Dave Nieuwsma leads the Avionics strategic business unit at Collins Aerospace, based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He is responsible for advancing aviation electronics and information management solutions in the flight deck and cabin for commercial and military customers around the world.
Previously, he led the Interiors strategic business unit at Collins Aerospace, based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In that role he was responsible for leading a broad portfolio of aircraft interior solutions. During his career he has served in a variety of Collins leadership positions spanning 30 years. These roles include: senior vice president for Information Management Services, vice president for Government Systems Strategy and Business Development, as well as vice president and general manager of Airborne Solutions.
Dave is involved in a variety of programs in the local community, including the Board of Trustees for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa and the Cedar Rapids Airport Commission. Dave holds a Bachelor of Science in management from the United States Air Force Academy, a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Chapman College, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Iowa.