Dale Cooper

Vice President of Operations

Dale brings over 32 years of Aerospace & Defense experience to the Red Oak General Manager position. He dedicated 20 years of service in the Air Force where he accumulated broad technical expertise in B-52/KC-135 propulsion and F-16 avionics systems. Retiring from the military, he joined Bell Helicopter for over 8 years in various positions culminating as a Manufacturing Engineering Manager responsible for helicopter and tiltrotor assembly, flight operations and customer delivery. In 2017, he joined Triumph Aerospace Structures as their Production Engineering functional leader and worked progressively to his current position. Dale holds a bachelor’s degree in Management of Technical Operations from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a master’s Certificate in Project Management from Villanova University.

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