Dan Merenda is the Executive Director of SAS Flight Factory, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Special Aerospace Services. In this role, Merenda oversees all aspects of hardware manufacturing for SAS.
Merenda has extensive expertise in aerospace engineering and operations. Before joining SAS, he worked as the Managing Director at Beyond Gravity (formerly RUAG Space USA), where he oversaw all operations for the United States. Prior to Beyond Gravity, Merenda held several leadership roles in quality engineering, safety and mission assurance, and program management for various prominent aerospace and defense companies.
Merenda began his career in the oil and gas industry before moving to aerospace. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Utah. He currently resides in Huntsville, Alabama with his family and enjoys outdoor activities and judging BBQ contests in his spare time.