Dr. Bicos is the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Legislative Fellow in the Office of Congressman Tom Reed of the 23rd District of New York. He is responsible for the manufacturing, workforce development, science, and energy and environment portfolios.
Andy is on leave from The Boeing Company. His previous assignment was in Boeing Research & Technology, where he was director of the performance technology strategy, where his responsibilities included developing the enterprise strategy for all flight sciences R&D at Boeing and managing the portfolio of activities that develop and transition technologies and processes into Boeing’s wide array of products. He was also the chief engineer for the aeromechanics technology team, where he ensured that the technologies transitioned to the products are technically sound and meet customer requirements. Prior to this assignment, he was the director for enterprise manufacturing technology strategy and before that for the structures & materials technology strategy.
Dr. Bicos joined the company in 1987. His prior assignments include project leadership positions within the Boeing Satellite Systems engineering design and analysis directorate, Delta rocket program mission assurance and two years in supply chain management. Prior to the Boeing and McDonnell Douglas merger in 1997 he was senior manager responsible for advanced structures R&D for the McDonnell Douglas Phantom Works organization in which he specialized in composites and adaptive/multifunctional structures technology.
Andy has published more than 20 technical papers and articles on innovative composites, adaptive structures, and vibration reduction technologies. He has two patents, one for composite damage detection and the other for a structural damping device.
Andy has received a BS degree in engineering and a MBA from UCLA, as well as MS and PhD degrees in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University. He has held positions on the AIAA Structural Dynamics and ASME Adaptive Structures and Material Systems technical committees and is a former chairman of the ASME Aerospace Division. He is an Associate Fellow of the AIAA. Andy is the immediate past chair of the ASME Industry Advisory Board.