Allan Tweddle, PKE MBA ‘82

Drawing on the entrepreneurial thinking that dominatedAllan-Tweddle - headshot his PKE cohort at the Graziadio School, his industrial engineering background and his decades of experience solving the environmental challenges of manufacturing automobiles, aircraft and space vehicles, Allan has developed high-strength, lightweight composite materials to replace the aluminum currently used in many commercial aircraft. Together with his wife Barbara Braun (PKE MBA ’81) and another partner, Allan founded Composite Transport Technologies in 2008. Its prototype, which was developed at a NASA-certified research laboratory, has been favorably reviewed by several airlines. It has been independently estimated that a Boeing 777F ER using the new technology could reduce fuel consumption as much as 300,000 gallons per year and eliminate 6.6 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions. The company has now decided to base its operations in Ontario, Canada. Allan was previously the president of the architectural and engineering division at Theodore Barry & Associates, a management consulting firm.

Allan Tweddle, PKE MBA ‘82

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