Dr. Joseph Kummer
President -- Propulsive Wing, LLC
Principal Scientist – Allred & Associates, Inc.
Dr. Joseph Kummer is the President of Propulsive Wing, LLC and principal scientist for Allred & Associates, Inc. As a PhD candidate at Syracuse University, Dr. Kummer's research focused on the application of computational fluid dynamics to the simulation of the cross-flow fan and integration of the CFF into a high-lift propulsive wing. Propulsive Wing, LLC, which was formed in January 2006 for the purpose of commercializing the cross-flow fan aircraft technology, holds an exclusive license from Syracuse University for all uses. Dr. Kummer has experience in the design and analysis of aircraft, both fixed and rotary wing, the design and integration of cross-flow fans for a wide array of applications, wind turbines, and custom ovens. In addition, he has experience in aerodynamic analysis of indoor environments, and was recently the principal investigator on development of a personal air purifier called the Personal Breeze. This project was funded by the US EPA and Syracuse Center of Excellence. Propulsive Wing will soon be producing a pilot run of the product and is working with Allred & Associates to move it into production. In addition, Dr. Kummer has experience with design and stress analysis of composite structures, with recent projects ranging from prosthetics to man-portable bridges and tactical ladders to injection molding automation robotics.
President -- Allred & Associates Inc.
Vice President – Propulsive Wing, LLC
JB Allred is the President of Allred & Associates Inc., an established engineering design and manufacturing company in Elbridge, NY, and Vice President of Propulsive Wing, LLC. Mr. Allred is an expert in product development, with over 25 years of prototype, product development, and manufacturing experience in a wide array of venues with private and government customers, including the medical device field, lasers, optics, radar, and aircraft design and construction. He has extensive experience with composites, and in particular, has successfully designed and flown two full-size flying wings utilizing composite structures. Under his management, Allred & Associates, Inc. has successfully taken products from concept through production for military, government, and commercial contracts. Markets served by Allred include radar, aerospace, medical, robotics, and recreational sports equipment. Allred & Associates specializes in custom-engineered product requirements, and is recognized by its customers as a creative and cost-effective solution provider when in partnership to solve demanding applications. Current customers include multiple DOD prime contractors, UAV manufacturers, International Climbing Machines (a manufacturer of commercial wall-climbing robots), an innovative manufacturer of surgical robots, and many others. In addition to his entrepreneurial experiences, Mr. Allred also worked in the Linvitec division of Bristol Meyers Corporation as the director of marketing development for the combined marketing and engineering departments. He also worked as manager of the Mechanical and Optical research and development department at Welch-Allen Corporation, as well as manager of R&D at Cooper Vision.