Michelle Coppedge was named the Director, Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City in April 2013. The Aeronautical Center is the centralized service and support facility for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) and home to more than 6,300 Federal and contract employees, with an annual operational budget of $1 billion. The Aeronautical Center encompasses more than 1,000 acres and has 128 buildings. The services and customer base include:
Michelle was selected into the FAA's Senior Executive Service in August 2010 and was the Program Director of the Logistics Center (FAALC) at the Aeronautical Center. Prior to this role, she served as the Deputy Director for the FAALC.
Before joining the FAA in 2004, Michelle was the Engineering Director, Integrated Network Solutions (INS), for Lucent Technologies, where she managed all aspects of business planning, project management, New Product Introduction (NPI) and strategy formation for the 5ESS (Class Five Electronic Switching System) and Any Media Product lines, a $3B business line. She has extensive experience with World Class Manufacturing & Repair leading strategy formation, supply chain management activities and maintaining financial budgets and income statements.
Additionally, Michelle has extensive international experience leading globally dispersed teams through factory start-ups and managing New Product Introductions and product ramp-ups in Europe (Spain and Poland), Asia (Taiwan and China), Brazil, Russia and Saudi markets. She has led supply chain reengineering efforts at manufacturing, repair and distribution centers in Spain, Poland, Brazil, China, Taiwan, India and the USA.
Michelle holds a Master's degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, a Master's degree in Business Administration from Oklahoma City University, and a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. In 2009, she graduated from the Federal Executive Institute (FEI) and was part of FAA's first Senior Leadership Development Program (SLDP) class of graduates. Michelle is married to Bill Coppedge and they have two children: Noah and Nicole.
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