Henry L. (Hank) Andrews, Jr., is an accomplished aerospace and aviation senior executive with extensive operations, logistics, supply chain, and P&L experience.
Hank is a founding member and the Managing Director of Verus Research (formerly XL Scientific, LLC), where he leads planning and execution in human resources, benefits, finance, banking, legal support, security, facilities, information technology, and other matters critical to providing customers the research services they require.
From 2009 to 2013, Hank held executive leadership roles with BBA Aviation, plc, including overseeing western region commercial aircraft support services, leading business units in the United Kingdom and Houston, and building operational capability through mergers and acquisitions, product transitions, strategic planning, and business development.
Before joining BBA Aviation, Hank was Assistant Vice President for Business Development in the Applied Sciences Operation of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Immediately prior, Hank was Senior Director of Strategic Sourcing for Eclipse Aviation where he managed the aircraft manufacturer’s global supplier relationships, supplier performance, and internal sourcing processes.
Prior to his commercial aerospace career, Hank served for 27 years in the U.S. Air Force, having twice been a wing commander and retiring as a colonel.
In the community, Hank is an appointed member of the Bernalillo County Detention Facilities Oversight Advisory Board, serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the non-profit New Mexico Veterans Integration Centers and as a member of the board of directors of the non-profit Paws and Stripes, and is active in the ABQid and Verge Fund business start-up accelerators.
A graduate of Syracuse University, Hank also holds graduate degrees from Louisiana Tech University and the National Defense University and has attended executive education at Duke University, Emory University, Northwestern University, and the Center for Creative Leadership. He is co-author and co-editor of the book Security in Korea: War, Stalemate and Negotiation, and has also been published in Airpower Journal.