Suresh Narayanan is the COO of Aerospace Quality Research and Development (AQRD).
AQRD was founded on the premise that the Aerospace industry needed other options for FAA approved engineering and component repairs. The vision of engineering through the eyes of the mechanic and turn-key repairs creating their own technical data has propelled the company as one of the entrepreneurial disrupters in the industry challenging the way things are done.
Suresh has the will and determination to succeed at whatever he puts his mind to accomplish. Within four years at AQRD, Suresh has nurtured the company from a two employee start-up business to a 35+ employee multiple service line organization boasting $10 million in revenue. His leadership, entrepreneurial outlook, and focus on people and culture have single handily created an environment of excellence at AQRD. Suresh implemented a forward thinking culture that thrives on one-off specialized projects, in an industry that typically struggles with change and outside of the box thinking. This vision is executed by AQRD employees and has been key to the company’s success. This culture has Suresh meeting with every employee regularly, sitting with every group of employees on the floor, and mentoring every employee to grow within the company which is a whole new approach to a people first culture in the Aerospace maintenance industry.