Blair Bass is an Engineering & Operations practice leader with a focus on recruiting senior-level operational executives for clients in the Aerospace & Defense industry.
Blair has senior leadership experience in industry and in business management / operations consulting. He has used his diverse background in customer service, business development, project management, IT development and deployment, operations management, inventory management, finance and sales to increase efficiency and improve profitability across multiple functional areas.
Prior to joining Charles Aris Inc., Blair served as vice president operations in a Fortune 100 organization. Blair has also served as principal / vice president of a global consulting firm, leading its North American Aerospace & Defense practice. He has led innovation and operational improvement efforts for a wide range of multibillion-dollar and multinational corporations such as Northrup Grumman, Lockheed Martin, L3 Communications and BF Goodrich Aerospace. Blair was selected for and has completed several professional development programs, including the Executive Leadership Program at Wharton Business School, and has successfully applied this education in helping drive leadership development and employee engagement initiatives.
Blair is originally from South Carolina and has relocated several times for career advancement. Most recently, Blair and his wife, Teresa, relocated to Greensboro, North Carolina, in 2010 with their children, Abigail and Gracelynn. As supportive parents who have been married since 1998, Blair and Teresa spend most of their spare time involved with their children’s afterschool and church activities – Blair plays the acoustic guitar in their church’s praise band. Any remaining time is spent playing golf and traveling to visit Teresa’s family in Washington state.
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