Kevin Michaels is Managing Director of AeroDynamic Advisory, a speciality consulting firm focused on the global aerospace and aviation industries. He has 36 years of experience, including hundreds of consulting engagements for leading aviation and aerospace companies across the globe. 

Kevin is a globally recognized expert in the aerospace manufacturing and MRO sectors, and has significant functional expertise in business-to-business marketing, customer satisfaction, M&A advisory, technology assessment, cluster development, and strategic planning. His experience spans commercial and military markets. 

Kevin is a contributing columnist to Aviation Week & Space Technology since 2013, and is a board member for Proponent, a leading aerospace distributor. From 2013 – 2022, he chaired the Industry Advisory Board for the University of Michigan’s Aerospace Engineering Department.

Dr Michaels holds BS – Aerospace Engineering and MBA degrees from the University of Michigan, and MSc and PhD degrees in International Relations from the London School of Economics. 

Kevin authored AeroDynamic: Inside the High-Stakes Global Jetliner Ecosystem, winner of the 2019 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award. In 2021, he was the recipient of the Annual Gilbert W. Speed Award for leadership across the global aerospace supply chain. In 2022 he received the Alumni Merit Award from The University of Michigan’s aerospace engineering department.