Vice President, General Manager
Darrin Kopala joined Ingenium Aerospace as Principal in 2006, after 21 years as Vice President of Linear Flight Control Actuation Systems with MPC Products. At MPC, Kopala was responsible for a $33M actuation product area consisting of approximately 56 direct employees and 175+ actuation systems spanning primary and secondary flight controls, as well as a full spectrum of utility actuation. These systems serviced the space, aerospace, military land and ship based systems marketplaces.
In his more than 30 years of service in the aerospace and defense industries, Kopala has developed an expertise in redundancy management, redundant systems, fault monitoring, fault trees, FMEA/FMECAs and primary flight controls. Kopala has received numerous industry awards including the President’s Award from McDonnell Douglas and the prestigious Technology Innovation Award by Aviation Week and Space Technology.