Jim van Oss is currently the Aerospace and Defense PLM Architect and Strategist working with the PLM program, additive manufacturing, and Blockchain projects at Moog Inc. Space and Defense Group and Aircraft Group. Jim has been at Moog Inc. since 1984 and has held a number of positions including Engineering Manager Spacecraft Fluid Controls, Group Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Manager of Engineering Applications, Section Head of Design Engineering, and Design Engineer. Jim also worked at Strippit Houdaille as a Design Engineer for two years prior to coming to Moog.

Jim received both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB) and holds a U.S. patent and has a patent pending. He has worked on numerous aerospace programs including the Space Shuttle, the Space Station, several aircraft, missile, and many satellite programs. Jim has taught engineering courses as an undergraduate, graduate, and post graduate at UB at the undergraduate and graduate levels.