Scaled Composites Announces Cory Bird as Company President

Cory Bird

MOJAVE, Calif. (Scaled Composites PR) — Scaled Composites has announced Cory Bird as the company’s new president. Scaled Composites is an industry leader with broad experience in vehicle design, tooling, and manufacturing; specialty composite structure design, analysis and fabrication; and developmental flight test.

Cory has over 33 years of experience at Scaled Composites, holding multiple positions, including project engineer, program manager, Stratolaunch chief engineer, vice president/general manager and executive vice president/chief technical officer.

Over the course of his career, Cory has held increasing roles of responsibility directly supporting design, development and execution of over 45 prototype vehicles including milestone aircraft like SpaceShipOne, WhiteKnightOne, and GlobalFlyer.

About Scaled Composites

Scaled Composites is a specialty aerospace and composites development company offering design, build, and test capabilities. Founded by Burt Rutan in 1982 and located in Mojave, CA, Scaled has averaged one first flight of a unique, new airplane per year.

Our employees come from a diverse background of talents, experience, and interests. This unique combination of individuals helps promote an innovative and creative atmosphere. Scaled Composites offers the opportunity to pursue career and personal interests in a manner that can be found nowhere else by following one simple rule: have fun.

Scaled Composites is under the management of Allied Holdings, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Corporation.

Editor’s Note: For those keeping score at home, the previous president was Ben Diachun.

Kevin Mickey Leaves Scaled Composites for Position at Northrop Grumman

Kevin Mickey
Kevin Mickey

MOJAVE, Calif. — Scaled Composites announced big changes in its management today. Ben Diachun will replace Kevin Mickey as president, with Cory Bird being promoted to executive vice president and chief technology officer (CTO).

Scaled’s parent company, Northrop Grumman, has promoted Mickey to the position of vice president of advanced design effective on Nov. 2.

“Ben and Cory have been at the heart of Scaled for years, and I know the company is in great hands,” Mickey said in a press release. “This is a very exciting time for aerospace, and Ben and Cory are just the team to keep Scaled at the forefront of innovation.”


Scaled Composites Names Kevin Mickey President, Cory Bird Vice President

Kevin Mickey
Kevin Mickey

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Jan. 31, 2013 (Scaled Composites PR) — Scaled Composites, a wholly owned subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Corporation, announced today that it has named Kevin Mickey president and Cory Bird vice president, effective immediately.

“Kevin and Cory have been instrumental in keeping the trains of innovation moving for over 20 years,” said Paul Meyer, vice president and general manager of Advanced Programs Development at Northrop Grumman. “I am confident in their ability to continue the great work that started it all, bringing ingenuity and perseverance to realize concepts never before thought possible.”