Rick Matthews is the founder of Rick Matthews Consulting, LLC. He is the former vice president and leader of Northrop Grumman’s Manned Aircraft Design Center of Excellence. He was also the global operations representative and global supply chain program manager lead for the Aerospace System Sector’s Military Aircraft Systems Division. Mr. Matthews served as a member of the state board’s Target Industry Cluster Task Force, helping Florida attract aerospace businesses while supporting the talent and infrastructure needs of existing businesses within the industry. He joined Northrop Grumman in 2007 following a distinguished career in the U.S. Air Force. He lives in Melbourne.