Before starting Erickson Aerospace, Randy worked as management consultant for a variety of clients in the private secor as well as government organizations, local and federal. He served in Washington DC as a staff aid in the House of Representatives, and on the staff of various local and federal politicians. His responsibilities included federal aid programs, local social service programs, and hot-button issues for political campaigns.
In consulting for private companies, Randy assisted in resource re-allocations, staff training and development. In addition he advised on corporate acquisitions from identifying target purchases to completing the acquisition deals. He served as interim staff in several of these acquisition companies.
Randy trained 1978-1981 under notable local manufacturer’s reps when the foreign sources were becoming known within the Boeing community. After 3 years of experience, Randy established Erickson Aerospace in 1981. Specializing in representing foreign suppliers, Randy has become known as one of the few independent reps to introduce a wide variety of suppliers to Boeing. Special talents, knowledge, and skills are required to bridge the business cultural chasms and familiarize US customers to foreign supplier’s practices and attitudes. Randy has successfully learned to navigate the complexities of international differences, to help Erickson Aerospace’s clients achieve more success in the North American market.
With the advent of Global Sourcing and Boeing’s flow-down of procurement responsibilities to Tier 1 and 2 companies, Randy has guided Erickson Aerospace to expand its customer base to include OEM's and Tier 1's across North America.
Randy serves as the guiding force and Senior Partner of Erickson Aerospace, providing insight, daily and long-term management of its sales efforts on behalf of all clients. He keeps abreast of all developments through close coordination with his staff, allowing his years of experience to facilitate quick problem-solving and follow-through on sales opportunities.
David also supports Erickaero clients in a variety of ways, principally with sales process improvement, proposal writing, bid documentation and standardization, procurement support, and customer interface for delivery and quality problems.
David received his BA in Spanish Literature is from Pomona College in 2001; additionally, he has a Masters degree in Hispanic Studies from Brown University, where he was previously a language instructor at the undergraduate level. David has also studied at the well-known Universidad de Salamanca in Spain, and has lived and traveled extensively throughout the Spanish-speaking world. Besides Spanish, David speaks some Italian and reads French. David’s previous work experience also includes web development on a technology team that developed specific web and multimedia projects for clients.