Erv Gangl is the AESS Awards Chairman and a member of the 2012 N&A Committee. He is Director at the CACI Technologies division in Dayton Ohio.
MSEE, Systems Engineering/Digital, University of Michigan, June 1967
BSEE, Electrical Engineering, University of Akron, June 1964
Professional Electrical Engineer (P.E.), State of Ohio, 1971
USAF Air War College, 1980
Project Management Training
APPLICABLE EXPERIENCE HISTORY
Mr. Gangl had a 23-year career with the Air Force Deputy of Engineering at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base working on weapon systems such as F‑15, F‑16, B‑1, B‑52, F-111, C‑5B, ALCM etc. His field of expertise in airborne computers and systems integration led him to develop the Mil-Std-1553 digital multiplexed data bus for which he has received numerous recognitions including the IEEE/AESS Pioneer Award in 2004. The data bus standard gained international recognition which provided Mr. Gangl with numerous leadership opportunities including the Chairmanship of the Government Control Committee (USAF, Navy, Army, United Kingdom and Germany) on Multiplexed Data Transmission Standards; Member of the Industry Users Group (SAE‑AE‑9) Executive Steering Committee on Interface Standards; Principle Representative of the U.S. Delegation to NATO's Military Agency for Standardization Avionics Systems Working Party; U.S. Coordinating Member on Systems Integration for ASCC (Air Standardization Coordinating Committee), Working Party 50 (U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand); and U.S. Project Officer on three separate Data Exchange Agreements with Germany, France, and the United Kingdom, all on Digital Avionics and Systems Integration.
Mr. Gangl retired in 1988 from civil service as Chief Avionics Engineer from the Strategic Program Office to pursue a career in the aerospace industry.
Currently, Mr. Gangl is Director and Operations Manager of the Dayton office of CACI Technologies, Inc. He is responsible for the management of CACI engineering personnel supporting numerous programs at Wright-Patterson AFB (National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC), Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC) and Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)) . He is also Program Manager of several ID/IQ contracts with the AFRL.
Mr. Gangl is a Life Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS) and has been nominated for IEEE Fellow. In AESS, he currently holds the National Awards Chairmanship, which he took on in 1998 after serving two 6-year terms on the AESS Board of Governors (1984 – 1997). Awards he is responsible for include the distinguished AESS Pioneer Award, Harry Rowe Mimno Award, M. Barry Carlton Award, Warren D. White Award, Walter Freed Award and the prominent IEEE Judith Resnik Field Award, among others.
In 1984 he was President of the National Aerospace Electronics Conference (NAECON), a premier conference sponsored by IEEE and AESS. He served on the NAECON Board of Directors from 1984 – 1988 and was Board Chairman in 1985 and again in 1987. He currently is the AESS Conference Liaison to NAECON and the Association of Old Crows (AOC). He also serves on the Board of Directors for the International Systems Engineering Conference, co-sponsored by the IEEE/AESS and Wright State University.
He also was a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), having served on its Technical Committee for Computer Systems. As a 25-year member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), he served on the Steering Committee of the Aerospace Electronic Standardization Committee (SAE/AE‑9).
Mr. Gangl was a founding member and served two years as Vice President and two years as President of the Defense Planning And Analysis Society (DPAAS), a joint Government/Industry body focused on Modeling, Simulation & Analysis (MS&A) and Simulation Based Acquisition (SBA).
Mr. Gangl also served two terms as chairman of the Electronic Engineering and Manufacturing Group (EEMG) which is an industry organization composed of the Dayton, Ohio aerospace companies doing business with the Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.