Cummings Aerospace Sees Bright Future in Tucson
Thu, Jan 21, 2021 at 1:00PM

Cummings Aerospace Sees Bright Future in Tucson

Cummings Aerospace, a Native American Woman-Owned small business, opened a new facility in Tucson, Arizona in December 2020 to support its growing DoD portfolio. Cummings Aerospace capabilities encompass Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), modeling and simulation (M&S), software engineering, mechanical & electrical design, and advanced manufacturing. “We will leverage our core competencies in the flight sciences of aerospace system development and strategic partnerships with industry and academia to establish a corporate base in Tucson,” says President & CEO, Sheila Cummings.

Located at 4713 E. Camp Lowell Drive, the 3000 square foot facility will support Cummings Aerospace’s missile defense, Air Force, and Navy programs. The company plans to hire more than 20 employees over the next 18 months for this location. Opportunities exist for entry to principal level Systems Engineers, Software Engineers, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, and operations staff.


Kelly Francis

Cummings Aerospace Director of Strategic Development, Ms. Kelly Francis, will lead the company’s start up in Tucson. Ms. Francis joins the company following a 21-year career as a senior leader supporting DoD programs, focused on customer service and value, program execution and company growth. Ms. Francis successfully led program teams to exceed delivery requirements and company financial commitments, as well as defined and implemented complex strategic partnerships for market and technology growth. Ms. Francis’s program leadership experience spans prototype, development, and production programs for the US Air Force, US Navy, International Navies, US Army, US Marine Corps, and Missile Defense Agency. “I am excited about our plans to engage in the Tucson community through STEM outreach, Veterans programs, the University of Arizona and non-profit organizations,” says Kelly Francis.

Cummings Aerospace offers an empowering work environment for innovative individuals who seek technical challenge, teamwork, and professional development. Our corporate culture of technical excellence, quality, and community enables us to recruit and retain high quality talent that share the company's commitment to deliver outstanding capability to the warfighter. Our comprehensive benefits package includes an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) and enables the work-life balance our employees need to achieve professionally rewarding and successful careers. For more information on career opportunities please visit our website, /careers/.

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