Deputy General Manager
Jeff Henderson is the Deputy General Manager for NAS overseeing Mission Execution, Mission Support, Base Operations and Support, and Test Complex Modernization directorates. Jeff has 39 years of experience at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), beginning his career as a co-op student, then progressing through a series of technical and management positions of increasing responsibility in engineering, operations, and sustainment.
After graduating from the University of Tennessee with a BSME degree, Henderson started as a test engineer in Aeropropulsion. He worked complex engine test projects (including three core engine test projects) and served as the project engineer on a complete renovation of J1 test cell which replaced the thrust stand, inlet, exhaust gas management, and related systems. Moving into management he led several change management initiatives to improve the safety culture, make organizational process improvements, and make test efficiency gains. Prior assignments included Deputy Director for Integrated Test & Evaluation, Deputy Director for Mission Execution, Director of Performance Management, and Director of Mission Execution.
Henderson is a licensed Professional Engineer and has extensive Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional and Six Sigma Black Belt training.