Kurt Fuller was named senior vice president of the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey in June 2023 and is a member of the executive leadership team. He is also responsible for developing, producing and sustaining the Osprey. In this role, he also serves as the Bell Boeing program director for V-22 under the Bell Boeing Strategic Alliance.
Kurt has demonstrated exceptional leadership in his 20 years at Bell. Kurt has been vice president and program director of the V-22 Osprey since April 2020 and oversaw all execution aspects of the V-22 program. Before serving as vice president, Kurt was the V-22 program manager and was responsible for the daily execution of the program, including engineering development through manufacturing, aircraft delivery, and fleet sustainment of the U.S. Marine Corps MV-22, U.S. Air Force CV-22, and U.S. Navy CMV-22B.
Prior to his program management role, Kurt served several years as an engineer supporting military programs at Bell. Most of his engineering career was on the V-22 program, starting in the propulsion systems group and progressing through various positions to include: propulsion systems manager, advanced derivatives, and mechanical systems manager. Following his time on V-22, Kurt was promoted to chief engineer for the Bell U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y and AH-1Z programs, where he led a multi-disciplined engineering team and supported the program manager.
Before joining Bell, Kurt worked as an engineer for The Aerostructures Corp. in Nashville, TN, where he was a structural design engineer on various aircraft programs and integrated at customer sites, including Boeing-Everett and Bell.
Kurt earned his Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.