Innovative Solutions & Support appointed president Shahram Askarpour to CEO following founder, chairman, and CEO Geoffrey S.M. Hedrick’s death that was announced last week. “We are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Geoff Hedrick, who has been a friend and colleague of mine for more than 18 years,” said Askarpour. “Since founding IS&S in 1988, Geoff built up a strong and reliable management team to solidify our company for the future.”
Askarpour joined IS&S as v-p of engineering in 2003 and in March 2012 was promoted to president.
He has more than 40 years of aerospace industry experience and before joining IS&S worked at Smiths Aerospace, Instrumentation Technology, and Marconi Avionics. Askarpour holds an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Middlesex University in the UK, a post-graduate certificate in systems engineering, and a Ph.D. in automatic control from Brunel University London.