Douglas Cook received his BS in aerospace engineering from WVU in 1982, and an MSAE from the University of Dayton in 1989. He is currently vice president and director of technology group operations for Jacobs Technology Region. His overall responsibility includes managing and directing activities at 12 different test facilities in North America and Europe providing various levels of testing services to industry and government clients, including overseeing operations for all of Ford Motor Company's North American wind tunnels. In addition to his current assignment, he has previously served as the director of Dayton Operations, where he managed numerous contracts with the Department of Defense. In that post he was responsible for providing senior level customer liaison and interface for resolution of all contract issues, establishing fiscal budget and supporting marketing activities for Dayton and other advanced systems group offices. Cook also served as the program manager for the simulator validation contract and was the manager of the technical engineering and acquisition support group, Dayton Operations Division.
Prior to joining Jacobs, Cook served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force for 10 years, where he held a variety of positions as a weapons integration and flight test engineer. Additionally, he has served as both president and vice president of the Dayton Area Defense Contractors Association, and he holds membership in the Society of Automotive Engineers and the International Test and Evaluation Association.