Ted Bowlds, LtGen USAF (ret.)

President & CEO | Innovate Perspectives, LLCBowlds, Ted

Education
BS, Electrical Engineering, Mississippi State University
MS, Electrical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology
MS, Engineering Management, University of Dayton  

Initiated
1973, Mississippi State

Family
Wife:  Marcia, Children:  Christopher and Patrick

Experience
Ted Bowlds possesses over 35 years of experience in aerospace research, development and engineering management, to include aircraft flight test and production for the US Air Force (USAF). Throughout his military career Ted demonstrated assertiveness, intuition, and innovation—an achiever of exceptional rather than expected results.

Throughout his military career, General Bowlds has served in a variety of weapons system acquisition leadership positions to include flight test engineer on the F-117, director of avionics development for the B-2, program director of the C-17, and commander of the AF Research Laboratory.  Additionally, Ted served in two Program Executive Officer positions, was the commander of the Electronic Systems Center and has served multiple tours on the Air Staff.  In his last assignment, General Bowlds was responsible for the acquisition of the Air Force worldwide command and control network and upgrade of the IT infrastructure.  Finally, General Bowlds attended numerous military leadership and management schools as well as the USAF Test Pilot School Flight Test Engineers Course.

Ted is currently an independent consultant assisting companies in strategic planning and contract proposal efforts.

Activities
Member, Mississippi State University Research and Technology Advisory Group
Member, Battelle’s Air Force Market Sector (AFMS) Senior Advisory Group
Member, Board of Trustees, Area Coalitions for Education – Excellence
Member, Board of Advisors, CSMI
Member, Stevens Institute of Technology, System Engineers Research Center Board
Member, Board of Advisors, Vaporstream
Member, Burdeshaw Associates
Member, The Spectrum Group
Executive Leadership Consultant, Leadership Foundry

Associations
Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers
Air Force Association
Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association
Military Officers Association of America

Hobbies
Golf, running and woodworking

Inducted
2013