Ted Oberlies

Senior Vice President, Aviation Group

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Ted has always had a passion for airplanes. An industrial engineer by background, he has applied this passion to the planning and design of the operational systems and facilities that support the industry’s most advanced aircraft. As Senior Vice President of Ghafari’s Aviation Group, Ted is responsible for principal oversight of our aviation projects, as well as client relationship management and business development in the domestic and international aviation sectors.

With a long career as a practicing industrial engineer, Ted also plays a hands-on role in Ghafari’s most complex aviation projects, working closely with our architects and engineers during the earliest planning stages to uncover and implement operational efficiencies in design. His extensive consulting experience includes airside / landside planning, operations / work environment design, equipment systems specification, building systems coordination, and capital justification for strategic development. Ted has consulted some of the industry’s leading airlines, airport operators, and aerospace manufacturers with a client roster that includes United Airlines, Lufthansa, Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries, FedEx Express, Czech Airlines, JetBlue, the U.S. Air Force, and Lockheed Martin, among others.

Ted holds a Master of Engineering in industrial engineering with an emphasis on production systems and a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering, both from the State University of New York at Buffalo.