- BS, aerospace engineering, WVU, 1984
- MS, aerospace engineering, University of Illinois
Mr. Bret Marks graduated Suma Cum Laude with Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from WVU in 1984. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Illinois. Mr. Marks joined the Boeing Company after graduation as an Aerodynamicist and worked for 16 years in that capacity, specializing in Carrier Suitability. He also served as Manager of Suppliers for the design, development, and initial production of the F/A-18 Advanced Mission Computers and Displays. Mr. Marks was promoted to Program Management as Team Leader for Navy and Marine Corps Avionics Integrated Product development programs. He has since served in Team Leader positions for a variety of other programs, including Global Strike Flight Systems, Airframe, Weapons Technology and Subsystems, and as the F/A-18 India Program Manager. His responsibilities as Flight Systems IPT Lead included a broad spectrum of aircraft systems and performance across several airframes, including the F/A-18, EA-18, F-15, T-45 and AV-8B.
Mr. Marks is currently the Programs Director of F/A-18 International Operations at Boeing Military Aircraft. His responsibilities include leadership and execution of all program related engineering; manufacturing, support and training, contracts and Hornet International campaigns. Mr. Marks has published and presented a number of technical papers on advanced fighter aircraft control concepts, F/A-18 flight control system development and Carrier Suitability flight test evolution. He has accumulated more than 26 years of Engineering and Project Management experience.