Joseph “Max” Rogers

Max Rogers

Joseph (“Max”) Rogers is a Mindsheet Associate with a background in both the military (12 years including ROTC), and thereafter the private sector (14 years).  Max’s career began with the U.S. Navy as a pilot following his graduation from the University of Michigan and the ROTC program.

He enjoyed a high-profile career as a Naval Aviator beginning from the early days as a distinguished graduate from the flight program and being selected to fly jet aircraft.  His flying resume is second to none, consistently rising to the top of all peer-rankings to his prestigious selection into the distinguished Test Pilot program at Pax River.

His performance led to test pilot roles in high-angle of attack flight, carrier suitability testing and ordinance release experiments.  His passion for test piloting and acumen for the role was rewarded in being selected as the US Navy’s Test Pilot of the Year for 1993/1994 as well as being selected as a finalist for NASA’s Astronaut program.

Max followed his career in the military with a fast paced assent in the private sector.  His efforts began in the areas of Project and Program Management and soon elevated to Business and Sales Management.  His career in the private sector has been primarily associated to automotive supplier companies, however he was also within the TRW group where he led initiatives in technology development focused on their potential for corporate strategic investments.

Max most recently was a top executive within Delphi Corporation where he held the highest post in Sales and Marketing for two divisions (thermal systems, and electrical/electronics division) and thereafter held a Vice President / General Manager role for a business unit (Consumer Electronics).

Max holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan; a MS in Aerospace Systems from the University of Tennessee; and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Michigan State University.  As noted briefly, he also holds title/honors as a graduate from the United States Naval Test Pilot School at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland.

Given the background and history, Max’s span of influence and potential business development can reach the following key points of interest:

  • Military, Space and Defence
  • Aircraft and Airplane Industry
  • Airport and FAA Authorities
  • Marine and various Port Authorities
  • Civil Defence, DEA, Border Patrol, FBI and local US law enforcement agencies
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