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Tom Henricks

Executive

Textron Inc.

HQ Phone:  (401) 421-2800

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Textron Inc.

40 Westminster Street

Providence, Rhode Island,02903

United States

Company Description

Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) is not only one of the world's best known multi-industry companies, it is a pioneer of the diversified business model. Founded in 1923, we have grown into a network of businesses with total revenues of $10.5 billion, and approximately ...more

Background Information

Employment History

Commander, Test Pilot and Fighter Pilot

U.S. Air Force Academy


Consultant and Vice President of Marketing

Corporate Aviation Analysis & Planning Inc


Corporate Management Team

The Timken Company


Vice President

Bell Helicopter Corporation


President

Aviation Week


Commander of the 57th Fighter Weapons Wing Detachment

Edwards Community Alliance


President

The McGraw-Hill Companies


Commander

STS-70


Pilot Training

Air Force Academy


Affiliations

Veterans Airlift Command

Advisory Board Member


Psoria-Shield Inc.

Medical Advisory Board Member


Ascent Aviation Services Corp.

Board Member


Education

Air Force's Test Pilot School


USAF Test Pilot School


B.S.

civil engineering

U.S. Air Force Academy


Graduate of the Advanced Executive Program

Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management


MPA

Golden Gate University


bachelor of science

civil engineering

USAF Academy


bachelor of science degree

Civil Engineering

Woodmore High School


bachelor of science degree

civil engineering

United States Air Force Academy


Web References(177 Total References)


Tom Henricks | CAAP

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Tom Henricks
Consultant & Vice President of Marketing Tom Henricks joined CAAP as Consultant and Vice President of Marketing in 2010 with nearly four decades of aviation experience. Most recently prior to joining CAAP, Tom served as President of Aviation Week with offices in New York and Washington, DC. Previously, Tom served as an executive with Textron. While at Textron, he was a vice president at Bell Helicopter and certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt. Prior to his time at Textron, Tom served on the corporate management team of Timken Aerospace, a Timken Company subsidiary of seven business units. As a NASA astronaut, Tom flew four Space Shuttle missions becoming the first pilot to log over 1000 hours in the Shuttle. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a commander, test pilot and fighter pilot while flying the F-16 and F-4. Tom is a graduate of the Air Force's Test Pilot School and Fighter Weapons School (Top Gun). He holds a BS in engineering from the Air Force Academy and an MPA from Golden Gate University. Tom owns and operates a 1940 Stearman biplane. Tom Henricks


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Terence T. "Tom" Henricks
Tom is a partner in Newport Board Group, a board director of Ascent Aviation Services and engaged with Corporate Aviation Analysis & Planning Inc. Tom's past positions include president of McGraw-Hill's Aviation Week, vice president of Government Business Development at Bell Helicopter and V-22 deputy director on assignment with Boeing Inc. He also held positions with Textron Information Services and the Timken Company. A NASA astronaut from 1985 to 1997, he flew four Space Shuttle missions as commander and pilot. He commanded the longest mission at the time and spent 40 days in low Earth orbit, becoming the first pilot to log over 1,000 hours in the shuttle. His crews included astronauts from Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Canada. He also held senior management positions in the Space Shuttle Program Office and was responsible for transporting the orbiters atop a 747. Tom retired from the U. S. Air Force having reached the rank of colonel. He served as commander of the 57th Fighter Weapons Wing Detachment at Edwards Air Force Base and was an experimental test pilot on the F-16. He was also Outstanding Graduate of F-4E Fighter Weapons School (Top Gun) and served tours of duty in England and Iceland. He received his Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a Master of Public Administration from Golden Gate University. He is certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt. His numerous awards include the Distinguished Flying Cross, Chairman's Award of Excellence from Aviation Week, NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal and three honorary Doctor of Science degrees.


VAC - Veterans Airlift Command

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As a NASA astronaut from 1985 to 1997, Tom Henricks flew four space shuttle missions, serving as commander and pilot; he also held senior management positions in the Astronaut Office and the Space Shuttle Program.
Henricks is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, with tours of duty in England and Iceland; he served as commander, test pilot and fighter pilot while flying the F-16 and F-4 aircraft. He is a graduate of the Air Force's Test Pilot School and Fighter Weapons School (Top Gun). To this date, Henricks has 749 parachute jumps and a Master Parachutist rating, in addition to having flown 30 different types of aircraft and logged more than 6,000 hours of flying time. He holds an FAA commercial pilot rating, and is pilot and part-owner of a 1940 Stearman biplane. Henricks currently holds a leadership role with McGraw-Hill's AVIATION WEEK; prior to that he worked with Textron at Bell Helicopter, as well as Boeing and The Timken Company. He has a BS in civil engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy and an MPA from Golden Gate University. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Executive Program at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and completed Textron's Executive Leadership Program.


