2001 at a local industrial plastics facility. He then transitioned through various roles of increasing operational responsibility at BAE Systems, Fort Wayne, Indiana. These roles included Sr. Sourcing Engineer, Aftermarket Customer Service Manager, and Lean Transformation Leader. He then moved to United Technologies performing as an ACE (Achieving Competitive Excellence) Continuous Improvement leader as well as site Quality Manager. Mr. Springer is a graduate of Purdue University West Lafayette with a B.S. in Aeronautical Technology. He has been married to his wife Amy for 15 years and together they have 3 children, ages 10,7, and 3.