Paul Meyer – CEO and President
Paul Meyer is 55 Industries’ Chief Executive Officer and President, responsible for providing strategic, financial, and operational leadership for the company. He closely coordinates and works with the senior leadership team to provide quality products on time and at a fair price for our defense and commercial clients.
Paul previously served in the chief Compliance Officer role for the Company, in which he worked to integrate machine and supply chain operations, overseeing, as well as ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100 Rev. D certifications.
Before joining 55 Industries, Paul served in the United States Air Force, retiring with the rank of colonel after 34 years of service. Colonel Meyer served in leadership roles as the 412th Test Wing Senior Reserve Advisor, advising the commander on the employment of the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve resources in support of the Total Force Concept in developmental tests and evaluation. He also served as the Air Force Test Center Vice Commander, United States Air Force Test Pilot School Commandant (Dean), 412th Test Wing Inspector General, and Air Force Test Center Inspector General.
As an aviator, Paul has performed instructor pilot duties for over 26 years with 3000+ hours in the T-38A/C, and AT-38B aircraft in missions such as safety chase, weapons delivery, and Space Shuttle approaches. He currently exercises rotary-wing private, fixed-wing flight instructor, and airline transport licenses with over 14,000 flight hours in almost all Boeing aircraft types and the Airbus narrow-body aircraft.
Paul was commissioned through the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado, in 1988, receiving a Bachelor of Science. He completed his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Redlands in 2005.