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Tom Henricks
Partner, Newport Board Group and A former NASA astronaut, Tom Henricks is currently a partner in the Newport Board Group. He is also a board director of Ascent Aviation Services and is engaged with Corporate Aviation Analysis & Planning, Inc. Tom's past positions include president of the largest multimedia information and services provider to the global aviation, aerospace, and defense industries, McGraw-Hill's Aviation Week. Before joining Aviation Week, he was Vice President of Government Business Development at Bell Helicopter, where he received the Chairman's Award of Excellence, certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt, and led the team that won the first major Department of Defense program for Bell in more than 30 years. Tom has also held positions with Textron Information Services and at Textron Headquarters in Providence, Rhode Island. Prior to joining Textron, Tom served on the corporate management team of a seven business unit subsidiary of The Timken Company, a bearing and steel manufacturer. A NASA astronaut from 1985 to 1997 and a retired USAF colonel, Tom flew four Space Shuttle missions, serving as commander and pilot. His numerous awards include the Distinguished Flying Cross and three Honorary Doctor of Science Degrees.


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That's why it's a little surprising to learn that Retired United States Air Force Colonel/former NASA astronaut Tom Henricks says he didn't think that big at first.
Tom was born on July 5th nearly a decade before President John F. Kennedy's speech in Texas declaring the goal of landing a man on the Moon. Tom grew up on a farm in Ohio. Even though astronauts John Glenn and Neil Armstrong (the first man to set foot on the moon in 1969) were fellow Ohioans, he was happy to be the first in his family to get a college education. Tom says he always wanted to fly but he didn't allow himself to dream of being an astronaut. Why? Because he didn't think he could ever join their ranks. Tom was pretty thrilled just to earn his bachelor of science in civil engineering from the USAF Academy in 1974. But then he went on to complete his pilot training at Craig Air Force Base in Selma, Alabama and then his F-4 conversion training at Homestead AFB in Miami, Florida. Now Tom had earned the title of fighter pilot. Most people know that it's no small feat to earn your wings. Tom flew the F-4 Phantom (a Vietnam era jet) in fighter squadrons in England and Iceland. Then, in 1980, the Air Force reassigned him to Top Gun School at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas, NV. It was right around this time that Tom first set his sights on becoming an astronaut. He says that becoming a fighter pilot is what gave him the confidence to go for it. Even so, Tom applied to NASA four times over a span of eight years before finally being accepted. So the second message Tom has for young people is, be persistent. If at first you don't succeed… try again and keep trying. Tom's initial "failures" paid off because he didn't stop at the first disappointment. Eventually his efforts taught him what it would take to make the cut. Only after Tom had attended the USAF Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB in California and worked as an F-16C test pilot and Chief of the 57th Fighter Weapons Wing that NASA finally selected him as a candidate. It was 1985. Tom says becoming a test pilot made the difference. A fighter pilot is trained for war, whereas a test pilot tests the craft, the systems, and the weapons and tactics. The test pilot is the middle-man between the operational pilot and the engineers. A mere handful of the Top Guns from the Air Force and Navy are selected out of hundreds who apply. Then, they get to go through another 1-2 years of rigorous training before being awarded the title of astronaut. As fate would have it, the 1986 Challenger Space Shuttle accident happened just six months after Tom arrived in Houston to train as an astronaut. The Challenger brought about a lot of changes. For one thing, the Space Shuttle was grounded for the next three years. That slowed the flight rate and is why Tom didn't pilot a space shuttle mission until 1991. In-between these mind-altering adventures in space, Tom went on a blind date at Barksdale AFB in Shreveport, LA. Rebecca says Tom asked her to dance and they've been dancing ever since. Rebecca and Tom married in 1993, between his second and third NASA mission. All told, Tom piloted two and commanded two NASA Space Shuttle missions before leaving government service in 1997 to pursue a career in business. But he also achieved quite a record working with NASA engineers on the ground. Looking back on his stellar USAF and NASA careers, Tom doesn't single out any one thing as the high point. "I loved it all." "One of the things you come away with is how thin and fragile our atmosphere is. Tom believes everyone should be looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint and use alternative energy. So it's not surprising that he's now involved with SKYOT, a business that distributes Green Stuff a non-toxic absorbent that soaks up hazardous liquids like petroleum and acids. Green Stuff is primarily used around drilling operations but fire departments also use it to clean up hazardous industrial spills." Tom worked in sales, marketing and government business development at the Timken Company and Textron Inc. (Bell Helicopters) before becoming president of Aviation Week, a McGraw- Hill company. His accomplishments at all three companies are nothing short of outstanding. With Tom, even the sky isn't the limit. In 2000, Tom established his own firm; aptly called "Henricks Enterprises, Inc. and helps executives and corporations achieve peak performance to drive their careers and companies into the proverbial stratosphere. About three years ago, Tom and Rebecca bought property outside of Blanco and have been building their dream home on it. Tom says they've been living in cities for seven years and are looking forward to getting back to the country and connecting with the community. Besides, "then at night we can see the stars." Once a pilot always a pilot. While searching for the right place to settle down, Tom flew them around in his antique Stearman bi-plane, the kind with an open cockpit. That way they could really get the lay of the land. It's hard to say if Tom was always this way but he likes to pull back as far as possible to get the big picture. The day they closed on the property was the first time they actually drove out of the development. Wouldn't you know, they have a shared runway. Tom has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (among others), flown 30 different types of aircraft and logged more than 6,000 hours. He holds an FAA commercial pilot rating, has completed 749 parachute jumps and achieved a Master Parachutist rating. Tom currently consults with Corporate Aviation and Analysis, Inc. (CAAP) the premier provider of consulting, strategic planning and transactional services in business aviation.


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