Rick Cottle has industry experience with global leaders including Motorola, Orbital Sciences (now Northrop Grumman), Honeywell and General Dynamics; working in the fields of engineering, manufacturing, and information technology. His career began as a product test engineer for Motorola Semiconductor; later roles included Manager of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, and Applications Manager for automated test equipment. At Orbital, Rick was the Avionics Product Manager for the Launch Systems Group and was responsible for supplier management and product qualification. Prior to joining PureTech Systems, Rick was a Technical Manager at Honeywell, with the Flight Controls CoE and subsequently in Production Support Engineering for their avionics factory. He has a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University, and a M.S. in Computer Information Systems from Western International University, and Rick has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in software development and project management.