Develops external partnerships to advance technology maturation and integration into aerospace and marine systems, and emerging markets. This includes disruptive technologies and business models. As the SBIR/STTR focal point for the corporate Engineering & Technology community, he seeks to help match and foster an entrepreneurial ecosystem between innovative and agile technology firms, universities, technologists and customers.
Mr. Barta has over 30 years of experience in the propulsion and power industry, and has worked across the spectrum of research and development from his start in the research labs at Allison Engine Company to directing advanced programs within the Rolls-Royce defense business. He is part of the global Rolls-Royce technology community, and has lived outside the U.S. as part of that function. He received his bachelor and master of science degrees in engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.